Businesses Sought By New Owners Of Bayville Shopping Center

Several stores are still thriving in the center. (Photo by Chris Lundy)

BERKELEY – The Baywick Plaza has been purchased by a new owner who hopes to make it attractive to customers – and to businesses.

According to the commercial real estate database Costar, it was purchased earlier this year for $14.4 million. Wick Companies of Woodbridge, which developed the center in 1990, sold to Millbrook Properties of New York. The 22-acre site is located north of Ocean Gate at 333 Route 9 (Atlantic City Boulevard), somewhat across from the Bayville School.

Since then, the plan has been to clean up the facade, and work on the landscaping, said Shane Wierks, director of realty and vice president of leasing for Jeffery Realty. Nothing will change for the current tenants.

Some stores didn’t make it, and have closed. (Photo by Chris Lundy)

There are no plans yet for new tenants, Wierks said. Businesses that are interested can call the lease office at 908-668-9600.

Currently, the plaza is home to:

  • The State Department of Children and Families has taken up half of what used to be the Market Fresh grocery store. Before that, it was Foodtown. The other half of the store is empty. The automatic doors still register people, but the door itself is locked.
  • Dollar Tree, one of many dollar stores in the area
  • Spirits Halloween store, a temporary store that fills in empty storefronts for the season.
  • Berkeley Liquor Outlet
  • Amp Zone learning center
  • NovaCare Rehabilitation
  • A-1 Cleaners
  • Living Water Community Church
  • Berkeley Township Republicans
  • Senza Pizza and Restaurant
  • Latti’s Barber Shop
  • Retro Fitness
  • Goodwill Store
  • Studio Nails
  • Banji Japanese Cuisine
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs
  • Manhattan Bagel
  • M&T Bank
  • Bubbakoo’s Burritos
The center was recently painted. In addition, new signs and landscaping have been brought in. (Photo by Chris Lundy)