bwe kafe to Open Third Hudson County Coffee Shop in Neighboring Hoboken

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Photo Credit:  Hudson Projects

bwe kafe is prepping to open its third coffee shop in Hudson County.  The neighborhood café and gathering space, which has locations at 140 River Drive South in downtown Jersey City and 1002 Washington Street in Hoboken has signed a lease to occupy 1,904 square feet of street-level retail space at the six-story Edge Adams building located at 1405 Adams Street in Hoboken.

Named bwè Kafe North End, the new outpost will introduce new design elements and features not found at other locations to create a higher level of social engagement and provide expanded service.  The multi-level space will feature a central mezzanine to foster a communal vibe.  An extended bar with an open kitchen will allow for larger food service.  Portions of the interior space will have distinct and unique design motifs and merchandising to better promote neighborly interaction.

The new location within Bijou Properties’ 34-unit Edge Adams luxury rental building that is registered for LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) marks the latest example of the proliferation of residential, retail, dining and entertainment options in uptown Hoboken which is creating a vibrant, urban neighborhood destination.

“There’s been a lot of exciting development happening in Hoboken’s north end,” commented bwé kafe owner Dale Mori-Ryan.  “We were fortunate enough to be a part of multiple pop-ups with Hudson Table and we became more aware of the growth and excitement in this area.  We wanted to participate in the growth with a more permanent location and Edge Adams was the ideal address.

“We love being surrounded by so many other spaces that are supporting the arts,” she continues.  “Hoboken’s only movie theater is directly across from us and the Mile Square Theater is steps away. We also love that the building is on pace to be LEED Certified.  We’re constantly trying to think of ways to become more sustainable as a coffee shop and as individuals. We offer compostable utensils, sell reusable straws, try to promote multi-use cups instead of single use ones and try to limit our waste. Being in a LEED Certified building is very special to us.”

It’s no coincidence that Bijou Properties also targeted bwé kafe for its thoughtfully-curated retail mix in the neighborhood as the two locally-based entities share a community-minded philosophy as part of their DNA.

“We’re a Hoboken company that is fully invested in the quality of life for its residents, now and in the future,” said Bijou Properties’ Managing Partner Larry Bijou.   “We continually strive to provide neighborhood amenities and services that complement our residential components and significantly contribute to the community-at-large.  We’re incredibly excited to be bringing bwè Kafe North End to Edge Adams and to deliver a new retail destination in this neighborhood.  It’s a perfect partnership between two like-minded businesses that share a vision for creating an eco-conscious living environment for all to enjoy.”

For over a decade, Bijou Properties has been introducing residential and commercial buildings in uptown Hoboken — all developed responsibly and with much-needed supportive retail and services. Its Park + Garden rental building located at 1450 Garden Street is home to the Elysian Charter School and the developer introduced Garden Street Mews, a cobblestone and tree-lined mews zoned for pedestrian use only where its sponsors the annual outdoor Garden Street Farmers Market.  Of recent note, Bijou Properties completed a 40,000 square-foot retail/recreation/office building located at 333 15th Street which includes tenants Orale, West Elm, SLT, and The Gravity Vault, Hudson County’s first rock climbing gym.

All of its properties have received or registered for LEED certification from USGBC, meaning they have been developed under strict guidelines to result in healthy, highly-efficient and cost-saving green buildings that dramatically reduce the impact on the surrounding neighborhood and environment.

Likewise, bwé kafe is driven by a mission of serving both its immediate and extended community.  Locally, its retail spaces host monthly open mic nights, collaborations with local vendors, showcases with local artists, open workshops and community events and fundraisers.

Globally, it partners with the non-profit ‘Love for Haiti,’ an organization which strives to improve life, opportunity, verse, and education in that nation.  Through this program, bwe kafe supports the art and music departments in two schools outside of Port au Prince via donations gathered in its coffee shops.  The monetary proceeds go to the tuitions of students for higher education.

