Newark Avenue At Last Sees Signs of Renewal

Jersey City’s downtown shopping district has long fallen short of expectations. For years, Newark Avenue looked like a set piece from the yet to be filmed Escape From Jersey City.

Two Boots Coming to Renovated Storefront

Two Boots Pizza has posted signs in a Newark Avenue storefront currently undergoing renovations. The storefront is one of the first on the south side of the block to under go renovation. The store is the former Tortillas Grill at 133 Newark Avenue.

Columbus Project Resurrected

109 Columbus Drive Jersey City, NJ

The revised 109 Columbus Drive is filling in the long abandoned construction site three lots west of Grove Street. Now branded as The Grove, 109 to 113 Columbus Drive will include one and two bedroom rental units with ground floor retail space.

Torico Ice Cream Still Has Pulse

Torico Ice cream on Erie Street

We’d all but given up on Torico Ice Cream ever returning to the corner space on Erie and 1st Street. The renovation project of the beloved ice cream parlor began in October of 2010. Many hoped to see Torico reopen by the summer of 2011 and indeed handwritten signs promised just that begin in May. Updated signs in July promised an opening in August, and then another in September. When the first year anniversary of the renovation project passed, we had all but given up hope.

Newport’s Laguna Rising

he Laguna is the newest tower in the Newport section of Jersey City

The rental market in Jersey City is coming back and no better evidence of this is the construction of a new residential tower in the Newport section of Jersey City. The Lefrak organization is notoriously conservative with development projects often self financing and progressing as market conditions dictate.

Gypsy Grill Opens

The Newark Avenue revitalization continues with the opening of Gypsy Grill. Located a 187 Newark Avenue, the new business is just steps away from the recently opened Barcade. Gypsy Grill offers affordable mediterranean food.

Cinco De Mayo on Grove Street Tonight

Tonight marks the sixth annual Grove Street Cinco de Mayo celebration hosted by Grove Street bars The Merchant and Bar Majestic. A small parade will march from Grand Street up to Mongomery Street along Grove beginning around 4pm. Afterwards, from 5pm through midnight, the bars will be offering drink specials along Grove Street. Typically the […]

Abbondonza Trattoria Coming to Liberty Harbor

A new family style Italian restaurant is coming to Grand Street as part of the Liberty Harbor North development. The restaurant will be on a ground floor retail space on the east side of the development across from Grove Street. Posts on JCList and Kannekt forums reveal the restaurant will include brick oven pizza and […]

K9dergarten Coming to Newark Avenue

A formerly vacant storefront of Newark Avenue that had slowly been transformed over the last six months will be home to a K9dergarten, a pet daycare and boutique thus signaling that Newark Avenue has arrived. Expect a Stroller Emporium soon.

Two More Towers Planned for Newport

The next buildings in the Newport development will likely break ground in the coming months in the northern most corner of the property according to the Hudson Reporter. The plan likely is intended to take advantage of last year’s completion of waterfront walkway bridge linking Newport directly with the Hoboken Terminal. The northern quadrant of […]

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