First off, new business on North Avenue, South Avenue, and Center Street is always a welcomed sign. Merchants are the heart and soul of the business center and their investment is applauded. 365 always reminds residents to support Downtown establishments and 'shop local' first whenever possible. That said, North Avenue, near Garwood Lanes, Al's, Sew and Show, Garwood Coins, Mr. B's Grooming, St. Ann's and a slew of other local favorites was never desolate Mr. Reporter. In fact, that stretch has anchored Downtown for years. Change is afoot in Garwood, but, make no mistake, it was never dead, especially North Avenue at Center Street. The hard-working merchants of this town have set the table for new investment, political leaders have helped, now hopefully, everyone can enjoy the feast.