Remembering The Past: Past Businesses Around Union County

by Diane Norek Harrison

Do you have past information from around Union County to contribute for my column? I’m especially looking for your Christmas or winter memories.

Here are some businesses from around Union County:


Clark-Terry-June Boutique.

Elizabeth-2 Alwick’s Record Stores on Broad St., Chicken Shack, Gasoline Harry’s Pub, Grundwalds Soda Truck, and Nangia’s Restaurant.

Have memories of Wetson’s?

Linden-Lynn Ann Sweet Shop, Father & Son hotdogs on Blancke St. and Manheim Corp.

Rahway-D & B Motorcycles on Rt. 1.,Frederic’s on Lewis St., Jean’s Beans, Koza’s Bar and Grill in Scott Ave, and Tingley Brothers; rubber factory.

Roselle Park-Lepee’s Cocktail Lounge & Restaurant was at 147 W. Westfield Ave. in the 1950s.

If you have your own memories of the past in Middlesex or Union counties, email me at or send copies of your material to me c/o CMD Media, 1139 East Jersey St., Suite 503, Elizabeth NJ, 07201

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