Food & Hospitality

Feb 25, 2021

NJ to subsidize meals from 160 COVID-hit restaurants for neediest residents

The Economic Development Authority says it expects to provide $14 million to keep restaurants afloat hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions, reduced capacity, and overall consumer anxiety about the pandemic.

Feb 23, 2021

Local artists can submit their work to don outside of new Guttenberg residential building

Professionals, middle schoolers and high schoolers can put their artwork in the running to be reproduced, mural-size, for the outside of the Green Urban building; and the winner will receive $5,000.

Feb 22, 2021

92-year-old theater to get $72M facelift in Jersey City

Loew’s Theatre will get a new lease on life and be transformed into a 3,300-seat entertainment venue through a $72 million agreement with Prudential Center operator Devils Arena Entertainment.

Feb 22, 2021

Wakefern names chief financial, communications officers

Neil Falcone, previously vice president of ShopRite Financial Services and corporate finance, has taken the help as CFO while Karen Meleta was elevated from vice president of consumer and corporate communications to the newly created position.

Mark Giannantonio, president and CEO at Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City
Feb 19, 2021

Resorts AC exec to chair Stockton gaming institute

Mark Giannantonio has been tapped to succeed Mark Blum for the advisory board of the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT).

Feb 18, 2021

Casino brick and mortar profits tank nearly 17% in January amid pandemic

Data released Feb. 17 by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement showed that the nine casinos won $192 million at their physical establishments in January 2020, compared to $160 million this past January.

Feb 16, 2021

Somerset Patriots get 1,000 season ticket bookings ahead of summer (updated)

For sports fans, 2021 could bear some semblance of pre-pandemic life, and that notion is holding true in New Jersey’s sports stadiums.

Feb 15, 2021

NutMobile spent weekend and Monday in central, south Jersey

This year, events have looked very different from years past. The last time the NutMobile was in New Jersey was for the Hot Air Balloon Festival in July 2019. The event was cancelled for the first time in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb 12, 2021

Ferrero: Valentine’s Day candy sales up substantially from 2020

The company's holiday offerings are up 51% year over year, versus 37% growth in Valentine's offerings across the premium chocolate category.

Feb 12, 2021

How to get free lift tickets at Mountain Creek on Feb. 12

The Vernon ski resort is honoring President Abraham Lincoln’s 212th birthday by getting guests to recite his most famous speech correctly in its entirety.

Feb 11, 2021

Calling local artists working or living in Jersey City – Newport seeks lobby wall piece for newest residential community

Five finalists will be selected for a second-round review and the winning artist will be awarded $12,000 plus $500 for supplies to complete the piece by April 28.

AeroFarms vertical farming facility in Newark.
Feb 10, 2021

AeroFarms taps Almassy as VP of sales, others in exec roles

The Newark-based vertical farms produce grower is expanding its executive team to meet its increasing consumer demand.