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.

Nuno Felipe V Santos February 19, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Another Gas Station? Is this too much? OK first the Quick Check which is nice to remove the eyesore of the Sands Motel. A WaWa is nice but there is no shoulder there in the location and this adds maybe to many gas Stations. This may lead to the LukOil across from Fort, Citgo across from Wendy's, and Getty on Main St all to close down and leave further eyesores and locations that are hard to turnaround. Also, if WaWa wants a bank, then it'll probably be PNC, which means PNC will close. So if PNC closes and the old Quick Check closes due to too much competition, we now have further eyesores. This really needs to be thought out.
Christopher Sheldon (Editor) February 19, 2013 at 03:51 PM
Nuno, there is no gas station in the plan as far as what the mayor told me. I believe it's just a Wawa convenience store and then the strip mall with a bank and Chick-fil-A.
MissesM February 19, 2013 at 08:02 PM
I believe all new WaWa convenience stores must accompany a gas station.
john p cowie February 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM
I think Eatontown has enough gas stations and convenience stores.
Citizen X2 February 19, 2013 at 11:10 PM
Stop crying, half of the gas in this town rob you, overpricing everything down to cans of soda, and quick check foods suck. Why not a WaWa? You want eyesores in town how about pinebrook, and the fort. Also the getty is no longer a gas station!
Heather Andersen February 19, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Another strip mall? How boring. And there's already a Chick-Fil-A at the mall. When is Lube It All supposed to move next to Wendy's?
Thomas A. Blasi February 20, 2013 at 02:24 AM
The article mentions nothing about a gas station; I sure hope the residents of Eatontown are not being bamboozled! What we also need to be concerned about is traffic density in the area, the more businesses we bring in the more we increase traffic in this already congested area. Eventually property owners & families that want to reside in a peaceful environment with fine trimmed lawns and trees, away from all the congestion, noise and traffic are going to move out of the community. Soon this area will be like Paramus and other northern New Jersey metropolises.
Joel Rosenbaum February 20, 2013 at 12:20 PM
Coming next changing the name of Eatontown to Wawa, NJ or Quick Check, NJ. Maybe offering naming rights for $$ to the two companies.
Brian Walter February 20, 2013 at 12:49 PM
At least rip down the fence on Wycoff Road and put a sidewalk in. People are always walking on the road past the Lube-It-All. Eventually, there is going to be a pedestrian accident there. Why put another shopping venue there? We have enough of them already! This piece of land is centrally located and perfect for a new Municipal Building (or Firehouse).
gary strasser February 20, 2013 at 01:32 PM
Nobody seemed to care when 75 families lost their mobile homes some losing up to $ 50,000 I'm all in favor of it-look at it now I've seen better in Vietnam during the tet of 1968-and sidewalks thats like asking drivers to do the speed limit in Eatontown ! I'm in favor.
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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