Business & Finance

May 9, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – Did the construction of the new Shops at Ledgewood Commons in Roxbury really deserve a waiver from Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 clampdown on all but “essential” building projects? That’s the question being asked by members of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transport (SMART) ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Kenvil Deli and Market has new owners: A brother and sister who might be familiar faces to many Roxbury residents. Siblings Carol Mulhearn and Carmine Todaro, who opened the deli March 16, ran the former Chappy’s Pizza in Kenvil from 1988 to 2008. Todaro has lived in Roxbury for ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The developers of The Shops at Ledgewood Commons are assessing whether Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order, banning “non-essential” construction, will put the brakes on the huge project, said a company spokesman today. Advance Realty Investors spokesman Dan Ivers was not sure ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The bad news related to the COVID-19 pandemic is unrelenting, but so are the aspirations of some Roxbury homeowners who are using this time to plan for home improvement projects, said a township official. Forced out of work by government dictates that shut down many businesses, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – By order of the government, the booths at Roxbury Diner in Succasunna were empty last week at a time of day when they're normally be packed with a lunch crowd. But by order of owners Jimmy and George Dontas, the kitchen was still buzzing. Determined to keep going, despite the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – John Crimi, the president and CEO of County Concrete Corp. in Kenvil, was presented this week with a permanent honorary membership in the Roxbury Rotary Club. Crimi, a former Roxbury Rotarian, is the second person in the club’s 60-year history to receive the award, according to the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - February was a special month at Standard Tile of Roxbury. The store celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Standard Tile chain, a business formed in February 1920. Although the Roxbury store, at 159 Route 10 East in Succasunna, isn’t a century old (it was built in 1963) its ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The power outage that impacted much of Roxbury on Saturday wasn't caused by anything dramatic, like a Russian electro-magnetic pulse attack over Kenvil. It wasn't even weather related or initiated by "adrift" foil Valentine's Day balloons caught in power lines (something JCP&L ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Berkeley Heights couple hopes to open in Succasunna a luxury daycare facility and hotel for dogs, a place where some rooms will have plush beds and TVs tuned to Animal Planet. If granted approval by the Roxbury Planning Board, the proposed K9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Hotel ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The owner of a popular “dollar store” in the Roxbury Mall is hoping he’s created enough loyal customers over the years to keep his operation in business when a Dollar Tree opens around the corner. Sukah Singh, the 28-year-old owner of the $1 Deal store, concedes he was shocked to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Some motorists on Route 10 are tooting their horns as they pass the site of the upcoming Shops at Ledgewood Commons mall. But their beeps are not expressions of excitement that the long-awaited project is finally being built. Instead, the honks are signs of support for a group of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Six months after contractors began removing the walls of the former Walmart store in Ledgewood, the walls of a new Walmart Supercenter at the site have risen in their place. Walmart hopes to have the 164,000-square-foot store open for business by autumn. The company received a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Less than three years after it took over the only movie theater in Roxbury, Cinépolis USA is shutting it down. The Cinépolis Succasunna theater in the Roxbury Mall will show its last movie Sunday evening, said a manager today. She confirmed the accuracy of a post on the company’s ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The new turf field at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna and the restored former Hopatcong Train Station in Landing were cited Wednesday by the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce in announcing its choices for this year’s business beautification awards. The Chamber presented the awards ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Meeting homeowners in their time of need after a traumatic event, like a house fire, can be emotional and stressful. Christian Licciardi’s construction business deals with these situations almost every day. Luckily when Christian gets home to Roxbury on many evenings, the sounds of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Circle Bowl & Entertainment’s celebration of 60 years in business in Ledgewood continued last week when township officials honored the company. Circle Bowl, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, was one of three businesses inducted by the Roxbury Economic Development Committee (EDC) into ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The massive jaw of the “long-reach demolition” unit tore into the former cement plant in Kenvil, ripping out huge steel beams and chunks of industrial equipment. Crunching sounds of destruction, accompanied by waves of dust, filled the air. At the controls, Jason Simmons was a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Groups and organizations in Roxbury might soon have a new place in town to gather for meetings: Roxbury Diner in Succasunna. The owners of the eatery on Route 10 are seeking township approval to enlarge the establishment by about 1,800 square feet and use the new area as a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Some good news for Roxbury area Starbucks junkies who are also commuters: The proposed Starbucks at the new Shops at Ledgewood Commons will have a drive-through lane, according to plans. Starbucks is one of four new restaurants being proposed by the developers of the new shopping ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Circle Bowl & Entertainment, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, is one of Roxbury’s longest-operating businesses and it’s throwing a party Saturday (Oct. 5) to celebrate. The bowling alley known as Circle Lanes began operating in 1959, said Event Manager Jodi Dougherty. It’s been a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The township this week issued a building permit for a new Walmart Supercenter in Ledgewood, a structure that will cost more than $12 million to build, according to public records. The permit was issued Sept. 16 to Ledgewood Investors, the Bridgewater company in the process of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The proposed Shops at Ledgewood Commons mall “is set to move forward” thanks to a $72.5 million construction loan, it was announced today. The financing, through Santander Bank, was arranged by Cushman & Wakefield’s Equity, Debt and Structured Finance (EDSF) team, according to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Succasunna lawyer Marshall Gates was honored Tuesday by local and state officials who praised not only his 46 years in business but also his community involvement. Gates, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor who opened his law office in 1973, was presented with the Roxbury Business Longevity ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Updated plans for the proposed Shops at Ledgewood Commons shows the former Ledgewood Mall site on Route 10 will have at least six places to get food. In addition to the eateries currently at the site – Red Lobster and Wendy’s – the new mall will have a Five Guys Burgers & ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Some news that might make beer lovers in Roxbury hopping mad: The plan to open a craft beer brewery in a former Kenvil roller rink is dead in the water. Long Valley residents Donna and Steven Ashton are no longer pursuing their dream of converting the former Kenvil Roller Rink into ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury company is building its world headquarters on a piece of land that stood barren for many years, save for the skeletal remains of a former cement plant. Nordic Contracting Co., of Ledgewood, is building more than 40,000 square feet of office/warehouse space on a North Dell ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – At a former cement plant off North Hillside Avenue in Kenvil, the weeds get higher, the graffiti gets thicker and the vandalism gets worse. What isn’t happening so far: A planned redevelopment of the "eyesore" site into a new headquarters for Fullerton Grounds ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Demolition crews are well on their way to removing the last remaining walls of the former Ledgewood Walmart and a Roxbury official today said construction of the new store – and others in the proposed Shops at Ledgewood Commons – should begin after Labor Day. The Walmart knock down ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo wants to make this clear to the rumor mongers in town: Walmart has not given up on its plan to stay in Roxbury, so stop spewing your baloney. When he found out recently that somebody was saying the company was no longer interested in building a new ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Two main goal of the Roxbury Township Economic Development Committee (EDC) is to attract new businesses to the township, but today it honored two old ones. The panel presented Business Longevity Awards to Bristol Financial Services and to Zoschak Photography, naming them to its new ...

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