Onyx Equities Debuts Head-Turning Renovation at Gateway Center’s Grand Opening in Downtown Newark

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka joined John Saraceno and Jon Schultz, Co-Founders and Handling Partners for Onyx Equities to expose the Jewel Box entrance to Gateway Centre.  The new two-story, glass enclosed entrance is part of a $60 million renovation that will change the way that commuters, visitors and citizens interact with the building and the surrounding neighborhood.
From Remaining to Proper: John Saraceno, Mayor Ras Baraka, Jon Schultz.

On Thursday, May 19th, Onyx Equities was joined by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and other Newark elected and civic leaders to unveil the new two-story “Jewel Box” entryway into Gateway Heart, downtown Newark’s cornerstone redevelopment venture that one-way links a few freshly reimagined Class A business office towers by a substantial 100,000 sq. foot retail/eating concourse recognized as The Junction, opening later on this yr.

The function celebrates a pinnacle moment in Gateway’s transformation – one of the major in New Jersey’s record, and Newark’s revitalization as an worldwide middle for commerce, tradition and cuisine.

“The new Jewel Box entryway and the larger sized Gateway redevelopment task are a testament to what New Jerseyans have normally known: there is no greater spot in the world to are living, perform, and participate in,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “Visitors, employees, and people will all gain from this game-altering progress, which showcases some of the best eating possibilities and recreational functions the Backyard Point out has to provide. Now additional than at any time, Newark stays an internationally renowned professional and cultural hub.”

Found alongside Raymond Plaza West throughout from Newark Penn Station, the “Jewel Box” was designed as a welcoming beacon for all Newark site visitors, employees, and citizens, and will quickly provide as the key entrance into The Junction, which will provide an enjoyable combination of food options from Newark’s community culinary talent and perfectly-recognized restauranteurs from throughout the Hudson River in late 2022.

Not long ago declared cafe tenants consist of Serafina, Mökbar, Brooklyn Dumpling Store, Fresh new & Co, Greek from Greece Bakery & Café, Farinella, 375˚ Rooster & Fries, Chip City Cookies, The Brookdale, amongst other notables – numerous of which had been highlighted as element of the Grand Opening celebration. More health and fitness, educational, and wellness suppliers will round out a whole way of life application.

“The Jewel Box is a condition-of-the-artwork entrance to the Gateway Heart, a person of our city’s signature complexes,” Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka stated. “Adjoined with The Junction that opens later on this year, it will showcase our excellence, hospitality, and numerous array of meals to Newark people, workforce, and visitors. “We are grateful to Onyx Equities for reworking these an vital center in the coronary heart of our downtown.”

“We are opening The Jewel Box at a truly exciting time when persons are coming back to the business,” explained Jonathan Schultz, Co-Founder and Principal at Onyx Equities. “This was not just about strengthening the pedestrian and employee encounter in the sophisticated it is component of a larger over-all reinterpretation of what Newark can be for corporations and residents wanting for a flourishing city community.”

“Our structure intent was to activate the streetscape and make a welcoming relationship to the community. Designed in the 1970s, Gateway was deliberately inward-going through with small connection to the lifetime of the town, but Onyx’s new vision re-engages the community,” claimed Roger Smith, Design and style Director. “With road stage area vendors, a landscaped public plaza and the two-story entrance corridor throughout from Newark Penn Station, Gateway will develop into Newark’s new front door.”

Comprised of some of the tallest properties in the town, the transformation of the 2.3 million sq. foot, four-creating Gateway Centre complicated is absolutely nothing quick of breathtaking. Inside of and out, around $50 Million in funds advancements carry the eyesight of world-renowned architect Gensler to daily life, introducing a new exterior façade, modernized lobbies and typical places, tech-ahead collaborative spaces, generous and versatile office build-out configurations, point out-of-the-artwork put up-COVID sanitation techniques, a newly renovated parking garage, and a ideal-in-class retail experience that anticipates above 75,000 daily website visitors after finish thanks to immediate skybridge connectivity to Newark Penn Station, a Doubletree by Hilton, One particular Riverfront Middle, Panasonic’s Company Headquarters, and several new household developments less than building.

“Gateway is on study course to be New Jersey’s premier place of work and dining destination – the 1st of its kind in our state,” said Matthew P. Flath, vice president of asset administration at Onyx Equities. “We know we’re hitting the suitable notice due to the fact we’re attracting planet-renowned places to eat like Serafina and celebrity cooks like Esther Choi of Mökbar, as properly our best-tier regional and nearby culinary talent.”

Attractive to a wide audience, the enhancement also performs a key working day-to-day job in the speedy location wherever there is a escalating inhabitants of 300,000, a daytime workforce inhabitants of 200,000 and 58,000 riders who board at Newark Penn Station daily. In addition, extra than 60,000 motor vehicles move The Junction at Gateway Heart together McCarter Highway just about every day. Prudential Center, residence of the New Jersey Devils and Seton Corridor Pirates Basketball, is instantly across the road and four significant universities with over 50,000 students are nearby.

To master far more about Gateway Heart, pay a visit to GatewayNJ.com. For retail leasing inquiries at The Junction, call Jason Pierson and Ryan Starkman of Pierson Commercial Real Estate at (927) 823-4800. For details about Class A business chances within just 1, 2 & 4 Gateway Center, speak to Tim Greiner and Blake Goodman of JLL at (732) 707-6900 x5.

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