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  • Small Business Comeback Tour: Trend Coffee & Tea House

    By Joe Connolly and Neil A. Carousso

    MONTCLAIR, N.J. (WCBS 880) – This quaint café in Montclair is mounting a comeback from the pandemic.

    “This is the type of business that is always going to be a little bit ups and downs, but considering the time that we were in, and still kind of like what we are in, it’s steadily increasing,” said Dimitry Banjanski, owner of Trend Coffee & Tea House, on the WCBS Small Business Comeback Tour, sponsored by PSE&G.

    Banjanski told Joe Connolly that their recovery began about eight months ago when COVID-19 restrictions on food business in New Jersey were being eased. Indoor dining returned to full capacity last May. Now, it’s busy around lunch time and after dinner for late night treats.

    “I can see the people are more polite,” he said. “They have more understanding.”

    Trend Coffee & Tea House is known for its crepes. Its menu also features Italian desserts such as tiramisu and cannoli.

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