Tag: Mom and Pop Shops

Congratulations to Metro Optics Eyewear On Their Fourth Location!

Who would have thought that a modest eye care clinic in Parkchester that opened in 1978 would become such a successful brand that, 36 years later, they would be opening their 4th and now flagship location in the new Throggs Neck Shopping Center.

Founded by Michael T. Ungaro, the Bronx-bred mom and pop chain has become just the very type of small business and success story we love to celebrate at Welcome2TheBronx. From their Parkchester beginnings, Metro Optics grew into the Hunts Point and Westchester Square neighborhoods and now Throggs Neck with their latest addition.

From EBay To Storefront, One Bronx Woman Makes The Jump From Virtual To Reality

About 7 years ago, Gleiry Feliz found herself away from family and home in Boston with a lot of time on her hands after relocating for a job.

It was at this time that Feliz put her spare time to work and opened up an EBay store reselling all types of clothing which soon became very popular.