Patel Brothers Supermarket in Jersey City Could be Replaced with Larger Store

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Proposed expansion of Patel Brothers supermarket in India Square, Jersey City. Rendering by R&D Design Group.

Shoppers at a Jersey City grocery store might notice some major changes in the years to come depending on the results of a hearing this week.


The Patel Brothers location on Newark Avenue in Jersey City’s India Square business district could be torn down as part of plans to develop an even larger Patel Brothers supermarket that would take up three properties.

An application was sent to Jersey City’s municipal government last fall stating that an Edison-based company associated with Raja Foods named Mike Patel, LLC wants to clear the tracts at 776, 778, and 780-2 Newark Avenue in order to develop a nearly 10,000-square-foot grocery store.

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The proposed expansion would include 776-782 along Newark Avenue in India Square, Jersey City. Image via the application.

Site plans from R&D Design Group that were recently released by the City of Jersey City illustrate what the facade of the new Patel Brothers would look like and indicate that the store would be developed in two phases.

The plans appear to show that the first phase would be developed adjacent to the existing store and that once completed, the current store would be demolished in order to construct the second phase. The new store’s mezzanine level would include bistro seating and a bakery.

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Existing storefront on Newark Avenue. Photo via the application.

Patel Brothers is originally from Chicago and currently has seven locations in New Jersey, but the Jersey City store is the only one in Hudson County.

A virtual public hearing regarding the Newark Avenue proposal has been scheduled during the Jersey City Planning Board meeting on Tuesday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m.

Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the Jersey City Planning Board and other commissions are subject to change.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Really nice to see this. The building would obviously be a HUGE improvement in a very prominent location on Newark Ave, and it’s cool to see a smaller independent grocery chain prosper enough to upgrade like that.

  2. Parking on Newark Ave is a huge issue. Driving thriugh that street is a nightmare at all times of the day. Adding a massive store that’ll likely draw a lot more people to the area is a bad idea unless something is done about traffic and parking.

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