Woodbury Looks to Convert Former Police Station into Restaurant

200 North Broad Street Old Police Station Woodbury Nj
The old police station at 200 North Broad Street in Woodbury, N.J., may be repurposed into a restaurant. Photo via Google Maps/Satellite View.

South Jerseyans might be able to go out to eat inside a former police station at some point if a new plan continues to advance.

The City of Woodbury in Gloucester County is looking to turn its former police headquarters and municipal courthouse at 200 North Broad Street into a restaurant.

Woodbury’s municipal government issued a request for proposals seeking a “qualified restaurateur and redeveloper” to lease the building, which overlooks Broad Street Lake.

Submissions are due by the end of March 2022 and must include “a proposed lease term, annual lease price, and the restaurant operator’s, lessee’s, and redeveloper’s qualifications for this project.”

The building was constructed in 1960, according to the South Jersey Times, which previously reported that the structure was in need of major repairs.

The Woodbury Police Department relocated from 200 North Broad Street in 2016 but did not go far. The agency moved down the block to a building that originally contained the Farmers and Mechanics National Bank.

Should this plan move forward, the old police station would not be the only former public building in Woodbury to be adaptively reused into a restaurant. A few blocks away, the building that once served as the city’s train stop now contains the Woodbury Station Cafe.


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