The ground-floor space of bwè kafe at Edge Adams, Bijou Properties’ new 34-unit luxury rental building in uptown Hoboken — Courtesy: Bijou Properties
By Joshua Burd
A café operator has committed to its third location in Hudson County, leasing nearly 2,000 sq. ft. at Bijou Properties’ new 34-unit luxury rental building in uptown Hoboken.
The developer on Tuesday announced the lease with bwè kafe, which will bring its coffee shop concept to the six-story building known as Edge Adams. The space will sit below Bijou’s newly delivered apartments at 1405 Adams St., where leasing has been underway since last month.
“There’s been a lot of exciting development happening in Hoboken’s north end,” said Dale Mori-Ryan, the owner of bwé kafe. “We were fortunate enough to be a part of multiple pop-ups with Hudson Table and we became more aware of the growth and excitement in this area.
“We wanted to participate in the growth with a more permanent location and Edge Adams was the ideal address.
The new bwè Kafe North End, which will occupy 1,904 square feet, follows the operator’s other locations at 1002 Washington St. in Hoboken and a second shop at 140 River Drive South in downtown Jersey City. According to a news release, the latest store will introduce new design elements and features not found at other locations to create a higher level of social engagement and provide expanded service.
Plans call for a multilevel space with a central mezzanine to foster a communal vibe and an extended bar with an open kitchen to allow for larger food service, the news release said. Mori-Ryan also touted the importance of being near Hoboken’s only movie theater and the Mile Square Theater, as well as being in a building that is registered for platinum certification on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design scale.
“We’re a Hoboken company that is fully invested in the quality of life for its residents, now and in the future,” Bijou Properties’ Managing Partner Larry Bijou said. “We continually strive to provide neighborhood amenities and services that complement our residential components and significantly contribute to the community-at-large.
“We’re incredibly excited to be bringing bwè Kafe North End to Edge Adams and to deliver a new retail destination in this neighborhood. It’s a perfect partnership between two like-minded businesses that share a vision for creating an eco-conscious living environment for all to enjoy.”