New grocery store to open at the Lawrence Shopping Center on June 9

The Lidl grocery store at the Lawrence Shopping Center is slated to open Wednesday, June 9.

Lawrence residents have eagerly been awaiting the opening of the grocery store. The former Acme grocery store that had been an anchor of the shopping center for many years closed in 2018.

Lidl signed a lease for the nearly 40,000-square-foot store in August 2019. The German budget grocery company, founded in 1973, is rapidly expanding in the U.S., and now has more than 100 stores in nine states across the East Coast. It’s main competitors are Aldi and Trader Joe’s.

The Lawrence Shopping Center, located at 2495 Brunswick Pike (also known as Business Route 1 south), includes more than 390,000 square feet of retail and office space. The center has been revitalized over the past few years after a change of ownership in late 2016. Other stores at the Lawrence Shopping Center include the Burlington Coat Factory, Staples, Norman’s Hallmark, Manhattan Bagel, The Island Sports Bar and Grill, AutoZone, Dollar Tree, City Electric Supply, National Pools & Spas, Heavenly Hounds dog training, Bury the Hatchet, New Jersey Camera, Plato’s Closet, Nino’s Barbershop, and the popular Cafe du Pain bakery.

Starbucks, Five Below, and Aspen Dental are also slated to open at the center later this year.


  1. Kmart is starving keep supporting American businesses only, especially mom and pops

  2. I wish Kmart could be a US success story. But the owner of Kmart, Eddie Lambert, has bled the company dry for his own gain.

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