A new supermarket recently opened in Harrison, it’s just one of several new developments in the rapidly changing Hudson County town.
Seabra Foods opened with Mayor James Fife cutting the ribbon for the new location on September 29th at 429 Bergen Street, between Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard and South 5th Street. There are a variety of ethnic foods from Portugal and countries throughout South America served at the market, which is the largest in the town. The business advertises itself as “a new way of grocery shopping”, and there are produce and dairy departments, a butcher shop, bakery, deli, and a cafe inside. Advance Auto Parts and Strauss Discount Auto previously operated locations at the site.
This is the second Hudson County location for Seabra Foods, which operates other markets in Newark’s East Ward, Kearny, and Hillside, plus Rhode Island, Florida, and Massachusetts. The company is based just across the river in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood.
In addition, a new residential building could be coming to Harrison. According to a legal notice from the Harrison Town Planning Board, a new 260 unit complex could rise at 1 Harrison Avenue near Dey Street. The five-story development, which would also include 267 parking spaces, is being proposed by Hornrock Properties Harrison, LLC. The site is located alongside the Passaic River and is adjacent to the Bridge Street Bridge to Newark. The Harrison Riverwalk promenade sits across the street, and the Newark Broad Street Train Station is within walking distance. Currently, the site sits vacant, but previously, All-Tow Transport Towing and Top Car Auto Sales operated at the property, which once contained a gas station.
Other recent developments in Harrison have risen near the six-year-old Red Bull Arena, such as Vermella Harrison, the Element by Westin Hotel, and the Harrison Station community. One reason for all of the recent investment in Harrison is due to its location on the PATH line. It’s the next station after Jersey City, so the area offers a great value for commuters looking for a lower cost of living. PATH operates a station on Frank E. Rodgers Blvd South in the town, and much of the recent development has been built around the station, which is in the process of being renovated and expanded.