"From Among the Ruins, a Bustling Centerpiece"

Mr. Scalera, who is also public affairs director for Verizon New Jersey, must have been feeling optimistic, because he bought the building. Later he joined two partners - David Anstatt, a builder, and Jose Rodriguez, a real estate developer - and now they own a good part of the block. It is becoming a Newark metaphor of another kind, an emblem of hope, and 27 Mix, the restaurant on the ground floor of No. 27 (the top two floors are still residential), is its centerpiece. The restaurant opened in July 2005, and like downtown Newark it has a way…

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