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From Pamir, the state’s best-known Afghan restaurant to the high-end French Grand Cafe, Morristown offers great eats!
The wait is over for Morristown residents counting down the days until they can order their caffe lattes and mocha frappuccinos.
Starbucks, the newest addition to the Shops on the Green, will hold a grand opening celebration on July 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to come enjoy live music, free specialty coffee drinks and complimentary pastries while mingling with local dignitaries and members of the Morristown business community.
This will be the first Starbucks to open in New Jersey in two years. The purveyor of specialty coffees is returning to Morristown after a five-year hiatus and will occupy a 2,100 square-foot storefront at The Shops on the Green at 40 Park, near its original location. The store will be managed by a former Morristown Starbucks employee, Jennifer Perkoski, who has worked at various other local Starbucks since the Morristown location closed in 2006. Mrs. Perkoski has a bond with these local customers, having grown up in Morris Plans, graduated from Morristown High School in 1998 and worked at area Starbucks for 11 years.
“Coming home to manage the Morristown Starbucks is a dream come true for me,” Mrs. Perkoski said. “The store is beautiful. There is a lot of sunlight, brand new equipment and seating for more than 30 people, as well as outdoor seating. The customers I’ve talked to are really looking forward to it and I’m excited that I will have an opportunity to contribute the store’s success.”
Customers who remember the pre-2006 Starbucks will likely be ordering their coffee from some familiar faces. Long-time Baristas Enrique and Terry will join Mrs. Perkoski as employees of the original Morristown Starbucks who are returning to work in the new location at 40 Park.
“As a company, we are very dedicated to the community,” Mrs. Perkoski said. “Our group here will receive time off to volunteer at local soup kitchens and every day, all of the food that we don’t sell will be donated to area charities. We want to do all that we can to give back to the Morristown community.”
The new Starbucks is a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified store. Starbucks will be following strict guidelines from three categories to maintain its LEED status: construction indoor air quality, waste management and post-construction conservation. The strict practices, including the use of portable air scrubbers and a vacuum system, will eliminate dust and debris from the air, allowing Starbucks customers to enjoy air quality of the highest standards. Additionally, more than 75 percent of material used in the store will be recycled and waste will be minimized through the use of devices such as hand dryers instead of paper towels.
“Finding a retailer that is the right fit for a community is an important part of effective mixed-use development, and we feel that Starbucks is an ideal match for Morristown,” said Debra Tantleff, Vice President of Roseland Property Company, which is spearheading the redevelopment of downtown Morristown in partnership with Woodmont Properties.
“Starbucks is the type of business residents like having in their community and one of the many stores at the Shops on the Green that we believe they will enjoy patronizing for years to come. The fact that it is situated in a bright, beautifully-furnished location further adds to its appeal. Many people make going to Starbucks part of their daily routine and other local businesses will benefit from the boost in pedestrian traffic.”
Starbucks joins a growing list of eateries and retail establishments that have recently opened at The Shops on the Green, including Roots Steak House, Urban Table, the AT&T Store and Qdoba Mexican Grill. The shops boast 70,000 square feet of retail space and serve as the foundation for the new 76-unit 40 Park luxury condominium building and the 130-unit Metropolitan at 40 Park rental building, built by the Roseland/Woodmont partnership.
For more information on retail opportunities at the Shops on the Green, please call Cushman & Wakefield at (973) 993-1200.
For more information on 40 Park and The Metropolitan at 40 Park, visit the communities’ websites at www.40park.com and www.metropolitanat40park.com.
Following the recent sale of a furnished Penthouse model at 40 Park that inspired many buyers to make this luxury Morristown condominium building their new home, Roseland Property Company and Woodmont Properties are introducing this new two-bedroom, 2 ½-bath-plus-den Penthouse model Sunday, June 5th, during 40 Park’s Spring Open House from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The new model is located on the sixth floor of 40 Park and features views of the adjacent public piazza and scenic DeHart Street. The expansive design boasts 1,960 square feet of interior living space and a magnificent 900 square-foot outdoor terrace off of the living and dining rooms that provides an ideal setting for dining al fresco, relaxing with a good book or entertaining guests. Both bedrooms also lead to a private balcony for additional outdoor space.
“We decided to create another phenomenal furnished Penthouse model because so many of our buyers are transitioning from very large single-family homes and the models are extremely effective in helping them visualize themselves in these sophisticated, open, single-level homes,” said Debra Tantleff, a Vice President of Development at Roseland Property Company. “That is particularly true with our Penthouses. Seeing the generous interior space with your own eyes and marveling at the views from the private terrace makes it easy to appreciate the level of luxury and the unique lifestyle opportunities that await 40 Park buyers.”
