National Retailer Coming to Uptown

By Gina Rullo
Hammonton Gazette

October 5, 2016 – Hammonton, New Jersey—According to Pierson Commercial Real Estate’s website, the Hammonton Square Shopping Center will be home to Pet Valu.

The plaza, located on the White Horse Pike, is home to several businesses including Planet Fitness, Dollar Tree, The Grand Fine Chinese Dining, Walmart, Hair Cuttery, K’s Nails, Payless ShoeSource and more. Applebee’s, Brand Jewelers, Rite Aid, TD Bank, Wendy’s and Taco Bell front the property.

The center is owned by TFE Properties of East Windsor and has been for about a year.

“We are known for our quality and hands-on management, attention to detail and care for the community,” TFE Properties Marketing Director Julia Coppock said.

According to Coppock, Pet Valu is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2017.

Coppock said she hoped they would be opening sooner.

“It is our first property in Atlantic County. The previous owner had already made the deal for Planet Fitness. We were able to bring Pet Valu on board,”Coppock said.

Coppock added that another tenant is expected to be announced soon.

“There is another significant tenant coming as well,” Coppock said.

Light renovations will begin once Pet Valu begins moving in, Coppock said.

According to’s listing for the property, there are three remaining spots available — 3,075 square-feet, 3,175 square-feet and 22,866 square-feet.

Coppock said the actual available rental space is now closer to 15,000 square feet.

Pierson Commercial Real Estate’s site also states that the traffic count is 22,333 vehicles per day.

According to the real estate company website, the population within five miles of the center is 19,797 and an average household income of $63,131.

Pierson’s website’s listing for the property also states that Walmart plans to increase in size — “a planned Walmart expansion that will transform the location into a Walmart Supercenter.”

The website listing also describes the location as “strategically located in Hammonton at the Route 206 and White Horse Pike signalized intersection with multiple means of access from both roadways – 4 miles from the Atlantic City Expressway.”

According to, the pet supply stores can be found in Canada and the United States Northeast.

“The Pet Valu family of stores includes Pet Valu, Paulmac’s Pet Food and Bosley’s, and together we are one of the largest retail operations in North America dedicated to providing families with food and supplies for dogs, cats, companion birds, wild birds, fish, reptiles and small animals,” according to the website.

Pet Valu did not return a phone call seeking comment.

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