After months of speculation the Lower Allen Township Development Authority and Campbell Commercial Real Estate is confirming that Trader Joe’s will occupy 12,500 square feet of retail space in Lower Allen Commons, where the former Camp Hill Bon-Ton was located. Trader Joe’s, which is known for providing great, quality products at every day, affordable prices, has more than 500 stores in 42 states, including Washington Dc. The location off Rt. 15 at Lower Allen Drive will mark the first-ever Trader Joe’s store in the mid-state area. Currently, the closest stores are in State College, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Construction is underway, and the store is expected to open in early 2022.
The Development Authority purchased the Bon-Ton site in 2019 after the retailer filed for bankruptcy with the intent to redevelop the site to ensure it was not left vacant. Max Stoner, Chairman of the Development Authority, said, “We are glad to bring retail back to the site to strengthen our business community and create a bustling gateway for Lower Allen.”
Alongside Trader Joe’s, there are three other small tenant spaces in the building. A lease has been signed with Sports Clips, a barber shop that specializes in men’s haircare and grooming needs, a Lease is being negotiated with The Good Feet Store which offers orthotics and running shoes and the remaining 1,723 square foot space is being marketed for lease by Campbell Commercial Real Estate, Inc. The project also includes a 124 room Spring Hill Suites by Marriot, developed by Springwood Hospitality of York, PA. The hotel will be opening in 2022.
Current tenants in the project include Bonefish Grill, Texas Roadhouse and Burger King, all of whom have recently extended their leases to remain part of Lower Allen Commons. There are two additional pad sites 1.01 Acres and 1.12 acres that will be developed for retail uses and are being marketed by Campbell Commercial Real Estate.