Asian online grocer leases 220K sq. ft. cold storage site in Clifton, Stro Cos. says

An online grocer has leased a cold storage distribution facility in Clifton, according to real estate firm the Stro Cos.

The property at 174 Delawanna is a 220,000-square-foot, Class A facility that will now be leased by Weee! Inc., a direct-to-consumer online grocer specializing in ethnic foods, specifically the Asian market, Stro said in a news release.

“We are thrilled to have consummated this transaction, and are thankful for our leasing partners at CBRE, who represented ownership, and Lee and Associates’ Oakland, California, office for representing the tenant,” Jack Shulman, Stro’s director of leasing, acquisitions and capital markets, said in a prepared statement.

Weee! had been operating a 50,000-square-foot facility in Edison, but its rapid growth in the New York metro market required a quadrupling in space after only a year, Stro noted.

The site will be a regional hub for the company to serve the tri-state region.

“This is further proof that food and cold chain distribution in northern New Jersey is here to stay, and a growing sector in our region,” CBRE’s Bill Waxman said in a statement.