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Middletown approves Wegmans, controversial Route 35 shopping center

In the works for more than a decade, a shopping center project that will bring a Wegmans supermarket and a dine-in movie theater to a busy Route 35 stretch in Middletown has won approval from the planning board.


Calico the Clown could soon have company, now that development of the Shoppes at Middletown commercial tract has finally cleared the planning board.

NRDC looks to forge ahead with Wegmans-anchored lifestyle center in Middletown

A developer is hoping to build support for a plan that would bring a new high-end retail center to Middletown, one that it says will be a modern alternative to the aging, cookie-cutter strip malls and big-box stores that line the Route 35 shopping corridor.

5 big questions on Middletown's town center project

Whether you know it as Village 35, the Shoppes at Middletown or just "the town center," a battle for hearts and minds rages over a retail development.

Wegmans Continues New Jersey Expansion With Store In Middletown

Wegmans, a New York-based supermarket chain, is set to be the anchor tenant of a new shopping center in Middletown on Route 35. The proposed development, Shoppes at Middletown, is still under review and must gain the township’s approval, but project planner National Realty & Development Corp. (NRDC) states “Opening 2020” on their website.

Orrico: ‘Developing today’s retail is a community thing’

National Realty & Development Corp. has been in business for some 50 years, and privately held for all that time. It is one of the Northeast’s premier retail owners and developers, with a portfolio of 78 centers. But a ground-up development in Middletown, New Jersey, has served to crystallize what brick-and-mortar retail is all about for longtime president John Orrico.

Wegmans Food Markets to anchor The Shoppes at Middletown in NJ

National Realty & Development Corp., has signed its first anchor tenants at their newest development, The Shoppes at Middletown, in Middletown, NJ.

Wegman’s and CMX to Anchor The Shoppes at Middletown

Middletown, N.J. — Wegmans Food Markets will open a 130,000-square-foot store at National Realty & Development’s planned The Shoppes at Middletown in Middletown, New Jersey.

A look inside 'Village 35'

“We are trying to build something that blends with the environment and the community, and also something that the community can be proud of,” said John Orrico, president of National Realty & Development Corp. (NRDC) of Purchase, New York.

The Shoppes at Middletown Announce 2 Huge Additions

The new Shoppes at Middletown have announced their first two establishments – and they will be great additions to the town.

Anchor Tenants Announced at The Shoppes at Middletown in Middletown, N.J.

National Realty & Development Corp. (NRDC) has signed the first anchor tenants at The Shoppes at Middletown, a retail development in Middletown. A 130,000-square-foot Wegmans Food Markets store and a 26,530-square-foot, six-screen CMX, The VIP Cinema Experience will join the 340,000-square-foot development

Wegmans could be coming to another N.J. town

 A popular supermarket chain could soon be coming to a proposed shopping center on Route 35.

Publix And Wegmans Are Tied For America’s Favorite Grocery Store

Wegmans (a chain based in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic) and Publix (which is based in the South) each scored a 77 percent rating. Trader Joe’s came in second, followed by the Texas chain H-E-B. Last year, Wegmans took home the top spot by itself, beating out the longtime winner, Trader Joe’s. 

Wegmans To Anchor New Middletown Retail Center

Wegmans will be the new anchor of The Shoppes at Middletown on Route 35. 

Wegmans Is Coming To Middletown

The yet-to-be-built — and yet to be approved — Shoppes at Middletown just got a major anchor tenant: Wegmans. A spokesman for the National Realty Development Corp., which is developing The Shoppes at Middletown, announced to Patch Wednesday that a Wegmans will open in the complex.