One of the most prominent office buildings along Kennedy Boulevard will soon be getting another new tenant that looks to expand the reach for one of New Jersey’s more prominent medical providers.
Englewood Health has signed a lease to take over 53,000 square feet of space at GAIA Real Estate’s 2 Journal Square property. The upcoming multi-level facility will bring increased access to healthcare and help meet the needs of Jersey City’s growing Journal Square neighborhood, which will be getting a major influx of new residents when the second phase of Journal Squared wraps construction.
The medical group’s space will include medical offices for orthopedics, pain medicine, primary care, diabetes, OB/GYN, cancer, cardiology, pulmonology, urology and colorectal surgery. In addition, there will be onsite urgent care, breast screening and imaging, an infusion center, and a laboratory.
“For over 130 years, Englewood Health has provided personalized, compassionate care to the residents of Northern New Jersey and beyond,” said Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, president of the Englewood Health Physician Network. “While our reach has included Jersey City and the people who live and work there, the addition of this new location at Journal Square will be a game changer for the community.”
GAIA purchased 2 Journal Square in July of 2011 and spent over $10 million renovating the building to add over 30,000 square feet of ground floor retail. Other components of the overhaul included an interior lobby renovation, exterior storefront facelift, modernization of the building’s seven elevators, energy-efficient lighting, and upgraded bathrooms.
“We are excited to welcome Englewood Health to 2 Journal Square,” said GAIA CEO Danny Fishman. “Jersey City residents and those living in the surrounding area will now have more access to essential and much needed health care services from one of New Jersey’s highest quality healthcare providers.”
Other notable tenants that have signed at 2 Journal Square since the renovation include Chicago’s Pizza With a Twist, Burger IM, and Chase Bank. GAIA Real Estate says that they have leased a third of the building since relaunching and are currently negotiating with other potential tenants.