Institute's Report Featured in Story on Newark Restaurant Opening

The Star Ledger reports:

Chef Marcus Samuelsson is lending his celebrity cred to downtown Newark's renaissance with a new restaurant in the redeveloped Hahne & Co. building, but details about the high-profile eatery have been scarce -- until now.

The restaurant is expected to open this fall, and the 55-seat eatery will be an entirely new concept called Marcus B&P, an all-day casual restaurant with the food made entirely in-house or sourced locally, Samuelsson tells

And Samuelsson says an important element in Marcus B&P will be hiring local workers. A recent study by the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice showed that only 18 percent of those who work in Newark actually live in the city. The restaurant, he says, can be "breeding ground for young chefs," as Red Rooster has been in Harlem. "They don't have to leave Newark to work in hospitality. If we can achieve that in Newark as well, then we've done very well." 

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