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Urgent Care Now Open at Campus Town

September 8, 2017

Urgent Care Now Open at Campus Town

 

InFocus Urgent Care will provide medical care to the community for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries without appointments or long wait times.

InFocus Urgent Care provides medical care for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries with no appointment needed. The clinic is staffed by physicians who are board certified in emergency medicine, as well as registered nurses and trained technicians. With on-site lab, x-ray, and EKG services, members of the community can receive medical care that is convenient and cost-effective.

 

The ribbon cutting marked the opening of InFocus Urgent Care’s second location. The first location in West Windsor opened in Windsor Plaza in 2013.

 

The location for the Campus Town Office:
100 Campus Town Circle, Suite 100
Ewing, New Jersey

“There is a need for prompt, convenient medical care in our community, and InFocus is looking forward to bringing our services to Campus Town,” said Dr. Seeta Arjun. “Students, faculty, staff and neighbors will find they can trust InFocus Urgent Care with their non-life threatening emergencies and illnesses, and we look forward to building new relationships with the community.”

InFocus Urgent Care is committed to providing exceptional medical care to the community for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries without appointments or long wait times. The professional staff comprised of physicians, registered nurses, and skilled technicians is dedicated to providing a cost-effective and timely alternative to busy emergency rooms in a caring and compassionate environment.

Campus Town Wins Another Award

March 31, 2016

Campus Town Picks Up Another Award

The New Jersey Builders Association awarded Campus Town an award for Best New Mixed Use Project.  The Award was presented to Greg Lentine at the 29th...

February 29, 2016 at 3:48 PM

 

Panera Bread opens in TCNJ's Campus Town

 

EWING — Fresh breads and pastries and the smell of coffee greeted customers on Monday as Panera Bread ope...

See which retailers are open or coming soon to TCNJ's Campus Town

January 30, 2015

See which retailers are open or coming soon to TCNJ's Campus Town

 

Ewing,NJ  - The College of New Jersey's Campus Town has sprung back to life now that students have returned to campus for the spring semester.

 

But the mixed-use development is about to become even busier with the new wave of restaurants and stores that have either opened or are about to open in the coming months.

 

"The retail is starting to pick up again," said Greg Lentine, developer PRC's director of university campus development. "Our initial focus was on the students, getting them in and now it's on the retail."

 

TCNJ's $120M Campus Town makes official debut

Work is still continuing on the ground-floor retailers, but students will begin moving into the apartments on Sunday

 

The first retailers opened last semester: Barnes & Noble in August, followed by Spencer Savings Bank and RedBerry Frozen Yogurt in October and Verizon Wireless in December.

 

Art Havier, RedBerry's owner, said the frozen yogurt and smoothies have become a popular treat on campus, but they're now working on getting their name out there to residentsnfrom Ewing and other neighboring towns.

 

"We have been well-received without a doubt with the students, but we do need to reach out to the community," he said.

 

When students went home for winter break, the night hours — normally a busy time — were much quieter. But Havier is hopeful that outside business will pick up as more retailers open and draw more people in.

Piccolo Pronto opened the day before the blizzard hit and the response from both residents and students has been "through the roof," said Amali Elabed, who owns the restaurant with her husband, Fami.

The couple own Piccolo Trattoria in Pennington and Newtown, Pa., but wanted to build on the fast-casual pizza concept Fami Elabed had seen on a business trip to California.

 

"He just didn't want to settle making pizzas, so he opened up the menu making customized pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches," Amali Elabed said, adding that the dough is made fresh daily. "It's finally come alive. We're really ecstatic."

 

A portion of the proceeds will also help local charities and food banks as part of their nonprofit and "Feed the Knead" program.

 

A look at how TCNJ's Campus Town became a reality

It took seven years to bring the mixed-use development to fruition, but The College of New Jersey finally opened Campus Town in August 2015.

 

The next restaurant to open is Panera Bread, which will have its own 4,300-square-foot building and drive-through window. The opening is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 22.  Lentine anticipates Mexican Mariachi and Yummy Sushi to open in March, followed by Polished Nails and California Tanning in April. Brickwall Tavern and Dining Room has plans to open its 14,000-square-foot restaurant sometime over the summer, Lentine said. It will serve mostly craft beers and upscale twists on traditional bar fare. "It's a really good mix," he said of the stores moving in so far.

