Lawrence Township is a big part of the Route 1 corridor, and the Route 1 corridor is a big part of Lawrence Township. The highway cuts through the town from just outside Trenton and up to the Quakerbridge Mall. The new Mrs. G’s retail development is on Route 1 in Lawrence Township. So it’s no surprise that Lawrence mayor Cathleen Lewis has made a priority of economic development along the road.

At a Princeton Chamber of Commerce business roundtable last fall Lewis noted that development of the Route 1 Corridor would be a township focus going forward.

Those interested in hearing details of her plans can visit the Mid­Jersey Chamber of Commerce-hosted State of the Township Address on Wednesday, May 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Greenacres Country Club. For more information, visit midjerseychamber.org or call 609-689-9960. $40, $55 for nonmembers.

Lewis, a 2001 graduate of Douglass College, has a direct connection to one recent development along the corridor. AAA Mid-Atlantic opened a new center at the former Party City store where Route 1 meets Bakers Basin Road. The center provides car repair, roadside assistance, and travel planning services. Lewis is a spokesperson for a separate AAA Club.

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