On Saturday, Cabral Miller and his sister Utenzi Miller, best known as staff members at the family-owned New Jersey eyewear chain Elegant Eyes, opened the men’s boutique St. James & Co. The store, located on downtown Newark’s Halsey Street, offers a wide range of high-end men’s clothing and accessories. The store is named after the siblings’ grandfather James Slaughter, who owned his own shop 50 years ago.
Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker made an appearance at the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Booker said small business are the fabric of Newark and that he hopes more come to the city as it grows.