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Bank of America building sold to West Orange firm

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news A West Orange real estate firm has purchased the former Bank of America building on Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, the latest sale of a property on a high-profile corner on that busy...

Is Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan a rubber-stamp?

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The first draft of a redevelopment plan for Lackawanna Plaza was submitted to township officials last week, and some critics are already claiming that the 92-page document basically rubber-stamps what developers have...

Grabowsky to buy Hampton House building in Montclair

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news After 70 years in town, Hampton House, a high-end furniture store, is closing and Montclair developer and downtown landlord Dick Grabowsky is purchasing its landmark building on the corner of Bloomfield and...

Debate rages over whether Montclair is being over-developed

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Montclair is experiencing a commercial real estate boom, with roughly 1,000 residential units either under construction, approved or proposed for the Bloomfield Avenue corridor. And the question of whether these apartments and...

Yogi Berra’s former Montclair mansion goes on market for $3.2 million

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe listing says “Live like a Hall of Famer.” And if you have $3.199 million, you can in fact take up residence in the Tudor mansion that Yankee legend Yogi Berra once...

Town tries to settle possible suit, Plofker’s Diva Lounge plans

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThreatened with a lawsuit, the township is trying to reach a settlement with the developer of the former Warner Communications building on Lorraine Avenue, raising concerns from residents who live near the...

Council to take over Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment process

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsIn an effort to expedite the project, the Township Council is taking over control of the redevelopment of Lackawanna Plaza, mandating that a detailed plan for it be drawn up by June...

Montclair businesswoman receives 20-year award

Photo courtesy of Carrie Babcock Former Montclair resident Carrie Babcock, co-owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Cedar Grove, until recently of Upper Montclair, was recently honored with a 20-Year Award by the Fred Astaire...

Mayor wants Lackawanna developers at May 23 council meeting

By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.news Saying he wants “to keep their feet to the fire,” Mayor Robert Jackson is inviting the developers of the controversial Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment project to the May 23 Township Council meeting for...
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Plans for Seymour Street plaza fuel combative meeting

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news At a contentious meeting, corporate redevelopment officials Monday defended their ability to bring quality arts and entertainment events to a planned plaza near the Wellmont Theater, saying their efforts aren’t “half-assed” and that...