 

PRC is also close to signing a lease with a hair cutter and is in talks with brokers to bring in other retail that can fill the remaining 20,000 square feet, Lentine said.

 

He's now focused on hard goods retailers and some possibilities might include a running store, bicycle shop and women's apparel.

 

An update on TCNJ's $120M Campus Town projectProgress continues to be made on Campus Town's ground-floor retailers and the second phase of housing. Greg Lentine, developer PRC's director of university campus development, gives an update on the project five months after the grand opening. (1/28/2016)

Elsewhere on the $120 million project, construction is continuing on the second phase, which will add another 166 beds, bringing the total number to 612.

 

Unlike the others, the new buildings will not have ground-floor retail. Lentine said Campus Town is already 80 percent leased for the 2016-2017 school year. Also included in the second phase is a redesign of the college's entrance. "For such a nice college and now having this in the front, the front entry is a little bit less than what it should be," Lentine said.

 

Plans are still being finalized, but the revamped entrance will include new landscaping, gateways, banner poles, fencing and signs.

 

Lentine also hopes to bring in business over the summer when most students go home. As the college looks to boost the number of summer conferences and events it hosts, he said Campus Town's private bedrooms and kitchens will prove to be marketable.

 

"It's not a dorm situation for adults ... so we're hoping to increase conference business with that," he said.

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mtvU Comes to Campus Town

September 15, 2015

Carly Henderson of MTV  visits Campus Town to talk the future of campus housing with residents.

 

Carly Henderson is a pop culture-obsessed TV host, entertainment correspondent, and music journalist.

 

As a host on mtvU (MTV's college network), she...

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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

Opening at Campus Town on August 3

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By Times of Trenton Editorial Board 
on June 29, 2015 at 7:40 AM, updated June 29, 2015 at 7:41 AM

 

 

TCNJ's Campus Town project a blueprint for collaboration | Editorial

When was the last time you heard the three words "ahead of schedule" uttered in re...

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April 15,2015

State of the Township Address

 

At today's state of the township address for Ewing, sponsored by the Mid-Jersey Chamber, Campus Town took center stage. We thank the Mayor and all of...

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March 5, 2015

By Cristina Rojas | Times of Trenton The Times, Trenton 

 

EWING — Verizon Wireless is the latest retailer to sign a lease at Campus Town, the $120 million residential and retail complex taking shape at The College of New Jersey, the developer announced Thursday.

 

Verizon brings another national brand name to the project, said Greg Lentine, developer PRC's director of university campus development. Aside from Barnes & Noble and Panera Bread, the other retailers are local businesses that have decided to expand their presence, he said. They include Mexican Mariachi Grill, Yummy Sushi, Piccolo Trattoria, RedBerry Frozen Yogurt, Polished Nails salon and Spencer Savings Bank, which recently acquired Ewing-based NJM Bank. The Campus Town branch would mark its first presence in the area.

 

"Verizon is a business that's well-respected and a lot of people will use," Lentine said. "It will be convenient to students, teachers and the neighborhood."

 

He said that from the project's inception, they have wanted to have a wireless phone store included in the retail space. The franchisee is We R Wireless, which has more than 100 stores in nine states.

 

Retail space is still available to lease, Lentine said.

 

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March 3, 2015

By Cristina Rojas | Times of Trenton The Times, Trenton
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on March 04, 2015 at 7:58 AM, updated March 04, 2015 at 7:59 AM

Construction ahead of schedule on TCNJ's $120M Campus Town project

 

EWING — With six months to go until the first students move into Campus Town, the $...

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FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Clock Tower steel is well underway!

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February 11, 2015

Campus Town reduces the need for cars,  helps the environment saves students money

 

Building a community that will house 612 students on the campus of...

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February 2, 2015

Second phase of Campus Town boasts more beds, a new entrance to TCNJ’s campus

 

While The College of New Jersey’s Campus Town won’t officially open its...

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December 22, 2014

Spencer Savings Bank Signs a Lease to Open a Branch at Campus Town

 

Spencer Savings Bank is a full service, mutually owned and operated, community bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, NJ. For more than 100 years, Spencer has been maintaining its distinct image of trust, security and commitment to our customers.

