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Business Spotlights

Zahara Day Spa

01 Dec 2014, Posted by JCVillage in In The News, Spotlights

One of the Village neighborhood’s secret gems is Zahara Day Spa at 403 Monmouth St., which opened in January 2013. If owner and aesthetician Najat Hafdi gets her way, though, it won’t be much of a secret for long. Hafdi grew up in Morocco watching…

Jersey City Kickboxing

31 Oct 2014, Posted by JCVillage in In The News, Spotlights

Jersey City Kickboxing owner Paul Clark says that at his gym, students are more than students–they’re family. Kids, teens and adults who take classes at the gym don’t just get healthy and fit or train to compete, they also get to bond with Clark, his…

Warlock Drums

26 Aug 2014, Posted by JCVillage in In The News, Spotlights

Passing by the Dwyer home, 369 Third St., in the Village neighborhood, you might notice that it’s a little different from the other houses nearby. For one thing, part of its ground floor is home to the Lil’ Brick Schoolhouse childcare center run by matriarch Renee…

DeCarlos Bespoke

02 Jun 2014, Posted by JCVillage in Spotlights

DeCarlos Morse wants to make you look good. The tailor, who opened DeCarlos Bespoke on Monmouth Street about five years ago, says he works with his clients to make custom suits that fit their body and their style. “We keep it old school, the way…

Union Republic

24 Apr 2014, Posted by JCVillage in Spotlights

Union Republic, 340 Third St., one of the newest additions to the Village neighborhood, is a little wonder that owners Noah Sexton and chef Greg Torrech, 33 and 35, say has multiple functions. “Union Republic is a grocer, it’s a cafe, it’s a playground for…

Pig & Pepper

02 Apr 2014, Posted by JCVillage in Spotlights

Husband and wife Lou and Karen Galli — the owners of new shop Pig and Pepper, located at 277 Newark Ave. in the Village neighborhood — love living in Jersey City, and love to work and shop in it, too. Lou, 42, and Karen, 39,…

Metropolis Music

21 Mar 2014, Posted by JCVillage in Spotlights

For over a decade, Metropolis Music, 240 Newark Ave., has been helping locals from the Village neighborhood and beyond buy instruments, learn how to play them and fix ‘em when they need repairs. Owner Mark Dalzell, who used to live in the Village until he…

Gia Gelato and Cafe

16 Mar 2014, Posted by JCVillage in Spotlights

Since longtime Village residents Debbie Brackett and Angela Ratliff opened Gia Gelato and Cafe, located at 281 Newark Ave., in March 2013, they’ve been looking for ways to serve up more than sweet treats and coffee. “Since Gia’s opening, it was discovered that there was…