Two large companies are consolidating their multiple NJ offices into one location, and Basking Ridge is the beneficiary for one!
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is co-locating their existing Parsippany and Edison based teams into their new Headquarters at 211 Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge, which has housed Avaya Inc. for many years. According to their Linked-In Page, the move should be complete in early to mid-2017. Avaya will be moving its offices to Mount Kemble Corporate Center in Morristown.
Pharmaceutical company Allergan will be consolidating their Parsippany, Bridgewater and Rockaway locations into a new Headquarters at 5 Giralda Place in Madison. According to NJBiz, the move will keep 1,000 jobs and can potentially create 300 more (njbiz.com: Lincoln Equities Group explains how it lured Allergan to 5 Giralda).
In small business news, New Jersey Academy of Music (NJAOM) is expecting to be moved into 37 Stonehouse Road in Basking Ridge late November. NJAOM is opening a world class facility for classical music instruction for individuals and groups in many musical disciplines. The Academy has an impressive roster of faculty and will offer private instruction, initially in violin, piano, viola, guitar, cello, and composition, with the possibility for expansion to other disciplines in 2017. The Academy will welcome beginners through advanced students and will include an ensemble class for all studio students.
Karen's Dollhouse has re-opened a retail shop at 24 West Oak Street, housing miniatures, dollhouses and accessories. For over 25 years Karen has been involved with dollhouse miniatures and specializes in handcrafting detailed resin miniatures, featuring her creations in a twice annual Dollhouse and Miniature Show at the Somerset Hills Hotel in Warren, as well as on Ebay and Etsy. In addition to dollhouses, the miniatures are sought after for dioramas, fairy gardens and other applications. In celebration of her grand re-opening, Karen's Dollhouse Shop will be giving away a finished dollhouse on December 22. Stop in any time to enter the drawing - no purchase necessary!