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August 15, 2019

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FilStop to Celebrate Grand Opening at Clifton Plaza on Aug. 22

Filipino Grocer’s New Flagship Location Offers 16,000 SF of Hard-to-Find Items

CLIFTON, N.J., Aug. 15, 2019 – Filipino grocer FilStop will celebrate its new 16,000-square-foot flagship location at Clifton Plaza in Clifton with a grand opening event on Thursday, Aug. 22, with doors opening at 10 a.m. Levin Management Corporation (LMC) is exclusive leasing and managing agent for the 95,000-square-foot Passaic County shopping center.

During the event, members of the public will have the opportunity to enjoy free samples and learn more about the store’s diverse product offerings. Catering to the Filipino food market and home cooks, FilStop sells hard-to-find food items from the Philippines, along with hot and freshly made ready-to-go meals and snacks. FilStop’s 4,000-square-foot Jersey City store, which has been open since 1973, will remain in operation.

Owner Erwin Santos said the new, larger Clifton store will expand the business significantly. “We are looking forward to serving our loyal client base from this larger location,” he said. Santos chose Clifton Plaza due to its visible location on Route 46 at the Van Houten Avenue intersection, ample parking and accessibility to major thoroughfares, making it more convenient for patrons, many of whom travel from throughout the East Coast to visit.

“There are many Asian big-box stores that have come to market, but what continues to set us apart is that we carry about 10,000 different food items – the largest selection of products available in the U.S.,” he said. “Equally important, we run our stores in a very ‘mom and pop’ style, and pride ourselves on being on the ground with our customer base each day as we cater to their wants and needs. If someone is looking for an item that we don’t have, I will order it and make sure the customer gets the products they want.”

Clifton Plaza is anchored by a Big Lots and Blink Fitness, and features a strong mix of retail, restaurant and service tenants including Dollar Tree, Dunkin, GameStop, Verizon Wireless and Sally Beauty Supply, among others.

For nearly seven decades, LMC has served as a trusted single-source commercial real estate services provider for institutional and private owners. LMC today maintains a diversified, retail-focused portfolio of 105 properties totaling approximately 15 million square feet in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, offering leasing, property management, financial management and reporting, construction and development, lease administration, marketing services, and acquisition and disposition consulting services. The company specializes in repositioning, retenanting and renovating real estate – areas that have become particularly vital in an increasingly competitive market. LMC’s capabilities continue to evolve with new technologies, efficiencies and sustainability-focused initiatives to serve a new generation of properties, investors and tenants.

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