Upper Montclair Retail Store / Specialty Foods / Cafe For Rent

The owners of the much-loved healthy foods cafe, Joyist, have decided not to reopen, so this beautiful space is now available.

This space is in a prime location on Valley Road in the Upper Montclair (Uptown) business district, in the middle of the block between Bellevue and Lorraine Avenues. If you want your business to have a presence in this district, you will not find a better location.

As configured, it’s perfect for a juice bar, salad, pizza, yogurt, or sandwich shop, ice cream store, or anything with counter service. With minor renovations, it could be a stunning salon or boutique.

Kitchen / prep area is approximately 12×15.

This gorgeous space features the original 1912 tin ceiling in the customer area.

Stated rent is $5,126 / month. Negotiable discounts during the pandemic.

This is a great time to start, expand, or relocate your business.

As pandemic restrictions are relaxed, many people are eager to get out of the house and return to “normal” life, even if the new normal looks a bit different. Most landlords, including this one, are offering rent discounts, so your startup costs are substantially lower than they would otherwise be.

“This is a gorgeous space in a beautiful location that played a huge role in making Joyist a successful business. Frank and his family are friendly,┬ákind, and incredibly fair landlords whom I loved working with. I would love to see another business be able to take advantage of such a wonderful spot! Happy to connect with any interested┬áparties and answer any questions. – Kacy Erdelyi, Owner, Joyist”

Over the last 60 years, this space has been home to Pink Bungalow, SCORE tutoring center, @Alan’s Internet Cafe, Louvis Candy, Over the Moon (children’s clothing), Growing Pains (also children’s clothing), Gazebo (plants and gifts), and C.E. Strachan (small appliances and repair). Your business could be next!

This store is convenient to the NJ Transit Upper Montclair train station with Midtown Direct service to Penn Station, as well as trains to Hoboken. Bus stops for NJ Transit local buses and DeCamp buses to NYC are around the corner.

Use the form below to contact Frank, or text/call 973-826-0111.

Note: Equipment and some fixtures shown in the photos are not included in the rental, but are available for purchase from Joyist. Some equipment shown in pictures has already been sold and removed. Jump on this deal to have a true turn-key operation for a fraction of the cost of building out an empty storefront.

Architectural floor plans for Joyist’s buildout can be downloaded below.

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