A recent Provident Bank survey of New Jersey businesses found a decisive majority felt they had already fully recovered from COVID-19 hardships or would complete their comebacks in 2022.

That aligns with a wider snapshot taken by North Plainfield-based Levin Management Corporation, whose 2022 Retail Sentiment Outlook Survey says 73% of brick-and-mortar tenants are optimistic about their stores’ potential in the year ahead.