Late Tuesday we were informed that The Fresh Market will soon be closing the store at The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle. We understand this may part of a corporate policy to reduce the number of stores in their portfolio – something we see many retailers doing today. They have been a valued tenant and built a loyal customer base with local residents.
While unfortunate, we continue to redefine The Shoppes as a unique shopping experience for Livingston and surrounding communities. Construction is underway for one of the center’s two newest tenants, The Goldfish Swim School, which provides year-round swim lessons for children ages 4 months through 12 years. In addition, this month we will be announcing that premium indoor cycling chain CycleBar is opening its first Essex County location at The Shoppes, with construction set to begin shortly.
This presents a unique opportunity for Eastman to continue to leverage its new tenant base in its pursuit of the next valuable addition of restaurants and a supermarket to the unique mix of retailers, restaurants and service providers.
Michael & Pete