REMA Holds First Annual Business Breakfast
REMA (Rockaway East Merchants Association) held its First Annual Business Breakfast on January 23 at Ginos Pizza in Far Rockaway. Repre sen tatives from RDRC (Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corp.) and the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce joined approximately 50 members of the business community.
Rafael Diaz, of Cornaga Food Plaza and the President of REMA, told his fellow business owners "The beginning of the year signifies a new beginning85new alliances [with each other, the RDRC and the 101st Precinct], new promises and new hopes.
"My promise as a merchant is to make Rockaway a safe and great place to shop, because there is no reason to go elsewhere.
"The new is hope that we, as merchants, will take an active role in the economic improvement of Far Rock away because there’s so much activity going on especially with housing.
"We have to start getting ready for that influx of people. We have to all band together, and you have to try to make Rockaway the best place to come shop."
Also there to show their support, were State Assemblywomen Audrey Pheffer and Michele Titus, City Coun cilman James Sanders, Jr., District 14 Manager Jonathan Gaska and Cap tain Walter Salowski of the 101st Precinct.