To everything there is a season…a time to come and a time to go. It seems it is time for Flemington Cut Glass to go.
Flemington Cut Glass, a Flemington institution, was opened in 1908 by Alphonse Muller and Charles McMullen. It is the oldest manufacturer of glass in the US. http://www.flemington-nj.com/flem.html. But it has not been faring well in today’s markets. http://www.delianet.com/BrandMatters/BrandMatters-v2i7-BusinessesFail.html.
Flemington Cut Glass is being sold but to whom?
Fieldstone Development is seeking several variances in order to build some 71+ town houses there at the Flemington Cut Glass location. This past Tuesday, April 22, the board of adjustment began hearings on this proposal. The townhouses would include one, two and three bedroom units and would cover the expanse from Main Street to Broad and across Broad Street and would include their COAH requirements, once they are determined.
Fieldstone Development began presenting its case after the Boro Council last year declined its request to re-zone that property from commercial use to residential use.
This project could result in major changes in the Boro given the large influx of new residents on Main Street and changes in the tax structure. So this is a very big deal for us in Flemington.
The hearings have been a long time coming. The next one is on Monday, June 2 at 7:00 PM. They are open to the public who may question those who give testimony.
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