20 Nassau Street has been sold to a hotel developer.

20 Nassau Sold to Hotel Developer

An iconic office building at the corner of Nassau and Chambers streets has been sold to a hotel developer, according to reporting by Planet Princeton as well as property records.

The building at 20 Nassau Street — pictured above —is home to more than 100 small businesses including doctors, psychologists, social workers, consultants, startups, lawyers, architects, and various others. The building has retailers and restaurants, such as Jammin’ Crepes, at street level.

Property records indicate the building was sold on October 24 to a company called GPNJ, and Planet Princeton reported the contact was listed as Benjamin Weprin, the owner of Graduate Hotels, a company that builds nostalgia-themed hotels in college towns. A New York Times profile described Weprin as a swaggering “brotelier” whose 11 existing hotels cater to alumni, college-shopping families, and helicopter parents.

Terracycle Partners with Gerber

Baby food manufacturer Gerber has partnered with Trenton-based international recycling company TerraCycle to provide a way to recycle packaging that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Some of Gerber’s products are not recyclable under some municipal recycling programs.

Parents can sign up on the Gerber Recycling Program page at www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/gerber and mail in packaging that is not municipally recyclable using a prepaid shipping label. Once collected the packaging is cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products.

“Through this free recycling program, Gerber is offering parents an easy way to divert waste from landfills by providing a responsible way to dispose of certain hard-to-recycle baby food packaging,” said TerraCycle CEO and founder Tom Szaky. “By collecting and recycling these items, families can demonstrate their respect for the environment not only through the products that they choose for their children, but also with how they dispose of the packaging.”

For every pound of packaging waste sent to TerraCycle through the Gerber Recycling Program, collectors can earn $1 to donate to a non-profit, school, or charitable organization of their choice.

“We’re thrilled to partner with TerraCycle as part of our broader sustainable packaging efforts,” said Gerber president and CEO Bill Partyka. “Our commitment to sustainability is rooted in giving parents a hand in making their baby’s future that much brighter.”

The Gerber Recycling Program is open to any interested individual, school, office, or community organization.

TerraCycle, 121 New York Avenue, Trenton 08638. 609-393-4252. Tom Szaky, CEO. www.terracycle.com.

Deaths

Rita Pintimalli, 89, on October 24. Together with her husband, she owned and operated Country Gardens in Robbinsville. She previously owned and operated Quakerbridge Gardens and Continental Coffers in Hamilton.

Jack M. Conley, 76, on October 22. He was a senior research scientist at American Cyanamid Company.

Edward M. Lawrence, 72, on October 19. He was a CPA with his own practice, Lawrence & Hilem, in Princeton, for more than 30 years.

Charles A. Lynch, 84, on October 15. He led a long career in the chemical industry that included working in research for FMC in Princeton and retiring as an account executive for the state Department Of Commerce.

Samuel Hynes, 95, on October 10. He was a professor of literature at Princeton best known for his 1988 memoir, “Flights of Passage,” which recounts his time as a bomber pilot in the Pacific theater of World War II. He was also a literary critic, writing for the New Yorker, the New York Times, and other publications.

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