Lackawanna Center is a 1.3 million square foot retail/office/industrial complex situated directly outside the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City, NJ. Located at 629 Grove Street and bordered by Jersey Avenue, Sixteenth Street, Eighteenth Street, and Marin Boulevard, the property is blocks from Hoboken and close to NJ Transit Light Rail and PATH trains. The 13 acre site also includes two ground level 300-car parking lots, additional parking on the second level, and an elevated rail trestle which runs three city blocks. The property’s eight-story building is comprised of reinforced concrete construction, brick exterior walls and glass windows with a floor thickness of 21” solid concrete at each level.
Over the last several decades, the property transformed from a single-use building to a multi-tenant complex. With current ownership in place since 1995, the property today features 30 diverse tenants with businesses ranging from printing, textile warehousing and moving and storage to retailers, internet technology, book distribution and event planning. In 2010 Lackawanna Center welcomed the arrival of Carlo’s Bakery, a 100-year old local business that is best known for its television program “Cake Boss” on The Learning Channel (TLC). Carlo’s Bakery leased 30,000 square feet on the property’s ground floor to construct a state-of-the-art baking facility, distribution center and new office headquarters for their planned business expansion.