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 LEFT: The Front Street Food & Tobacco Shop recently opened for business on Front Street. The family business is run by, from left, Jagriti, Kripa, Rimmi, Jay, owner Ajay, Dev and Amrit Dawar.  PRESS PHOTOS BY MARK RECCEK LEFT: The Front Street Food & Tobacco Shop recently opened for business on Front Street. The family business is run by, from left, Jagriti, Kripa, Rimmi, Jay, owner Ajay, Dev and Amrit Dawar. PRESS PHOTOS BY MARK RECCEK
Helen Solomon of Catasauqua purchases items during the Front Street Food & Tobacco Shop's grand opening held recently from Jagriti, left, and Kripa Dawar, daughters of owner Ajay Dawar. Helen Solomon of Catasauqua purchases items during the Front Street Food & Tobacco Shop's grand opening held recently from Jagriti, left, and Kripa Dawar, daughters of owner Ajay Dawar.
Mike Wolf of Catasauqua takes advantage of the free coffee offered during the grand opening. Mike Wolf of Catasauqua takes advantage of the free coffee offered during the grand opening.

'We are here for the locals'

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by MARK RECCEK mreccek@tnonline.com in Local News

Northampton family opens Catty business

A Northampton family can now claim they operate a business in Catasauqua on Front Street.

The Front Street Food & Tobacco Shop held its grand opening recently.

Ajay Dawar, of Northampton, is no stranger to operating a small business. He has been managing them for the past 15 years.

The business is family run. Assisting in its operations are wife Rimmi, daughters Jagriti and Kripa, son Jay and parents Dev and Amrit.

Dawar said the shop focuses strictly on customer service. He said Catasauqua and North Catasauqua residents will find what they need at the Front Street Food & Tobacco Shop. In addition to grocery items, Dawar also makes fresh hoagies to order using DiLusso meats.

"We are always coming up with new ideas for improvements," he said. "Anything the customer needs, we will get it for them."

Dawar said so far he has enjoyed operating his business in Catasauqua.

"Catty is a good town," he said. "We are here for the locals."

Rimmi said their business offers special deals on a regular basis.

"Every week we have different coupons," she said.

The shop accepts WIC and SNAP payments.

Rimmi said she hopes more borough residents will patronize their business.

"Catty is a great town, but we need more people and more local support," she said.

The Front Street Food & Tobacco Shop is open daily, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Sunday. The business is located next to Mike's Auto Service at 511 Front St.