Blue Bell, Pa. As other centers experience long delays, Exeter Commons, in Berks County, Pa., is progressing ahead of schedule, according to owner Exeter JV Associates, LP, a partnership of The Goldenberg Group and Ironwood Property Group.
Two of the 490,000-sq.-ft. shopping center’s anchor stores, Target and Giant Foods, are scheduled to open in late July, with the grand opening of Lowe’s to follow in August.
“Exeter Commons has been a high-development priority for Exeter Township for more than 10 years,” said Kevin Trapper, senior VP The Goldenberg Group.
The largest shopping center in Exeter Township, Exeter Commons will offer a mix of tenants that includes, besides the three national retailers, a Sonic Drive-In, Wells Fargo/Wachovia, Red Robin, Chick-Fil-A and Affinity Bank.
“The joint venture worked effectively with the township, county and state officials to gain consensus on the project, obtain permits and approvals, and secure significant public funding to allow the project to come to fruition,” said Mark Scott, chairman of the Berks County Commissioners.