On September 7 in the Bayonne High School Auditorium, representatives of Togus, the redeveloper of Bayonne’s former Texaco property, presented details about the site’s future as a film and television production facility. The new production center will be named 1888 Studios after the year that Thomas Edison developed his movie camera. It will be located in the southwest corner of Bergen Point, west of Avenue A. The construction phase is expected to create 2,000 jobs for the unionized building trades. Once the studios are in full operation, at least 2,100 permanent jobs will be created. Depending on production levels, that figure could grow to 3,000 jobs. Togus, the developer, is expected to invest about $900 million to complete the project.
Public Meeting Discussed $900 Million Investment in Bayonne Film & TV Studio
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