Super Bowl 2018: The Parsippany connections

The Eagles and Patriots will play in a Super Bowl rematch and it is set to kick off on Sunday

US Bank Stadium and Downtown Minneapolis at Sunset

The Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy

PARSIPPANY — At the conclusion of the 2004 NFL season, the Patriots beat the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. If you’ve been waiting ever since for the rematch, you’re in luck. The teams will face off again on Sunday in Super Bowl LII.

In that meeting 13 years ago, the Patriots, of course, won 20-17, although the game wasn’t that close. The Eagles and Patriots will battle again beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, with the Lombardi Trophy again on the line.

The first Parsippany connection is the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football League’s championship game, the Super Bowl. The trophy is named in honor of NFL coach Vince Lombardi.

The moment of victory at the Super Bowl, the World Series and every major championship is commemorated for all time by the presentation of custom-designed sterling silver trophies from Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany has created the most revered symbols of athletic achievement in every notable field of sport. From the beginning, Tiffany designers were dedicated to the highest level of quality and craftsmanship that would pay tribute to the athletes’ skill and prowess.

Tiffany & Company is at 15 Sylvan Way.

Super Bowl LII is Sunday, February 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium (home of the Minnesota Vikings) in Minneapolis, Minn. The Twin Cities last played host to the Big Game 26 years ago, when Washington beat Buffalo 37-24 at the Metrodome in Super Bowl.

The second Parsippany connection is Zygi Wilf.

Zygi Wilf

The Minnesota Vikings is owned by Zygi Wilf. Zygmunt “Zygi” Wilf (born April 22, 1950) is a German-born Jewish-American billionaire real estate developer. He is the principal owner of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. After working as an attorney, Wilf joined the family business and became head of one of the company’s affiliates, Garden Commercial Properties. Wilf has grown the company from four shopping centers in Northern New Jersey to over a hundred properties, including several large malls. In addition to the commercial properties, the Garden companies also own and manage 90,000 apartment units around the country.

More recently, Parsippany Littleton, LLC purchased the property of the former GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) located at 1500 Littleton Road on October 6, for $8,500,000.00. The buyer is listed as Parsippany Littleton, LLC.  The office address is listed as 820 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills.

Also listed at the address of 820 Morris Avenue is Garden Homes.  Garden Homes is owned in part or wholly by Zygi Wilf. Zygi Wilf is the Owner/Chairman of the Minnesota Vikings (click here for additional details).

Wilf joined the family business and became head of one of the company’s affiliates, Garden Commercial Properties. Wilf has grown the company from four shopping centers in Northern New Jersey to over a hundred properties, including several large malls. In addition to the commercial properties, the Garden companies also own and manages 90,000 apartment units around the country. In Parsippany, Garden Communities consists of Powdermill Heights, Knoll Gardens, Mill Run at Parsippany, Redstone Gardens, Ridgeview Gardens, Redstone Apartments, Vail Gardens and Westgate Apartments.

Garden Homes is also involved with Forge Pond, a new townhouse development with a price tag ranging from $435,000 to $535,000; Puddingstone Ridge, single family homes with a price tag of approximately $825,000; In Budd Lake, Lakeview Homes, single family homes with a price tag of approximately $600,000; In Fairfield, The Reserve at Fairfield, with homes ranging from $829,000 to $1,014,000. Mazdabrook Commons is listed as one of their past projects.

Other projects of Garden Homes is located in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset, Warren Counties and Hartford Connecticut.

Garden Communities offers apartment rentals throughout New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. They offer 1, 2 or 3 bedroom units, studios, townhouses/duplexes, luxury apartment rentals, affordable housing or 55+ active adult communities. Their properties offer residents access to extensive shopping, entertainment, the best schools in the area and recreational activities for all ages.

Garden Commercial Properties also is listed at 820 Morris Avenue. Some of the properties in that portfolio include Parsippany’s Arlington Plaza, among over a dozen other shopping centers in New Jersey. Rutgers Village, Powder Mill East Shopping Center, and Powder Mill West Shopping Centers are part of Pineview Homes, which is a subsidiary of the Wilf empire.

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