FAIR HAVEN: FITNESS, FASHION AND FLOWERS

lisa tave 052915Lisa Tave shows off the gym bag she created, which gave rise to her new shop of the same name: Physhion. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Fair Haven’s quaint downtown saw the debuts of a pair of fresh retail faces last month:

Physhion, a boutique specializing in workout wear that doubles as all-day clothing.

• The Pink Peony, a flowers-and-gifts shop that also offers party-planning services.

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IN FAIR HAVEN, SOMETHING SMALL AND SWEET

Laura Balestro at Lollies, her tiny Fair Haven candy store. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

It’s a bit of a throwback: the kind the of corner confectionery that thrived in postwar America before vanishing under the wheels of chain food and convenience stores.

But with the retro Lollies Candy Co., a tiny shop tucked away on the main drag in Fair Haven, shop owner Lauren Ballestro is making a go at competing with everything from supermarkets to chic chocolatiers.

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HIBACHI FIRES UP IN FAIR HAVEN CHURN

sansuJeremy Poon swings open the doors to SanSu Japanese Steakhouse today. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

It’s been a long 120 days for Jeremy Poon.

Each one was spent next door to his Chinese restaurant, No. 1 Chinese, overseeing a complete overhaul of the former Bayshore Charlie’s Fishery on River Road in Fair Haven as workers transformed the space from seafood supplier to what it is now: SanSu Japanese Steakhouse, which opens its doors today.

There’s just one little problem.

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