Historic Jersey City casino to be reinvented as banquet hall

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Landmark
Hospitality has broken ground on The View at Lincoln Park, the only mass timber
building in Jersey City.

The
new three-story facility, which will feature two banquet halls, a mid-scale
restaurant, and a rooftop dining area, replaces the former Casino in the Park.

A
groundbreaking ceremony was held with stakeholders and project collaborators,
including The Hudson County Board of Commissioners, the Hudson County
Improvement Authority, and Landmark Hospitality.

The Casino in the Park opened in 1950 and hosted thousands of weddings, political events, parties, and fundraisers (including the 50th wedding anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s parents). It served as an essential staple in Jersey City for decades. In 2019, Hudson County, the facility’s landlord, decided it was time to close the property and demolished the old building. They tapped Landmark Hospitality co-founders Frank and Jeanne Cretella to reimagine the site’s future.

The Lincoln Park site where the new venue is being built.

Intending
to put this notable venue back on the map, Landmark Hospitality is planning an
expansive facility layout. The new design of the historic Casino in the Park
banquet hall will fit up to 190 patrons in the restaurant and bar area, in
addition to a kitchen and back-of-house support space. A 3,090 s/f rooftop
terrace is also part of the expanded dining options as well as additional
balconies on the second floor.

The
first banquet hall will be approximately 2,850 s/f, while the second will be
about 3,375 s/f with a maximum capacity of 225 people. The restaurant will be
nearly 1,225 s/f and able to host up to 175 guests. All of the event spaces will
be prefabricated with laminated timber to create a chic aesthetic.

Set
to be a state-of-the-art dining and catering facility, The View at Lincoln Park
will be operated by Landmark Hospitality when it opens to the public in September
2022.

The
project team include County of Hudson (owner); HCIA (lesser); MAST
Construction, HCIA Representative; PS&S (HCIA engineer); Landmark
Hospitality; Del-Sano (general contractor) and; Jeffrey A. Fleisher Architect
(architect).

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