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Mökbar – The Junction at Gateway


New Tenants Also include First Daycare Center in Gateway

Project All Stars, and Seton Hall University

Developer Hosting Competition for Newark-Based Restauranteur to Move into Fully Built-Out Restaurant Space

The Junction at Gateway’s culinary revolution continues with James Beard Award-winning Mökbar owner and chef Esther Choi choosing Newark for its fourth location.  It will occupy 950 square feet in the Market Hall area of Gateway One.

One Step Ahead Learning & Performing Arts Center also signed a lease for 5,600 square feet of interior space and approximately 1,000 square feet of exterior space to be used for a private outdoor playground in Gateway One near the Doubletree Hotel.  It will be the first daycare center in the Gateway Center providing a much-needed resource for working parents as companies ease back into in-person work schedules.

Seton Hall University—ranked among the top tier national universities by U.S. News and World Report—will be opening a student center in Gateway for its Law School and undergraduate students matriculating at its Newark campuses.  The university’s decisionmakers sited the amenities package that will be available to its students and faculty as one of the top benefits of the 930 SF Junction-level space in Gateway Two.

The Newark Project All Stars, a charity that connects the city’s youth with members of its business community—including Onyx Equities—to develop business skills and make career-forming connections, will move into 450 SF for its corporate offices and meeting spaces for its members.

“I’m very excited to get back to my New Jersey roots! What better place to open Mökbar, my flagship restaurant than Newark,” said Esther Choi, Chef and Owner of Mökbar. “I’m ready to get to work and share my Korean culture and cuisine with the downtown residence and workers!!”

“Newark’s central downtown area has always had the capability to be a center of commerce.  It has the infrastructure and locational attributes needed to become a world-class destination, and a neighborhood that local residents cherish and identify with. It just needed for us to turn Gateway inside-out,” said Jonathan Schultz, Co-Founder and Managing Principal for Onyx Equities.  “Our plans to turn the concourse level from a convenient commuter pass-through into a world-class destination is coming to fruition.  It’s very exciting to sign tenants in The Junction who share our vision and belief in Newark.”

“Just as we’ve brought diverse food options from the other side of the Hudson River to the Gateway Center, it’s important for us to share Newark’s local flavor and culinary talent with central downtown commuters, residents and visitors,” said Matthew Flath, Vice President of Asset Management for Onyx Equities of its competition for one Newark-based restauranteur to win the right to operate a fully built-out restaurant space at no upfront cost.

Mökbar and the competition winner will add their unique flavor to The Junction along with Serafina, Brooklyn Dumpling Shop, Fresh & Co, Greek from Greece Bakery & Café, Farinella, 375˚ Chicken & Fries, Chip City Cookies and The Brookdale.

Interested parties can download the competition guidelines and entry form here.

The 2.3 million SF, four-building Gateway Center complex draws over 75,000 weekly visitors from the New York Metro area through its skybridges to Newark Penn Station, One Riverfront Center, and Panasonic’s Corporate Headquarters. Its second-floor interconnected concourses, now known as The Junction, is near the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation to attract retail, fitness, entertainment and dining opportunities as well as improve the pedestrian and tenant experience within the complex.  Onyx’s investment in Newark also includes opening the Gateway Center’s ground floor via a new pedestrian grand entrance and street-facing retail for the first time in the building’s 50+-year history.

For more information about Gateway Center visit  The retail leasing agents for The Junction at Gateway Center are Jason Pierson and Ryan Starkman of Pierson Commercial Real Estate.  The office leasing agents for Gateway Center are Tim Greiner and Blake Goodman of JLL.

For renderings of The Junction at Gateway click here.

About Onyx Equities:

Headquartered in Woodbridge, New Jersey, Onyx Equities, LLC is a leading, full-service real estate firm specializing in investment, asset repositioning and ground-up development. Since its founding in 2004, Onyx has acquired more than $2.3B worth of real estate assets throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Onyx has executed over $250M in capital improvement projects under its signature repositioning program. Driving Onyx’s success is its loyalty to core geographic markets, a seasoned team of expertise in all facets of real estate, its adaptability to market conditions and the experience gained from managing over 65 MSF since inception. Throughout its portfolio, Onyx takes aim at increasing operational efficiency, tenant satisfaction and long-term value.  For more information, contact the firm at (732) 362-8800, or visit

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According to New York Post, pizza is one of the most popular takeaway dishes searched in the world.

National Pizza Week: growth pizza restaurants comes to abrupt halt

BoldData crunches the numbers 

Next week is National Pizza Week. An entire week in honor of one of America’s all-time favorite foods. Time to crunch the numbers! The latest statistics from data specialist BoldData show that the amount of pizza restaurants in America has increased with a whopping 39.2% over the last five years. However, the growth abruptly stopped in 2020. 

Pizza party over?

Craving pizza? There are currently 90.817 pizza restaurants in The United States. An increase of 39.2% compared to 2016, in this year there were 65.213 pizza places. Especially 2017 was a good year for pizza: with an increase of 11.137 pizza joints (17.1 %). In the beginning of 2021 the USA should’ve reached the magical number of 100.000 pizza restaurants, but then COVID-19 happened… The growth of pizza restaurants came to an abrupt halt in 2020, with an increase of only 581 restaurants.  

California is the pizza place to be

When it comes to pizza, California is the place to be. The state has 8.271 pizza places, of which 2.044 are based in the Los Angeles area. New York comes in second with 7.190 restaurants, a growth of 48% compared to 2016. The biggest growth took place in Hawaii: a whopping 69%. Pizza lovers best stay away from Wyoming, the state has the lowest number of pizza joints (133). 

USA takes biggest slice worldwide

Americans love their pizza. It’s even considered America’s favorite food. Therefore it’s no surprise that the USA is home to the largest number of pizza restaurants worldwide. Italy –  where the modern pizza was originally invented – comes in second with 42.288 pizzeria’s. Brazil completes the top 3 with 32.283 pizza joints. But the USA has nothing to fear from the rest of the world. With 90.817 pizza restaurant the USA still has more pizzeria’s then the top 4 combined (88.100). Australia is number 8 on the list: with 5.598 pizza restaurants they have one of the highest number of pizza places per capita.   

About BoldData:

We are global data experts with a highly accurate database of 287+ million companies worldwide. With our data have helped 2.000+ companies with analytics, research and CRM. Our data is being used by renowned research companies such as Statista. As well by FMCG companies such as Heineken, P&G, Danone and UberEats. 

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