Opportunity Comes a Knocking on Previous La-Roche Development

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Opportunity Comes Knocking on La-Roche Development

[Oprah Voice] “You get a job, you get a job, you get a job AND you get a job!”

Prism Capital Partners LLC recently purchased the former La-Roche development in 2016. An according to Nutley’s township Attorney, Alan Genitempo, 5,000 – 8,000 jobs are expected to be created. This will be great for the economic growth of Nutley.  Nutley’s Mayor Scarpelli expressed, “We’re very excited by that. More people will spill over into our local economy. It will create jobs and is good for the local economy and for our ratables.”

Along with the new batch of jobs created, there will be many changes to the buildings. “We’ve been working with the developer on a weekly basis and getting status reports,” says Genitempo.

The new plans for the reconstruction of the 16 acre property includes: redevelopment of two buildings – which will become the new private medical school and research facility, offices, compatible commercial uses, and structured and surface parking facilities. When designing the future structures, the developers want those who will be working in the buildings to enjoy a campus-like greenery. In addition, Seton Hall College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Science will be built on 10 to 9 acres of land that will be leased out. Prism’s Edwin Cohen stated, “At the same time, we are working closely with the Township of Nutley, city of Clifton and a team of consultants to develop a vibrant mixed-use, multiuser plan.”

Situated between the Garden State Parkway and NJ Turnpike, the former La-Roche development will now be rebranded as ON3.  And due to the location, this is said to be a highly sought after business address that has many companies interested.  “There has been interest from high-tech industries,” Scarpelli said.

With massive changes, township leaders are very welcoming to the new possibilities. “It’s the future of Nutley. It’s the lifeblood of our economy, says Genitempo.”

Written By
Ashley Wall
For Team Ellenbogen

Sources – http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170504/NJBIZ01/170509892/prism-taps-cw-to-start-marketing-at-former-roche-campus

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New School Of Medicine Opening In Nutley

Photo Credit - Frances Micklow / The Star-Ledger
Photo Credit – Frances Micklow / The Star-Ledger

It’s 2017 and New Jersey has some ‘bigly’ news! In fact, its actually ‘yuuuuuuuuge’ news for those living in Nutley or Clifton. Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian Health will be opening the New School of Medicine.

This is officially the first private medical school operated in New Jersey for the last 50 years. It is the fifth medical school in the state and will be the only private, non-profit medical school.

No, this is not fake news! This is the real deal and we have the facts to prove it. 

Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian Health signed a 25-year-lease agreement for the former 16-acre campus of the Hoffmann-La Roche biomedical facility with PB Nutclifl LLC. This is an affiliate of Bloomfield-based Prism Capital Partners LLC, who acquired the property on July 13, 2016. The majority of the property is located in the Township of Nutley.

There are no losers here as negotiations include two new state of the art buildings. The first being the New School of Medicine by Hackensack Meridian Health and Seton Hall. An the second is the College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences, which is relocating to this area from the original South Orange campus. Many are looking forward to the National Health Institute-Designed Clinical Research Center, which will help serve as a research and discovery center.

So what does this all mean? Well, lets take a look at some reactions to this new development project.

Seton Hall – Excited to provide more than 1500 students with the opportunity to gain new knowledge in state of the art facilities and improve healthcare for years to come.

According to the Founding Dean of the new School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, Bonita Staton. “We’re going to make a big impact on the healthcare of the United States. ”We’re gonna start with the impact on the healthcare of the people that are in New Jersey, that are in the area were serving.” She also states, “We will be educators. We will be researchers. And we will be giving top quality care.”

Students from the medicine, nursing, occupational and physical therapy fields will benefit tremendously in the newly designed state of the art schools. Seton Hall is proud to provide students with the new facilities to improve patient care as it is one of the most important priorities. Students will be able to be engaged in a hands-on approach through operating tables and simulation labs as World-class surgeons are expected to be onsite.

Seton Hall is excited to attract the brightest minds to the field of medicine in New Jersey. This will add to a shortage in physicians that New Jersey and the US currently face. These new facilities are ready for the next generation to improve and pursue their career in the medical field.

Nutley’s Mayor – Thrilled for improving the community and enthusiastic about the future.

Nutley’s Mayor and Commissioner of Public Works, Joseph Scarpelli, issued the statement, “The Board of Commissioners and our residents are enthusiastic about the future of the site and anticipate the new medical school will be a catalyst for continued positive changes in our community. We expect as Prism begins the improvements and repurposing of the property, there will be a boost to our local economy and provide an opportunity for quality employment prospects for our residents. It is indeed an incredible honor to be mayor at this exciting time in Nutley’s history,”

Hopefully, with the addition of the Medical Facility, the other buildings can be rented by corporate tenants, thereby, returning much- needed ratables to the Township.

Residents – Mixed reactions

The majority of residents are excited for the New School of Medicine, as they agree it is a great fit. They are thrilled the currently vacant former pharmaceutical facilities are being turned into a medical school instead of shopping malls. They are no longer nervous about a large increase to their property taxes had the campus remained empty for too many years. Others may have a bit of a hard time welcoming the higher density and new traffic.

