Also, they’re having a crazy Bag Sale event this Saturday!
Tags: clothing, consignment shop, maplewood, retail, Ridgewood Rd., Sarah Hayden, south orange, Stephen Hayden, Sultan of Sanctuary, vintage shop, West Village Clothing Company
Tags: 2nd St., 70 Second St., Academy Heights, development, Napa Auto Parts, Real Estate, south orange, Sultan of Sanctuary, Third Av., valley st.
Tags: Andrew Kit, architecture, Catherine Fisher, David Kraiker, development, essex county, Fourth and Valley, Haley Donovan, James Haley, ken krasner, Linda Cappaze, Meridia, nj, Real Estate, residential, retail, Sheena Collum, south orange, Sultan of Sanctuary, valley st., vision plan
Village President, Sheena Collum said the Village hoped to re-introduce the plan and agreements in January at a Board of Trustees meeting. The redevelopment plan would then be referred to the Planning Board for approval, then back to the Board of Trustees for a hearing and a vote.
“Third & Valley did not have the robust public process this has had,” said Collum. “Credit the neighborhood for mobilizing.” Neighborhood residents, David Kraiker, Andrew Kit, Linda Cappaze, Catherine Fisher and myself (and others) got together many times in preparation for our meetings with the town on this project. Speaking at the SOPAC meeting, Andrew Kit said, “This is the ideal of what a public process should be like.” We also were vocal about the 320 Valley project that has broken ground nearby.
As the town’s ‘vision plan’ has named the Valley St. corridor as one of the prime areas it’s looking to redevelop (in addition to South Orange Av & Irvington Av), it is very likely there will be interest in other sites nearby in the near future. If you’d like to get involved with contributing to shaping the future of the Valley St. corridor projects, please reach out to me – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tags: assets, living trust, probate, Real Estate, Sultan of Sanctuary
Dealing with a loved one’s assets before they pass away may be a good way to avoid many headaches.
A living trust is one way to avoid the length of a drawn out probate proceeding and the unwanted publicity that may result from dealing with a loved one’s assets prior to death. There are advantages and disadvantages.
Find out if a living trust is a good way for you to deal with family assets. Below is a good article about living trusts and avoiding probate.
Tags: Elon Musk, Energy, environment, solar energy, solar roof shingles, solar roof tiles, Tesla
I’m really impressed by Elon Musk’s new solar roof shingles. With a new aesthetic, I hope that individual solar will now accelerate more quickly into residential communities. Can’t wait to see solar’s upgrade in NJ.
There have been a number of solar shingle products introduced to the market: Atlantis, AstroPower, UniSolar, BP Solar, PowerLight, Dow, Suntegra and CertainTeed. Currently, only CertainTeed, Suntegra and Atlantis roof shingles are still available, perhaps because historically high component and installation costs. Hoping Musk can bring the price down and the marketing up to a level that makes this an attractive alternative to old style roof solar panel systems.
Bottom article delves into pricing.
Tags: Bernard Purdie, Bernie Worrell, Blood Sweat and Tears, drums, Enrique Iglesias, glen ridge, Gretsch, joan osborne, maplewood, Mighty Max Weinberg, modern drummer, music, Nena, Van Romaine, west orange
Among New Jersey’s legendary drummers, there’s Bernard Purdie, Mighty Max Weinberg, Tico Torres and a few others, but one of the state’s current top talents has got to be Van Romaine. He’s been on a roll since making a name for himself with Blood, Sweat and Tears back in 1989. He currently plays for Enrique Iglesias, Nena (99luftballoons), Steve Morse Band and many other acts. Van has also played shows or recorded with acts like Joan Osborne, Dixie Dregs, Kansas, Bernie Worrell, Naughty by Nature and Billy Joel (subbing once for Liberty) among others.
Below is a bit of Q&A with Van and farther below is a link to his website, performances and a recent Modern Drummer interview.
Tags: Cambria Suites, City Workshop Men's Supply co., Eagle Rock Diner, essex county, Essex Green, Main St., Mayor Parisi, nj, Real Estate, west orange, West Orange Downtown Alliance
From the Edison battery factory and new high-end stores opening up on Main Street to Essex Green Shopping Center additions such as LA Fitness and a new Cambria Suites hotel opening soon behind the Courtyard Marriot, it appears that the town’s commercial areas are beginning to perk up.
Also opening this past year is the City Workshop Men’s Supply Company on Main St, and a new high-end bakery and chocolatier will soon be opening on Main Street along with the Diamond Cuts Salon & Spa on Prospect Avenue. A new diner will be moving in where the old Eagle Rock Diner used to be.
This growth in business interest in West Orange is helping to strengthen the township’s residential real estate market. “Destination downtowns drive housing values in towns,” Mayor Parisi said. “As our downtown improves, every owner of real estate in West Orange will have more equity.”
The greater demand for West Orange residential real estate is reflected by the fact that a much higher percentage of homes under contract in the last year ended up closing, as opposed to the prior 12-month periods.
Average DOM (days on market) are down from approximately 120 days (5 years ago) to 72 days. Many are also going over list.
Average home values are also up across all neighborhoods, especially in the Gregory section which has an easy shuttle to the South Orange and Orange train stations and is attractive for people priced out of South Orange and Maplewood or just looking for more for their mone
The West Orange Downtown Alliance is also playing a part by assisting owners with the permit process, and provides grants to help them get their facade in place.