Business in the Ironbound is suffering as Newark’s fearful immigrant community hides

by Josi Gines
March 14, 2017
Alessandra's Beauty Salon on Ferry Street is usually packed with Newark immigrants who come to get their hair cut or their nails done. But things have changed. "The people don't come in,'' said Alessandra Lima, the salon owner. "Everybody is worried.'' Elsewhere in the diverse Ironbound section of the city, other business owners tell a similar story. The lunch and dinner crowd at Delicias de Minas restaurant on McWhorter Street is smaller. And immigrant customers have not been showing up as much at the Casa Nova Grill on Adams Street, or a second location across the street from the salon.

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