When we weren't looking, the Godfather of Morristown quietly opened their doors at 10 Lafayette Street in what Mayor Tim Dougherty described as a "soft launch."
While speaking to the newly formed Morristown Women in Business at their kick off meeting on Thursday, Dougherty mentioned that the business was one of several new offering coming to Morristown that chose to open their second location in the downtown.
Godfather of East Hanover has been offering "pizza you can't refuse" since 1975.
"People have been asking me when are we going to get a seafood restaurant in town," Dougherty said. "Well, here it is."
The Godfather boasts a large counter-style pizzeria set up and raw bar as well as table service is a different section of the newly constructed building. With their opening, the retail floor of Highlands at Morristown Station finally looks to be filled with businesses.
“The overall redevelopment of downtown Morristown that brought quality new housing and thousands of new residents has combined with a significant daytime workforce, active evening leisure crowd and mass public transportation system to create a much-improved retail climate that is resonating with the business community,” said Debra Tantleff, a vice president of development at Roseland Property Co., which collaborated with Woodmont Properties to develop and manage The Highlands at Morristown Station, 40 Park, The Metropolitan at 40 Park and Vail Mansion.
“The influx of new dining, boutique shops and convenience services complements the area’s existing retail fabric, resulting in a dynamic, pedestrian-friendly setting that epitomizes downtown, urban living,” Tantleff said.
Coincidentally, the Godfather is a BYOB establishment whose customers get a discount at Cambridge.
Now that may be an offer none can refuse.
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