Our strong reputation stands out among our competition. By providing a unique and personal approach to banking, we are able to service our customers with an exceptional level of care that can rarely be found at larger banks. We understand the importance of getting to know you as a customer. We focus on providing value, convenience, and personal attention to each and every individual. By taking the time to understand your needs, we become partners in the success of your business and personal financial goals.

Spencer has grown over the years to now operate twenty branch offices throughout North Jersey. Our management team of seasoned bankers leads more than 225 dedicated employees in delivering premier banking services. With our roots as a community bank, we proudly support local business and workforce initiatives in the market areas that we serve, in addition to numerous civic groups, charitable organizations and youth programs.

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Ewing mayor, TCNJ president envision $86M Campus Town project as gateway to community relationship

 

 

By Brendan McGrath | Times of Trenton 
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on October 24, 2014 at 4:54 PM, updated October 26, 2014 at 9:53 AM

 

EWING – As the $86 million Campus Town project continues to take shape at The College of New Jersey, township and college officials said Friday that the opportunity to strengthen campus-community relations has come into focus.

“I think the community is starting to realize how this all fits together,” said Ewing Mayor Bert Steinmann, while touring the construction site for the first time with TCNJ President R. Barbara Gitenstein. “Now they’re going to have a greater insight into what the college actually does.”

Gitenstein said Campus Town can serve as a town center for Ewing, even though it’s on the college’s campus. All of the retail shops will be open to the public and there will be parking that is not open to members of the college.

“It’s got wonderful amenities for us obviously, but it will also be an opportunity for the campus to engage with the larger community because all of the retail is for everybody,” Gitenstein said.

That provides greater opportunities for students and residents to interact, she said.

“There’s a recognition on both sides that there are people of goodwill who really want this to work,” Gitenstein said.

Despite some concerns over litter and traffic, Steinmann said he believes Campus Town will be good for township residents. He said he has heard from residents who see the development rising up along the edge of Route 31 and want to know what stores will be there, he said.

When completed, Campus Town will have more than 280,000 square feet of retail and college housing space.

Ewing officials reached an agreement with the Campus Town developer for payments in lieu of taxes of $75,000 in 2014 and 2015, and then $395,000 in 2016. The long term deal includes annual increases for the next 50 years.

Campus Town is opening just as another developer, Lennar, plans to begin work on Parkway Town Center, a similar mixed use concept that will bring about 120,000 square feet of retail space to town along with a large residential component.

Steinmann said that he thinks the two projects will compliment each other, with Campus Town in the center of town and Parkway Town Center on the outskirts.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct that the Campus Town developer reached the deal with the township for payments in lieu of taxes.

 

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September 01, 2014

TCNJ adding 'Campus Town,' with shops and more housing

 

By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer

 

As a small public college that targets top high school s...

July 17, 2014

First Drone Flight Over Campus Town

 

On July 11, 2014, Turner Development had a photo drone fly over the community to document the progress.  Visit our...

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July 10, 2014

Editorial: TCNJ's $86M Campus Town project builds toward strong future with anchor stores signed

By Matt Dowling/Times of Trenton The Star-Ledger 

 

By about this time next year, the steel bones rising along the outskirts of The College of New Jerse...

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July 7, 2014

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College of New Jersey's 'Campus Town' development beginning to take shape

 

EWING — Campus Town, the $86 million private-public project that will bring...

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June 16, 2014

By Joshua Burd

How The College of New Jersey found a partner to complete a much-needed upgrade on campus

 

By 2009, leaders at The College of New Jersey had developed...

June 1, 2014

Steel Work is Underway!

 

Steel work has started on the first building

Starbucks at Campustown

May 2014

Starbucks Coffee Company

 

Starbucks will open in the Barnes & Noble at Campus Town Shoppes at 31 and Main.  We welcome Starbucks to our community.

 

May 1, 2014

2014 NJ’s Leading Infrastructure Project Award Winner – The College of New Jersey – Campus Town Project

 

 

Presented to: The College of New Jersey, PRC Group, Feinberg & Associates, P.C., J. Robert Hillier,Maser Consulting, P.C., Mercer/Burlington County Building & Construction Trades Council, Turner Construction Company, Windels, Marx, Lane & Mittendorf LLP and Wolff & Samson PC.

