City Council will consider an ordinance to limit smoke shops, tobacco stores, hookah lounges and cigar bars within commercial districts.
Almost 1,500 new residential units have been constructed in Rahway over the last 15 years, including more than 1,000 downtown, with another 1,000-plus in the works — either approved and not yet begun or presented as a concept plan.
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.
The hotel and commercial space on the first four floors of Sky View at Carriage City Plaza sold for $5 million early this year.
A multi-year tax appeal settled for the commercial and hotel space at Carriage City Plaza yielded a combined refund of $85,000, a reduction of about 12.5 percent of its tax bill over the four disputed years.
New Jersey’s first cat cafe, Rahway Kitty Hall, opened in downtown Rahway, hosting a grand opening earlier this month.
The 100-year-old VFW Post 681 building on Campbell Street will be demolished for more parking for the Gateway YMCA-Rahway Branch.
There is renewed interest from a developer in the Sky View at Carriage City Plaza building downtown.