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Central Avenue businesses hang tight during pandemic as improvement project approaches

The Central Avenue business district in Jersey City has been a bustling place, with merchants encouraging foot traffic, staging art shows and car shows and other events.

Then came the pandemic, creating hardships for small businesses nationwide.

“Central Avenue businesses are surviving the best they can in the COVID-19 climate,” says Sanford Fishman, Central Avenue Special Improvement District president. “There are many seasoned veterans in our district that have been able to make due given the current circumstances. Many of our small family owned businesses have taken advantage of every government loan or grant made available.”

But, he said, it’s been a mixed bag. Central Avenue did, in fact, lose 16 businesses since the start of 2020 and the agency is anticipating several more before the year is up. At the same time, several new businesses have opened.

Some help is coming in the form of the Central Avenue Streetscape

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Harris & Co. Frame Shop to return to Douglas Avenue


Michael Harris is returning his Harris & Co. Frame Shop to Douglas Avenue, where it’s been located a few other times. He said this will be the final move for his business.

The Wichita Eagle

For what he swears will be the last time, Michael Harris is moving his Harris & Co. Frame Shop.

“This is it for me,” said the 53-year-old.

He’s moving his business into the former Monkey Bytes Computer Repair space at 1219 E. Douglas just east of Washington.

Earlier this month, Have You Heard? reported that Monkey Bytes moved to 853 N. West St.

Though Harris’ shop has been within the Diver Studio at 424 S. Commerce for the last 16 years, he started his business just off of Douglas Avenue in 1992 and moved to two more sites along it after that.

“It’s like kind of coming back,” Harris said.

First he was

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Muskegon adds Apple Avenue site to marijuana business area

MUSKEGON, MI — “Confusion” over who owns, or will own, a lot on on Apple Avenue has resulted in the property being removed from consideration for recreational marijuana businesses, at least for now.

The property at 885 E. Apple Ave. had been included in a list of eight properties the Muskegon City Commission considered for inclusion in the city’s marijuana district.

The other seven properties have been approved, but the lot at 885 E. Apple Ave. was rejected by city commissioners last week on a 5-2 vote. That was after it was revealed the property did not have a Black owner, as some commissioners believed, and there may be “legal issues” involved in a pending sale.

City staff had recommended approving the site for marijuana retail sales and microbusiness, which is retail sales of cannabis grown on site.

Related: Several new marijuana business locations OK’d in Muskegon

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