The Yard will be a new retail centre with tenants including GNC Live Well, Crumbl Cookies, European Wax Centre, OHM Fitness, Nekter Juice Bar, District Taco and Mathnasium, in Wayne, New Jersey, US. Credit: BPYF/
March Associates Construction is the developer and builder of the retail centre. Credit: Tada Images/
The Yard retail centre is expected to open in April 2024. Credit: Joni Hanebutt/

The Yard is a retail and dining centre being built by March Associates Construction, a construction management firm based in the US, at a site leased by RJ Brunelli, a real estate company based in the US, in Wayne, New Jersey.

The project will bring contemporary businesses and conveniences to residents, redefining the shopping experience in the town.

It is financed by Kearny Bank, a banking service provider based in the US, and GS Wilcox, a commercial real estate mortgage banking firm based in the US.

Announced in July 2023, The Yard is anticipated to open in April 2024, offering a fresh retail experience to the community.


The Yard, situated at 1591-1593 Alps Road in Wayne, has a prime position that combines modern aesthetics with local allure.

1591 Alps Road covers an area of 1.4 acres and is strategically located with dual access from Hamburg Turnpike and Grandview Drive, connecting to Alps Road.

The Yard is surrounded by a thriving neighbourhood area and is home to national retailers, including Shop Rite, LA Fitness, and Trader Joe’s, creating a vibrant retail ecosystem that benefits from the constant flow of customers.

Its proximity to William Patterson University and the development of more than 2,000 apartment units nearby will further amplify its potential to draw significant foot traffic.

The Yard retail centre details and features

The Yard will be a retail hub with a total gross leasable area of 10,500ft² (975.4m² ). It will serve as a gathering place for shoppers and offers a space for hanging out, shopping and relaxing.

The centre’s design includes landscaped areas, concrete sidewalks, smooth trowel-finished floors, decorative Cambridge paving and planters, creating an inviting atmosphere for visitors.

The Yard represents a significant addition to Wayne’s retail sector, offering a blend of modern retail experiences and community-focused amenities. Its strategic location, diverse tenant mix and expertly designed infrastructure position it as a promising destination for both businesses and consumers.

The Yard tenants’ details

The Yard will host seven tenants, providing services from gourmet treats to health and wellness and educational support.

The tenants include Crumbl Cookies occupying approximately 1,542ft², European Wax Centre (1,400ft²), GNC Live Well (1,200ft²), OHM Fitness (2,000ft²), Nekter Juice Bar (1,200ft²), District Taco (1,938ft²) and Mathnasium (1,200ft²).

The Crumbl Cookies, a bakery and cake company, and European Wax Centre, a skincare chain, offer a mix of indulgence and luxury. GNC Live Well caters to health-conscious customers with its premium nutritional products, while OHM Fitness provides an advanced fitness experience with state-of-the-art facilities.

Nekter Juice Bar is a quick and nutritious option with its natural juices and smoothies, while District Taco adds a flavourful dining option with its Mexican cuisine. Mathnasium offers a dedicated space for children’s math education in the area. The mix of tenants ensures to serve a wide array of customer demands.

Contractors involved

Bohler Engineering, a construction engineering company based in the US, has been contracted to provide civil engineering services, ensuring that The Yard is seamlessly integrated into the township’s landscape.

The Dietz Partnership, a full-service architecture firm based in the US, has contributed to creating a design that is both visually appealing and functional for The Yard’s future patrons.