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Crowds From All Around Enjoy Girls’ Night Out in Westfield

Jennifer Lane, executive assistant and special events coordinator for Westfield's Lord & Taylor, with Downtown Westfield Corporation Executive Director Sherry Cronin . Credits: Jackie Lieberman
Catharine and Paul Wilder, owners and "mayors" of Kidville, a children's enrichment center coming this winter to Westfield. The center will offer classes, birthday parties, an indoor play space and a retail boutique. Visit for more information. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
Dainia Oren, owner of Kennedy's All American Barber Club, with Assistant Manager/Stylist Katie LaVecchia. The upscale franchised men's barbershop will likely open mid-November--just in time for shoppers to pick up holiday gift cards. Find out more at Credits: Jackie Lieberman
Victor Calderon entertains with live Latin tunes at Limani Seafood Grill. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
Girls' Night Out participants enjoyed a 15 percent discount on dinner at Limani Seafood Grill. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
Diners packed into the first and second floors of the newly reopened Ferraro's. Credits: Jackie Lieberman

WESTFIELD, NJ—Women came to Downtown Westfield from 148 towns October 18 to enjoy the immensely popular semi-annual Girls’ Night Out in Westfield presented by Downtown Westfield Corporation. About 1,600 ladies pre-registered for the event before registration was cut off the night before.

At 151 E. Broad Street, the first 1,000 registrants received goodie bags with giveaways from Savory Spice Shop and coupons for two free breakfast entrees at Turning Point. In the same space, additional sponsors Westfield Imaging, Barnabas Health and The Vein Center offered special giveaways, Lord & Taylor hosted a beauty bar and intimate apparel event and current and soon-to-open local businesses offered their own drawings and giveaways.

Just outside the door, jazz band Watson entertained shoppers on what turned out to be a beautiful night to stroll and dine outdoors.

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“It’s busy. There are a lot of excited people for our store and all of the stores going up,” noted Rob Maistickle, owner of the soon-to-open Get in Shape for Women.

On every street, shoppers lined up for discounts. Restaurants were packed with happy patrons. Friends roamed together, laughing and taking advantage of the beautiful night and the chance for bargains on everything from interior design at Ella Allure to shoes to frozen yogurt.

In all, over 85 businesses offered sales and discounts, refreshments, entertainment and freebies that evening. Participating businesses included: Acquaviva, Alan's Orchard, Anais Boutique, Ann Taylor, Anthology, Banana Republic, The Bath Junkie, Bittersweet Designs, bluemercury, Bovella's Pastry Shoppe, The Brick Oven, Brummer's Chocolates, Brunner Opticians, Castle Bootery, Chico's, The Children's Place, Cold Stone Creamery, Coldwater Creek, Cool Vines, Cosimo’s, Crumbs Bake Shop, Dave Rossi, Designer Fragrances & Cosmetic Co., Digiplex Rialto Theater, Eileen Fisher, Ella Allure, Facial Reality Salon & Spa, The Farmhouse Store, Flower Art by Design Contempo, Gabi's Sushi & Noodles, Galeria West Art & Framing, Gap, Gap Kids, Gemmette Hair Studio, Get in Shape for Women, Glamorous Girlz, Hapi Yogi, Inspire Gifts and Crafts, Isabella’s American Bistro, J. Winthrop & Co., Jeffrey's of Westfield, Jude Connally, Just Bead Yourself, Juxtapose, Kennedy’s All American Barber Club, Kidville, Koi Boutique, Learning Express Toys, Limani Seafood Grill, The Liquor Basket, Lord & Taylor, Lucky Brand Jeans, Melinda Lane, Mojave Grille, Nathan’s Famous Hotdog, Nirvana, Ortho Care, Brace, Limb, Shoes & Mastectomy Boutique, Papyrus of Westfield, Potissi Jewelry, Randal's Shoes, Riolina, Robert Anthony Jewelers, Robert Treat Delicatessen , Rockn' Joe Coffeehouse + Bistro, Roman Boutique and Tailoring, Ruby & Jenna, Sadie, Satsang Yoga,  Savory Spice Shop, Scott's Shoes, Second Time Around, Sole, Subway, Success Express, Swirl Whirl Yogurt Buffet, Tamar Jewelry, The Chocolate Bar, The Island Spa, Theresa’s, Thinka Dinka, Tinga Tacqueria, The Town Bookstore, Turning Point Restaurant, UBS, Victoria's Secret, Warehouse Chic, Westfield Running Company, Wild Greens, Yapple Yogurt and Xocolatz.

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