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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

'Under the Bun' Restaurant Opening in South Orange


SOUTH ORANGE, N.J.: A corner storefront near a local university will soon be home to another restaurant.

Under the Bun Burgers & BBQ is coming to the space at 325 Irvington Avenue, at the corner of Ward Place. Located just a few blocks away from Seton Hall University, this corridor has been branded as 'Seton Village' in recent years in an effort to attract more businesses, shoppers, and diners.

This business will be owned by Maplewood resident Trevon Woolford, who told Essex County Place that he is planning to open the restaurant in November. According to Woolford, in addition to hamburgers, menu items will include chicken, brisket, and pulled pork, with a focus on clean and natural meat without hormones and antibiotics.

"I noticed that not many places served natural meat and I wanted to fill that void and show people that you can eat natural and not have to pay these outrageous prices," said Woolford, explaining that he "just can't wait to open."

The space has had a variety of uses over the years. Most recently, it was briefly occupied by the University Sub Shop's second space and the High CheeZe. Previously, the Blue Plate Special, DinnerSmith, and the Corner Shop Deli operated inside. 

The opening of Under the Bun comes as other burger joints enter or expand in the Essex County market, including BGR in Downtown South Orange and Bloomfield, Burg in Newark's Military Park, Smashburger in West Caldwell, and Elevation Burger on Newark's Halsey Street.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

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This photo shows Ferry Street in Newark's Ironbound.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

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This State-owned property on Ogden Street in Newark's North Ward continues to await development.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

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This photo shows Brookside Park along the Third River in Bloomfield.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

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This photo shows the Jersey Explorer Children's Museum and the Franklin Branch Library in East Orange.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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This photo shows Orange's Valley Arts District, where new developments like this 128-unit project at the old Harvard Printing site are rising next to artwork and graffiti.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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This photo shows the Newark Broad Street Train Station at night.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

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This photo shows the September 11th Memorial at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange with One World Trade Center in the distance.

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