A new ShopRite to open at Wayne Hills Mall next year

Mahwah-based Crossroads Companies LLC has leased space at the former Wayne Hills Mall site to bring a new Inserra ShopRite store to the area, it announced Monday.

Crossroads’ CEO Steve Hittman said the company recently entered into a long-term ground lease with Levco Associates, the owner of the 29-acre mall, to construct the ShopRite.

Work is underway, Crossroads said, to demolish a 103,000-square-foot vacant retail building in the shopping center. Construction and site work for the store will begin in spring 2019 with a completion date before Thanksgiving 2019.

There is a ShopRite currently located at the Regency Center’s Plaza Square at 625 Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne. Crossroads said it will relet the 60,000-square-foot store when it relocates to the Wayne Hills Mall.

“We are pleased to conclude a deal with Inserra Supermarkets,” Hittman said. “The relocation will provide the Township of Wayne’s 55,000 residents with a brand new, larger store with upgraded amenities while keeping the same ShopRite brand that customers have grown to love and trust. This is an excellent location that provides ease of access and ample parking, and it will allow ShopRite to expand its produce, organic and other product offerings.”