Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Aeropostale, The Art of Shaving and White House Black Market will open this spring and summer.
As part of the mall’s ongoing revitalization project, Quaker Bridge Mall will welcome three new retailers over the next several months. In May, teen retailer Aeropostale is slated to re-open its Quaker Bridge location with a new prototype store on the upper level of the center between Lord & Taylor and Macy’s. The high-tech store design will feature iPods in fitting rooms so shoppers can personalize the music while trying on items; Apple desktops and iPads will be available throughout the store for customers to scan products, read reviews and utilize the retailer’s build-your-own-outfit guide. There will even be a jukebox for customers to vote on the music that plays in the store. Summer 2013 will welcome The Art of Shaving, specializing…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Pair of early morning accidents closed Route 1 north for five hours on Thursday.
Update, 12:20 p.m., Thursday, March 21: South Brunswick Police have identified the victims in two Thursday morning accidents that hospitalized a police officer and two other motorists. The first crash occurred at 1 a.m. at the intersection of Route 1 and Major Road, when a tractor trailer driven by Alvin Nicholson, 62, of Howell, rear ended a tanker truck driven by Edwin Diaz, 49, of Virginia Beach, according to police. The crash resulted in a large fuel spill that required the northbound lanes of Route 1 to be closed for about five hours. Both drivers were transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Nicholson was issued a summons for careless driving. About 45 …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Goldstein Group's 2012 year-end report details strong and weak markets in Central Jersey.
Thursday, March 14
The North Brunswick-Lawrenceville Route 1 corridor's retail vacancy rate made it one of Central Jersey's stronger markets at the end of 2012, according to a report issued by The Goldstein Group. “The Northern and Central New Jersey retail real estate market continues to improve but it is still a ‘tenants’ market,” said President Chuck Lanyard of The Goldstein Group via release. “Opportunistic retailers are leasing at attractive rental rates and securing locations by taking advantage of market conditions.” The report surveyed 22 markets and over 4,250 retail properties in Northern and Central New Jersey in December 2012. The 5.4 percent vacancy in the North Brunswick-Lawrenceville Route 1 retail real estate market made it the 6th strongest…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
South Brunswick officials tell Central Jersey Transportation Forum that traffic problem along Route 1 can only be solved by adding a third lane.
The sight is a familiar one for drivers along the Route 1 corridor. They're moving along just fine until they hit South Brunswick and the bottleneck begins as the road goes from three lanes to two. With little movement in nearly 30 years of waiting for the state to expand Route 1 in South Brunswick to three lanes, officials from the Central Jersey Transportation Forum visited the Township Council last week to discuss a long term strategy to alleviate traffic woes. "My biggest problem has always been that there is not enough pressure put on the state to really take care of the main issue, which is traffic along the corridor," said Mayor Frank Gambatese. "South Brunswick is the problem. This is where the bottleneck happens. So until they …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Police Chief Daniel Posluszny last week reported that more crashes occurred at the intersection during the red light camera system’s first 12 months of operation than during the previous 12 months without the cameras.
Police Chief Daniel Posluszny’s announcement that, statistically, overall crime in Lawrence Township decreased 22 percent last year when compared to 2011 has been overshadowed by the news that accidents increased at the intersection of Route 1 and Franklin Corner Road/Bakers Basin Road where a red light camera traffic enforcement system was installed in late 2011. A total of 50 crashes – 39 of which were of the rear-end variety – took place at the intersection from December 2011 through November 2012, the first full 12 months the camera system was operational. By comparison, there were only 38 – including 30 rear-end collisions – between November 2010 and October 2011, before the camera system was erected, according to data sent to the …
Eric Payne praises the New Jersey DOT for tackling the traffic issues, but says the state's concept plan isn't the right solution.
Although the New Jersey Department of Transportation has proposed a concept plan to reduce congestion along Route 1, a Penns Neck resident says it's not the right solution. "This is exactly the (failed) pilot plan, but it's worse because they're adding a light," said Eric Payne. "Anytime you add a stop ,you add delay. Adding lanes is good, but adding a light will nullify it. "Let's bite the bullet and do it right the first time," said Payne, a member of a volunteer group of concerned citizens known as Smart Traffic Solutions. The best idea, he says, is to build an overpass over Route 1. But if that plan isn't economically feasible, he proposes a first- and less expensive- step. His plan includes: Creating a road parallel to Route …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
"This is not a plan and this is not a project," NJ DOT Spokesman Joseph Dee said. "This is a conversation starter and funding has not been identified."
New Jersey Department of Transportation is considering an idea to reconfigure the jughandles on Route 1 and improve commuter traffic, following a failed experiment to close the jughandles last summer. The area up for discussion would affect a stretch of Route 1 from the Dinky railroad overpass south of Washington Road intersection to the Millstone River bridge just north of Harrison Street, Princeton Engineer Jack West said. NJ DOT Spokesman Joseph Dee said the new idea for the jughandles is just that- an idea. "This is not a plan and this is not a project," Dee said. "This is a conversation starter and funding has not been identified." "We made a commitment to the communities back when we pulled the plug on the no left turn pilot …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Chipotle prides itself on using fresh ingredients and simple menu to create fast but filling burritos, burrito bowls, tacos and salad.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is now open at the Square at West Windsor on Route 1, at the corner of Meadow Road. The restaurant, located at 3524 Route 1, opened on Wed., Feb. 6. Hours of operation are 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Chipotle prides itself on using fresh ingredients and simple menu to create fast but filling burritos, burrito bowls, tacos and salad. Other nearby Chipotle locations are at 543 Shoppes Blvd. in North Brunswick, 387 George St. in New Brunswick and 619 State Route 18 in East Brunswick To apply for any of the West Windsor Chipotle job openings, click here.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Five new eateries - Charley’s Grilled Subs, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Subway, Sarku Japan and Master Wok - will open this spring at the mall on Route 1 in Lawrence Township.
Wednesday, February 6
Charley’s Grilled Subs, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Subway, Sarku Japan and Master Wok will be first tenants to move into Quaker Bridge Mall’s new eight-unit dining pavilion, the mall’s owner, Indiana-based Simon Property Group, announced yesterday (Tuesday, Feb. 5). The eateries are expected to open this spring in the new dining pavilion, which is located on the upper level in the wing of the mall that is home to the Sears department store. In addition to new restrooms, a family restroom with a nursing lounge and a Kidgits play area, the dining pavilion will feature other amenities that include “soft” seating, skylights, and new ceilings, finishes and lighting. “With the addition of these new dining experiences, shoppers now have a far …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The driver, miraculously, survived the crash, which was reported at 2:25 p.m. on Wednesday - about a half-hour after more than a half-dozen people were hurt in a different collision between a small bus and another vehicle on Route 1 in Lawrence Township
A car was split in half after it collided with another vehicle, veered off Interstate 95 and slammed into a tree Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 30, in Lawrence Township. Amazingly, the car’s female driver survived the crash and is expected to recover from her injuries, police said. In a separate accident, reported about a half-hour earlier on Wednesday, eight people were hurt when a small bus loaded with senior citizens collided with another vehicle on Brunswick Pike (Business Route 1) near Carnegie Road. The accident on Interstate 95 South occurred between the Route 1 and Princeton Pike interchanges. Police said they began receiving multiple 911 calls about the crash at 2:25 p.m. Lawrence Township police Sgt. Rick Doldy was in the area at the…