Open for Biz: Rare Flix has opened at 210 Meadowlands Parkway, selling DVDs and merchandise across several genres, including horror, comedy, adult, TV box sets, and a large collection of Anime from Japan. Many selections are under $10. The store will host the cast and crew of “Yuri Monogatari 6” on April 18 at 7 p.m. RF is online at rareflix.com.
Obit: Frank Walsh, who took his father’s small trucking company and turned it into the global shipping giant National Retail Systems, which has a large Secaucus operation, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Feb. 25. He was 62.
Walsh, who lived in Saddle River, started out with a small fleet of trucks and built Walsh Trucking into the global company, NRS, with a key Los Angeles hub to Asia two decades ago. He eventually expanded into shipping technology and logistics and aligned with China-based Sinotrans.
He attended Jersey City’s Dickinson High School, where he supported a scholarship program. His father started the shipping company out of Jersey City in 1953.
Bev Board: Melvin Gitler, who opened Herbert’s Billiards on the north side of town in 1990, was elected as a vice president of the American Beverage Licensees, the Maryland-based national trade group for retail liquor license holders. He has recently served as president of the NJ Licensed Beverage Association.
Quote Me: Vito DiMarco, sales manager at Riverside Audi in Secaucus, received some national exposure this week when he was featured in Carfax’s announcement of a deal with Audi of America. Carfax, which provides vehicle history information to car dealers, and Audi had DiMarco sing the service’s praises in a press release about the deal.