Eagle Plaza celebrates grand re-opening

As Eagle Plaza gets a facelift, many hope the same can be done for the Voorhees Town Center in the near future

Voorhees Township celebrated the grand re-opening of the Eagle Plaza Wednesday, May 15 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Pictured, left to right, is Mel Zimmerman, Camden County Freeholder Melinda Kane, Hutensky Capital Partners assistant vice president Erica Stella, Mayor Michael Mignogna, Wyatt Sklar and Jim Elliman.

After nearly a year of renovations, Eagle Plaza in Voorhees Township celebrated its grand re-opening and real estate broker open house Wednesday, May 15. The process of renovating the property started in July of last year, with the idea of giving the entire location a facelift.

“We’ve done a whole new façade, new storefronts with new glass windows and doors, LED lighting under the canopy,” said Erica Stella, assistant vice president with Hutensky Capital Partners. “We want to revitalize this center and bring new tenants and new uses here.”

Stella says that the plaza currently has more than 10 available units as it looks to attract local, regional and national tenants.

According to owners of the property, of the highest interest for the available locations at Eagle Plaza include restaurants, cafes, retail soft goods and other small businesses as well.

Voorhees Township Mayor Michael Mignogna was in attendance at the event to celebrate the improvements made to Eagle Plaza.

“Eagle Plaza is a business tradition in Voorhees Township, it’s been here for decades,” said Mignogna. “It’s always been a hub of business activity and I’m confident that this facelift is going to rejuvenate it. [The township] will work in partnership with the owners to help make sure this center thrives.”

Mignogna also said he’s looking forward to multiple business points within the township, such as Eagle Plaza, being rejuvenated and renovated in the coming months and years. At the top of the list for township officials remains the Voorhees Town Center, which is expected to be discussed sometime next month.

“The new owners of the Voorhees Town Center are expected to come in in June with their initial, conceptual plans before the planning board so we’re excited about that prospect continuing to move along,” said Mignogna.

The Sun last reported that in January, township committee passed an ordinance adopting a redevelopment plan for portions of the property. Brandywine Financial Corp. purchased the Voorhees Town Center from its previous owner, Namdar Financial, for an undisclosed amount.

The deal includes “the existing mall, the Macy’s building and the surrounding parking lot,” said Mario DiNatale, the economic development director for Voorhees Township.

The deal did not include the municipal offices, the Boscov’s or Town Center Boulevard.

“We look forward to working with Brandywine Financial to redevelop the Voorhees Town Center into an exciting destination site,” Mignogna said in a statement to The Sun at the beginning of the year. “The Redevelopment Plan gives the developer flexibility and will serve as a guide to create a mixture of commercial uses with green space and high quality housing opportunities. The vision may include a microbrewery with a beer garden, wine bar, indoor sports complex and a theater.”

While many different plans have been thrown around in recent months, the owners’ expected meeting with the planning board sometime in June should give a look at the concrete plans that are envisioned for the Voorhees Town Center.