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Last week, restaurateur and real estate developer Adenah Bayoh, along a number of local officials, hosted the grand re-opening of IHOP Newark at 109 Bergen Street, Newark, New Jersey.
The restaurant, which had been in Newark for over 20 years, was on the verge of closure, and nearly 50 employees’ jobs were at risk. Adenah purchased the IHOP location at the end of May said she plans to hire an additional 40 employees. She just completed a major renovation of the restaurant.
Adenah is a survivor of the civil war in her native country of Liberia and former refugee who immigrated to Newark at age 13. She attended Newark public schools, put herself through college and is now one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the state. She also owns IHOP locations in Irvington and Paterson.
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