Two new enterprises open in Plymouth
PLYMOUTH – Community leaders and members of the nonprofit Plymouth Alive gathered Monday night to welcome two bustling new businesses to the district’s family.
Blue Sky Hibachi and F-16 Barbershop held a grand opening on Monday, and the owners of both businesses Plymouth Alive President Alexis Eroch officially recognized them as part of downtown Plymouth.
“It’s great, really amazing,” said Blue Sky owner Luke Talenan, taking up the plaque, and posed with Plymouth Alive members and his staff members near his restaurant.
Two new businesses separated by just a few blocks along East Main Street (Blue Sky is at 227 E. Main St. and F-16 at E. Main St.), two new businesses opened their doors a couple of weeks ago and this has become a steady start both for the hibachi restaurant and for the barber shop.
Willini Lima, co-owner of F-16, said they originally opened a business in New Jersey before the pandemic, but decided to move east to start all over again, after the worst COVID-19 pandemic had passed.
“We visited several different places, but we really liked this city,” Lima said. “Everyone is very polite, everyone has come to say hello since we opened.”
The goal of Plymouth Alive is to revitalize downtown and bring people back downtown – revitalize Plymouth.
Much of this is to welcome new businesses to Main Street and help them thrive, giving people new opportunities to see the area and see what the area has to offer.
Tolenan mentioned in a previous interview with the Times Leader that the district was extremely helpful in raising Blue Sky after the opening, and on Monday he said he was looking forward to paying for the service.
“It makes me even happier to do something for this city,” he said.