“Our baristas and friends of the coffee shop visit the schools once or twice a year to deliver musical donations, laptops and art supplies, and meet with the students that are the beneficiaries of the scholarships,” Mrs. Mori-Ryan said.   “At home, we have great plans to expand our community collaborations in the new space.”

Edge Adams is the second boutique building in Bijou Properties’ Edge Lofts apartment portfolio, following Edge Clinton, a 35-unit rental at 1405 Clinton Street.

For additional information on Edge Adams, please visit www.edgelofts.com.

About Bijou Properties

Founded in 1999 in Hoboken, N.J., Bijou Properties designs, develops & manages the highest quality sustainable buildings and has become a recognized leader in the field of green development along the Hudson Waterfront.  Recent projects include Park + Garden, Garden Street Lofts (NJ’s First LEED Gold Residential Highrise) and Vine, a 135-unit LEED certified rental building at 900 Monroe Street.  The developer has also introduced Candela Lofts, the first Passive House multi-family condominium building in New Jersey, and VIA Lofts, a collection of ten luxury condominiums at 1410 Grand Street, and is preparing for the debut of 700 Jackson, a 424-unit luxury rental building.  With the completion of 700 Jackson, Bijou will have delivered nearly 1,000 sustainable LEED-certified homes in its home city.

 

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Time for Fall Cocktails

fall-cocktail-recipe-chowhound-670x446Autumn/ Winter Cocktails from Jersey City’s Piggyback Bar and NYC’s Pig and Khao

As we pack start to pack away our summer essentials  and pull out the sweaters and boots, it’s also time to switch up the bar cart and replace those fruity, light flavors with deeper, warmer profiles. Ben Byruch, operations manager and beverage curator of Jersey City’s Piggyback Bar and NYC’s Pig and Khao, has put together cocktails that showcase these warm and seasonal flavors.

We would love for you to consider their cocktails in any fall cocktail recipe roundups you may be working on.

  • Stinky Peat – A fan favorite at Pig and Khao, the cocktail is an infusion of chamomile rye and elderflower, providing a pleasant, flowery taste cut with a subtle, smoky bite from a scotch rinse.
  • Winter Root – This creation is ideal for the fall/winter months and offers spicier notes from its base of ginger whiskey and the signature, housemade five spice blend syrup featuring hints of clove, anise, all spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Topped with a quick dash of Peychaud’s bitters, the cocktail is truly fall in a glass.

BUSINESS NEWS: TAPROOT ORGANICS

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The buildout is almost complete at the newest outpost of local JC biz Taproot Organics. If you are looking for superior skin care this store should be on your “must list”.  You can find all the good stuff at 377 Broadway & 17th Street, across from the Firestone. They are currently open on Saturdays and Sundays. Check out their website: http://www.taprootorganics.com/.

About Taproot Organics via their FB page

FRESH IS BEST. Taproot Organics Chef / Owner Daniel Grunes uses his culinary expertise to create skin-quenching personal care for men, women, and kids using high quality organic ingredients found in the best kitchens. Infused Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Botanicals, Herbs, and Butters are whipped into Skin Food. 

Taproot Organics supports the Zero Waste initiative by using minimal packaging. Ask for your bar soap to be packed NAKED. Thank you for leaving a smaller imprint on our planet.

Jersey City Craft Distillery Fest

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Fine art in a shot glass: welcome to the world of craft spirits. Pour yourself a glass of genius and meet the auteurs that are creating booze distilled with panache and freedom. 🥃🍗

Book before is too late 👉 bit.ly/JerseyCityDistilleryFest

Each bottle is a gourmet experience down to the last drop, and your ticket grants you access to 150 types of spirits! Harborside’s idyllic venue will also host live musicians, celebrated chefs , and a plethora of vendors selling all sorts of fascinating trinkets and merchandise. 🎶

Hundreds of distillers can’t wait to fill your cup: get your tickets and come on down! 👉 bit.ly/JerseyCityDistilleryFest

Any questions?
📧 hello@feverup.com
📞 (646) 781-7359 / (917) 979-2124

DEVELOPER OF VANTAGE ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF BREWSHOT CAFÉ AT 45-STORY RENTAL BUILDING

2018-06-21_10-03-20Brewshot Café, a one-of-a-kind coffee shop and restaurant, is set to open its next Jersey City location at Vantage, the luxury rental building in downtown’s Liberty Harbor North neighborhood.

