Shortly after filing for bankruptcy in the spring of 2016, Sports Authority closed its Brick Township location which has remained vacant since. Months before, in 2015, the plaza also lost A&P supermarket after the chain was sold to Acme.
While no new tenants have signed on as of yet for the Sports Authority site, the A&P store DSW shoes and an Ulta makeup store occupy portions of the old supermarket site. Brick Mayor John Ducey said the owners of the plaza were not interested in replacing A&P with a new supermarket, instead intend to break up the space into smaller retail outlets.
As for Sports Authority, Ducey said no new tenants have been announced, but the owners intend to split the Sports Authority space into as many as three separate rentable units. Ducey said the decline of large box stores was an influence in that decision.
Mayor Ducey announced these items during his last Facebook live event. He will be hosting another live town meeting on Wednesday at 6pm on the Brick Township Facebook page.