Days after devastating fire, Somerville community looks to support local businesses

Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher has asked everyone to come out tonight and support local businesses. Parking is free until Monday.

Lauren Due

Jun 7, 2024, 9:48 AM

Updated 17 days ago

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Main Street through downtown Somerville is fully open this morning after a fire tore through the area on Tuesday.
Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher has asked everyone to come out tonight and support local businesses. Parking is free until Monday.
“I work down the street at the gym, and one of my clients was affected by this so we are going to do the best we can to really help them out. Help them get on their feet financial or emotional support, anything like that. My heart goes out to them really,” said Aaron Kleiner, of Somerville.
Sylvia Vela, another local resident, says "we'll support the rest of Main Street and do what we can to help them when they are back up and running."
News 12 New Jersey was told Thursday that four businesses — King Tut, Mike's Courtside Kitchen, Yoga Odyssey and Sushi Yokohama — are still closed.
Outside of King Tut restaurant in Somerville on Friday, June 7, 2024. (Photo: News 12)
Friday Night Cruise Nights is still happening today from 6 to 9 p.m. It's a more than 30-year tradition where classic cars line up along Main Street. The Summer Stage concert will be held tonight as well.
The Somerville Civic League is coordinating donations. A "community strong" tent will be set up this weekend at the Somerset County Regional Farmers Market. Donations will be collected for those affected by the fire.
It will run on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Somerville Middle School. They are looking for monetary donations, gift cards and personal items. Click here for more information.


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