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Plainfield Development: Sumo Grand Opening Held on Thursday Evening

Credits: Jennifer Popper
Sumo Enterprises President and CEO Jacinto Rodrigues with Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp Credits: Jennifer Popper
Credits: Jennifer Popper
SUMO is directly across from the Netherwood train station Credits: Jennifer Popper
City Council Vice President Barry Goode speaks Credits: Jennifer Popper
Credits: Jennifer Popper
Carlos N. Sanchez, Deputy City Administrator for Economic Development Credits: Jennifer Popper

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and members of the administration held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday evening for the Sumo Enterprises mixed-use property across from the Netherwood train station. 

There are 31 units, with 19 two-bedrooms  and 12 one-bedroom rental units; ten units are on each floor, with one on the first floor for a superintendent.  So far seven families have signed leases, and five have moved in.  Thirty-one parking spaces are available across the street, right next to the Netherwood fire station.  There is also recreational space residents can use within the building. 

Nine commercial spaces are on the first floor.

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Open houses are being held every Saturday from from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  For more information, call 908-469-2900, or email

Mayor Mapp said, "We have been focusing on mixed-use development in our city, and this is one of the many mixed-use developments that you are seeing around the city, and more is still to come."

Adding that it is ideally located directly across from the Netherwood station, he continued, "you can actually stay in your bedroom, wait until you hear the train is coming by, dash downstairs, and get on the train.  That is how convenient it is!"

Mapp also acknowledged City Council members, as well as members of the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.


Sumo President and CEO Jacinto Rodrigues said, "I know that it took a little longer than what was anticipated.  A remodel is not as easy as it looks."

Rodrigues continued, "I am very happy that we have some families living here already, and hope that we can fill it up soon, and to be an asset for the city and for the neighborhood.  So I thank you guys, and we will do our best to be a good neighbor and a good partner for the city."

Jim Spear, Zoning Board of Adjustment member, and former President of the Netherwood Heights Neighbors Association, had said, "It has been a long time coming, but I am happy to see this project finally coming to fruition.  The building has really brightened up that corner and hopefully it will be the catalyst for other projects around the Netherwood train station."

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