A huge new shopping center on Avenue of the States consisting of 3 buildings with a total of 25 stores was approved Tuesday night by the Lakewood Planning Board.
The approved plans call for 116,000 square feet of new retail shopping space, as well as 597 parking spaces to accommodate store patrons.
The shopping center will be located just south (closer to Pine Street) of the existing shopping center whose northern edge begins with the Chase Bank on the corner of Cedarbridge Ave. and Avenue of the States.
Interestingly, the now-approved shopping center is at the same location where BMG proposed building a slightly larger mall – a project that was eventually scuttled as residents complained about the yeshiva being involved in retail development.
There were no public complaints about the new mall at Tuesday’s hearing.