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Beef jerky business opens in downtown Warren

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WARREN, Ohio - A new business centered around all flavors of jerky is aimed to serve a crowd and create community working opportunities.

A grand opening celebration for Tommy's Jerky Outlet of Warren was held Tuesday, inside Mickey's Army and Navy.

The Main Avenue beef jerky business is all about helping customers find the flavor of jerky they prefer.

"We have some exotic jerky, we've got alligator, we've got kangaroo, we've got game jerky, we've got salmon and elk," Robert Nicholson says, owner of Tommy's Jerky.

Nicholson says he believes the downtown small business environment is making a comeback and he wanted to bring his favorite snack to customers.

But the business venture has also created new job opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

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