Business & Finance

December 6, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Zoning Board unanimously approved the application filed by Brooklyn-based Carts Foodservice Equipment company on Wednesday after being presented with the project details by the company’s owner and its representatives. Carts, a family owned and operated business in ...

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A report from the American Automobile Association (AAA) shows that the average price for a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey continues to decline, dropping seven cents from last week to $2.52 ($2.59). Today’s average price is 24 cents cheaper than one month ago ($2.76) and two cents cheaper than ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The lingerie retailer did not return requests for comment for this story, but it’s no longer a secret: Victoria’s Secret Westfield location is slated close. The principal of 235 Associates LLC, owner of the building at 233 East Broad St., declined to comment this week. However, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Nov. 24 is Small Business Saturday®, a day when shopping small and locally can help make a difference for many small businesses in Plainfield this holiday season. Small Business Saturday® was created by American Express in 2010 to show appreciation for and to support small local ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Amazon today announced its picks (yes plural) for its second headquarters, and it wasn’t Newark. The corporate giant selected Long Island City and Arlington, Va. for the company's new headquarters. The company also selected Nashville for a new operations center, which will handle ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Zoning Board delivered a final decision on the HOPES application to expand its previously approved project that would increase the number of classrooms to house students from 20 with 270 children and 76 staff members, to 26 classrooms with 362 children and 95 staff ...

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TRENTON, NJ – N.J. Transit riders have faced incessant delays and poor service over the course of the year, and that has led many to come to the same conclusion as some Republican lawmakers: commuters deserve refunds. “New Jersey Transit needs to be held accountable,” said Assemblyman Anthony M.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Andrew Calcagno of Flatiron Realty LLC, the new property owner of 50-52 Elm Street in Downtown Westfield — where Castle Bootery is located — said he was surprised to learn in an email announcement Friday that the 70-year-old children’s shoe store would close at the end ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A children's shoe store has lost its foothold in on Elm Street. The Castle Bootery announced Friday it is leaving its location at 52 Elm St., after about 70 years in Downtown Westfield. The announcement said the retailer lost its lease and will be closing on Dec. 30. Eric ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - It was a bittersweet rainy Saturday at the Plainfield Music Store, which held its final day of sales. Customers combed through the shelves of sheet music to scoop up treasures at deep discounts, a sale that had been announced a few weeks ago. After 25 years of ownership, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The fall expo event for entrepreneurs that was held at Plainfield's duCret School of Art on Thursday was a success, according to organizers, with over 150 people in attendance. The event was created with two goals in mind - to connect businesses, and to educate the community on ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A high-end department store that earlier this year announced it would close 10 locations  will keep its store on North Avenue West, the mayor said. Mayor Shelley Brindle told TAPinto.net that customers "voted with their feet" by increasing their visits to the store. If the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events. MONDAY Girls tennis:  home match at 4 p.m. vs. Union HS. Girls soccer: away match vs. Rahway at 4 p.m. Boys soccer: away at Westfield, 4 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The city's administration held a town hall with a panel of experts to discuss marijuana legislation and medical expansion regulations on Wednesday at Plainfield's Washington Community School. There are currently six treatment centers in New Jersey, in Bellmawr, Cranbury, Egg ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - An institution in town, the Plainfield Music Store has announced that it will be closing its doors for good.  The last day of business will be Saturday, Oct. 27. Founded in 1951, and currently owned by Plainfield local Victoria Griswold, a classically trained pianist, the store ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Dollar General has opened its doors in South Plainfield at their newest location, 138 South Plainfield Avenue.  The store prides itself on providing value to customers as a general store that carries high-quality, frequently used products at a lower price than traditional ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - After a busy section of South Avenue near Terrill Road was declared in need, and a redevelopment plan was ordered, Plainfield's Planning Board moved Thursday to advance the project to a vote by the City Council. There are 6.72 acres, for a total of nine parcels in the South ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was a featured panelist at the recent Governor’s Conference of Housing and Economic Development in Atlantic City, NJ. Mayor Mahr shared Fanwood’s success in attracting investment, new business and more housing options. The conference was organized to ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road. “We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - At Plainfield's Zoning Board of Adjustments meeting on Wednesday the decision to approve the HOPES CAP ordinance to increase the number of students from 270 and staff to 76, to 362 and 95, respectively, was delayed yet again. HOPES had previously presented results from a traffic ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical held its sixth annual Customer Appreciation Day on Oct. 2 at the South Plainfield Senior Center. During the event, which was attended by center members as well as community residents, featured free food, no-cost flu vaccines, and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events. MONDAY It's the Easy Reader Book Club with Ms. J. in the Children's Room at the Plainfield Public Library.  At 3:30 p.m., 800 Park Ave. An ...

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PLAINFIELD - Plainfield’s Planning Board agreed to declare a busy section of South Avenue “in need of redevelopment” Thursday, setting the stage for the governing body to order a redevelopment plan. Dubbed South Avenue East, the nine lots at South Avenue’s Terrill Road border are currently ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Alcoholic Beverage Control Board took disciplinary action at its meeting on Tuesday, suspending three liquor establishments for infractions.  It is the first time the board has taken such action since it was created by the city council in 2017. Jersey Liquors, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey Business Owners Alliance, a non-profit organization, will sponsor an event in Plainfield on Sept. 26 for entrepreneurs who want to start their own business. Attendees will learn how to create a business plan, utilize social media, and learn about tools and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - As a 212-unit, $52 million project nears completion on South Avenue, the Plainfield Planning Board has set a hearing on possible redevelopment of nine nearby properties extending to the city’s Terrill Road border. The Planning Board will consider the matter at its meeting on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Blink Fitness officially opened on Thursday in downtown Plainfield, located just above Supremo Supermarket on Front Street.  Filled with eager staff in blue shirts, the designated “mood lifters” welcomed guests and prospective members. According to Blink, "We believe that exercise ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Mayor Adrian O. Mapp is asking for a sign ordinance on the brink of final passage to be tabled, because of business owners’ objections and free speech issues. The ordinance, prepared by the Planning Board, passed on first reading in August last month without comment ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Pleading higher than budgeted bid results, Union County College Facilities Director Robert Hogan asked the Plainfield Planning Board Thursday to approve a scaled-down plan for new facilities. While Hogan and the board traded vows of support for the Plainfield campus, the board ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Thinking about a new sign for your Plainfield business, church or office? You might want to look at new guidelines for all types of signage, for awnings, walls, sidewalks, banners, windows and more. A revised sign ordinance will be considered at Tuesday’s (9/4) City Council ...

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