BOGOTA, N.J – An award-winning restaurateur is set to bring an exciting new food and beverage concept to Bogota, NJ with the fall opening of a neighborhood café at The Atwater, the luxury waterfront rental community located at 1000 West Fort Lee Road along the banks of the Hackensack River.

Bogota Press, a casual new café from local residents and owners Sherry and Eric Solomov, will occupy ground floor retail space at The Atwater.   Offering a modern aesthetic with a retro twist, the new café has been designed to foster social interaction among patrons with communal tables, outdoor seating, and a welcoming environment.

The café will also pursue civic-minded partnerships with neighborhood organizations to provide youth employment opportunities and nurture entrepreneurial skills, according to Mrs. Solomov.   What’s more, the owners are preparing to create a scholarship program for well performing local students.

Bogota Press will utilize locally sourced ingredients and partner with local vendors and premium brands from around the region to offer a comprehensive menu.  Healthy breakfast items will be complemented by Italian illy coffee prepared by classically trained Baristas, fresh bread will be delivered daily from iconic bakery Balthazar, pressed sandwiches including signature stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches will embody the café’s take on comfort food, and hand-made, mouth-watering desserts from artisan bakery Pâtisserie Florentine will indulge any sweet tooth. 

“Bogota Press is truly about food, community and creating a sense of togetherness,” said Mrs. Solomov, who previously owned the acclaimed Brooklyn Burgers & Beer restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her husband Eric Solomov.  “We’re blending innovative specialty coffees and delicious comfort food with a trendy-but-approachable atmosphere that can be enjoyed here or on the go.  We hope to be an anchor for the community, providing a comfortable gathering place that brings back human interaction while also participating with local organizations and supporting our customer base.  In short, we’re looking to be an active and contributing member of the community.”

Bogota Press Café will open its doors within The Atwater, where over 80% of its upscale homes have already been leased, according to its developer PCD Development.  Atwater residents will be able to utilize a custom app to order and pay in advance for food items that will be ready when they arrive.

“We’re excited to welcome Bogota Press to The Atwater and are proud to work with an ownership group that cares deeply about our residents and members of the community,” said Jonathan Stein, Founder and Managing Member of PCD Development.  “This will be a tremendous asset to our residents who will have direct access to an exceptional eatery that has great food and allows them to integrate into the local environment and feel at home in Bogota.”

The Atwater boasts a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments, each with a private balcony or patio, and a full suite of resort-like amenities. Monthly rents start in the $2,200s.  Limited time incentives are currently being offered, including up to two months free on a 26-month lease.  Immediate occupancy is available.

Enhancing resident life at The Atwater is 20,000 square-feet of resort-inspired outdoor amenities which include a magnificent pool, expansive sun deck, cabanas, and sunbathing/yoga lawn.  There’s also an outdoor work-from-home space, fire pits, dining area with four BBQ grills and an approximately 2,000-foot-long riverfront walkway which will meander along the Hackensack River.  What’s more, a resident-only outdoor theater is in the works.

The dynamic outdoor amenities join a long list of indoor amenities to create a lively and social vibe at The Atwater.  Highlighting the indoor lifestyle opportunities is The Atwater Club, featuring a clubroom with billiards and a bar, resident lounge with a fireplace, 2,200 square-foot fitness center with a yoga studio, a game/arcade room, business center with individualized working spaces, coffee bar, children’s playroom, and an Amazon package locker system.  Upon completion, the community will also include other on-site conveniences such as retail services, indoor bike storage, dog wash station, and a public dog park.

The Atwater’s location in the heart of Bergen County gives it a decisive advantage in the market.  Bogota is also ideally situated near a multitude of transportation options.  Its southern edge is bordered by Interstate 80, delivering commuters to the George Washington Bridge in just under 10 minutes, and is easily connected to Routes 17, 4 and the New Jersey Turnpike.  New Jersey Transit bus service is available via the 182 and 167 lines into the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal.

For more information on The Atwater and to schedule a private appointment to experience the amenities and fully furnished model residences, visit or call 201.340.1000.

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It really sounds idyllic for those lucky people who can afford to live there. How many units are used for lower income tenants. I hope enough!

I am a homeowner in Bogota for the past 39 hrs. I welcome this lovely new development! I expect to visit the new Cafe Press when it opens. Good luck to the Solomovs.
P.S.- will you be offering any gluten-free options in your cafe? I have Celiac disease and would love to have some options.
What a wonderful advantage for those who have and are thinking of taking up residence at the Atwater! The Bogota Press cafe will be an awesome addition to the community. There is a gluten-free bakery, Bradley Bake Shop, located on River Rd in Bogota for those who are vegan, require dairy-free or sugar-free options.