 

From Left to right: Greg Lentine PRC Group, Justin Yost Maser Consulting, Chris Gibson The College of New Jersey, Dr. Gitenstein The College of New Jersey, Robert Kaye The PRC Group, Bill Feinberg Feinberg & Assoc., Ed Jenkinson Turner Development, Charles Liebling Windels Marx

 

 

 

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Apri. 18, 2014

PRC Lands $52M Construction Loan for Student Housing Project

 

By Guelda Voien

 

New Jersey-based developer The PRC Group nabbed $52.5 million in construction financing for its $80 million student housing project at The College of New Jersey, Mortgage Observer has learned.HFF secured the three-year loan for the 130-unit development, which should be complete by fall of 2015.

 

The trio of lenders was led by M&T Bank, an M&T spokesperson confirmed, and funds from The Provident Bank and Columbia Bank were bundled into the deal, according to Greg Lentine, director of university campus development for PRC. A rendering of the planned development at The College of New Jersey M&T declined to provide the rate of the loan.

 

The development, on 12 acres along Pennington Road in Ewing Township, New Jersey, will also boast between 75,000 and 80,000 square feet of retail, according to Mr. Lentine. So far, bookseller Barnes & Noble, a frozen yogurt shop and a Mexican restaurant have signed on.

 

 

The deal was two years in the making, said Michael Saraco, an M&T vice president who worked on the deal. The deal was complex since it required sign-off from the college, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the state’s Economic Development Authority and the federal Environmental Protection Agency, he said.“The project is a public/private partnership made possible by the New Jersey Economic Stimulus Act of 2009,” and all of the retail will be open to the public, Mr. Saraco said. “There were a lot of T’s to cross and I’s to dot.”HFF’s senior managing director Jon Mikula, managing director Jim Cadranell and associate director Samuel Seiden worked on the deal, according to a representative for HFF.

 

 

 

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April 2, 2014

Coming to the Shoppes at 31 and Main at Campus Town is Red Berry frozen yogurt.

 

 

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April 2, 2014

Coming to the Shoppes at 31 and Main at Campus Town is Mexican Mariachi Grill

 

Mexican Mariachi Grill is the American Dream realized by the Ramos family from Saltillo, Mexico in 2010. Originally the idea of Ricardo and his wife Viridiana, they were soon joined by Ricardo’s parents Ricardo Sr. and Eugenia to open their first restaurant in Ewing.With a family legacy of traditional Mexican cooking dating back several generations, the Ramos family bring not only their large and delightful variety of Mexican fare but their incredibly inviting personalities as well. When you walk into a Mariachi Grill, you’re stepping into an extension of their home and they do their very best to make you feel welcome.Utilizing as many fresh and locally grown ingredients as well as local suppliers, every order is cooked to order. While you wait enjoy complimentary freshly baked chips and freshly made salsas. Large portion sizes await to delight your senses and if you can’t find room you can always take home some of their tantalizing desserts such as a Flan, Carrot Cake, Impossible which is Chocolate Cake and Flan, or Tres Leches which has the local reviewers raving!

 

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March 18, 2014

Campus Town has been selected to receive this year’s award

 

The New Jersey Alliance for Action’s “New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects” award program was created to highlight innovative, pioneering and...

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February 17, 2014

Turner Construction selected an the General Contractor for Campus Town

 

PRC announced that Turner Construction will be the General Contractor for Campu...

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October 1, 2013

Capstone Named Management Company

 

Capstone on Campus will manage the student housing at Campus Town.  We believe there is no better company to serve the students at TCNJ better than C...

Groundbreaking

September 27, 2013

Governor Christie

With over 500 people in attendance at the Campus Town groundbreaking, the Honorable Chris Christe spoke to the people about the great economic impact,...

Groundbreaking Announced

September 23, 2013

Ground Breaking Event

 

Governor Christie to speak at the Campus Town groundbreaking on September 27th at 4PM

Banners installed on site

Sept 9, 2013

Starting to show what's coming!

 

Banners are being installed on the Campus Town fence to announce what is coming, advertise the new website and bring i...

August 2013

August 2013

Demolition!

 

The first in a series of structures that need to be removed in order to make room for Campus Town.  This will continue for the next few mo...

Fence is installed around Campus Town site

July 2013

First Step...

As a first step in preparation for the construction of Campus Town,  a fence has been installed around the construction area. Overall the fence is alm...

 

 

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