A residential building is expected to rise at 369-371 2nd Street, between Monmouth Street and Brunswick Street, in The Village, one of the city’s fastest growing neighborhoods.
J&B 369-371, LLC, which is operated by BGT Enterprises, is responsible for the proposal, which calls for a four-story building with 12 residential units. No parking will be provided on the premises. In September 2016, the developer was granted preliminary and final major site plan approval (with conditions) with variances for use and height, but it is not yet known when construction will begin.
Currently, the property contains a three-story residential building and a two-story building that, until recently, was occupied by the Latin Lounge Sports Bar, described by BGT Enterprises Managing Partner Ben Torrei as a “public nuisance.”
Although BGT acquired the Latin Lounge’s liquor license, Torrei tells Jersey Digs that “there are absolutely zero plans for this location to become a bar in the future,” adding that “this use more fits the community, and news that we have shut down the Latin Lounge should come as a great relief to the community that has been affected by them for so many years.”
Residents of the new building will be within close walking distance of the Grove Street PATH Station, NJ Transit Buses 80, 82, and 86, Mary Benson Park, and the Newark Avenue business district.