Food & Hospitality

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is opening its first N.J. location in Linden.
Jul 1, 2021

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers to open first NJ location

The American fast-casual restaurant will start serving customers next month at Linden's Legacy Square.

Jul 1, 2021

NJCU, NJEDA to establish sports betting, fintech hub

Online sports wagering technology and financial technology sectors get a boost with $200,000 in funding and staff resources that will bolster the center’s goals of providing an incubator for the industries and acting as a connector between industry, academia and relevant state agencies.

Jun 30, 2021

O’Neil leaving HBSE for ‘new opportunities’

CEO Scott O'Neil is stepping down after eight years with the parent company to National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers and National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils.

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Jun 29, 2021

Health care leaders hail Essex-Hudson Greenway’s potential for positive impact

The head of Clara Maass Medical Center and others are touting the project for a nearly 9 mile linear park connecting Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Belleville, Newark, Kearny, Secaucus and Jersey City to create healthier communities, particularly in the wake of COVID.

Jun 28, 2021

Dartcor, New Stand partner on office amenities

This will be the first corporate food partner for the New Stand at Work product, which brings tech-driven point-of-sale "newsstands" into office buildings across the country.

NJPAC expects to complete the development around the arts district in Newark by 2024.
Jun 28, 2021

NJPAC to create Newark arts neighborhood

The approximately 7.3.acre, $150 million project includes low-rise and high-rise multifamily buildings, retail establishments, restaurants and cultural spaces, along with about 15 new townhomes and condos, all along the riverfront.

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Jun 28, 2021

Poll: Lingering pandemic could squash July Fourth tourism surge

According to the Monmouth University Polling Institute, 54% of American adults said they plan to attend a barbeque, compared to 69% in 2019, pre-COVID.

Jun 28, 2021

To pay or not to pay

A  Superior Court judge ruled that the owners of a Ridgewood restaurant could proceed with litigation against their landlords, who they sued on grounds that they shouldn’t have to pay rent for the months of business they lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. And according to the plaintiff’s attorney, how the case shakes out could have far-reaching effects on the rights of similar operators.

Suburban Propane tanks.
Jun 25, 2021

Dartcor to upgrade Suburban Propane’s corporate dining experience

The dining services provider will assume responsibility for the energy company's program at its Whippany Central Support office, completely transforming its café, menus and the on-site culinary experience.

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Jun 24, 2021

Barrington Chick-fil-A to open June 29

The restaurant will employ approximately 120 full- and part-time workers and is owned independently by franchisee Bill Diaco.

Rendering of the AeroFarms facility in Abu Dhabi, expected to be completed in 2022.
Jun 24, 2021

AeroFarms commences construction on AgX Research Center in Abu Dhabi

In partnership with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office, which is providing $150 million, AeroFarms AgX will bring work to advance sustainable controlled environment agriculture and vertical farming, and help to address broader global agriculture supply chain issues in the Middle East.

Lee Terfloth, COO of G3 Esports in Atlantic City
Jun 22, 2021

Terfloth joins G3 Esports as COO

The former vice president of online gaming product for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, Lee Terfloth will oversee day-to-day operations while developing and implementing long-term business strategies for the company.