By Michelle Lampariello
Insomnia Cookies and Landmark Americana Tap & Grill, as well as PostNet, a hair salon, a nail salon and an Indian restaurant are among the new restaurants and retailers. The addition of these new restaurants and retailers will make Campus Town 85 percent leased, according to NJ.com.
Landmark will occupy the space previously dedicated to Brickwall Tavern, which was originally due to break ground last May. After it was confirmed that Brickwall Tavern was not coming to Campus Town, Greg Lentine, director of university campus development for the developer PRC, reached out to Landmark.
“We were upset that they left, but they were replaced with a business that we really wanted. Landmark knows how to operate on College campuses and understands the needs of college students,” Lentine said.
Landmark’s Campus Town location is expected to open in Sept. 2018 in the vacant space next to Barnes and Noble.
Landmark has other locations near Rowan, Drexel, St. Joseph’s and West Chester Universities.
Campus Town will also be home to Insomnia Cookies’ second New Jersey location, offering late-night dessert deliveries to students and community members.
“It’s an interesting business,” Lentine said. “Even people outside the college are excited about it. When you get a business like that that’s dynamic and cutting edge, it helps the relationship with the surrounding community.”
Community interest in Campus Town is strengthened by weekly farmer’s markets, which occur every Sunday through Oct., with special events such as yoga classes provided by Empower Yoga, which opened in Campus Town in April.
Within the next 30 days, PostNet and Bell Eyes are scheduled to open in Campus Town. PostNet will offer packaging, printing and graphic design services, while Bell Eyes is an optometric practice that will serve as an additional wellness resource to students and community members.
Polished Nails and Hair Worx are also set to open in the near future, as well as Namaste Fine Indian Cuisine and Lion Dog, a hotdog restaurant. InFocus Urgent Care will celebrate its grand opening on Sept. 8.