A lineup of tenants, including Whole Foods, gives New Jersey the nod

Old Bridge, N.J. -- R.J. Brunelli & Co. said Thursday that it has completed a series of leases that will bring major retailers, restaurants, recreational facilities and personal services to sites in Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer, Union, Essex, and Bergen counties in central and northern New Jersey.

In the largest of the deals, Whole Foods has inked a deal to open a 40,000-sq.-ft. store at Marlboro Commons retail center, in Marlboro Township. The 105,000-sq.-ft. specialty shopping center is scheduled for completion in 2012. R.J. Brunelli is exclusive leasing agent for the property, which is owned by Pagano Associates.

In Essex County, Deal$ will open an 18,200-sq.-ft. store at Bloomfield Plaza in Bloomfield. Deal$, whose parent company is Dollar Tree, will be joining Staples, Sally Beauty, Casual Male, RadioShack and Payless Shoes at the 89,200-sq.-ft. center, owned by Bloomfield Plaza Associates, L.P.

In Union County, Monster Mini Golf has leased an 11,200-sq.-ft. space at the Union 22 Town Shopping Center in Union. The 75,000-sq.-ft. property is owned by Vanick Properties.

Muscle Maker Grill will open fast-casual restaurants in Middlesex, Union and Bergen counties. In Middlesex, Muscle Maker signed a lease for a 2,795-sq.-ft. space at the Brunswick Shopping Center in North Brunswick. Other tenants at the 307,000-sq.-ft. center owned by Levin Management include L.A. Fitness, A&P, Dollar Tree, and Sally Beauty. In Union, the chain signed for 1,650 sq. ft. at Village Shopping Center in New Providence. Owned by New Providence LLC, the 150,000-sq.-ft. center includes A&P, CVS, RadioShack, and Braunschweiger Jewelers. In Bergen, the chain signed for 1,270 sq. ft. at Essex Square in Lodi. The 16,000-sq.-ft. center, owned by Lodi Essex LLC, includes as Sleepy’s and Verizon Wireless.

The Turning Point will open a 3,500-sq.-ft. restaurant at The Marketplace in Brick Township, a 320,000-sq.-ft. power center anchored by Costco, Christmas Tree Shops, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Staples. The center is owned by Edgewood Properties.

European Wax Center has inked leases for 2,000 sq. ft. at Shrewsbury Plaza in Shrewsbury and for 1,510 sq. ft. at Mercer Mall in Lawrenceville.

Sally Beauty has leased 1,500 sq. ft. at the Burlington Coat Factory-anchored center owned by Vornado Realty Trust. And Play N Trade has leased 1,750 sq. ft. at the A&P-anchored shopping center in Mahwah, owned by Inwood Realty Group, LLC and 615 West 173rd Street Realty LLC.

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