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New Jersey spa approved for tented events

Industry News | February 10, 2010 | By:

After some initial resistance, the Virgin Spa at Natirar received approval to erect four connected special-event tents on the 90 acre property in Peapack-
Gladstone, N.J., according to a Central New Jersey News report.

The spa developers first sought permission to erect one large temporary tent to hold up to 225 people. Some residents and members of the Land-Use board were opposed, as temporary tents were specifically prohibited in the spa’s final approval from the board.

Land-Use board secretary, Barbara Osmun, said the latest approval, an amendment of the original plan, would give the spa a maximum of four years to keep the tents standing.

With plans to have at least one tent in place for Valentine’s Day, the temporary tents will allow the spa developers to hold events and large parties on the property while proceeding with future phases of construction, said Bob Wojtowicz, a partner in the project.

The largest tent, which will serve as the main structure, will measure 66 feet by 82 feet and would be joined to a marquee tent where guests would enter. Placement of two other tents, a lounge with restrooms and a kitchen would be attached to that tent as well, Wojtowicz said.

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