Two NYC Institutions Will Be First Retail Tenants at Ironside Newark

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Ironside Newark. Rendering courtesy Antenna Group.

NYC-based Oren’s Daily Roast and Halal Guys will be the first ground-floor tenants at Ironside Newark. Edison Properties, a privately held real estate development company, announced the retail leases in a recent press release and both additions to the burgeoning downtown Newark dining scene are expected to open in the first quarter of 2020.

Oren’s Daily Roast will occupy 2,012 square feet and Halal Guys will occupy 1,294 square feet of Ironside Newark’s ground-floor retail frontage overlooking Edison Place. Jason Pierson and Ryan Starkman of Pierson Commercial represented Edison Properties in both transactions and the developer expects to announce more retail tenants soon.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Oren’s Daily Roast and Halal Guys as Ironside Newark’s first retail tenants. The arrival of a storied New York City coffee shop and an internationally recognized Halal food restaurant represent the next phase in Newark’s evolution into not just a city with a thriving office market, but also a dining and cultural scene that rival any in the region,” said Lenny Lazzarino, Edison Properties’ executive vice president of leasing. “Both of these tenants will add to the city’s already rich list of culinary destinations downtown, in the Ironbound and beyond. We look forward to each of them opening their doors in the near future and further solidifying Ironside Newark’s place at the center of the city’s ongoing renaissance.”

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Ironside Newark is directly adjacent to Newark Penn Station and the Prudential Center. Photo courtesy Antenna Group.

Oren’s Daily Roast is a beloved Big Apple coffee shop established in 1986. With seven shops in Manhattan, Ironside Newark will be its first location outside New York City.

And Halal Guys have come a long way from their first food cart in NYC. After earning city-wide acclaim, they expanded internationally in 2016. Ironside Newark will be Halal Guys’ second location in Newark after opening on Halsey Street in 2017.

Ironside Newark is a former warehouse reimagined as loft-style office space located directly adjacent to Newark Penn Station, less than 20 minutes from Manhattan with access to the PATH, NJ Transit, and Amtrak, as well as buses and the light rail. Tenants enjoy a roof deck with Newark and New York City views; also nearby is the newly opened three-acre Mulberry Commons Park, the Prudential Center, and the historic Ironbound neighborhood.

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