Boot Barn signs lease for Union Lake Crossing Shopping Center in Millville

National footwear and apparel retailer Boot Barn expects to open this fall at Union Lake Crossing in Millville, according to a Wednesday announcement from Irgang Group.

The 14,353-square-foot location will be among two initial stores that the 303-unit chain is opening in the Garden State later this year. The other New Jersey store will be in Cherry Hill. The new lease reflects new property owner Irgang Group’s efforts to enhance tenant mix at the 393,000-square-foot power center.

Currently operating in 38 states, Boot Barn ranks as the nation’s leading lifestyle retailer of western and work-related footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children.

Boot Barn’s Union Lake Crossing store is expected to debut this fall, occupying a space between Party City and Xfinity. The chain will join a mix led by shadow anchor Target, along with Shop-Rite, Kohl’s, Ross Dress for Less, Staples and PetSmart. Other notable tenants include Famous Footwear, Party City, Five Below, Buffalo Wild Wings, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Sonic. Over 95% of the property’s occupied space is held by national tenants.

Irgang Group, a Nyack, New York-based real estate investment and management firm, acquired the 43.39-acre site from Goodman Properties in November 2021. Located in the heart of Cumberland County’s regional shopping hub, the property is situated at the signalized intersection of North 2nd Street and Union Lake Boulevard, with easy access to Route 55, a major north-south freeway in southern New Jersey.

“Our exclusive leasing agent, Metro Commercial Real Estate, has been working diligently to introduce new tenants that will make Union Lake Crossing an even more dynamic destination for residents and daytime workers in our region,” Irgang Group CEO Mark Irgang said. “With their unique offering, Boot Barn fit that bill perfectly. Having witnessed their special brand of merchandising at Poplin Place, a center we recently purchased in North Carolina, we are thrilled to have them as the first new tenant since our acquisition of Union Lake.”

Irgang Group was represented by Metro Commercial on the lease, while Boot Barn was represented by CBRE.