VIDEO: Lakewood Community Center Torn Down for Kikar Shabbos Mall Expansion

The Lakewood Community Center on 4th Street is being torn down, expanding the Kikar Shabbos mall.

Plans are in place to build a replacement for the Community Center on the South end of Town.

Mayor Ray Coles tells TLS initial plans to have had the building moved to the John Patrick Sports Complex are currently halted until all proper State permits are in place.


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There are 10 Comments to "VIDEO: Lakewood Community Center Torn Down for Kikar Shabbos Mall Expansion"

  • sam gutman says:

    if the township sold their property why wasn’t the public notified , i wanted to buy it!

  • Halacha says:

    Ever hear of Bar Metzra?

  • Ask a rabbi says:

    Not sure but very possible the owners of Kikar Shabbos have priority from the din of Bar Metzra.

  • lakewooder says:

    More parking please.
    The current situation is terrible, (especially with the tent).
    Customers & businesses can’t function without parking, besides for the danger the traffic congestion causes in & out of the complex.

  • This is nuts says:

    Yes all the kids who used the park on Princton and 4th are going to walk to Vine street to use the new park.

  • David says:

    The building that used to house the library?

  • Lifelonglwoodperson says:

    Such a Shame I grew up in the used to be good ol Lakewood now these people come in and knock everything down I am fed up along with many others and people wonder why kids these days get into trouble because their is nothing left for our kids of Lakewood to do further more how the homeless people aren’t even though about and don’t have no type of good housing for them because once again they let these people take over the town

  • Yochy says:

    The DIN of BAR METZRA, only gives the closest neighbor the right to offer more money than someone else wants to pay.

    But in no way, does it give him the right to get it at a better price, or to sell it to him without anyone knowing about it.

    I am taking about public property.

    If it’s a private owner, he can do with his property whatever he wants.

  • perplexed says:

    a private owner can do what he wants? interesting your saying a seller can decide who he wants to sell it to, i didn’t know that, ( but then you can get in trouble with discrimination laws)

  • Branovicher says:

    in general when the township sells property in needs to be advertised and made public, so many times we find out after the fact that it has been sold, that’s really not a way to do business