The Repurposing Of A Hidden Gem At The Jersey Shore
Is this the future?!?! For the first time ever, I was able to spend time at Bell Works in Holmdel. I live in Wall Township so traveling north-west is rare, I am usually heading east towards the beach. The drive through Holmdel is beautiful and Bell Works is a phenomenal one-of-a-kind destination at the Jersey Shore. I was in awe of the building inside and out. It's like if any Jersey Shore mall got married to Google headquarters and then those two buildings had a baby.
For many at the Jersey Shore, this place is a hidden gem, it's sometimes forgotten about. For those who don't know, Bell Works is the historic former Bell Labs building. From 1962 to 2007 it was considered an innovation headquarters. The building hosted multiple Nobel Prize winners, including those who conceived theories for the laser, the Big Bang theory, and more. You can read many more unique facts about the building by CLICKING THIS LINK.
Today the building is a destination for businesses and culture. The two-million-square-foot building offers ecosystem technology, traditional offices, retail, dining, hospitality, and much more. Bell Works likes using the word "Metroburb" which is described as an urban hub or a little metropolis in suburbia. What really caught my attention was how big and wide inside the building was. Bell Works says it's meant to foster collaboration and interaction. Whether it's going virtual golfing, shopping, or grabbing a bite to eat, Bell Works has endless opportunities that can fit anyone's needs.
Bell Works is currently open seven days a week and masks are required. Social distancing won't be a problem because the place is gigantic! They are located at 101 Crawfords Corner Rd Holmdel, NJ 07733 and you can get a nice idea of what it's like by watching the video below: