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New co-working space, cafe opens at Kearny Point

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A co-working facility, Kearny Works, opens in Kearny.
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A co-working facility and cafe has opened in Kearny, Hugo Neu, a recycler, and owner and redeveloper, announced Thursday.

Kearny Works is a fully-furnished, modern co-working space in Building 78 at Kearny Point in the historic Kearny shipyard, according to Hugo Neu.

The opening of Kearny Works overlaps with the opening of the Dry Dock Bistro, an American bar and grill located in the building’s ground floor.

Hugo Neu said the complex is located within close proximity to Manhattan and Jersey City’s West Side.

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The 20,000-square-foot Kearny Works will have 20 desks and 50 individual suites, which will be able to accommodate anywhere from a one- to 25-person business, Hugo Neu said. It also has five conference rooms, Wi-Fi, private phone booths, printing and scanning services and a communal kitchen. Members will have access to the building’s free on-site parking.

“Kearny Works reflects our mission for the Kearny Point community: to foster a vibrant, creative work atmosphere in beautiful spaces, and at a fair and accessible price point,” said Stephen Nislick, chief financial officer at Hugo Neu. “We think that every company — regardless of size or scope — should have access to a flexible and technologically advanced workspace that puts them in a position to succeed.”

Hugo Neu said it is providing free one-day trials, $50 weekly memberships and $150 monthly memberships at its new co-working space.

The 2,500-square-foot Dry Dock Bistro will have cocktails, micro-brews, sandwiches, paninis and salads, breakfast and coffee provided by NYC roasters Kobrick Coffee Co., Hugo Neu said.

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“Dry Dock Bistro is an ideal complement to Building 78’s new workspaces, as more and more businesses and visitors pass through our doors each day. We want people to look forward to coming to work each day and enjoy a cup of locally sourced coffee in the morning, grab a quality lunch, or relax with a drink with friends when the day’s over,” Nislick said.

Hugo Neu said it is currently in a multiphase redevelopment to transform the Kearny Point industrial complex. Building 78, a four-story, 207,000-square-foot office building, anchors the complex — it also has 40,000 square feet of floor plates. In total, the Kearny Point project will reactive more than 2 million square feet of industrial space.

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