By Joshua Burd
The influential Exchange Place Alliance has unveiled its new 900-square-foot office at the border of two key neighborhoods in downtown Jersey City.
Located at 239 Washington St., the space is part of the former Provident Bank headquarters and provides direct access to both the Exchange Place and Paulus Hook sections of the city. The economic growth and business improvement organization is leasing the space from the Punia Co., under a three-year deal with a further option to extend.
“Exchange Place is now a dynamic hub of events and community programming,” said Elizabeth Cain, the alliance’s executive director. “As the organization — and neighborhood — grows we needed to expand our office capacity, especially returning to the office post-pandemic.”
Livingston-based Punia has owned and managed the building for three generations, according to a news release. Bobby Antonicello Jr. of Grid Real Estate represented the landlord, Punia’s Ryan Tiger, while Corcoran Sawyer Smith represented the tenant.
“We are happy to have assisted the Exchange Place Alliance in relocating its offices to the historic Provident Bank building,” Antonicello said. “It’s a perfect fit.”
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