Landmark Developers was invited to bid on the purchase and adaptive reuse of South Orange, NJ City Hall. Mayor Sheena Collum of South Orange having a planning background knew that giving this building a vibrant life such as a restaurant, would help spur development in a dormant corridor of downtown. Landmark was selected because of its reputation of restoring historic structures, repurposing them into hospitality, and bringing a vibrant conduit to spur other development.
This property was purchased by LMD and is in the final stages of redevelopment with the exterior complete and interior finishes being installed. The venue consists of a grand upscale tavern called Village Hall, a beer garden called Pump House which is named after this portion of the building that housed the horse drawn fire pumps that serviced the town and two dramatic event spaces on the 2nd floor. Aside from getting this municipal property back on the tax rolls, it has proven to be a gateway for the redevelopment surrounding Village Hall and hundreds of residential units.