UNION, NJ – Some early shops and businesses in Union included Westlake’s General Store, located on what is now West Chestnut Street. According to the Township of Union’s Historical Society website, the building was owned by James Wade in the 1860s. It then became Westlake’s General Store, owned by proprietor Frank Westlake.
Price’s General Store and Post Office was originally located on the northeast corner of Morris Avenue and Stuyvesant Avenue. John Price’s store had groceries, general merchandise, and the Union Post Office. The building has changed, but still recognizable and was moved to the foot of Burke Parkway in the 1920s.
For more information on Union’s history, visit the Township of Union’s Historical Society webpage at http://www.unionhistory.org.