Fisher Development Associates, developer of Vantage, announced today that the gourmet shop has signed a lease to occupy 815 square-feet of ground floor retail space at the 45-story waterfront building.   The new Brewshot location will feature two separate entrances, a street-level storefront to accommodate pedestrian traffic, as well as direct entry from the Vantage lobby for its resident base.

Brewshot provides the best elements of the classic Italian coffee culture and offers a wide selection of organic, fair trade coffee and tea and freshest baked goods.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brewshot to Vantage,” says Brian Fisher, President of Fisher Development Associates.  “It will not only deliver the highest-quality coffee to this neighborhood, but also provide another inviting and social environment for our residents to enjoy.”

Located at 33 Park View Avenue, Vantage features 448 apartment homes providing its retailers access to a large pool of built-in consumers.  Brewshot will join Park View Academy, an innovative new daycare facility, as commercial tenants at Vantage. Continue reading

PARK VIEW ACADEMY SIGNS LEASE FOR 4,600 SQ.-FT. OF SPACE AT VANTAGE IN DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITY

PVA LogoNew Daycare Facility Will Open in Early 2019 at 45-Story Liberty Harbor North Building

Park View Academy, an innovative new daycare facility, has signed a lease to open its first location at Vantage, the luxury high-rise rental building in downtown Jersey City, N.J.’s Liberty Harbor North neighborhood.

Slated to open in Early 2019, the new early childhood school will serve both residents of Vantage and the community-at-large, according to Fisher Development Associates, which is developing the 448-home waterfront building overlooking the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Harbor Marina.

Park View Academy’s mission is to create a safe, educational, and friendly environment for the children under their care. They believe every child is unique and their growth depends on patience, understanding encouragement, and lots of love! Every day will bring a new and exciting challenge for your little one to experience. The center is the first collaboration between two local veterans of Hudson County child care, partners Yeon Benkovitz, owner of Lucie Goosie Toddler Enrichment in Jersey City, and Diane Branco, owner of World of Wonder daycare center (WOW) and Wowkids, LLC in Hoboken, NJ.

“It’s no secret Jersey City’s demographic is shifting to include more and more young families and there’s a growing need for high quality child care services,” Mrs. Benkovitz says.  “We’re establishing Park View Academy to help fill this demand.  We hope to offer parents a valuable service in a state-of-the-art facility that draws on the expertise of not only two local child care professionals, but also two experienced Jersey City moms.”

Vantage Building Rendering (1)Park View Academy will occupy approximately 4,600 square feet of ground floor retail space at Vantage.  The facility will feature a large play area to strongly encourage a high level of child interaction.

“We searched neighborhoods in downtown Jersey City for nearly three years trying to find the right location,” Mrs. Benkovitz adds.  “We were fortunate Vantage was brought to market by Fisher Development Associates and chose the building for our debut facility because the space is beautiful.  We also love the neighborhood feel and its location near the light rail and right off Marin Boulevard makes its accessible for parents.”

The 45-story Vantage boasts approximately 5,000 square-feet of supportive retail space.  The LEED-certified building at 33 Park View Avenue has been an important ingredient in Liberty Harbor North’s growth into a 21st Century urban destination where inspired living spaces blend with community services and shops to create a vibrant live-work environment for today’s urban professional. Continue reading

Opening of Dog-Friendly Outdoor Space!

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Join us for the opening of our dog-friendly outdoor space! Bring your pup and come have some cocktails with us 🙂 The outdoor space will be open through the fall, so it’s the perfect spot to hang with both your human and canine friends. We’ll have a tent for shade, outdoor games (cornhole, jenga, chess), and a puppy piddle area.

(Please note that dogs are only allowed outside and not indoors)