The Flemington Business Improvement District (FBID) has welcomed several new businesses this past winter and spring,

The Flemington Business Improvement District (FBID)  has welcomed several new businesses this past winter and spring, as well as retained businesses that recently relocated within the Borough.

In December 2014 Ciro Perrone and René J. Garcia opened Flemington’s first premiere vape shop, The Smoking Dragon. Their mission is to offer customers high quality products at a reasonable price and have everything you need whether you’re new to the vape world or a seasoned pro. Smoking Dragon offers a wide selection of vaping products ranging from simple starter kits to the more advanced units for the serious vapers.  “Here at the Smoking Dragon we carry an E-Juice selection that is second to none with E-Juice from 10 different companies which are all located in the USA,” said René J. Garcia, co-owner.  Stop by and meet René and Ciro at 39 Mine St. in Flemington and like them on Facebook for specials every week.

Also new to the Borough on Main Street is a Latino Mini Market & Restaurant at 67 Main, Spice of Life Yoga at 160 Main,  Everteck, LLC at 159 Main which sells all types of batteries and Speakeasy Vapes at 137 Main Street.  The Acupuncture Works Center is also new and located in the Old Egg Auction building on Park Avenue as well as Hold Fast Barber and Shave Parlor on Church Street.  At Turntable Junction we welcome Good Finds Second Time Around Shop and the Kevin Von Holt Gallery.  In Liberty Village two independent businesses have been added, Med-Ability Medical and the Village Sub Shop. Stangl Road is now home to Amazing Decks and Uncorked, a Wine-centric Boutique and Olive Oil Bar. This May Uncorked will be expanding to a larger space next door so they may also include serving small plates.

Retaining existing businesses is just as important as recruiting new businesses and this spring The Family Success Center,  DomAlena’s Hair and Nail Lounge, The Paint Party Studio, In Tents Party Rentals and The Communication Workers of America all made moves within the Borough.

The Family Success Center and DomAlena’s Hair and Nail Lounge not only kept their business in the Borough, but they are now proud property owners of their new locations. The reason for both their moves were based on their decisions to purchase properties for their businesses.

“Flemington is a wonderful and historical place. Growing up in Hunterdon County, Flemington was the go to place and we still believe that,” said Angelo Graziani who owns DomAlena’s Hair and Nail Lounge with his wife, Sandi. “Flemington has a lot to offer and now with the support of the Flemington BID and Borough, Flemington is bound for greatness, and that is why we decided to purchase our building and be a life long business owner in this town”.

Angelo and Sandi moved DomAlena’s Hair and Nail Lounge to their new property at 915  Central Ave in the Klickity Klack Depot. In October, 2009 Angelo & Sandi Graziani opened the doors to DomAlena’s Hair & Nail Lounge with a desire to serve their guests in a warm, friendly and comfortable atmosphere. “We believe that our talented team of designers is necessary to ensure our guests receive excellent service while enjoying the best salon experience,” stated Sandi. Their desire is that each guest leaves the salon relaxed and glad they came. The Hair and Nail Salon also has an old time barber shop for men specializing in straight razor shaves! Visit the website at www.domalenas.com to see the amazing job they did inside and find out about all the services they offer.

“The Family Success Center (FSC) has become an integral part of the Flemington Borough community, and was the main reason we stayed locally when moving to our new location,” said Karen A. Widico, Co-Executive Director of Hunterdon Prevention Resources. “Our new facility has many new features that will further assist our community.”
The FSC is a statewide network administered by Hunterdon Prevention Resources (HPR) with funding from the New Jersey Division of Family and Community Partnerships.  The mission of the FSC is to provide a welcoming family-friendly environment to all county residents in order to strengthen and empower individuals and families through collaborative family-centered activities, educational workshops, and access to resources to acquire knowledge and skills needed to maintain healthy family relationships.  The FSC hosts many activities, all free of charge including homework help, infant massage, parenting classes, resume writing and other employability skills, budgeting, housing procurement, youth activities and so much more. The activities offered are not duplicated elsewhere, and come from the need of the parents and families we serve.  “We love our new Center,” said Carmel M. Gettings, FSC Director.  “We hope families will come and visit us to see the improvements we’ve made to the FSC.”
For more information visit them at web site at www.hcfsc.com.
Grand re-openings will be popping up also! Watch for Red Vanilla! It is soon to be re-opening with a full selection of inventory including housewares, decor, greeting cards, flowers and more. Also on Main Street, Sage will be having a grand re-opening celebration later this month as they have redesigned the store and changed their mix of offerings.

The FBID has kicked off an Open for Business campaign and has already seen the results. “We have joined with the Mayor and Council focusing on our strategic plan for recruiting businesses to Flemington, while supporting the existing retention efforts, “ stated Megan Jones-Holt, Executive Director of the FBID. “The campaign outlines why businesses should come to Flemington and includes supporting documentation and programs offered. We even have some great testimonials from existing businesses citing why they came to Flemington and why they choose to remain here.” To learn more about this program visit www.downtownflemington.com.

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FSC Photo: Pictures left to right: Carmel M. Gettings, FSC Director,
Karen A. Widico, Co-Executive Director of HPR, Megan Jones-Holt,  FBID Executive Director and Judith Buday, Bilingual Family Success Partner
DomAlena’s photo:
Grand opening in conjunction with the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce-
Pictures left to right are: Susan Hoffman, HC Surrogate, Phil Velella, FBID Chairman, Megan Jones-Holt, FBID Executive Director, Mayor Phil Greiner, Angelo and Sandi Graziano, shop owners with several of their staff, Mary Melfi, County Clerk, Chris Phelan, President , Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and Jerry Jaremenko, owner of Kries Jewelry and FBID Board Member. They were joined by many others as shown.