Project description

Newark Shopping Center

In late 2015, TRINITY completed a $10 million renovation of the 61-year-old Newark Shopping Center to serve the needs of customers flocking to Newark’s vibrant Main Street corridor and the nearby University of Delaware campus. A grand opening celebration was held on September 12, 2015. The center is now home to Newark Natural Foods, PNC Bank, Rita’s Italian Ice, Dollar Tree, Mediterranean Grill, Zahra International Foods, Mayflower Japanese Restaurant, Churrascaria Saudades Brazilian Steakhouse, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Sports Clips, Big Z Pizza, and other retailers. Welcoming these new shops and restaurants are two tenants of long standing: Hair Design by Anthony and the only remaining original tenant from 1955, Minster’s Jewelers. Newark Shopping Center was developed originally by Pomeroy Realty, Inc. at a cost of $1 million – an eye-popping figure at the time. Fourteen of the center’s 16 acres were devoted to parking, accommodating Americans’ postwar love affair with the automobile. The original tenant roster included Acme Super Market, Newark Department Store, F.W. Woolworth, Sun-Ray Drug Store, Miles Shoes, Liedemann’s Bakery, and J. J. Minster and Son.