South Orange and Maplewood residents walked through downtown South Orange Tuesday night as businesses reopened to a hungry crowd.
Some Maplewood and South Orange residents were still without power as of Tuesday night but they won't let Sandy keep them from a good meal. The Achee family went to Village Trattoria for a few slices of pizza while their home remains in the dark. Seton Hall University students said they were surprised to see downtown South Orange bustling with open businesses. A group of Freshman students said they didn't lose power and felt safe from the storm in the shelter of their dorm rooms. They were enjoying the day off from class Tuesday night and said tomorrow is for finishing those papers and watching more movies — a welcome break from school.
Saturday will see grand openings all around town
Saturday, September 15, 2012
South Orange Village Center Alliance Grand Openings: Saturday, September 15, 2012 11:00 am – 1:00 pm The economic tide is turning in South Orange - the good news is that many new businesses have opened in town in the past few months. The SO Village Center Alliance (formerly Main Street South Orange) is celebrating by holding six grand openings this Saturday! We will be joined by Village President, Alex Torpey and other members of the Board of Trustees to celebrate with these entrepreneurs and cut the ribbon for their businesses this Saturday, Sept. 15th. Here is the schedule starting at 11:00 am: 11:00 am: BCB Bank, 200 Valley Street 11:20 am: Valley Portuguese BBQ, 311 Valley Street 11:40 am: Spa Lady Next Door, 55 Academy Street 12:00 pm…