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Walking and Parading

Walking tour of The Ave continues—on north side of the 500 block.

by Russell Swanson, Exec. Dir., VDID, Main Street Vineland

After a couple of weeks off, we’re back on track, continuing our “walking tour” of the Ave. We’ll spend this week and next week on the 500 block and then take another short break for year-end reflections. Then we’ll cross the railroad tracks and continue our walk in the New Year. Now, however, let’s look at the north side of the 500 block of Landis Avenue. We’ll do the south side next week. Here we go.

On the north side:

• 552 E. Landis Ave.—Newfield National Bank

• 520 E. Landis Ave.—Taqueria La Tejana—Mexican restaurant (Suite 2), La Plaza—grocery store (Suite 3)

• 516-518 E. Landis Ave.—La Internacional—DVD, video, game rentals, MoneyGram

• 510 E. Landis Ave.—The Atrium: Professional Pain Management Associates—Dr. Peter Corda, DO, Dr. Jeffrey Polcer, DO, Dr. Vannette Perkins, MD

• 508 E. Landis Ave.—Landis Mini Stop—convenience store

• 504 E. Landis Ave.—Sergio’s Barber Shop

• 502 E. Landis Ave.—Health Foods Plus

• 500 E. Landis Ave.—Armed Forces Career Center


We’ll be joining the Jewish Federation of Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties on Monday, December 23, at 5:30 p.m. for their annual “Chanukah Live” Menorah Lighting on the 600 block of Landis Avenue—the largest Chanukiyah (Chanukah menorah) in South Jersey. Come and enjoy food, music, and fellowship as we join in helping to make our holiday celebration a truly multicultural affair.


Speaking of multiculturalism and UNITY, you have until January 3 to add a decoration to CommUNITY Tree in the mini-park at the southwest corner of Landis Avenue and the Boulevard. We had our decoration and lighting event for the tree earlier this week, but you still have time to add your decoration. So, if you’re a member of a club, religious organization, non-profit, or any other such group, bring an ornament that reflects your mission and hang it on the tree alongside the others. n

For more information on Main Street Vineland, call 856-794-8653, visit or check them out on Facebook. You can also e-mail

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