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Wawa, Strip Mall Proposed for Former Trailer Park Site in Eatontown

Application to build on former site of Circle Trailer Park on Route 35 will be heard by Eatontown Planing Board soon

A proposed plan to build a Wawa and strip mall on the site of the vacant Circle Trailer Park in Eatontown will be coming before the borough planning board in the near future.

Residents of the trailer park were asked by the property owners to move out in 2009 because of their intention develop the land, which is located on Route 35 near Wycoff Road.

Eatontown Mayor Gerald Tarantolo said developer's application includes a plan to build a Wawa convenience store and a strip mall that includes a bank and Chick-fil-A and bank.

A plan to build a Wawa and gas station was originally proposed for the former site of the Eatontown Roller Rink, but was shot down by the planning board several years ago.

Tarantolo said the application could be heard at either the Feb. 25 Eatontown Planning Board meeting or the March 11 meeting.

"It all depends on when the review of the site plan by our professionals is completed," Tarantolo said.

Thomas A. Blasi February 20, 2013 at 03:09 PM
So they want to erect ANOTHER convenience store on Rt. 35 and Wykoff Rd! Walk two blocks north on Rt.35, what do we have, a 7-11 convenience store. Turn right on Rt.35 and Broad St and walk another two blocks and low and be hold ANOTHER convenience store; a WAWA! Go back to the Exxon station on Rt.35 and Wycoff Rd. and walk one block and what do we have ANOTHER convenience store OMG! The Eatontown of homes with fine trimmed lawns and families is rapidly disappearing and becoming an urban metropolis of road rage, a cacophony of noise and transients. Is it no wonder residents are leaving in droves?
Gene Walsh February 20, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Seems like the town fathers will have to find a few of those old "Eat Here and Get Gas" signs to welcome motorists to Eatontown. Want a bank? We have one already to go, the former Bank of America branch on Broad Street. Want another convenience store? (like we really have a shortage) How about the old Border's Book Store?, Its available! I think the people in Eatontown understand whats going on with the sudden influx of development, e.g., new rental properties on Pinebrook Road, WaWA and Old Orchard golf course.
Thomas A. Blasi February 21, 2013 at 03:29 AM
At this rate, looking down the road, in a few years Eatontown will only be crossroads at Routes 35 & 36. Everything else will be boarded up, it will just be a memory of bygone days before the great recession ate it up.
Seth Mednick March 06, 2013 at 04:59 AM
It will actually have 8 gas pumps
Thomas A. Blasi March 06, 2013 at 06:04 AM
And the Wawa stores don't rob you? These are convenience stores, everything is overpriced in them.

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