Business & Finance

May 10, 2021

CRANFORD - Township officials assisted Maximiliano Galindo, owner of Inklightened Tattoo & Piercing (13 Miln Street), cut the ribbon outside his newly-opened tattoo shop. While Galindo is new to Cranford, he is no stranger to the tattoo game. Inklightened operated for nine years in ...

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CRANFORD - The Township of Cranford will receive $90,000 from the county to go towards its 2021 Resurfacing Project. The money comes from the Seventh Annual Union County Infrastructure Grant Program. Cranford's 2021 Resurfacing Project has an anticipated total price tag of $1,608,400, and ...

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CRANFORD - Accompanied by Cranford Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty, Deputy Mayor Brian Andrews, DMC Director Caren Demyen and more, Greg Wofsy and Kyle Roberts of MWT Builders cut the ribbon to their new Cranford location at 13-15 Eastman Street behind Urban Burger. Formely located at 10 South ...

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CRANFORD - The popular parklets — parking spaces converted into small parks and outdoor dining spaces — are likely to return to Downtown Cranford. Resolution No. 2021-185 set for Tuesday's Township Committee Official Meeting authorizes the Downtown Management Corporation to establish and ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Township Committee will vote this Tuesday on whether to allow the drive-in movie theater to return this spring.  The drive-in theater was located in the Orange Avenue Pool parking lot and run by Cranford Movie Theater owner Doreen Sayegh from June 2020 through November ...

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CRANFORD - Wawa, Inc. announced it will open its newest location, 500 North Avenue East in Cranford, Thursday morning.  To celebrate the grand opening, Wawa is hosting a socially distanced ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. featuring VIP customers, local officials, and charity partners, ...

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RARITAN VALLEY, NJ -- The Raritan Valley Line Mayors’ Alliance is cheering the news from Washington about the long-delayed Gateway Hudson River tunnel project.  The Biden Administration has reversed a policy by former President Trump that did not allow either New York or New Jersey to use loans ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced that loans received through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will not be subject to state taxes and that all expenses paid through PPP funds will be tax-deductible. "This is another layer of protection our business owners need to help them ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Zoning Board heard Application # ZBA 20-003 at the Monday night meeting which seeks to build 75 apartment units at 24 South Avenue West, the former .75 acre EF Britten & Co. property. The applicant, Cranford Harrison Developers LLC, is seeking: a d(3) ...

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CRANFORD - Fettle Market, a 100% gluten and dairy free health food store located at 34 North Avenue West in Cranford (formerly Jungle Juice), opened for business on Tuesday. The Cranford location is owner Amanda Vargas' second storefront. She opened her first location, Fettle + Fare (403 West ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was rated the worst state to retire, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual ranking of 2021’s Best States to Retire. What's the biggest reason for New Jersey's last place ranking? "The biggest reason New Jersey finished last is affordability. It has ...

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GARWOOD, NJ — Dozens of people are disgruntled over billing issues stemming from their attempts to cancel memberships at Crunch Fitness’ South Avenue location. Among them is Kate Castellone, who had moved out of nearby Westfield over the summer and so was no longer using the gym. Castellone, 63, ...

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CRANFORD - Hamsa Dance and Fitness, located at 29 Alden Street (formerly SharonFit Studio), opened in Cranford on Friday.  The dance studio is now owned by Maria Richardson who was an instructor at SharonFit for the past few years. When the owner of SharonFit decided she was leaving, Richardson ...

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CRANFORD - Agave Mexican Restaurant, located at 117 North Union Avenue (formerly Lidia's Cuban Kitchen), officially opened for business this past Tuesday. The Mexican restaurant is owned by Jose Villanueva who has been in the restaurant industry for 15 years. He was born in Mexico City ...

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CRANFORD - Mayor Patrick Giblin, along with Deputy Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty, and Township Attorney Ryan Cooper, hosted a Town Hall on Tuesday, November 17 to update residents on negotiations with Hartz Mountain for the future of the 750 Walnut Avenue property. Back in 2017, Hartz Mountain ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in South Plainfield. Puleo International, a fourth-generation family-owned manufacturer and distributor of unique handcrafted holiday décor items located on Kennedy Road, will open its doors to the public for their 16th Annual ...

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CRANFORD - A "space available" sign hangs in the window of Giggles, an indoor child activity center located at 103 Miln Street. It is not clear when the store officially closed. Attempts to reach the business owner have been unsuccessful as of Wednesday afternoon. The phone number to Giggles has ...

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CRANFORD - It's been over a year in the making, but Ani Ramen officially opened its doors in Cranford on Monday. "The response in Cranford has been unbelievable," said Founder and CEO Luck Sarabhayavanija. "We love all the towns we go into, but this is definitely one of the more special ones.

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CRANFORD - Max & Luna Baby and Kids officially opened for business on Monday in Cranford. The store, located at 10 Alden Street, specializes in unique baby and children's clothing, accessories, gifts, and keepsake items. The owner, Cori Ardente, also owns Anthem Style & Gift located next ...

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NEW JERSEY — Standing before a wall of kegs Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy spoke of a new $100 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds that will go toward New Jersey businesses and residents hit the hardest by the global health crisis.  “We're ready to help ...

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CRANFORD - While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a slew of businesses to close their doors for good, it hasn't stopped an influx of new businesses into Downtown Cranford. Cranford resident Kelli Paterno will open Hickory & Hill General Store at 21 North Avenue West, with a target date of ...

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CRANFORD - Gabe Bailer has resigned from his position as Director of the Office of Business and Economic Development, the Board of the Downtown Management Corporation (DMC) announced Wednesday afternoon. According to the release, Bailer, who took over the position in February 2018, has ...

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CRANFORD - Westfield's loss is Cranford's gain. After operating the past five years at 218 East Broad Street in Westfield, Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming announced it will be moving into the former A La Mode Creamery location at 2 South Avenue East inside the Cranford Crossing. "We truly ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Township Committee at the Tuesday, August 11 Combined Workshop and Official Meeting approved Resolution No. 2020-280, which transfers the liquor license from Bar Americana to IOP Cranford Spirits, LLP. Resolution No. 2020-280 read, "Authorizing a Person-to-Person and ...

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CRANFORD - Traffic engineer Nicholas Verderese for NATC Donuts Inc. testified at Monday night's zoning board meeting that the proposed Dunkin' drive-thru at 49 South Avenue West would be the first in New Jersey to have a double ordering board and queue line.  The application looks to repurpose ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – April Scelsa’s story mirrors those of thousands of small business owners whose nail salons, coffee houses and nutrition supplement boutiques wouldn’t have been able to re-open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic without a little help. Scelsa used money she got from the ...

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CRANFORD - Mayor Patrick Giblin announced the creation of the Economic Recovery and Business Development Task Force this past Tuesday.  According to the release, the Task Force will focus on examining the future of small business, developing strategies to strengthen their recovery, and ...

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RARITAN VALLEY, NJ -- NJ Transit officials and engineering firm Dewberry presented results of their six-month study to determine the feasibility of introducing peak-hour, one-seat service into New York Penn Station for the Raritan Valley Line (RVL). During the briefing, U.S. Representative Tom ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The SBA and the Treasury Department, this week released detailed loan-level data regarding the 4.9 million small business loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Overall, PPP made $521 billion in forgivable loans to businesses nationwide. The average loan size was ...

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