Business & Finance

May 20, 2020

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Mayors from five Somerset County municipalities, including Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench, have announced the Mayors for Main Street Alliance, with a focus on advocating for a swift and safe reopening of businesses within their communities. The municipalities involved are ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In a continuation of the lawsuit between Advance Realty and Bridgewater Township, the former filed a motion for partial summary judgment to get final site plan approval for the grocery store and hotel at the Center of Excellence site, on Route 202/206. According to a release ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Following the executive order from the state and administrative order from the Department of Law and Public Safety Division of NJ State Police Office of Emergency Management, the Bridgewater Commons Mall has closed all common area locations of the building as of 8 p.m.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Commons Mall has instituted fewer hours for the time being while the country deals with the outbreak of coronavirus. According to a release from the mall, as of March 16, the shopping center will be open noon to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 6 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NY — Beginning Saturday, AMC will cut in half the seating capacity of every one of its theatre auditoriums, including the AMC Dine-In theatre at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. “The health and safety of our guests and theatre teams are of the utmost importance to AMC,” AMC Theatres ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A goal repeated often by Raritan Mayor Zachary Bray and members of the borough council has been the revitalization of Main Street and the repopulation of the former Stop & Shop strip mall.   Providing support to existing businesses and bringing in new retailers is a worthwhile ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The court has agreed to adjourn a planned Feb. 13 hearing regarding the lawsuit from the Center of Excellence so long as the planning board memorializes its resolution on the application approval at its Feb. 25 meeting. The township is also required to send its resolution to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The courts will potentially make a decision in the next week regarding the lawsuit filed by the applicant for the Center of Excellence against the Bridgewater Township Planning Board. A court hearing is scheduled in Somerville for Feb. 13, in the applicant's, Advance Realty's, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The AC Hotel by Marriott Bridgewater, on Somerset Corporate Boulevard, celebrated its official ribbon cutting and grand opening Jan. 31 with employees and Marriott officials, as well as Bridgewater councilman Howard Norgalis, and Chris Edwards, of the Somerset County Business ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench has released a statement with regard to the lawsuit filed Jan. 31 by the applicant for the Center of Excellence concerning the memorialization of the resolution for the approval of the application. “As I have said many times before, development ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Fulfilling his campaign promise, councilman Pablo Orozco is bringing an annual street fair back to Raritan. The event is scheduled forn May 9 - the Saturday before Mother’s Day - from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The plan is for vendors to set up on the borough’s main downtown thoroughfare, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council has introduced an ordinance repealing the position of economic development officer. The ordinance was introduced unanimously at the Jan. 6 meeting. Mayor Matthew Moench said the township has had an economic development officer, whose ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ - Firefighters and emergency personnel are still working on the giant blaze that destroyed an apartment complex in Bound Brook Sunday night, and Chimney Rock Inn, in Bridgewater, is looking to provide food for those in need. The restaurant is giving free pizza to all first ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Though most businesses will be closed on Christmas Day, and will be closing early Christmas Eve, there are still some places open for last-minute shopping and meals with family and friends. The Bridgewater Commons Mall will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24, and will be ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Trader Joe's, in the Bridgewater Promenade, will still open its doors Friday morning despite a fire Thursday. According to an alert from Somerset County, the store is still scheduled to open at 9 a.m. Friday. There will be a grand opening ceremony at 8:55 a.m., and the township ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Trader Joe's, in the Bridgewater Promenade, is set to officially open its doors Nov. 1. A sign on the front door sets the date for the opening in the building that formally held the Golfsmith. Anticipation for the new store has been mounting since Bridgewater Township ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Controversy has swarmed over a new website launched by Advance Realty regarding the proposed Center of Excellence development because of its resemblance to the name of a Bridgewater group that has been opposing it for months. The new website, preservingbridgewater.com – which ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Burlington is opening a new store at the former Toys “R” Us/Babies “R” Us location in the Somerville Circle Shopping Center in Raritan. According to a release, Burlington is opening the new 46,000-square-foot location in spring 2020. “Off price retailers are thriving in the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Trader Joe's is hoping to open its doors in the next month, and is hiring to get the store ready. The store is currently hiring people for its crew at the Bridgewater location, which is located in the Bridgewater Promenade, in the location of the former Golfsmith. The store ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Construction will begin Oct. 1 on the parking lot at the Bridgewater Post Office, on North Bridge Street, according to a release from the postmaster. This will be an eight-week major repaving project, according to the release, and is expected to last through Nov. 30. "This ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The final fate of the Center of Excellence project is expected to be decided later this month.   The massive redevelopment project proposed for Route 202/206 is expected to be heard by the Bridgewater Township Planning Board on Sept. 23, according to Councilman Howard ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Espo's, in Raritan, held a ribbon cutting Friday, not long after its official grand opening at the end of August. The restaurant closed in December 2018, and has now reopened under a different owner. The Italian fare is expected to remain similar in the new iteration of the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After months of deliberation and several meetings, the Bridgewater Planning Board unanimously approved the application for a Goddard School and hotel off Route 22 and Morgan Lane by a 7-0 count August 26. The property at 1228-1298 Route 22 East and Morgan Lane, adjacent to the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Despite one vote against, Bridgewater Township Council approved a resolution recognizing an agreement for Verizon Wireless to co-locate on a cell tower being built by Gaelic Communications, and first commissioned by T-Mobile. The tower being used is the one set to be built at ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The application for a Goddard School and Cambria hotel next to Houlihan’s, off Route 22 East, was continued at the Aug. 13 planning board meeting, with discussions over access to the property and the safety of a school near two alcohol-selling establishments. The application ...

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RARITAN, NJ - On Aug. 10, Discovering Raritan brought local businesses outdoors to interact with the community. Somerset Street was closed between Wall and Anderson streets for the event, which was expected to be the first annual from the Raritan Economic Development Committee. “When the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Planning Board is still considering an application for a new hotel and Goddard School near the Houlihan's restaurant at Route 22 and Morgan Lane.   The application, which would add a Choice hotel and Goddard School to the property at 1228 to 1298 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The issue of signage at a new hotel-based restaurant coming to town is apparently a done deal.    The Bridgewater Township Planning Board voted unanimously to amend the prior site plan approval for Briad Development LLC and the existing Marriott hotel at Somerset Corporate ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Economic Development Committee is holding “Discovering Raritan” in August to support local businesses. The purpose of the event is to spotlight Raritan businesses. Main Street, in Raritan, will be closed Aug. 10 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Thompson Street to ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan's “Jersey Mike’ Subs” Franchise Owner, Joe Williams, proudly presented the Bridgewater-Raritan Band Parent Association with a check for $2,312 on June 15.  To raise the money, the Raritan store donated 10 percent of all proceeds during the week of May 13 to 19.   “Every ...

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