New in Town
One of the neat things about a vibrant business district is that there’s always demand for additional businesses. So, welcome to the new kids on the block.
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Although the sandwich is not the familiar Philly-style sub, it’s catching on, says Pat Hart, general manager. The spacious windows, which provide a view of the dining room, have helped pique interest, he says. There are other ways to get in on the action. Like many restaurants, Groucho’s offers outdoor seating.
From fine dining—Caffé Gelato (90 E. Main St., 738-5811, caffegelato.net) and Stone Balloon Winehouse (115 E. Main St., 266-8111, stoneballoonwh.com)—to the fun and whimsical—the recently opened Main Street Sliders (133 E. Main St., 738-4664, mainstreetsliders.com) and Yogo Berry Frozen Yogurt (129 E. Main St., 737-8140, yummyogo.com)—Newark has your appetite covered.
When you’ve satiated your thirst and hunger to the point of extra pounds, visit MainStream Nutrition (163 E. Main St., 444-4974, MainStreamNutrition.com), which opened in August 2010. A private nutrition club in Trader’s Alley, MainStream offers 109 different smoothie flavors, protein bars and energy drinks that “are not bad for you,” owner Stephen Fangman says. MainStream also sells skin care products and supplements.
Fangman, who dropped 20 pounds in five weeks using the products, chose Newark because of its preponderance of fitness buffs and athletes—as well as to counter the potential effects of the many quick-casual restaurants.
“The attitude down here is wonderful,” he says of the business community. “My neighbors are wonderful and the landlord is wonderful. I’m thrilled to death to be here.”