SECAUCUS, NJ – Goodbye arepas, hello salsa lessons? Prime real estate on Paterson Plank Road that once housed the Colombian restaurant is set to become a dance studio for children and adults.
The location once occupied by Noches de Colombia (until this 2020 fire) will become the Carolina Rosa Arts Academy, which describes itself as a “dance hall/dance studio”, and which also offers private dance lessons and collectives.
The website did not give an exact opening date, but it could open as early as December. Subscribe to receive local news from Secaucus: https://patch.com/subscribe
A sign on the door directs the public to their website — https://carolinarosaartsacadem… — where the dance studio says it will offer ballet lessons for kids ages 3 and up, hip hop dance lessons for kids ages 3 and up, jazz for kids ages 7 and up, tumbling and group salsa lessons for adults. They even offer salsa lessons for kids upon request and Mommy & Me/Daddy & Me dance sessions for kids 1.5 to 3 years old.
Learn more about their course offerings here: https://carolinarosaartsacadem…
You can also rent their room for private parties. The space can accommodate up to 200 people, says the company. This same company, Carolina Rosa Arts Academy, already operates a party hall at 336 Central Avenue in Jersey City.
According to the latest 2020 US Census data, Secaucus has experienced a population boom over the past 10 years, especially among young families and children. So we predict that this kind of business will do well in town and we wish them good luck.
Secaucus Noches de Colombia was permanently closed by fire: Like almost all restaurants in New Jersey, Noches de Colombia Secaucus suffered from forced pandemic closures. But the restaurant was able to stay open, serve takeout, and then set up a large tent out front about halfway through the pandemic. Then at 4:30 p.m. in October 2020, a three-alarm fire broke out at the back of the restaurant. The restaurant never reopened. The space has remained empty ever since.
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