Real Estate – Celebrations all around

‘New Urbanist’ is the term for the future property, which will be a mixed site of living, working and playing. The real estate development firm Prism Capital Partners is confident that they will be able to attract corporate and research users to the new location, while uncompromising quality. 

In addition, Prism is marketing three additional, existing office buildings. These buildings totaling more than 700,000 square feet, and are build-to-suit lease and development sites. Prism has attracted noteworthy companies and is continuing to negotiating agreements with users for additional leases on site

Local Realtors® are optimistic that the ‘overflowing’ demand of housing needs will boost the local real estate market.

The Nutley and Seton Hall communities are running on adrenaline, as this news is a great sign of things to come! Some might even say New Jerseyans are… #Winning!

Currently, plans are still being drafted, and more details will be provided in the future; so check back for updates.

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Written by
Ashley Wall
For Team Ellenbogen

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A Community Website Exclusively About Nutley

Our Website for Nutley

Acres of gorgeous parks, an inviting, small-town atmosphere, a tight-knit community, high-achieving schools and easy access to New York City–who wouldn’t want to live in Nutley? We’re proud to present our new website just for Nutley listings. We can’t wait to show you all the great things about this town!

Our website has everything you need to know about. You’ll find information and helpful links on schools, public transportation, recreational spots and reviews of local restaurants. We even have videos!

Click below to learn more about what makes this such a fabulous place to call home.



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Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes: The Original Stuffed Cupcake Right In Nutley

A Classic Dessert with a Delicious Twist

We recently had the pleasure of eating the best cupcakes in Nutley. If you haven’t already, we urge you to rush post-haste to Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes on Franklin Avenue and find out just what major news outlets like the New York Times, the Star Ledger and NBC have been raving about. Even Oprah and Food Network Star Rachael Ray have gotten their hands on these famous treats.

We ordered four delicious flavors: Outrageous Oreo, Pumpkin King, Jazzy Razz and Red Velvet. These are no elf-sized, finger food confections. Jarets doesn’t hold back. Their cupcakes are big, rich, indulgent and topped with a generous heaping of icing. At the center of each is a luxurious filling unique to each cupcake. Our personal favorite was the Red Velvet, stuffed with decadent vanilla mousse and finished off with what might be the most heavenly cream cheese icing in the world. They’re so good, you’ll want to hide them from the kids.

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Maureen and Keith Jaret call themselves the “Accidental Bakers.” Keith graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and worked at several high profile restaurants, including Hilton International’s renowned Cafe 43. There, he met Maureen, who worked on Wall Street. They went on to launch a successful European-inspired catering company called A Savoire Affaire, and in 2001 they moved to Nutley and opened The Petite Cafe.

It was at the Petite Cafe that Maureen began to serve a fabulous chocolate cake. It was extremely well-received by the few customers who ordered it, so Maureen began to wonder why it wasn’t more popular. After requesting feedback from patrons, she learned that the issue was the cake’s plain appearance. It lacked visual appeal. There were no flowers, no fancy icing flourishes, nothing to make the cake stand out. So, regardless of how delicious the cake tasted, people went elsewhere.

Maureen was undeterred. She enrolled in a cake decorating class at Nutley High School and found that her creations were best showcased not as full cake slices, but stuffed cupcakes. The rest is history.

Since the very first stuffed cake was introduced in 2005, the “Accidental Bakers” and their now famous stuffed cupcake shop have become a fixture in Nutley. Visitors flock from New Jersey and beyond for a Cannoli Dream or an Anna Banana, but it’s the residents of Nutley who love Jarets the most. They treat their kids for midday dessert. They stop by to pick up some treats for friends, family members or coworkers. They’re proud to support a homegrown Nutley business.

Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes
231 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110
181 Union Boulevard
Totowa, NJ 07511
 Written for Team Ellenbogen by Nicole Carin

The Parks of Nutley Township

Crown Jewel of Essex County

Miles of natural beauty, scenic paths, pristine bubbling rivers, gorgeous views of the sunset–all of this is just a short commute away from New York City. Nutley’s 9 parks–Booth Park, DeMuro Park, Father Glotzbach Park, Msgnr. Owens Park, Flora Louden Park, Kingsland Park, Nichols Park, Reinheimer Park and Memorial Parks I, II and III–are considered the most beautiful of Essex County’s sprawling park system. They feature drinking fountains and updated playground equipment, and many are within walking distance of residential areas, making it easy to take a refreshing scenic walk without having to go too far from home. Whether your plans include a relaxing evening stroll  or a brisk morning jog, Nutley’s parks have plenty to offer. Altogether, there are 12 baseball fields, 4 soccer fields, 2 tennis courts, and even a roller hockey rink. The town prides itself on the flawless condition of its park grounds and its commitment to conservation. The parks are the heart and soul of the community. They are a place of gathering for residents of Nutley, and their beauty has drawn the attention of visitors from all over New Jersey. Recreational programs are available for children as well as adults.

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Written for Team Ellenbogen by Nicole Carin