Jersey Digs has sadly learned that Palisade Lumber at 432 Palisade Avenue will close down on May 31st. Owner Dan Goff told the Riverview Neighborhood Association that the company has decided to make this change because “the principals are aging and are seeking to retire from the daily grind of running a retail business,” adding that the time is right to redevelop the properties that currently house Palisade Lumber.
In recent years, Palisade Lumber had donated space to the Riverview Neighborhood Association to put on their Live at the Lumberyard concerts. The series was held on Fridays throughout the summer, drawing food trucks to the area and showcasing local bands in concerts that were free of charge.
“We thank Palisade Lumber for being a positive contributor to our neighborhood for over 30 years and for the great shows we were able to produce in the Lumberyard since the debut show in 2012,” RNA said in a statement. The association says that they are still finalizing a new spot for future Lumberyard shows.
But don’t worry live music fans; this summer, the show will still partially go on. The RNA is slated to kick off this year’s Riverview Jazz Festival with a show performed on Historic Holland Street’s cobblestones on June 3rd.
The main event for the festival, which is also free to the public, will take place on June 10th. That day’s concerts will take place on two stages, one of which should be next to Riverview Park’s newly rebuilt gazebo, which is slated to wrap up construction around the same time.