Friday, April 22, 2016

Community Storefront Coming to Newark's West Ward

Newark, New Jersey: A new resource for small businesses is coming to Newark's West Ward. 

The West Ward Newark Community Storefront will hold a grand opening celebration on Monday, April 25th. It is located at 989 South Orange Avenue at the corner of Halstead Street, near the former Stanley Theater. At 11:30am, Mayor Ras J. Baraka and West Ward Councilman Joe McCallum will cut the ribbon of the storefront, which is part of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation's Community Storefront Program. According to the NCEDC, it will be a shared working space used by recent graduates of the Workshop in Business Opportunities program at the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Freedom Ministries' Community Outreach Center previously occupied the space. 

This is the second community storefront to open in the city. The South Ward location at 790 Clinton Avenue opened in September of last year. 

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