The furnished model home utilizes tasteful, modern furnishings to enhance the Penthouse’s upscale features, such as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, Kohler whirlpool tubs and Brazilian walnut hardwood floors. Furniture and accessories on the terrace show buyers how they can take advantage of the relaxing outdoor space.
“Our model residences have been very well received, leading to sales of many unique designs in the building as well as to the model homes themselves,” Ms. Tantleff points out. “For those buyers looking for alternative design ideas, we offer a free consultation with a professional interior designer, who will help them choose a style that suits their unique needs and tastes.”
Available for $1.315 million, the Penthouse model represents one of the best opportunities to own a luxury residence with magnificent outdoor living space in Morristown, and the lifestyle perks don’t end there. 40 Park is located right across the street from Morristown’s famed colonial Green, a central gathering point and one of the most scenic downtown settings in all of New Jersey. Dozens of upscale shops, restaurants and cultural destinations are a short walk away.
Roots Steak House, Urban Table, Qdoba Mexican Grill and the AT&T Store are all located in the Shops on the Green on the ground floor of 40 Park, with a Starbucks coming soon. Amenity-rich Headquarters Plaza, The Morristown Train Station and the Mayo Performing Arts Center are all within two blocks.
Residents of 40 Park also enjoy The Park Center, a private amenity floor within the building that includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, billiard tables, flat screen TVs and a media room. Guests who decide to leave the tranquility of their homes and terraces come to The Park Center to relax, exercise and socialize with their neighbors. All homes also come with private, indoor parking and concierge service.
Only a limited number of homes are available in the award-winning building of 76 luxury condominium residences. All one-, two- and three-bedroom condos feature a variety of layouts. Prices currently range from the mid- $700,000s to $1 million for the Signature residences. The building’s Penthouses, priced from $1 million to $2.2 million, include up to 3,200 square feet of living space and provide extraordinary private terraces of up to 1,800 square feet of outdoor living space.
For more information on 40 Park, please call 973-359-0010 or visit www.40park.com. The community is located at 40 W. Park Place, Morristown, NJ 07960. Guests who are unable to attend the open house can call to arrange a private tour.
by Candace Wells
Park Place Magazine
You feel like you’re in New York City when you sit here,” says Andy Silverstein, general manager of Morristown’s new Roots Steakhouse.
Located in the heart of downtown, on the Morristown Green, this new dining spot feels as posh as any you would find in the Big Apple, but with the luxury of more relaxed—and convenient—surroundings.
40 W Park Place
Elegant fine-dining steakhouse with a lively bar scene.
The interior has a clean, upscale design. Framed prints adorn the wood-clad walls and a large mural portrays life-size guests enjoying a good time—a familiar real-life scene at this already-popular restaurant. The dining room, which accommodates about 140 guests, features booth as well as table seating, complete with white-linen tablecloths and sleek, comfortable, leather-cushioned chairs. Ambient lighting is accomplished with hanging chandeliers, small sconces and tabletop candles. The expansive bar, separate, but in view of the dining area, seats more than 20.
The cuisine, brought forth by executive chef Steve DeMarco, is that of a traditional steakhouse, featuring popular cuts like the 16-ounce prime New York strip, porterhouse and 12-ounce filet mignon. Of course, there is plenty to choose from besides beef. Starters include lobster bisque, lump-crab cocktail and French onion soup, and salads such as seared salmon with greens, and arugula with sliced tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.
Seafood entrees include shrimp scampi, grilled rare tuna steak Nicoise and 10-ounceswordfish steak served with bacon-garlic butter and oregano. The warm open-face turkey sandwich accompanied by frites, Cobb salad, Goffle Farms chicken breast and spicy barbecue baby back ribs are among the non-beef dinner options. For the best of both worlds, choose surf-and-turf, which pairs a 1 1/4 lobster with any steak or chop.
Traditional desserts, overseen by pastry chef Joe Murray, range from Roots’s signature warm butter cake, served with blueberry compote and fresh whipped cream to crème brulée; red velvet cake; and the popular ice cream sundae, which is drizzled with chocolate, caramel and raspberry sauces and garnished with candied pecans.
With a wine list that features more than 100 selections, patrons can find the perfect label to pair with their meals. Top-shelf liquors and champagnes are also available.
