Metro Commercial Inks Inks Deal for 6,270-Square-Foot Card & Gift Shop in Havertown, PA


Mt. Laurel, NJ – April 29, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Metro Commercial, the region’s largest full-service retail real estate firm, recently brokered a 6,270-square-foot lease for Ruth’s Hallmark in the Manoa Shopping Center in Havertown, PA bringing the occupancy of the center to 100 percent.

Metro Commercial’s Brent Barbehenn represented the landlord, Manoa Associates, in the lease transaction. The card and gift shop will join the 200,000-square-foot SuperFresh-anchored shopping center later this spring.

Founded in 1910, Hallmark stores are in neighborhoods across the country.  They’ve grown from two shoeboxes of postcards into a $4.3 billion company.  Their products can be found in 100 countries around the world and more than 41,500 stores in the United States alone.  Ruth’s Hallmark’s new Havertown location is expected to do well in the established Manoa Shopping Center, which is also anchored by Staples, Mandee and Rite Aid. It is conveniently located at the intersection of West Chester Pike and Eagle Road in Delaware County.

“Manoa Shopping Center provides great visibility and traffic,” says Barbehenn. “Ruth’s Hallmark should definitely benefit from the area’s excellent demographics.”

Media Contact:
Metro Commercial Real Estate
Amy Orons

Metro Commercial ( is one of the largest full-service retail real estate firms in the region with transaction considerations exceeding $1.1 billion. Metro Commercial specializes in retail tenant representation, shopping center leasing, property management, investment property sales and construction services. With 2 offices located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Metro Commercial currently represents nearly 50 national retailers and serves as the exclusive leasing agent for more than 200 properties, totaling nearly 20 million square feet.


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