Newark, New Jersey: Construction is underway on two new businesses at the site of a vacant parcel in Newark.
A Mobil gas station and a 2,000 square foot convenience store are coming to 1139-1153 Broad Street, between Murray Street and Gillette Place, in the city's East Ward. The site where the gas station and store are rising has largely sat vacant for at least a decade, despite its location at one of the main southern gateways to Downtown Newark. A house that once stood near the Murray Street side of the lot was torn down several years ago.
Manuel Rosa, the owner and broker of Belleville's Rosa Agency, told Essex County Place that "the gas station will be the first anywhere on Broad Street, and will help continue the development moving down the Broad Street corridor", adding that "it will be a major convenience for motorists, who currently have no option to service their vehicles as they come into and exit from the City of Newark via Broad Street".
The 24/7 facility, which is being developed by Lilac Development Group, was approved with conditions by the Newark Central Planning Board in 2015. The businesses are expected to open this April, according to Rosa.
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