Roots is one of Morris Plains-based Harvest Restaurants’ eight eateries located throughout the state, including Tabor Road Tavern in Morris Plains, Ciao in Basking Ridge and Roots Steakhouse in Summit, opened in 2006. Chester “Chip” Grabowski and Bob Moore, owners of the corporation, have continued to expand with the Roots launch this past January, and Urban Table, a casual dining concept, which opened in Morristown in April.
Roots is open for lunch from 11:30 am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday, and from 12 to 4 pm on Sundays. Dinner is served until 10 pm Monday through Thursday, until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday, and until 9 pm on Sunday.
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“We walked in and we said ‘this is perfect,’” Mrs. Priestley said. “We wanted to be close to everything that Morristown offers. And we like to travel, so we wanted to be able to just lock the door and go whenever we felt like it.”
The Priestleys moved into their 40 Park penthouse in September. The 3,200 square-foot features three bedrooms, 3 ½ baths and an 800-square-foot outdoor terrace that overlooks the Morristown Green. The spacious floorplan also offers a gourmet kitchen, formal dining area, living room with high ceilings and a customizable den. Elegant French doors connect the living room to the outdoors and their private view of the Green.
Because the Priestleys took a month-long vacation to Israel and Europe soon after moving in, they didn’t get a chance to use the terrace much during warm weather months. Now that spring has arrived, they’re eager to take maximum advantage of their outdoor sanctuary. Soon, potted plants, patio furniture, friends and family will fill this private entertaining area that is unique in New Jersey.
Just as important as the ability to travel and entertain for the Priestleys is the shopping, dining and mass-transportation options downtown Morristown offers right at their front door.
Walking to the pharmacy, dry cleaners, the community theater or their favorite restaurant is easy. The couple also enjoys overnight trips to New York City, which are much more convenient when you can walk to the train station.
“We’re ten minutes from everything: five minutes from the library and a short walk to the train station,” Mrs. Priestley said. “We like to go to Carnegie Hall and to the museums in New York quite often, and when we do, we will stay overnight. It’s nice not having to worry about where we parked our car. We can just get on the train and come back whenever we like.”
The Priestleys moved just in time to avoid a winter full of snow shoveling and windshield scraping. Mr. Priestley, a retired lab manager, said he was actually able to enjoy the snow for the first time in decades. He would sit in his warm penthouse or grab a table at Greenberry’s Coffee and Tea Company and watch it accumulate on the Green.
Having lived in nearby Mendham for more than 20 years, The Priestleys watched Morristown evolve into a thriving, upscale urban community. They were excited to become a part of it, embracing the “new urbanist” way of life.
“We think Morristown is great. It’s a town that cares about its beauty and its architecture,” Mr. Priestley said. “Any time a building is constructed or renovated, they always do a beautiful job. There is so much to do — from feeding your cultural appetite to feeding your natural appetite. We jumped at it when we had the opportunity to buy here, and we couldn’t be happier.”
Located in a distinctive seven-story building, 40 Park features 76 luxury condominium residences with a variety of one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans. Prices currently range from the mid- $700,000s to $1 million for the Signature residences. The building’s Penthouses, priced from $1 million to $2.2 million, include up to 3,200 square feet of living space and provide extraordinary private terraces of up to 1,800 square feet of outdoor living space. Only a limited number of homes are available in the award-winning building.
All homes at 40 Park feature a variety of upscale finishes and appointments, such as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, Kohler whirlpool tubs and walnut or cherry hardwood flooring. The Park Center, a private amenity floor, boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center, billiard tables, flat screen TVs and a media room. The homes also come with private, indoor parking and concierge service.
Developed by Roseland Property Company and Woodmont Properties, 40 Park also features street-level retail space as part of “The Shops on the Green” which currently includes such upscale tenants as Starbucks, Roots Steak House, Urban Table, an AT&T retail store and Qdoba Mexican Grill. Discussions with additional tenants are underway.
For more information on 40 Park, call 973-359-0010, or visit www.40park.com. The community is located at 40 W. Park Place, Morristown, NJ 07960.
Roseland Property Company and Woodmont Properties announced today that Starbucks has leased a 2,100 square-foot storefront at the “Shops on the Green” in downtown Morristown, paving the way for the national coffee retailer to return to Morristown after a five-year hiatus.
