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The Best Main Street in America Community!!!
This Middlesex County suburban borough is known for supporting small businesses — and is now the winner of a 2023 Great American Main Street Award.
In 2016, the community raised concerns about the area due to its then-high vacancy rates, low business retention and poor appearance, according to a press release.
The Metuchen Downtown Alliance was formed to help revitalize the area — establishing a "Shop Local" motto for its community.
The mayor of Metuchen, Jonathan Busch, spoke to Fox News Digital about the new success of the town.
"There was a time in the not-so-distant past where Metuchen’s downtown felt isolated and struggled with vacancies," he said.
"Now, it is a vibrant, active ‘place to be’ in Central Jersey."
Busch said the win is an honor for the town.
"Over the last few years, we have seen a transformation of our downtown, and it would not have been possible without the energy, commitment and spirit from so many," he said.