Irvington, New Jersey: After several years of construction, a new mall is preparing to open in Irvington.
The 230,000 square foot Valley Mall Plaza in Irvington's South Ward is now aiming to open to shoppers in November, according to Jennifer Corrao of Weichert Commercial Brokerage. The mall was originally slated to open in 2013.
Valley Mall Plaza is located at 468-480 Chancellor Avenue in the Camptown neighborhood of Irvington, near the Newark border. It was built opposite Essex County's oldest ice cream store, Dairyland, at the site of the Valley Fair market. The Irvington Valley Fair was located within a former tank factory, according to The Record. The store closed in 2008, though the Valley Fair Super Discount Center sign, a common sight to drivers on Route 78, still remains on Chancellor Avenue.
The mall will feature nearly 500 free parking spaces, and five NJ Transit bus lines already stop outside of the building.
Value Zone, a department store with locations in Irvington Center and Bloomfield, signed a lease for a 30,000 square foot space at Valley Mall Plaza in March, 2013. In addition, there will be a food court on the mezzanine level.
According to Barry Feldman of Weichert, it will have "typical mall hours", though there will be 24 hour security.
This will be the third indoor mall in Essex County and the first new indoor mall in Northern New Jersey in decades. The Mall at Short Hills and the Livingston Mall both opened over 35 years ago.
A listing of the remaining tenants has not been available yet.
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