Amazon vehicle Deptford shopping center parking plan denied by court

DEPTFORD – An “underutilized” shopping center here has lost a bid to lease 300 parking spaces to Amazon.

An appeals court recently upheld two decisions by Deptford’s zoning board and a state judge that prevented Amazon vehicles from using about a third of the parking lot at Deptford Commons.

The Deptford clash is at least the second dispute in a South Jersey town over parking for Amazon vehicles. A New York-based developer earlier this year withdrew an application, strongly opposed by residents, to park 218 trailer vehicles outside a closed shopping center in Willingboro, the Grand Market Place.

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In Deptford, Amazon had agreed to a two-year lease in November 2018 for parking spaces at a Clements Bridge Road complex with a vacancy rate of about 36 percent, according to

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Black Friday In-Store Shopping To Make a Comeback This Year, As Holiday Spending Returns to Normal

After the pandemic halted physical holiday shopping for many in 2020, consumers are ready to hit the stores this year.

In-store shopping will make a major comeback this year on Black Friday, according to KPMG’s consumer pulse survey for the holiday season of 2021. According to the survey of more than 1,000 consumers, 32% plan to shop in person on Black Friday this year, compared with 16% last year. Respondents also reported that they plan to attend more in-person holiday gatherings this year.

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According to Matt Kramer, KPMG U.S.’s national sector leader for consumer and retail, the results from the survey indicate an excitement about getting back to physical stores and gatherings in safe groups.

“Consumers are very interested in going back out and shopping,” he said.

Overall spending for the holiday season is also set to return to normal levels. Respondents plan to increase their

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