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RIP Laura Grace Stammers Nichols

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My sympathies to the family of Laura.

I returned her empty platters to the Blue Plate last thursday afternoon after Laura catered a broker open house for me with her amazing cornbread and tasty specialties. She told me about her dangerous run-in with a pot-hole on Irvington Ave. and how she was in the news. She seemed a little banged up, but was her usual big-hearted self and after a few minutes of chat I was on my way.

It’s now monday and I haven’t really processed this loss for her family, and for South Orange & Maplewood. She obviously made an indelible mark on many of us here in SOMA.  RIP Laura.

 

 

 

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Seton Village Development on Irvington Ave.

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In a public meeting at Temple Beth-El in South Orange, Doug Zacker of the Seton Village Committee (formerly IACAC) and representatives of the town, (CFO Barry Lewis and two members of the BOT, Sheena Collum & Steve Schnall) had the buyers of a property on Irvington Ave. present more details of their proposal.  The buyers were Josh Mann and David Kasdan, two local developers/residents who are hoping to construct a building with rental units and and a small amount of retail space.

As there is a growing buzz about the area after this fall’s Craft Beer and Food Truck festival, interest in a ‘centerpiece building’ on the main corridor is high.  Some of numbers revealed (four stories between 50 and 57 feet and 72 units) were a concern for many of the immediate neighbors.  There were very legitimate questions about parking, storm water runoff, noise and a loss of sunlight for immediately adjacent single family properties.

In my opinion, 3 stories and perhaps about 50-60 units might be a more appropriate fit for the area.  With the right changes and compromises, I hope it could still be economically viable for the developers.  Stay tuned.

 

 

 

Seton Village is South Orange’s newest brand

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Seton Village is the new brand for the Irvington Ave. corridor.  Doug Zacker, the Chairman of the Irvington Ave Corridor Advisory Board announced at Monday Night’s meeting.  A Holiday lighting event will be on Friday from 530-800 at W. Fairview and Irvington Ave.  After the autumn food truck and craft beer fest, this part of town is becoming more of a destination.

http://thealternativepress.com/towns/south-orange-slash-maplewood/articles/seton-village-gaslight-banners-going-up-along-i

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Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival Update

OK that was a lot of fun!  Sorry for the lousy cellphone pics.

Farm Truck was really Yum – I had Tacos.  The other trucks were tasty too.  The Guitarist was pretty talented.  Hoping for MORE TRUCKS and more beer stations next year!

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Empanadas, Crab Cakes, Disco Fries, Pulled Pork Sliders, Farm-to-Truck, Craft Beer and more… YUM

I’m really looking forward to attending the Food Truck and Craft Beer Fest tomorrow, Friday, October 10 from 5-10pm on Irvington Ave., in South Orange, NJ.

Hoping a new tradition is born.  There should be more of them in town, especially near Seton Hall.

http://thealternativepress.com/articles/irvington-avenue-festival-organizers-hoping-turno

OK That was a lot of fun


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