3/21/2011 - Somerville World-Class ShopRite Ground Breaking- Tuesday, March 22, 2011 4:00pm


Mayor Brian Gallagher, The Somerville Borough Council, Saker Shop Rites, and JSM at Somerville are pleased to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a World-Class ShopRite supermarket at the West Main Street Redevelopment Area, on Tuesday March 22nd, commencing at 4:00 PM.


This important project has been made possible through the cooperation of the Governor’s office, the NJ-Economic Development Authority and the State Treasury, working with the Borough and Saker ShopRites to create an Economic Redevelopment Growth Grant (ERGG) program to provide needed construction capital without impact to Borough taxpayers.


This is a milestone event as Somerville’s ERGG will be one of the first of these programs to start construction.


Even during these financially difficult times the Borough has concentrated on becoming self sufficient, as county seat one critical element is creating additional rateables. 


One method of achieving this goal is through redevelopment of existing sites, working with developers and the State to create innovative programs that work long term, this project is an example of one such program.

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