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Walters marks Branchburg ribbon-cutting event & celebrates arrival of Pressed in Ortley Beach

Somerset County & Ocean County, NJ — Walters announced the grand opening of Cornerstone at Branchburg and the launch of Pressed in Ortley Beach.

The Cornerstone at Branchburg, a LEED-certified community offers 150 premium age (55+) and income-restricted housing units. The event was held at 1000 Cornerstone Dr. in Branchburg. Joining the Walters’ team were Branchburg’s Deputy Mayor Anna Columbus, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) credit officer Michael Coe, and Branchburg Police Chief Richard Buck.

“Thanks to all the people that made this happen,” said Joseph Del Duca, partner and director of affordable housing for Walters. “We’re extremely grateful to the Township of Branchburg for their support from the start of this project. They’ve been a good partner to work with and we hope it will continue to be a long-term and happy relationship.”

Residents began moving into the premium apartment community earlier this year with the first building nearly full. Many everyday conveniences are available onsite and in the local area. Seniors have access to a community room with a billiards table, a fully equipped kitchen, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a computer center, outdoor areas with gas grills, and shuttle service.

“Walters is proud to be delivering a high-quality apartment community where seniors can have access to safe and affordable housing in a supportive environment,” Del Duca said.

In Ocean County, Pressed, a new coffee and waffles eatery, opened its doors bringing sweet and savory offerings to 28 Third Ave. in Ortley Beach, according to Walters, the property’s owner/developer. The fast-casual restaurant occupies street-level space in the new, 3,250 s/f ocean-block building, where a Walters model home and office are nearing completion.

“My partner and I were searching for a new concept that is fun and easy to grow,” said Ryan Daly, who co-owns the business with Robert Ciliento. “We came up with this idea of a new-age coffee shop that also offers different waffle flavors.” In addition to customized Belgian waffles, the Pressed menu highlights ice cream options and paninis. A small indoor and outdoor seating area is available. J

“This is a great spot for a food concept like Pressed,” said Walters’ Ed Walters Jr., founder and president. “We’re looking forward to watching Ryan’s and Robert’s success in the neighborhood and are pleased to have this new shop as a built-in ‘amenity’ for our own team and clients visiting our Ortley Beach model home and office.”


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