Scheduled to open this summer, Starbucks will occupy a corner shop on the ground floor of the 40 Park luxury condominium building on Park Place, across from the Morristown Green. A steady stream of automobile and pedestrian traffic whisks by the storefront every day, providing plenty of potential customers.
“One of our goals in developing the Shops on the Green was to attract a mix of retail tenants that enhances the lifestyle offered at 40 Park and that complements the existing base of business in downtown Morristown,” said Debra Tantleff, Vice President of Roseland Property Company. “Starbucks certainly fits right in. We’re happy to welcome them back to the community, in a storefront that is very close to their original location.”
Starbucks served coffee, lattes and cappuccinos to Morristown residents from a shop in the former Epstein’s Department Store building until 2006, when Roseland Property Company and Woodmont Properties partnered to redevelop the site. Today, the mixed-use development is thriving with 40 Park more than 75% sold, the adjacent Metropolitan at 40 Park rental building 100% leased, and a number of retail providers setting up shop in the new ground-floor space, including Roots Steakhouse, Urban Table, an AT&T retail story and the soon-to-open Qdoba Mexican Grill.
“A good retail mix is something that benefits everybody in the community and we continue to receive significant interest from retailers who want to take advantage of Morristown’s vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtown,” Ms. Tantleff said. “The area’s abundant daytime workforce represents a strong market of purchasing power for dining, retail products and services, and the popularity growth of the downtown urban lifestyle is furthering Morristown’s reputation as a growing and sustainable retail environment.”
The Shops on the Green offers more than 70,000 square feet of retail space that serves as the foundation for the new 76-unit 40 Park condominium building and 130-unit Metropolitan at 40 Park rental building. The retail is highly visible and easily accessible from Market Street, the Morristown Green and the 40 Park public piazza which leads to a new enclosed public parking garage.
For more information on retail opportunities at the Shops on the Green, please call Cushman & Wakefield at (973) 993-1200.
A Starbucks coffee shop will open by the end of the summer at almost the same spot the Seattle-based coffee company occupied a little more than five years ago.
Starbucks will occupy a 2,100 square foot store at 40 Park, the condominium and retail development on the site of the former Epstein’s Department store, developers of the site announced Monday.
The coffee shop will be located on the corner of Market Street and West Park Place, said Debra Tantleff, vice president of Development for Roseland Property Company. She said a lease agreement was executed a little more than a week ago.
News of Starbucks’ return comes as two other restaurants prepare to open in the same building.
Qdoba, a Mexican fast-food restaurant, and Urban Table, a casual dining restaurant, both will open next week, Tantleff said. Two other businesses, Roots Steakhouse and an AT&T Wireless center, already operate at the site. Roots and Urban table both are owned by the Harvest Restaurant.
Tantleff said 17,000 square feet of the 55,000 square feet of retail at 40 Park have now been leased. Another 11,000 square feet of retail in another building that’s part of the development, the Metropolitan, remain empty.
Developers have said 70 percent of the 76 condos at 40 Park, where the price range is $400,000 to $2.2 million, are sold and all 130 rental units at the Metropolitan, where the monthly rent ranges from $2,000 to $3,600, are occupied.
Read the article from the Daily Record.
A Taste of Morristown is an annual event showcasing the fantastic restaurants of Morristown, New Jersey. Annually upwards of 30 restaurants participate in this one of a kind sampling event, all under one roof at one time. From classic French & Italian cuisine, to contemporary fusion dishes, you’re sure to find it all here at A Taste of Morristown.
This year the event will be held at the newly renovated Hanover Marriott in Whippany, NJ.
But what is great food without great wine? Sample wines from around the globe in our Wine Tasting Gallery, generously provided by Gary’s Wine and Marketplace of Madison, Wayne, and Bernardsville.
Returning this year is a Scotch Tasting by the Whiskey Guild.
Also, enjoy our Silent Auction. Auction packages donated from area businesses and corporations are yours for the taking… if you’re the highest bidder!
A Taste of Morristown is an Annual Fundraiser benefiting the Morristown Rotary Club. All proceeds benefit charities supported by the Morristown Rotary Club.
Check out the participating venues:
GRASSHOPPER OFF THE GREEN
HANOVER MARRIOTT BANQUET
HOT RODS BBQ
MARA’S COUNTRY DESSERTS
PAMIR AFGHAN RESTAURANT
RODS STEAK HOUSE
THE BRICK OVEN
DARK HORSE LOUNGE
THE AULD SHEBEEN
THE MELTING POT
TIM SCHAEFFERS CUSINE
Visit the official event website for more details.