Bell Works in Holmdel — Courtesy: Somerset Development
By Steve Lubetkin
Four new retailers are planning to open stores at Bell Works, the sprawling mixed-use destination created by Somerset Development at the former Bell Laboratories in Holmdel.
The new tenants include Renaissance Pilates + Wellness; Justin’s Barbershop; Jersey Freeze, a regional eatery serving homemade ice cream, cakes, burgers and sandwiches; and The Gathering Shops, a retail service bureau rotating fashions from emerging apparel designers who don’t have their own a brick-and-mortar or online presence. They have joined what’s known as The Block at Bell Works, the complex’s thriving ground-floor, indoor concourse, which offers a mix of shops, restaurants, health care and community services
“We’re excited to welcome an exciting mix of local retailers to ‘The Block at Bell Works,’ each of which offers a unique contribution to the evolution of our pedestrian street,” said Ralph Zucker, president of Somerset Development. “Now, both visitors and daily workers alike will have access to an even wider array of shopping, lifestyle, and wellness options, as ‘The Block’ becomes a bonafide retail destination that rivals those of some of New Jersey’s great downtown cores.”
Sabre Real Estate Advisors Principal Justin Korinis, Director Dina Santarelli, Senior Associate Sean Pyle and Associate Julian Alvarez represented Somerset Development in each of the transactions.
Bell Works has now leased more than a million square feet, including more than 90 percent of its office space. The building houses more than 85 signed tenants with thousands of workers, along with regular visitors from surrounding communities. The building is also home to numerous public amenities, such as the Holmdel Public Library and Learning Center, and the Holmdel Montessori school.