Luciano’s, which from the outside has looked like it was ready for business quite some time ago, is expected to officially open in January.
The 250-seat Italian restaurant at the corner of Main and Monroe streets will host some parties during the remainder of this year.
Parking will be available across the street, where a car wash and a Blimpie’s once stood.
Riverview at Rahway, the 14 apartments on the upper floors, have temporary certificates of occupancy and are all rented; people have been moved in for about six months. The interior of the restaurant, which includes a piano bar and lounge, is supposed to be gorgeous, according to the rave reviews from those who’ve been inside.