Chipotle Inks Lease in Journal Square

Chipotle 26 Journal Square Jersey City Coming Soon
Opening in 2019: Chipotle Mexican Grill, 26 Journal Square, Jersey City. Photo courtesy the KABR Group.

The Journal Square neighborhood is set to welcome a new Chipotle Mexican Grill in 2019. At 26 Journal Square just a few steps away from the Journal Square PATH station and Hudson County Community College, the restaurant franchise inked a lease for 2,321 square feet, brokerage firm RKF told Jersey Digs. 26 Journal Square is co-owned by KABR Group and Kushner Companies.

“There is a gap in the market for high-quality, fast-casual food in Journal Square, a neighborhood with growing daytime and residential populations that is near both the county courthouse and two college campuses,” RKF said in a news release.

Chipotle joins Flatbread Grill, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, and 24-Hour Fitness, to name a few, at Journal Square.

“The signing of the Chipotle lease at 26 Journal Square is a great addition to the building and most importantly the Journal Square retail community,” Adam Altman, managing member at KABR Group said in a prepared statement.

KABR and Kushner Companies are also joint-venture partners at the ongoing One Journal Square development and at its 72-story 30 Journal Square project.

RKF Senior Managing Director Glenn Beyer represented Chipotle in the transaction. Beyer arranged a second lease for Chipotle at a retail center in Bernardsville.

“We were thrilled to secure both of these opportunities for Chipotle Mexican Grill,” Beyer said in a news release. “We are excited to continue to assist Chipotle in serving the needs of the growing residential and worker populations throughout Northern and Central New Jersey.”

The co-owners, KABR and Kushner Cos., recently filed a lawsuit against Jersey City, alleging delays across developments due to political affiliations.


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  1. You know the hood is officially dead when a Starbucks and chipotle open up, not that it hasnt been for along time already… how long till all those homeless go missing in js for your new fancy journal square park and brunch bar ? Haha Jersey city is becoming a fucking joke.

      • It’s like some folks prefer the Jersey City of the 70s and 80s. Anyone remember Ghost Ave and Hooker Ave?

        Things have gotten better over the years in Journal Square, and there is so much more potential for the quality of life to get even better.

      • I’d actually prefer Jersey city to instead of replacing all these neighborhoods with new people and investor money , to maybe try and help the more troubled communities and make them stronger, keep what’s left of Jersey city alive, and make a better quality of living instead of slowly pushing everyone out like a bulldozer. But I mean who wants that when you can just replace a whole city with fancy new buildings, filled with with new people from nyc who have all the money in the world to spend. 🙂 good way to lower the crime !


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