FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Representatives of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, Flemington Business Improvement District and Unity Bank joined Harold and Judith Zimmermann for a special reception to celebrate the launch of Feed Mill Station, a commercial property adjacent to Liberty Village that currently houses Roman Jewelers. The Zimmermanns received a $3 million loan from Unity Bank to finance the acquisition and renovation of the historic property, which now provides 56,000 square feet of retail and commercial space.
“The building is the former home of the Delaware Valley Farmers Cooperative Association and features four silos that will provide distinctive office space,” said Harold Zimmermann. “When we saw the building, we fell in love with it because it was vastly underused. We have relationships with other banks, but we wanted to work with a local community bank and Unity Bank has helped make our vision for the property a reality.”
Roman Jewelers maintains a long-term lease for retail space on the first floor, and Zimmermann’s business, Artcraft Health Education, occupies the remaining space on the first floor. Floors two through four offer over 30,000 square feet of Class-A office space that is available for rental. In addition to retaining the four silos, Feed Mill Station features many of the architectural elements of the old feed mill as well as a new fourth floor with a rotunda room and dramatic views of Flemington. The basement features a 50-person conference room and a full gymnasium with men’s and women’s showers that are available to all tenants, as are rooftop terraces on the second and third floors.
“We are committed to helping our customers make business investments that can improve the local economy,” said Unity Bank President & CEO James A. Hughes. “It was extremely rewarding to collaborate with the Zimmermanns because Feed Mill Station is truly a property with a special place in Hunterdon County history, in addition to being a good opportunity to support local business development.”
Originally built as a feed mill in the late 1940s, the property was converted into a retail mall in 1986 under the name Renaissance Plaza. Don Shuman Associates of Flemington developed the property along with Harold Zimmermann, and his firm will also market the property. For information, please call 908-782-3413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We think the property offers more amenities than any other building in the area at very reasonable rates,” said Zimmermann. “We have received substantial tenant interest in the build to suit space, which can be completed quickly for occupancy.”