MIDDLETOWN – The City of Middletown, the Downtown Business Improvement District and the Orange County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed two new businesses, a grand reopening and celebrated the first anniversary of another during of the month of October.
October 12, city and chamber officials joined 86 Auto World to celebrate their first year in business with a ribbon cut. 86 Auto World is an auto repair shop located at 86 East Main Street in downtown Middletown.
Two days later city leaders welcomed the new 23 Marketing Group company with a ribbon cut for the marketing and communications agency established in 2019. They are located at 203 Wickham Avenue in the city.
October 16, another new business has opened in Middletown. The City of Middletown joined representatives of Double “R” Fish and Chips in celebrating the opening of their restaurant by cutting the ribbon. Located at 156 Dolson Avenue, Double R’s menu features chicken wings, shrimp, as well as fish and chips as the name suggests.
22 octobersd was the kick-off for the grand reopening of the North Street Laundromat, located at 87 North Street. Representatives from the City of Middletown and the Downtown Business Improvement District were in attendance. The laundromat has undergone a complete makeover, including upgrading washers, dryers and creating a sitting area with a coffee bar for guests to wait. North Street Laundromat also offers washing, drying and folding, dry cleaning and sewing services.
“The City is thrilled to welcome new businesses, especially at a time when many small businesses have had to close their doors,” said Mayor DeStefano.
“We have a great community here in the city that supports small businesses,” said Maria Bruni, director of economic development for the city. “The community has really rallied around our local mom and pop stores during this pandemic. We are delighted that more and more people want to locate their businesses in the city and will continue to support small businesses whenever we can. ”