By Joshua Burd

Edison Properties and Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. have completed a lease that will bring the candy company to downtown Newark.

Michael Sommer, executive vice president for development with Edison, said Tuesday that the two sides had signed the agreement for space inside the building known as Ironside Newark. Located at Edison Place and McCarter Highway, the property is a historic freight warehouse that the developer is restoring and converting to more than 450,000 square feet of office and retail space.

“It’s a great deal for Newark, a great deal for Edison and a great deal for the state of New Jersey,” Sommer said, later adding: “On behalf of Edison Properties, we’re thrilled and we look forward to welcoming them to Newark in 2020.”