Check Out Some Businesses Who Opened in Livingston in 2012

Livingston had many new businesses join the township in 2012.


Barre3, which combines yoga and Pilates with ballet barre, has opened on South Livingston Avenue.  The 60-minute class is designed to "strengthen, lengthen and develop leaner muscles in the healthiest way possible," said owner Nora Yi.

Don's Restaurant

Don's Restaurant, originally Don's Drive-In, opened in Livingston in the 1950s and existed there until the mid-1990s, having carved out a reputation big enough that people have been waiting with bated breath for this revival to finally open, so much so they have been talking about on the restaurant's own Facebook page.


E.nopi is a supplemental education program focused on math, reading, and writing that originated in Korea in 1976 and now has more than 2.5 million children enrolled world-wide.

Get in Shape for Women

Get in Shape for Women, located at 521 South Livingston Ave, offers residents the type of program needed for residents who are serious about losing weight, but don’t have the support needed to accomplish their goal.

Stealing Food Space

The restaurant's name is unusual and even a little bit criminal, but Stealing Food Space owner Ken Chen said its title is meant to be a joke. Chen, who has worked in the restaurant industry for 12 years as chef and entrepreneur, said he has taken the best recipes from the different places he worked at and decided to put them all under one roof in his new eatery. Hence the wide variety of different specials on the menu, which include several types of sandwiches, tacos, rice bowls, pastas and soups.

Stroller Strides

Stroller Strides is a 60-minute workout for new moms to get back in shape that includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility drills, with some of the exercises involving strollers. The class is both interactive for the moms and their babies.

Sun Oriental

The Japanese restaurant specializes in serving meats and seafood cooked on a hibachi -a flat grill - and teriyaki - foods broiling and grilling in soy sauce, said Jade Tan, who co-owns the restaurant with her husband, Ronald Zhuang, his brother, Rong Gan Zhuang, and wife, Angelina Chen.

Twist It

Life can be a treat at the beach in Twist It, a new self-serve frozen yogurt shop in Livingston.  The surf and shore-themed business, which recently opened in the township, offers a variety of rotating flavors — a total of 24 — to satisfy the craving for something sweet.

wetochwink December 27, 2012 at 01:13 PM
While this is helpful to promote new business in town - posting where these locations are in town would be more helpful.
Ed Schiff December 27, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Stealing Food Space has closed already. Tough location. Soup Man went fast also.
Meredith White December 28, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Isn't Don's in Morristown? How about Swedes- that opened in 2012.
Gucci December 30, 2012 at 06:21 PM
At this point in time there are more residents in town who probably don't know "Don's" at all. It is not even in Livingston. However we now have about 6 new Discount Dry Cleaners doing business in this town. Last count I think it was 16. Anyone ever hear of the Retail Term: "Cannibalism" One wonders how the Town Planner' plan is!!! Livingston is known for: Dry Cleaning stores, Pizza take-outs, Chinese/Oriental take-outs, lest we forget Nail Salons and insufficient Super Markets to service the growing population. On the other hand...great schools, Medical services, Police and Fire and Emergency Services. Guess we will stay for awhile...hopefully Real Estate prices will rise to REALISTIC one day soon


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