CRANBERRY PARK

104 Park Street, Bordentown, NJ
Modern Recycled Spaces® purchased the former Ocean Spray bottling facility and is in the very early stages of working on plans and concepts for this site. Please reach out and share your ideas of how you think we can best redevelop this site.
 

CRANBERRY PARK

104 Park Street, Bordentown, NJ
Modern Recycled Spaces® purchased the former Ocean Spray bottling facility and is in the very early stages of working on plans and concepts for this site. Please reach out and share your ideas of how you think we can best redevelop this site.
 

THE IDEA

Cranberry Park is a premiere creative space for businesses, producers, makers, and artists. It is based out of the previous Ocean Spray® factory in Bordentown, NJ, which saw the production of Ocean Spray® consumer cranberry products for over 70 years, helping cement them as a leading force in the national fruit market. Modern Recycled Spaces®, the company that has worked to renovate and revitalize properties in such cities as Hamilton, Lambertville, and Flemington, is spearheading the effort to restore productivity and innovation to this historic location.

Together, as with other Modern Recycled Spaces® properties, Cranberry Park will create a creative community in which the core values and services of each of the occupants comes together to form an environment ripe for growth, innovation, and progress.

We are the best-in-class low-cost warehouse, distribution, flex, and office space provider in the Princeton, Princeton Junction, Hamilton, Trenton, Bordentown, Lawrenceville, Cranbury, Ewing, West Windsor, and Lambertville areas of New Jersey. We have creative office lofts and flex spaces for rent throughout Central New Jersey that are ready for occupancy.

Modern Recycled Spaces® is reinventing the flex/office park in Mercer and Hunterdon Counties. We transform old New York style mill, warehouse, and factory buildings into creative homes for businesses. We provide high quality loft office, flex, warehouse, and retail spaces where your organization can grow. Our build-to-suit office and flex units feature high ceilings with wood beams, skylights, and exposed brick walls. Besides being stylish, functional, and affordable — our recycled spaces are green and sustainable!

Whether you are an artist looking to lease artist work space or a business seeking affordable office space, Modern Recycled Spaces® has available commercial space for rent. Our properties have rental units for art galleries, art studios, creative offices, distribution, factory space, flex space, large office space, small office space, shop space, and studio office space. We have commercial rental properties, industrial property, mill conversions, artist mills, office parks, warehouse buildings, and industrial parks with rental space to let. Our buildings in Hamilton, New Jersey have convenient locations near I-295, I-95, NJ Turnpike, Route 1, and the Hamilton Train Station with NJ Transit, Amtrak, and SEPTA connections to New York and Philadelphia.
 

HISTORY

1875
By the late 1800s, there were already a handful of factories operating on Park Street in Bordentown, NJ, but in order to bring more jobs and industry to Bordentown, the city counsel came together and raised $5,000 to buy stock in Blees Sewing Factory. For reference, that’s about $107,000 today.

1891
A factory was erected for the Blees Sewing Company but was never opened. Another clothing company, the Downs-Finch Shirt Company followed, but also ultimately failed. In 1891, Springfield Worsted Mills bought the building and stayed there, producing fabrics and textiles until 1930, when the company crumpled under the weight of the Great Depression.

1930
The Ocean Spray Company® was founded in 1930 by Marcus L. Urann and two of his fiercest competitors, the Makepeace Preserving Co. and the Enoch F. Bills Co. Mr. Urann said that the competition among them was interfering with the development of a year-round market for cranberries and eventually, the three got together and agreed on general terms for a merger.

1931
Back in Bordentown, Bachman Hosiery Company, which produced clothing for women, took over the factory and continued to operate there until World War 2, when the factory was re-purposed to produce war-time goods, mainly dried cranberries, jams, jellies, juices, and marmalade.