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“I was looking for another location for my restaurant, and I thought of Hackensack because there are a lot of Latinos here. And then I found out how reasonable the commercial real estate is, and we were able to get this really big space. So far, it’s doing well. It’s really a family place. We’re open from 7:00 in the morning for breakfast, until 11:00 p.m. at night, and we get a lot of big families in here. We want people to come here to hear good music and eat good food: steak, plaintains, rice. There’s a traditional Colombia bakery, too.
“I also liked that there is a special development district here and they’re making changes to the city. Hackensack wants to help businesses here, and that makes it favorable for us to succeed.”
The state of New Jersey is famous for a lot of things – diners, beaches, funny accents, a certain brand of driving – and while all of them vary in truth or opinion, there is one claim to fame that is hard to dispute.
New Jersey’s prominence in the music scene over the decades is well documented; Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul Simon, Whitney Houston, and Les Paul are just a small portion of talent to come out of the state.
The city of Hackensack played a major role in adding to that musical legacy over the years, most prominently in jazz. More
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