Echo Shopping Plaza

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. — Larken Associates is putting the finishing touches on the renovation of Echo Executive Plaza Office and Echo Plaza Shopping Center, a 107,448 square-foot retail and office complex located at 899 and 901 Mountain Avenue in the Union County, N.J. Town of Springfield.

The Hillsborough-based developer, which owns and manages commercial projects totaling approximately 2 million square feet in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, has nearly completed extensive upgrades to the facility which includes The Echo Plaza Shopping Center, a 66,000 square-foot retail complex and the Echo Executive Plaza Office building, a three-story, 40,880 square-foot professional office building.

The renovation plan included a new exterior façade and roof, new tenant signage, new marquee sign and exterior landscaping at Echo Plaza Shopping Center, as well as new exterior paint, lobby, common bathrooms and corridors at Echo Executive Office Building. Health Club, No Body Denied, recently opened a 21,500 square foot fitness center which serves as co-anchor for The Echo Shopping Plaza. The company joins current tenants, including Outback Steakhouse, Sherwin Williams, Echoqua Italian Bistro and Chen’s 22 Chinese restaurant. Stew Leonard’s Wines and Spirits — which recently signed a 12,680 sq-ft. lease at Echo Shopping Center – will serve as the other co-anchor.

Two new leases have also been signed at Echo Executive Office Plaza building. They include a 3,638 square foot lease for Community First Bank and a 8,242 square-foot lease for Walgreens.

“The comprehensive renovations and improvements have made Echo Plaza Shopping Center and the Echo Plaza Office building state-of-the-art properties complete with all the modern amenities and conveniences tenants desire,” says Victor Kelly, Vice President of Raider Realty, exclusive broker for Larken Associates. “Retailers and professional offices now have the best-of-both-world scenario – fully modernized suites and a sought after and highly trafficked location on one of northern New Jersey’s primary highways.”

Situated directly on Route 22 in one of the most heavily traveled retail corridors, the Echo Plaza Shopping Center offers an ideal opportunity for national or regional retailers who want to enter a market with heavy traffic. With the business epicenters of northern New Jersey a quick trip away and New York City just a 60-minute commute, Echo Executive Plaza has major draw for area financial, insurance and service companies looking for state-of-the-art facilities that are easily accessible.

Echo Plaza Shopping Center features suites ranging in size from 1,400 to 2,750 square feet. Leasing is now open for available suites at the center which begin from 2,400 square feet and up. For leasing information, please contact Levin Management Corporation at 908-226-5268.

“Tenants here enjoy the advantage of operating in a center bordered by two major roadways and surrounded by densely populated communities where a strong consumer base already exists,” says Robert Marek, another Raider Realty Vice President. “It’s a prime retail location evident by the number of retail power centers, neighborhood shopping complexes and free-standing retailers located within a three-mile radius.”

Office suites are also currently available for lease at Echo Executive Plaza Office building. The available spaces range from 1,000 to 8,000 square feet which can be divided.

The three-story, class A office building lies on a 2.39-acre landscaped site which features 160 surface parking and 20 covered parking spaces. The building offers modern amenities, including 10-foot first-floor ceilings, second and third floor balconies and extensive frontage along Route 22 and Mountain Avenue.

For additional information on Echo Executive Plaza and other Larken professional office and commercial buildings, call Robert Marek or Victor Kelly at (908) 874-8686. Also, be sure to visit Larken’s web site at

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