Two Additions to Downtown Vineland’s Ethnic Cuisines

Co-owners of Taste Buds Soul Food are surrounded by representatives of Main Street Vineland and Vineland City government representatives. From left: Main Street Vineland Board of Directors Corresponding Secretary/Treasurer Reginald Johnston, co-owners Darryl McDuffie and Donald Bristow, City of Vineland Economic Development Director Sandra Forosisky, and Main Street Vineland Executive Director Russell Swanson.
Photography by Robert Scarpa / Main Street Vineland
Indian Villa owners Jagtar Walia (center, holding scissors) and Prema Walia (second from right) of Indian Villa, are surrounded by family, as well as by representatives of Main Street Vineland and Vineland City government. Main Street Vineland Board of Directors Corresponding Secretary/Treasurer Reginald Johnston is at far left, Main Street Vineland Executive Director Russell Swanson is second from left, and City of Vineland Economic Development Director Sandra Forosisky is at far right.

Two formal grand openings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies that recently took place in downtown Vineland add to the number and variety of ethnic restaurants on The Ave.

The ceremonies, organized by Main Street Vineland, took place at Taste Buds Soul Food, at 22 W. Landis Ave., Suite A, and at Indian Villa, 601 W. Landis Ave. Representatives from Main Street Vineland, as well as city government attended the ceremonies.

“Downtown Vineland—The Ave—has long been recognized for the number and variety of ethnic cuisines served in its restaurants—authentic ethnic cuisines. With these two new downtown businesses, The Ave can boast of approximately a dozen ethnic restaurants,” said Main Street Vineland Executive Director Russell Swanson. “Whether it’s the soul or Indian cuisine featured by these restaurants or the variety of cuisines offered by our other restaurants, we are offering an ever-increasing array of wonderful foods.”

“More and more businesses, both new and established, are finding The Ave an attractive and profitable location to locate, or relocate, said Main Street Vineland Associate Director and Business Development Director Robert Scarpa. “These two businesses are testimony to that. Our aims are to help existing businesses stay successful and viable and, at the same time, work to bring new businesses to our downtown. Stay tuned for more success stories.

For more information on all Main Street Vineland programs and events, call the Main Street Vineland office at 856-794-8653, visit the organization’s website at TheAve.biz, or its Facebook page.

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