In response to an update on Cardinale Enterprises having signed lease agreements with four businesses and negotiating now with five others, we asked you, our readers, to tell us what you would prefer to see developed at the Barnegat Crossings site on Lighthouse Drive.
A clear majority support a supermarket on the site while many wish for a bowling alley.
In the comments that followed the story, many expressed a desire to see specialty stores like Wegmans or Trader Joe's. There were also calls for Delicious Orchards -- a produce store, a Stop N'Shop supermarket, a game shop for kids, a Christmas shop and a large corporation bringing more higher-end jobs to the area.
According to Danielle Bilotti, property manager for Cardinale Enterprises, the company has finalized agreements with the following businesses:
- Retro Fitness
- Atlantic Wireless or Wireless Experience – AT&T Reseller
- BSR Physical Therapy
- U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt
Cardinale Enterprises, a Red Bank-based developer, also is in negotiations with Pad Site Fast Food (currently waiting for a counterrsigned document), a nail salon, a hair salon, an Asian restaurant and a bagel and coffee shop, Bilotti said.
Two liquor licenses are available to use within the site, as well, Bilotti added.
Emphasizing that the timeline is tentative at this point, Bilotti said the earliest of the stores are expected to possibly open at the end of 2013 or sooner.
Thank you for voting, everyone!