Marc Brummer, owner of Hobby’s, a staple in Newark, sat in a bit of nostalgia at the topping of ceremony for One Theater Square. “One of the best days in Newark in a long, long time,” he said. As the caterer for the event, he took a trip down memory lane, recognizing the city’s first residential high rise in more than 50 years.
Hobby’s Deli first opened in 1962 and has witness the ebb and flow of the city. Amazed at how far downtown Newark has come since that time, Brummer shared some insight on the revitalization and restoration of his home:
“There was a time when people would look at Newark and would look away immediately,” he said. “It was all about the headlines. People didn’t want to go anywhere near it. And now, people look at Newark and they see promise and they see opportunity. And the hope is that the opportunity is here for everybody. I think it is. This is the kind of redevelopment that can touch a lot of people in the city: businesspeople, residents, everyone.”
Read more of Marc Brummer’s interview with ROI-NJ’s Tom Bergeron