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SID Spotlight: Diamond Studio Lashes and Brows

Diamond Studio Lashes and Brows 1653 Irving Streethttps://www.diamondstudious.com/ Operating a small business takes clear vision and personal determination. Jackeline (Jacki) Quezada embodies both of these qualities. Attracted to the beauty business from a young age, she began training as a teenager in her sister’s beauty salon in Ecuador. After coming
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SID Spotlight: Darkside Industries

Darkside Industries 1571 Irving Street # 205www.darksideindustries.net/ Darkside Industries (DSI) slowly evolved out of need for a creative outlet during the pandemic. As many artists found themselves isolated in lockdown, longtime friends Alvin Reaves (Vie) and Markel Pitt, connected with a pod of creative people to share ideas, create music,
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SID Spotlight: Stas’ Deli

Stas’ Deli & Meat Market 426 St. Georges Avenue Everyone loves a good neighborhood deli, a reliable place to pick up a fresh sandwich, a favorite cheese, or a hard to find delicacy. Stas’ Deli has been a trusted source for specialty meats and sweets reminiscent of Old World recipes
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SID Spotlight: Firehouse Eatery & Pub

Firehouse Eatery & Pub 455 St. Georges Avenue It’s hard to miss the mural on the side of the Firehouse Pub as you travel north on St. Georges Avenue. Asked if there is a story behind the mural, owner’s Lyn and Brendan Keogh said that they want their pub to
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SID Spotlight: RV

RV 89 East Cherry Street Carlos Trujillo had a good job, but he didn’t like it. Knowing he had to make a change he came up with the crazy idea to fit out an RV and sell sneakers as he roamed and ventured around the region. As he fantasized about
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SID Spotlight: WhitPR

WhitPR 1420 Irving Street A common narrative is unfolding about why entrepreneurs choose to invest their talent, energy and money to locate their business in Rahway. They’ve recognized positive changes downtown and want to be a vital contributor to that change. That’s what attracted Dreena Whitfield-Brown to re-locate her public
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SID Spotlight: Travel Skate Shop

Travel Skate Shop 43 E. Cherry St One of the best ways to ensure the success of a small business is to serve a niche market, providing a specialized service or product, to a focused clientele. Josh Ettinger, owner of The Travel Skate Shop located at 43 E. Cherry St.
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SID Spotlight: Millie & Joy Boutique

Millie & Joy Boutique 1361 Franklin St The Chinese philosopher Confusius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. One local resident has the good fortune to be doing just that. Laura Lopez, owner of Millie and Joy Boutique,
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SID Spotlight: Skaff’s Corner Pharmacy

Skaff’s Corner Pharmacy 1112 St. George’s Ave Shaped by the Community They Serve Anchoring downtown since the 1950’s, Skaff’s Pharmacy had served local residents for over 70 years. When Neha Patel heard that the owner was planning to retire and sell the business in 2012, she and a partner jumped
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SID Spotlight: Pampered Paws

Pampered Paws 1470 Main Street Grooming Furred Friends with Love Creating a profitable owner operated business takes clear vision and dedication, often driven by a personal passion. This is the story of how one local woman took a circuitous route to building a successful downtown Rahway staple. Pampered Paws owner,
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