Township to Sell Parcel of Land to Developer

The new project is not yet announced but would occupy Sunoco and the former car wash.


The township recently approved issuing a letter of intent to sell a parcel of land off Route 130 to a potential developer.

The tract of land—between Sunoco gas station and the corner of the jug handle of Route 130 North and Branch Pike—is township-owned and could be part of a package to a potential developer.

Arista Development LLC may have a buyer in mind that would occupy that piece of land, Sunoco and the former car wash in the gas station’s parking lot.

That piece of land—said Deputy Mayor Anthony Minniti, who also serves as the director of economic development—was leftover from roadway construction.

Arista is allegedly moving forward with development of the area to open a “true corner property,” Minniti said.

Stay with Patch for updates.

Ross Chatham November 21, 2012 at 01:59 PM
hmm... the last time I washed my car was at that place. this may be a sign it's time for me to wash my car.
Bob November 21, 2012 at 02:05 PM
looks like they are making a move for another SUPER WAWA
Phil November 21, 2012 at 02:10 PM
When did we get our first? That was my initial reaction, though, but the one in Delran might be a little too close. They like to spread them out by 5 miles or so. They have the one on Rt. 73 in Pennsauken, Rt 130 in Pennsauken, Rt 73 in Maple Shade, and Rt. 130 in Delran and another on the other side by Delanco. If you judge the distance between Delanco one and Pennsauken, don't know if that location would be good for them or not with all the others that would surround it, particularly the Delran one on the same side of the highway.
Bob November 21, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Originally Walgreens was supposed to go where the car wash and Sunoco are,What happened .I still think that might be their plan if not a Wawa.
Silvia November 21, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Exciting news. I hope we get something good at this location. Sunoco is a privately owned business and can move wherever it wants or can sell whenever it wants, to whoever it wants. Seems like gas and service stations are just a casualty of the times and bad economy! I think the old Lenny’s would be a great spot for Sunoco if they want to relocate and stay in business. Rose, the car wash was been closed for years and is falling down.
Phil November 21, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Ah, a Walgreens or like establishment there would actually be a good addition for that side of town also.
Silvia November 21, 2012 at 02:27 PM
A Walgreens or any 24/7 drug store would be great at that location. Let's hope that is the case!
John November 21, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Oh well there are plenty of gas stations to get your gas from, choose one, U can always go to sams.....
NJ Grub November 21, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Trader Joe's *dreams*
Rochelle Hassis November 21, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Would love to see a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods on the location.
Maynard November 21, 2012 at 06:15 PM
I can't see why we would need another Pharmacy in town. We already have phatrmacies in Shoprite, Sam's Club, Walmart, 2 Riteaid's - instead of building a new Pharmacy how about supporting a local store like Rosvold's - we don't need another chain store.
Jim November 21, 2012 at 06:17 PM
The article doesn't say the Sunoco is closing or being sold...it's talking about the property NEXT TO the Sunoco.
Phil November 21, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Um, yes it does: "Arista Development LLC may have a buyer in mind that would occupy that piece of land, Sunoco and the former car wash in the gas station’s parking lot."
Phil November 21, 2012 at 06:19 PM
What is the deal with this town and wanting an over-priced, hipster food store chain? I just don't get it.
Jim November 21, 2012 at 06:22 PM
You're right, my apologies. Saw "former Sunoco" in the sub-headline and got confused, since as far as I know that Sunoco is still open.
Mark November 21, 2012 at 06:32 PM
You and everyone else in this town will never see a Super WAWA. They apparently got denied at the former Tri Boro car dealership a few years ago, hence the Super WAWA in Delran. That's right; we lost another one to our neighbors to the North.
Christina Paciolla (Editor) November 21, 2012 at 06:40 PM
This is two years old, but this article sheds light on the whole "Why isn't there a Super Wawa here?" http://cinnaminson.patch.com/articles/ordinance-allows-for-gas-stationfood-mart-combos And no, a Super Wawa is not going there.
Christina Paciolla (Editor) November 21, 2012 at 06:40 PM
I just changed that. It should be former car wash. Thanks for pointing that out.
Cindy Pierson November 21, 2012 at 10:18 PM
When did this approval happen? Last thing I had heard about the car wash property, which was owned by the Sunoco people, was when the committee (and everyone else) agreed that it was an eyesore and had safety issues - wasn't it one of the properties targeted for some sort of legal action (along with Triboro and the old gas station at Willow Dr and RT130 and a few others) for clean-up? Has the twp acquired the car wash or are they brokering the real estate deal or are they forcing the current owner into doing this deal somehow? And I would like to hear from the chairman of the economic development committee that was appointed earlier this year - i have to check the past patch articles to see who was on it.
V Gordon November 21, 2012 at 10:33 PM
I love that gas station. just saying. :(
Padrigin November 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM
At a meeting at our condo (Sweetwater) about a year ago, Mayor Minnitti asked for suggestions for empty spaces. Acme is right next door to us and I'd love to see a Trader Joe's there. Also, maybe an Odd Lotl. I know this is off the track here but I'd like to ask what everyone thinks of this. sweetwilliam
Christina Paciolla (Editor) November 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Cindy—this letter of intent to sell was approved at the marathon meeting on Nov. 12.
Bruce November 21, 2012 at 11:55 PM
What's happening with the old folks home on Riverton Road?...I thought that was going to be developed...
Christina Paciolla (Editor) November 21, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Bruce—you can follow every store I've written about that here: http://cinnaminson.patch.com/topics/lutheran-social-ministries-project It seems the story might be in need of a follow up to see where Lutheran is with the project. I'll work on that. Just know projects like this take a very long time, especially since the state was involved in this too. Thanks.
John November 22, 2012 at 12:08 AM
I guess U do not get out much, Acme closed a while ago and now U have a go card thing there.....
spete November 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Walgreens is coming!. It will be a great addition if Arista does develop the property.
FbS November 23, 2012 at 02:58 PM
That is the last thing we need. We have a struggling Rite Aid and 1/2 mile down the road a semi struggling CVS. PLUS Rosvolds local Pharmacy. The LAST thing we need is another chain drug store:(
FbS November 23, 2012 at 10:18 PM
And I forgot about the Rite Aid in the shopping center where Bottom dollar is AND the Rite Aid in Targets shopping center. Thats FIVE pharmacys now within a mile of us.. Too many for our small town
dpeters November 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Frank, of course you are right about the number of pharmacies, but I'm sure it would be much better to have a stable chain pharmacy than a bunch of empty lots. Maybe they could have a dollar store there or 5.00 store. We don't have one do we? That would be great asset. More viable businesses in Cinnaminson right Frank?
FbS November 24, 2012 at 03:18 AM
True but I am saying that our small town cannot support so many pharmacys. Plus we may end up losing a local family owned Pharmacy if this happens, which would be a tragedy. Id rather see Sunoco stay there more then a Walgreens


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