Garner Historic District launches economic development initiative aimed at helping small businesses

The Garner Historic District has launched economic development initiative aimed at helping small businesses thrive as they reopen.

News 12 Staff

Jun 17, 2020, 9:32 PM

Updated 1,431 days ago

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The Garner Historic District has launched economic development initiative aimed at helping small businesses thrive as they reopen.
Roc Comm was created to help guide county businesses during the reopening phase and then sustain success for years to come.
“I want to be able to see the businesses grow and thrive,” says Robin Rosenberg, president of the Garner Historic District.
Small businesses like Stack Street Coffee are trying to recover from the pandemic and return to normalcy.
“We’ve been doing everything that we can to comply with local regulations, state regulations,” says Stack Street Coffee owner Yehuda Reich.
Reich says his wholesale coffee business was one of the lucky businesses able to remain open over the past months.
He ensures customers and his employees that their conditions are complying with state reopening guidelines by hanging a "Road to recovery and stimulus" certificate from the county on the door.
County officials tell News 12 that his store is one of 800 to have it thus far.
Although there have been months of struggling to stay afloat, the county wants the reopening process to be done correctly with no mistakes.
“Safety first, people always. And we look at the metrics to make sure we do things in a smart, intelligent manner that is driven by data,” says Rockland County Executive Ed Day.


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