South Orange, New Jersey: A hamburger chain will open a location in South Orange.
BGR The Burger Joint will open in The Gateway building at 9 West South Orange Avenue in the South Orange Village Center, next to the South Orange Train Station. Menu items include hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, shakes, and salads, and there are locations in Georgia, Maryland, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
The Gateway building, which contains apartments, a hair salon, and a fitness studio, was completed in 2014 at the site of the vacant Biefus lot.
"In addition to bringing BGR to the residents of South Orange we're looking forward to introducing this innovative burger concept to Seton Hall students", said Ed Kelley of BGR in a statement.
According to a press release, the location is expected to open in the early fall.
"I think that's a really big deal, and says a lot about how the South Orange Village Center is becoming a real destination downtown for new, emerging businesses", said Bob Zuckerman of the South Orange Village Center Alliance in the 'Village Vibe' newsletter.
The space was previously occupied by a franchise of Mara's Cafe and Bakery, which closed in February after less than a year in business.
BGR officials did not respond to requests for comment.
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