60 Franklin St. in East Orange — Courtesy: Sheldon Gross Realty
By Joshua Burd
A church organization has leased nearly 9,000 square feet at a historic complex in East Orange, according to brokerage firm Sheldon Gross Realty.
In a news release, the brokerage said Heart of Worship Church committed to 8,860 square feet within the Manufacturers Village complex. Located at 60 Franklin St., the complex is a freestanding, two-story brick structure that is more than 100 years old.
Eric Weston of Sheldon Gross Realty represented the property’s ownership.
“There’s no other location quite like the Manufacturers Village complex,” Weston said. “It’s an inspirational place with tremendous character — all of which will only enhance the vibrancy of Heart of Worship Church.”
The ministry joins a mixed-use complex with more than 30 tenants, ranging from small businesses to light manufacturing. In the 1880s, the property was the original home of Seabury & Johnson, the business that eventually grew to become Johnson & Johnson.