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Posted on: November 30, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Union Center SID hosts Shop and Eat Local Event

Last Saturday, Union’s Special Improvement District hosted their annual Shop and Eat Local event in recognition of “Small Business Saturday.” The event promoted the small businesses in Union’s Special Improvement District and featured a series of ribbon cuttings for businesses new to the corridor.

“We’re so proud to see the faith and investment displayed by new and existing business owners in the Center,” said Suzette Cavadas, Mayor. “We wish them continues success and encourage our residents to come out and check out all they have to offer.”

There were four grand/re-openings which included a ribbon cutting for each business. The four businesses were:

Lagar Bar and Restaurant, a local favorite serving traditional Portuguese cuisines which recently went under new management. They are located on 1252 Stuyvesant Ave. Follow them on social media @OLagarRestaurant on Facebook and @Lagar_Restaurant on Instagram.

Jammed Up Bakery, located on 1019 Stuyvesant Ave, is the newest addition to the Center. Owned by the proprietors of Van Gogh’s Ear Café, the location brings their idea of a cookie-centric bakery to life. Jammed Up Bakery can be reached at (908)258-0369 or via email at Follow them on Social Media @JammedUpBakery on Facebook and Instagram.

Cricket Wireless, located at 1001 Stuyvesant Ave, is a friendly, affordable wireless company ready to offer quality coverage for new and existing customers.

OT’s Lounge, a new eatery and lounge, is filled with live entertainment, Tapas and on Sundays, an “all you can eat” brunch. They are located on 1989 Morris Ave. and can be reached at (908)378-5541. Follow them on Social Media @OTsLounge on Facebook and Instagram.

“It’s exciting to see the culmination of the hard work that has gone into making Union Center a desirable place to do business,” said Fatimah Raymond, Executive Director of the Union Center Special Improvement District.

The Union Center Special Improvement District performs supplemental services while implementing, sponsoring, and coordinating marketing and promotional events for the District. Their main priority is to restore and beautify the Center.

For more information, and to keep up with everything happening in Union Center, follow them on social media @unioncentersid or visit them online at

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