Category Archives: Commercial

Council considers restricting smoke shops

City Council will consider an ordinance to limit smoke shops, tobacco stores, hookah lounges and cigar bars within commercial districts.

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Wine bar in the works for Main Street space

A one-time shoe store and later a banquet hall on Irving Street Main Street that has changed hands a couple times in recent years is expected to be transformed into a wine bar.

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Downtown hotel, retail space goes for $5 million

The hotel and commercial space on the first four floors of Sky View at Carriage City Plaza sold for $5 million early this year.

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Demolition under way at future Wawa site

Demolition began late last week on the former Power & Fitness building, about 50 weeks after the St. Georges Avenue site was approved for a new Wawa convenience store and gas station.

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Former gym, future Wawa site sold for $2.3m

The former Power & Fitness gym property on St. Georges Avenue, approved last summer for development as a new Wawa, sold for $2.3 million in the spring.

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Appellate panel rules on SID lawsuit

An appeals court struck down part of a trial judge’s decision rejecting the city’s expansion of the Special Improvement District (SID) while remanding other parts of the decision for more proceedings.

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Rahway Kitty Hall among new downtown tenants

New Jersey’s first cat cafe, Rahway Kitty Hall, opened in downtown Rahway, hosting a grand opening earlier this month.

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A look at assessed value over the past decade

Rahway’s overall assessed value is about 7 percent off since the recession with assessed values of apartments and industrial properties heading in opposite directions while commercial assessments are almost back to pre-recession levels.

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