Irgang Group plans 36,500-sq.-ft. indoor family entertainment facility at Union Lake Shopping Center in Millville

Fun City Adventure Park to become newest anchor; expected to open in mid-2023

A Fun City Adventure Park family entertainment center is expected to debut at Union Lake Crossing in mid-2023, rounding out an anchor mix that includes ShopRite, Kohl's, Ross Dress For Less, PetSmart, Staples, and shadow anchor Target.

Irgang Group signed Fun City Adventure Park to a lease for a 36,500-square-foot anchor position at Union Lake Crossing, a 393,000-square-foot power center serving the greater Millville-Vineland market in southern New Jersey, according to a Thursday announcement.

Occupying most of the former Dick’s store, the family entertainment center will join an anchor lineup that currently includes ShopRite, Kohl’s, shadow anchor Target, Ross Dress For Less, PetSmart, and Staples. Other notable tenants include a newly opened Boot Barn, Famous Footwear, Party City, Five Below, Buffalo Wild Wings, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Sonic.

With a mid-2023 opening anticipated, the Union Lake location will be the second in New Jersey for Fun City, which made its Garden State debut in Blackwood (Camden County) in August 2022. The company currently operates 20 locations in seven states extending from Maine to New Jersey, with 13 additional sites under construction or with signed leases—including initial locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Illinois, and Kansas.

Among other features, the Union Lake Crossing location is slated to include trampoline courts, a Ninja course, a ropes course, a zipline, dodgeball, basketball, a playground, a battle beam, a foam pit, bumper ball, and an arcade. If space allows, the facility may also include bumper cars.

“After a successful debut in Blackwood, we look forward to bringing our diverse blend of recreational activities to the greater Millville-Vineland market,” Nick Zhang, the company’s general manager said. “Union Lake Crossing’s strong tenant mix, easy access and wide geographic draw made it a logical spot for our second New Jersey location.” Fun City was represented on the lease by Don Mace, VP at Keypoint Partners, while Union Lake was represented by a Metro Commercial team led by Executive VP and Principal Joseph Dougherty.

Mark Irgang, CEO of Union Lake property owner Irgang Group, commented: “Fun City adds a new dimension that should drive more traffic to our existing tenants, lengthen the time of shopper visits and bolster Union Lake’s appeal to new tenants—including restaurants and other complimentary uses.”

In a separate development, Irgang Group which acquired the 43.39-acre site in November 2021—said it appointed R.J. Brunelli & Co. LLC, as exclusive leasing agent for Union Lake. The Old Bridge-based retail real estate brokerage is now offering 10 spaces at the center, ranging from 1,945 to 15,000 square feet—including a pad site and endcap unit that each have the potential for a drive-thru.

“These remaining spaces present tremendous opportunities for tenants to open in a high-traffic, high-visibility power center that attracted over 4.5 million visitors in the last 12-months,” Mario Brunelli, VP & Principal of the brokerage said. “We are already in discussions with a number of prospects.”