HAZLET, NJ - Monmouth County business is booming and TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck readers will find that Hazlet is no exception. A renaissance is underway at the former Kmart and Pathmark shopping center area. Years ago the 'Blue Light Special' was something that brought shoppers to K Mart in droves. Alas, it has been vacant for some time - but no longer.

Today, there is no more specials with any color light but a new Burlington Coat Factory is planned as well as Panera Bread and a new Wawa. See photos for the layout and get ready to visit a news shopping center soon. Renderings released by the real state representative Goldstein show success in leasing various areas of  this space that has been vacant for some time. Existing businesses should benefit greatly at the prospect of having new successful neighbors next door.