If you’ve waded into Military Park recently in the hopes of enjoying the burger and beer selection at Military Park eatery BURG, you may have been disappointed to find that its doors had been shuttered.
“We enjoyed a successful opening season in 2016 and look forward to returning when the park is once again in bloom,” said BURG’s owner and executive chef Chris Siversen, the lauded chef who also owns the upscale Maritime Parc restaurant in Jersey City.
Foot traffic through the park drops due to both declining temperatures and Military Park’s winter programming hiatus. When BURG returns in the spring, it will be in new company, including the Whole Foods directly across the street and the Halal Guys around the corner, both of which are scheduled to open before winter is done.
In addition to those new commercial attractions, the residential portion of the Hahne’s building will start welcoming tenants this year. And One Theater Square, the brand new 245-unit residential building and retail space currently being built across the street from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and steps from BURG’s location, is slated to open in 2018.
While the restaurant itself is closed, its indoor portion is still available for private events during the winter off-season. When BURG returns in the spring, the restaurants and its patrons will be able to enjoy its 100-seat outdoor bar and patio, dubbed BURG Garden, during the full span of the year’s warm month. The patio debuted in the fall of 2016.
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