CRANFORD - Downtown Cranford celebrated its recent win as the Best Downtown in New Jersey for the second year in a row on Small Business Saturday (November 30).

Kicking off the day, members of the Township Committee, Downtown Management Corporation (DMC) Board, the Township’s Business and Economic Development Office and Downtown Business along with the Cranford community unveiled the new Best Downtown in New Jersey banner and plaque at the Post Office Plaza. Immediately following, a ribbon cutting was held for the redesigned Post Office Plaza, which includes new seating, lighting, a decorative fieldstone wall, new trees and plantings.

As part of celebrating Small Business Saturday, shoppers were able to fill out a Shopping Passport with stamps from businesses where they purchased an item. Those stamps were redeemed for raffle tickets that could be entered to win gift baskets filled with items generously donated by Downtown Cranford business owners. The Downtown Cranford office also provided a Hot Chocolate and S’mores bar in Eastman Plaza as a toast to the start of the holiday season.