WALL – The old Pathmark store on Route 35 in Wall won’t be empty much longer.
Workers are dividing the 50,000-square-foot building at Allaire Plaza into three stores. TJ Maxx is taking one store and Ulta Beauty will move in too, Mayor Dominick DiRocco said. A tenant for the third space has not been announced.
No opening dates are set yet.
Pathmark closed the Wall store in 2009 and Lowe’s Express, a trimmed-down version of the Lowe’s home-improvement chain, opened in 2013. Lowe’s shut Lowe’s Express, an experimental store that ultimately didn’t work out, in August 2016.
“I am very happy that that space is being put to productive use,” DiRocco said. “We were very sad that Lowe’s shuttered its doors. It’s good for us to put that back online.”
The renovated storefronts will brighten the shopping center, which is anchored by Whole Foods. “The owner of that center…