The Kontos Food company was awarded a $29.68 million grant on Thursday to expand its footprint in Paterson, according to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA). As part of the expansion the firm will create 46 full-time jobs in the city.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) is offering small business grants to businesses in eligible areas in Passaic City and Paterson. State has created two business incentive programs to spur economic growth in its poorer cities.
The city has suspended three liquor establishments. Two were suspended for selling alcohol to underage patrons and a third for selling before the legal hour on a Sunday, according to municipal records.
The city issued a three-day liquor license suspension to the Bonfire Restaurant on Wednesday night in response to a large fight that erupted inside the business in late June.
Rami Shalhoub, owner of the troublesome Habibi Cafe and Hookah Lounge, claims to have reformed himself. He re-branded his business and received municipal approvals to operate the Mazzika Restaurant in place of his old café.
The city suspended the liquor license for New Ranchi City, a bar infamous for having a cockfighting ring operating out of its Market Street basement, on Wednesday evening. A six-month suspension was issued by the Paterson Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
A Paterson-based travel company has been ordered to cease operation and pay $277,000 for defrauding customers, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.