Food & Hospitality

Dels Village Shopping Center, 115 Hawkins Place, Boonton.
Aug 24, 2020

Kings Food Markets parent accepts stalking horse bid for $75M

"We are pleased to be moving forward with a sale so we can position Kings and Balducci's for even greater long-term success," said Judith Spires, chief executive officer of KB US Holdings. The company expects the sale to close in 60 days.

A new mask allows people to drink without taking it off or exposing their mouth. - REDEE SOLUTIONS LLC
Aug 24, 2020

Mask on, party on

Photos from bar patios around the state make it clear: People are eager as ever to imbibe with friends. And to facilitate that demand, safely, two New Jersey companies have come up with face coverings that you can drink through.

Montclair’s outdoor dining scene. - PAULINE HEANEY/MONTCLAIR CENTER
Aug 19, 2020

Murphy, restaurant group exec face off over talks on indoor dining (updated)

"I guess the new protocol is you have to call the governor directly for a meeting. To have him basically call me a liar," Marilou Halverson said in an interview. " I’ve been reprimanded by the administration for advocating on behalf of small businesses."

Aug 19, 2020

Judge tosses out suit to lift NJ COVID-restrictions, closures on movie theaters

The cinemas argued religious institutions were granted the right to hold gatherings, and that the plaintiffs were denied those rights because of orders issued by Gov. Phil Murphy, suggesting that operators could enact strict social distancing measures, limit ticket sales, install plexiglass at service areas, and adopt contactless check-ins.

Portrait of two smiling young African American entrepreneurs standing together behind the counter of their coffee shop
Aug 17, 2020

NJ Chamber, AACCNJ team to close racial gap for Black-owned businesses

According to a report from the National Bureau of Economic Research, 41 percent of Black-owned small businesses closed between February and April amid the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, while just 17 percent of white-owned enterprises shuttered.

Aug 17, 2020

Harris Blitzer pledges $20M to fight systemic racism

As part of the commitment, the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers owner will support Black-owned businesses and Black entrepreneurs through initiatives including a more than $5 million marketing asset contribution by the the teams via HBSE’s new Buy Black Partnership Program.

Aug 17, 2020

Boats, bikes and birdies

At the start of lockdowns in March there were few places to go but outside. But five months in many residents are opting to spend their free time outdoors, and not just because it’s summer.

Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City where guests and employees all wear masks as part of new protocol. 2020
Aug 17, 2020

Chipping away

Casinos and gamblers bet on the July reopening for Atlantic City's nine gaming houses, but it hasn’t quite paid off yet.

Planet Fitness opened its outdoor facility in Haddon Township on Aug. 14, 2020.
Aug 14, 2020

Planet Fitness opens Haddon Township outdoor gym – free for first responders

From concept to opening, the 6,000-square-foot fitness facility took no more than 10 days to put together, according to owner Billy Olson.

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 8, 2012: The historic Atlantic City boardwalk at twilight. It is the oldest boardwalk in the United States dating from 1870.
Aug 12, 2020

Online gambling still rules even with casinos open again

Revenue for all nine Atlantic City gaming halls totaled $264 million in July, a steep drop from last year when they took in nearly $335 million.

The Union Club offers a fully-equipped fitness center.
Aug 11, 2020

CIANJ: 69 percent of NJ supports reopening gyms with safety protocols

The poll found more than 7 out of 10 residents are more likely to support fitness centers opening their doors after learning that the state has already given the go-ahead to casinos, amusement parks and museums.

The MC Hotel makes its mark as the first new full-service hotel in Montclair in 80 years on Aug. 15, 2019.
Aug 11, 2020

ALTO Rooftop at Montclair’s MC Hotel now welcoming guests

Located on the ninth floor of the hotel through the building’s Bloomfield Avenue entrance, the city's only rooftop bar is now open for drinks Wednesdays through Sundays.