Senior Deputy Majority Leader Nicholas J. Narducci Jr. (Ward 4) last week welcomed two new businesses to the North End neighborhood.
“The North End is a neighborhood that is seeing positive growth,” stated Senior Deputy Majority Leader Nicholas J. Narducci Jr. “The North End residents are very loyal to local businesses, and I believe these two new businesses are a testament to the loyalty of our residents.”
Narducci continued, “It was my honor and pleasure to hold ribbon cuttings at United Community Martial Arts and Jireh Market last week. These businesses will add so much to our community, and I am honored that they chose the North End to call home.”
United Community Martial Arts is located at 550 Branch Avenue and is owned and operated by Shihan Thomas Evans who is the president and a master instructor of the United Community Martial Arts Institute of Rhode Island. The United Community Martial Arts Institute, is a Multi-Disciplinary Japanese and American Kenpo Karate (Sullivan’s American Kenpo), Muay Lao & Thai Martial Arts, Mixed Martial Arts & Grappling Academy.
All of their programs are designed to be accessible to beginners, children, families, and individuals of all ages while inspiring and challenging newcomers and seasoned martial artists alike to new levels of strength, flexibility, endurance, superior health, and athletic performance.
They are a non-profit Family Community Center dedicated to peace, health, and safety. They also provide a free trial program to anyone who wants to try our martial arts institute and scholarships for tuition to those families who need financial assistance. For more information visit them on the web at teamunitedacademy.com.
Jireh Market is located at 567 Charles Street and has off-street parking. It is owned and operated by Jissel Jireh. The market offers a variety of grocery staples and caters to a multi-cultural neighborhood. They have everything from name-brand American products to products from South and Central America.
“As a board member of the North End Business Association I am pleased to welcome these great new establishments to our neighborhood,” stated Michael Florio. “Together these new businesses are adding much-added value to our community