Jersey City Opens Waterfront Lutze Biergarten
The Mack-Cali Corporation celebrated the grand opening of Lutze Biergarten last Friday on the Hudson Waterfront in Jersey City. This biergarten is Mack-Cali’s next step in their plan to “activate the Harborside.” The 23,000-square foot biergarten offers 3 distinct seating areas, several fire pits, games, and an event stage to host local, live entertainment. Lutze has a full cocktail bar, and will also be pouring German and craft beer, cider, wine and sangria. There will also be delicious food such as crab cakes, a raw bar, pulled pork, bratwurst and more from Jake’s Downtown and Bacon Me Crazy.
Mack-Cali’s CEO, Michael DeMarco is driven to continue the development of Jersey City, making it as attractive as possible to visitors. In a letter written on Lutze’s website DeMarco claims, “We built this biergarten to activate and share the waterfront that we love so much and to honor all of our heritages.” The beer garden was created as an ode to DeMarco’s grandfather, Wilhelm Lutze, who was born in Jersey City in 1900 to German immigrants. Mr. Lutze spent his entire life in Jersey City raising four daughters and supported his family as a carpenter and mason.
A beautiful line from the letter on Lutze’s page disclaims the biergarten was, “influenced by rich history of accepting and welcoming new arrivals and creating a place where they could thrive and add to America’s rich tapestry of culture.” A place where everyone can come together as a community and enjoy wonderful drinks, food, and entertainment with a stellar view of the New York City skyline.
See you there!