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New businesses open during Washington’s annual Festival in the Borough

WASHINGTON BOROUGH, NJ (Warren County) – The Washington Borough Business Improvement District (WBID) proudly hosted an unforgettable day of family friendly fun, downtown shopping, and one of the largest free musical festivals in the area.

Warren County Commissioner Director Lori Ciesla and Commissioner James R. Kern III attended the Festival in the Borough, enjoying the day’s musical acts and joining ribbon-cutting ceremonies for two businesses.

“The Festival in the Borough was a celebration of all Washington Borough has to offer – and that’s a lot!,” Ciesla said. “Great job by the Washington BID once again. It’s wonderful to see so many unique shops and restaurants opening and thriving. If you haven’t been by lately, go visit the Borough because you won’t regret it.”

The festival featured 18 musical acts across three different stages with artists ranging from local favorites to national touring, Grammy-nominated artists. Washington Borough’s Main Street and Veterans Park were also lined with vendors, a beer garden, a children’s fun zone, and all the local food and shopping that makes Washington Borough special.

During the festival WBID also hosted ribbon cuttings for two new businesses opening in Washington Borough.

The Cellar Door, a Belvidere antiques, vintage finds, and makers market, now has a second location in Washington at 25 E. Washington Ave. Their grand opening was during the festival  weekend and the store is now open six days a week. For more information visit their Facebook page @The Cellar Door.

(Photo: Councilman Jerry Brown, Commissioner Director Lori Ciesla, Tucker Kries, Commissioner James R. Kern III, and Councilman Christopher Infinito. Credit | Warren CountY)
(Photo: Councilman Jerry Brown, Commissioner Director Lori Ciesla, Tucker Kries, Commissioner James R. Kern III, and Councilman Christopher Infinito. Credit | Warren County)

The Hut, Warren County Habitat for Humanity’s new thrift store location, had a ribbon-cutting as well, although they will official open next month. The Hut will sell clothes, shoes, coats, accessories, and more. The Hut is located at 30 Belvidere Ave. and hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, starting Oct. 5.

(Photo Credit | Warren County)
(Photo Credit | Warren County)

“It’s wonderful that we have these businesses opening and I look forward to supporting them,” Mayor Ethel Conry said.

Deputy Mayor Louann Cox said, “It is always a pleasure to be a part of welcoming a new business to our borough.”

“Washington is vibrant and growing and the BID is proud to be a part of it,” WBID Executive Director Melanie Thiel said. “Our two new stores are great additions to downtown and this was the most successful Festival in the Borough to date! Next year we will be celebrating its 20th anniversary so be ready.”

A third ribbon-cutting is coming to downtown Washington Borough, as the Confidence Builders Learning Center at 24 E. Washington Ave. will be having their grand opening Saturday Sept. 30, 12:00 p.m., with an open house meet & greet featuring a raffle and a fun craft activity for the whole family.

Fore more information visit their website.

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Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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