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Release Date: Friday, July 18, 2014
Media Contact: Christine Ziomek (201) 796-7788
America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses Inks 4,500-Square-Foot Lease at Levin-Managed Center
HAMILTON, N.J., July 18, 2014 – Discount optical retailer America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses has leased 4,500 square feet at Hamilton Plaza in Hamilton Township, announced Levin Management, exclusive leasing and managing agent for the 175,000-square-foot shopping center. The lease signing brings the Mercer County retail destination to 100 percent occupancy.
Gloria Mercado, Levin's leasing representative, negotiated the long-term lease. David Dunkelman of Soloff Realty served as tenant broker in the transaction.
"We've worked very diligently to make Hamilton Plaza one of the most desirable shopping destinations in all of Mercer County, and are very excited to welcome another outstanding national tenant," said Mercado. "America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses is rapidly expanding its nationwide presence, and was attracted to Hamilton Plaza's strong regional demographics, and excellent signage and visibility. We expect this tenant to enjoy tremendous success here and become an integral part of the local community."
With more than 350 retail stores across the country, America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses is one of the nation's fastest-growing optical retailers. Each store carries a wide selection of affordably priced designer eyeglass frames for men, women and children, along with contact lenses and eyeglass accessories. Professional eye exams also are available using the latest state-of-the-art optometric equipment.
Fully Modernized Shopping Center
Anchored by an 80,000-square-foot ShopRite, Hamilton Plaza offers a strong mix of service, retail and food-oriented tenants including A.C. Moore, Sleepy's, Petco, Dollar Tree, Radio Shack, Let's YO!, Hallmark, New Wave Wireless, Moe's Southwest Grill and Texas Roadhouse, among others. Situated at the intersection of Route 33 and White Horse – Hamilton Square Road in Hamilton Township, the center serves a growing residential population of more than 177,000 people within a five-mile radius. The marketplace offers an average household income of more than $87,000, and the daily traffic count exceeds 47,000 vehicles.
A multi-million dollar renovation project was completed recently at Hamilton Plaza.
Levin replaced building façades, added new landscaping, replaced the property's pylon sign and added new monument signs, and reconfigured the parking lot to improve vehicular flow. Other improvements included the addition of two pad sites and a 10,000-square-foot end cap to make the center even more appealing to tenants and shoppers.
A 3,075-square-foot proposed pad site, approved for drive-thru, is available.
Levin is one of the nation's leading retail real estate services firms, with a strong focus in the northeastern United States and an owner's approach to the business. The firm's portfolio and internal resources have grown consistently over the years, responding to a variety of retail and economic climates. Today, Levin offers a full range of services for a diverse portfolio that encompasses approximately 95 properties and more than 13 million square feet. These services include leasing, property management, accounting, construction management and marketing. Levin specializes in repositioning, retenanting and renovating retail properties – areas that have become particularly vital for today's institutional and individual property owners.
With headquarters in North Plainfield, N.J., Levin serves properties ranging from neighborhood, community, lifestyle and power centers, to enclosed malls, street retail, downtown stores and mixed-use projects in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia and North Carolina. In business for six decades, the company taps into its associated, expansive tenant roster to conduct Retail Sentiment Surveys three times each year that provide insight on industry trends and sales performance.
Levin has earned a long list of coveted awards over the years. Since 2011 alone, the firm was ranked 30th among Top US Real Estate Companies and named three times among the nation's top property managers by Commercial Property Executive magazine, placed among the nation's top 10 redevelopers by Chain Store Age, credited as one of the state's top 10 real estate developers by New Jersey Business magazine, and ranked third on NJBIZ's Top Property Management Companies list and fifth on NJBIZ's Top Commercial Real Estate Developers list.