Success Stories

The recent PRC purchase of 75 - 81 Ellison Street has been completed. The City has plans to develop the existing studio and enhance training with programs from both the City's Library and Public Schools. 75-81 Ellison Street currently houses the existing tenants: Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center, Staff Right Solutions, LLC, New Destiny family Success Center and the City of Paterson. The City has plans to develop the existing studio and enhance training with programs from the City’s Library and the Public Schools. PRC, Paterson Library, Passaic County Community College (PCCC) and the Paterson Board of Education (BOE) will form a partnership to continue to house public access cable television... More >
Located on the Route 20 corridor, Mamajuana Café is an upscale Latin restaurant with nightly entertainment bringing an exciting multicultural flair to the City. Mamajuana Cafe is a unique dining experience with deeply rooted traditions dating back centuries brought back to life for the 21st century diner by chef Ricardo Cardona, a pioneer of Nuevo Latino Cuisine. If you're looking to sit back and relax then you will undoubtedly enjoy sinking in one of our plush sofas in our bar area while gazing at an illuminant display of orchids. Come and experience Mamajuana Cafe and Wine Bar, and take a voyage back to tradition, history and unique dining. More >
The new owners of Giannella Modern Baking relocated to Paterson from New York and have begun renovations to the original Giannella Bakery. An estimated $4 million in renovations and equipment will bring new life to the 21st Avenue retail corridor. Giannella Bakery was opened in 1927 by the Giannella Family. It was purchased in 2003 by the Imparato family. The Imparato’s were original owners of Modern Baking Company of Brooklyn, New York. By altering the name to GIANNELLA MODERN BAKING COMPANY, they were able to keep with traditions and add a little bit of their own flavor.The Imparato’s kept the Giannella name because of its rich history and meaning to... More >
Dominican Express opened their doors as a small Dominican Restaurant in April 2012. The owner, Hector Diaz saw an exciting location within the Urban Enterprise Zone and the amenities that are offered. Mr. Diaz was given a small business loan which has enabled him to hire additional employees, make deliveries in and around the downtown area as well as open mornings for the breakfast crowd. He is now able to serve breakfast empanadas, mangu (green plantains) and a variety of breakfast sandwiches. He was able to not only purchase a vehicle for his deliveries but new ovens, refrigeration and fresh juice machines. The new hours of operation are 7:00am to... More >
A development project by St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is transforming the hospital campus and the neighborhood beyond. Highlights of the $250-million, multi-year project include a new critical care tower, 20,000 square feet of retail space along Main Street, and a 1,200-car parking structure. More >
It was just over a year ago that Paterson’s famed Great Falls were designated as America’s 397th national park. The honor recognizes the sweeping impact of industrial innovations that took shape here on the banks of the Passaic River. More >
Baker Titan Adhesives makes specialized glues used in products ranging from tissues and towels to all sorts of packaging—and the company is doing quite well. In fact, since a 2009 acquisition brought two older firms together to create the current company, Baker Titan has grown from eight employees to 22. More >
Sheefa Pharmacy has found success with a formula that’s increasingly rare: personal attention from a staff who know and care about their customers. “People want to discuss their health and personal matters with someone they trust,” explains owner Amjad Abukwaik, “and that’s the reputation we’ve developed.” More >