Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Tell us what you think of the new Wonderland Smoke Shop and Body Jewelry.
The Wonderland Smoke Shop and Body Jewelry opened in East Brunswick in June. While the East Brunswick Patch hasn’t been able to get over for a story yet, here are a few photos of the store. According to the store’s website, the shop is the owners’ fifth, with locations in Freehold, Greenbrook, Hasbrouck Heights and Lawrenceville. It bills itself as a novelty shop with an inventory ranging from glass water pipes, smoking accessories, body jewelry and more. The store is located at 272 Route 18. Hours are listed as "11:30ish to 9ish" Monday through Saturday, and "noonish and 6ish" Sundays. Drop in and tell us what you think! Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You can also find us on Twitter at …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The restaurant is the latest addition to the Brunswick Square Mall
Get your sandwiches and drinks today. Panera Bread is having a grand opening today at the Brunswick Square Mall. The new bakery-cafe will offer fresh baked bread, sandwiches, desserts and drinks, comfortable chairs, a community table and free Wi-Fi Internet access. The restaurant/bakery is the first of several new additions expected at the mall. Up next are Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a Threading Station, GoWireless, A Dollar and T Mobile. The hours of operation for Panera Bread at Brunswick Square mall are Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday- Saturday, 6 a.m.- 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 7 a.m.- 9 p.m. Major credit cards are accepted. Since Panera Bread was founded, the company and its franchisees have been active participants in the …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The fast food restaurant will be buit near Arthur Street and Route 18.
The East Brunswick Planning Board unanimously approved an application to build a White castle on Route 18, Wednesday. Belmont Realty Associates plans to build a 2,580-square-foot White Castle with a drive through on a 18.443-acre parcel of “underutilized parking lot” just north of KMart and south of Home Space. According to plans on file at the township Planning Department, the restaurant would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and employ six to eight people per shift, with about three shifts per 24 hours. In the area right now are about 963 parking spaces. The plans call for removing 76 and installing another 43 for 891 parking spaces. Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You can also …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Panera newest addition to the East Brunswick Square Mall
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Panera Bread is scheduled to open Tuesday, July 31, in the Brunswick Square Mall. “We are thrilled to open a mall location in East Brunswick,” said Robert MacEachern, director of operations for Panera Bread, in a press release. “We are happy to offer this community fresh and wholesome food choices, paired with the convenient service their busy schedules demand.” The restaurant/bakery is the first of several new additions expected at the mall. Up next are Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a Threading Station, GoWireless, A Dollar, and T Mobile. The new bakery-cafe in East Brunswick will offer fresh baked bread, sandwiches, desserts and drinks, comfortable chairs, a community table and free Wi-Fi Internet access. “This location will have outdoor …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Music School to move in next to Jack's Corner Market.
School of Rock hopes to become the newest member of the East Brunswick business community. The rock and roll music school expects to open in a newly created space next to Jack’s Corner Market on Lexington Avenue. Plans call for dividing the space with a firewall and renovating both the new area and Jack’s. “I think it’s a great music town and it’s just a really cool area,” said VP of Marketing Mark Biondi, whose brother Joseph is opening the East Brunswick location. “We’re still in the construction phase, we’re sort of just separating the space and we’re hoping to be open in September. That’s what we’re shooting for.” With 90 locations across the United States and more outside of the country, School of Rock provides afterschool music …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
One thing is for sure, whether you approve of a White Castle or not, there will be no shortage of people who want to stop here.
The possibility of having a White Castle set up shop right here in East Brunswick has some people excited. According to an East Brunswick Patch poll asking readers which fast food restaurant makes the best burgers, 51 out of 94 people voting said White Castle was their favorite. Coming in next was Wendy’s with 13 votes, In N Out with 10 votes and Burger King with 9 votes. But just because White Castle won the poll doesn’t mean that everyone is happy with the possibility of the fast food chain opening in East Brunswick. Readers were mixed in their reaction to news that Belmont Realty Associates is seeking preliminary site plan approval to build a 2,580-square-foot White Castle with a drive through on an 18.443-acre parcel of “underutilized …
Friday, June 29, 2012
A study by R.J. Brunelli & Co. shows that vacancy rates at major retail centers in Central Jersey are declining, a possible good sign for the economy.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to clarify Ron DeLuca's quote in the third paragraph. Retail vacancies are down in Central Jersey, including right here in East Brunswick. According to the R.J. Brunelli & Co. 23rd annual study of retail vacancy rates in the Central Jersey market, the retail vacancy rate along Central Jersey’s major shopping corridors—Route 1, Route 9, Route 18 and Route 35—fell to 9.1 percent in April from 10.5 percent a year ago, and 9.8 percent in 2010. “I think the best way to sum it up is, it’s certainly better this year than the last three years,” said Ron DeLuca, senior vice president at Brunelli. “We still worry about the economic impacts of two key things: the situation in Europe and the price of gasoline…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Developer wants approval to build a White Castle in the parking lot near K-Mart and Home Space.
In the mood for a slider? Well, if Belmont Realty Associates has its way, you won’t have to look far. The group is seeking preliminary site plan approval to build a 2,580-square-foot White Castle with a drive through on a 18.443-acre parcel of “underutilized parking lot” just north of KMart and south of Home Space. According to plans on file at the township Planning Department, the restaurant would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and employ six to eight people per shift, with about three shifts per 24 hours. In the area right now are about 963 parking spaces. The plans call for removing 76 and installing another 43 for 891 parking spaces. The application will be before the Planning Board on July 25. Now that you know about White…
CUPS Yogurt has grand opening, Friday.
CUPs yogurt opened its doors to the public on Friday. With 24 flavors and almost 60 toppings, word of the frozen yogurt store has been traveling fast, and that's exactly how Andy Race, director of operations likes it. "We got the word out on facebook and twitter and all our employees love what theydo and they tell their friends first," he said. "There's nothing like word of mouth." The East Brunswick CUPS will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit www.cupsfrozenyogurt.com. Here are some photos of the store's first day in business.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
CUPS is just one of a few businesses set to open in the new Summerhill Square.
East Brunswick’s newest business is about to open its doors. CUPS Frozen Yogurt will open its sixth New Jersey location at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 8 at the Summerhill Square. The first CUPS opened in Clifton in 2010 and offers 24 yogurt flavors and over 50 different toppings and three sauces. CUPS recently opened new locations in East Hanover, Bayonne, Morristown and Paramus. A Bridgewater location is slated to open later this month. "It's more of a club like experience. We have loud dance music with lighting and murals that give us a little bit of an edgy vibe versus a normal yogurt bar or ice cream shop," said Rick Barbrick, President and COO of The Briad Group, and CUPS co-founder, in a press release. The East Brunswick CUPS will be …