July 28, By Asher Joseph- "Westville small business owners and city officials cut ceremonial ribbons to celebrate the grand openings of a new mental health center, a new hair salon, and a new poké bowl restaurant on Whalley Avenue — bringing mind, body, and soul to a bustling commercial strip. City Deputy Director of Economic Development Cathy Graves opened the press conference portion of the event on Thursday, pleased at Westville’s thriving small business culture: “We are recognizing that small businesses power New Haven’s economy.” Mayor Justin Elicker introduced each of the three business owners, thanking them for working to fulfill the community’s needs. “We all need wellness — I know I certainly do,” he said of West Rock Wellness to owner Jordan Sloshower about the new integrative mental health center now open above Keys on Kites Tattoo Shop & Gallery at 869 Whalley Ave..."
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