Contact:  Impact Consulting, Cheryl McCants, 646-872-2377,

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Deputy Mayor Baye Adofo-Wilson and Newark Community Economic Development Corporation Acting President Scott A. Blow  

Announce Grand Opening of the City’s North Ward Community Storefront

 This business-development program continues to bring entrepreneurial training and retail opportunities to ALL Newarkers. Incubators are currently located in both the south and west wards.

 The aim of the Community Storefront Program is to build a coalition of business owners, entrepreneurs and community stakeholders that will sustain vibrant, community business-corridors, support thriving businesses and create wealth for all of Newark’s communities.

WHO:             Mayor Ras J. Baraka, City of Newark; Deputy Mayor Baye Adofo-Wilson, Dept. of Economic & Housing Development; Scott A. Blow, Acting President and CEO, Newark Community Economic Development Corporation

Councilman Anibal Ramos, Newark’s North Ward

                        Community Storefront Entrepreneurs

WHAT:           Ribbon cutting to open the City’s third Community Storefront

WHEN:           Wednesday, July 20, 2016 ; 11 a.m.

WHERE:         216-218 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104 (near Highland Avenue)

NOTE:            Media parking is available on nearby streets and lots



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