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Berger Organization Acquires Iconic Office Tower in Newark, N.J.

March 24, 2017

Berger Organization, a diversified real estate company based in Newark, has announced its acquisition of 33 Washington Street, a 450,000-square-foot, 18-story office tower located in downtown Newark. The property was built for Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield and is now multi-tenanted by leading companies.

Located on 1.6 acres across the street from Washington Park, at the northern end of ...

New Owner of Mompou Will Maintain Founder’s Traditions, Build on Them

When longtime Ironbound business and property owner Steven T. Yglesias opened the doors of Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge in 2005, the awning out front featured the phrase “redefine your Ironbound experience” along with its now familiar bull logo.

Mompou’s new owner, Tony Martinez, has promised to honor the traditions of the game-changing eatery on Ferry Street, while ...

Prospects for Newark discussed at annual Real Estate Market Forecast Panel

With the opening of the new Hahne & Co. building, the groundbreaking of Newark’s first high-rise residential building in more than a generation and other development projects taking shape in downtown Newark, the mood at a recent panel discussion about the city’s real estate was optimistic.
 
“You can’t help but mess with Newark right now,” said Francis ...

Whole Foods opens with a bang amid Newark's boom

When the glass doors slid open at the long-anticipated Whole Foods market opening on Wednesday, Karim Aquil Sharif, a chef who lives in Newark, walked through and stood right in the middle of the store, in a state of giddy excitement, as more than 500 people poured in around him.

"I'm a chef, and I just bought some store-made Italian chicken sausage, and I'm going down the aisle ...

Barnes & Noble College bookstore opens in Hahne & Co. Building

Barnes & Nobel College today opened a Rutgers University-Newark bookstore in the Hahne & Co. building in downtown Newark.

The 10,000 square-foot, two-story store with a entrance on Halsey Street is the first major bookstore to open in Newark in decades.

The bookstore sells merchandise typically found at other Barnes & Noble retail outlets as well as textbooks, course ...

After 25 years, Newark Club calls it quits

Rising high 22 floors above the city's downtown, the Newark Club is the ultimate room with a view. 

The club's Metropolitan Room, ringed by tall and wide windows, provides a panorama unique in the metropolitan area. To the left sits a slice of Newark's downtown centered around the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Dead center, the Meadowlands looms, a pocket of nature ...

GRAMMY Museum coming to Newark

Cleveland has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nashville has the Country Music Hall of Fame. Now Newark will have it’s own museum dedicated to iconic recording artists.

The GRAMMY Museum at announced today it will open its first outpost on the east coast in an 8,000-square-foot space in the Prudential Center in Newark.

The space, which is slated to open in the fall, will be filled with ...

Auto parts retailer reaches settlement over price violation accusations

NEWARK – Advance Auto Parts, which operates two stores in Newark, charged more than the amount shown on some items’ price tags, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.

Advance Auto Parts agreed to make changes at all its 69 stores in New Jersey “to ensure the accuracy of its pricing both at point of display and at the register” said the Attorney ...

Reopening of historic Hahne's building, with Whole Foods coming, a sign of the new Newark

When over 1,000 people packed the main hall of the reopened historic Hahne's department store on a stormy Monday in downtown Newark, their eyes opened wide. They saw gleaming white walls, ornate railings and a staircase that rose in the direction of a giant glass ceiling, open to the sky. 

The feature, an elegant reminder of the original 1901 store, serves another purpose: a way for ...

Newark unveils $100 million investment near Prudential Center

Since Prudential Center opened in October 2007, Newark officials have been promising a tantalizing bit of green space that would have stretched from Mulberry Street to a railroad trestle that crosses over Route 21.

But for the last decade, the promised Triangle Park has remained a vacant stretch of derelict blight, used mainly for parking cars.

Today, Newark officials rebranded Triangle ...

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