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Business & Finance

May 5, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — Stars from the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality television series were the big draw for Downtown Westfield’s Girls’ Night Out Thursday. TV personality Margaret Josephs signed copies of her new book, “Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget: How to Survive in Business and Life,” ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Kelly Richardson, the new owner of a luxury furniture and home goods store in Westfield, is keenly aware of the impact that rising gas prices have on his business. The Farmhouse Store owner told U.S. Rep. Tom Malinwoski that the rising transportation costs have cut into his ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A new luxury boutique and event space, The Life by Alli and Paige, opened at 52 Elm St. this weekend where Castle Bootery once sold children’s shoes. A band played live music in the area of the shop nearest Quimby Street, and Alli and Paige’s signature scent, teakwood and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The quasi-governmental entity that manages Westfield’s special improvement district is seeking a new merchant representative and will also be nominating a new chair following the resignation of its longtime chairperson. Patricia Hanigan has resigned from the board of Downtown ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A bakery, a Mexican restaurant, a Middle Eastern restaurant and a lifestyle products store are among the businesses coming to the downtown, Downtown Westfield Corporation announced. In a news release Wednesday, Downtown Westfield Corporation listed a series of planned openings ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Just in time for spring and summer outdoor dining, a new local law approved at Tuesday’s town council meeting will permit diners in town to enjoy their wine, beer or mixed drink outside.  Under a measure the council unanimously approved at the meeting, drinking alcoholic ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —The annual “pizza run” in Downtown Westfield is slated to return, following a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, organizers announced. The Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza is planned for Monday, July 18, at 7 p.m., Downtown Westfield Corporation announced. THE ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A new pharmacy on Quimby Street recently celebrated its grand opening. Westfield Pharmacy opened in January and held the grand opening March 19. Mayor Shelley Brindle, along with representatives from Downtown Westfield Corporation and the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — If you like to imbibe outdoors, then this local law could be for you. The town council is slated to consider a measure that would permit “open containers” of alcoholic beverages in certain areas of Downtown Westfield at certain times. It follows the approval of a state law, ...

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Runners will be offered coupons to redeem for pizza, organizers said. WESTFIELD, NJ — A 5-kilometer race through downtown Westfield will return this year with some key changes as Downtown Westfield Corporation considers if it wants to keep the pizza-themed tradition for future years. Downtown ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Laila Quallis, a freshman at Westfield High School, turned painful styling sessions and a lack of available products into a haircare line that works for people with all hair textures and spreads a message of self-love. The name of Laila’s hair care line, YBT Kids, stands for ...

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FANWOOD, NJ — Shovlin Mattress Factory wants you to stop sleeping around. The family-owned company, whose tongue-in-cheek motto has been causing chuckles in billboards and ads, has been making premium mattresses here in the Westfield area for the past 50 years. The company celebrated by giving ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Networking with local business contacts, tapping a consultant’s retail database and capitalizing on curb appeal are among the strategies Downtown Westfield Corporation intends to use to fill vacancies in the special improvement district. Michael J. Berne, of the retail planning ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A custom curated cannabinoid experience is what’s on offer at The Green Room on Elm Street. Darek M. Wajda, owner of the hemp and CBD operation, opened his seventh location in Westfield Friday, where local officials, family and Green Room staff were on hand to celebrate. Wajda ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The board of Downtown Westfield Corporation has agreed to apply for a $75,000 state grant that, if awarded, would pay for lighting and other outdoor amenities to liven up an outdoor space by The Rialto. Bob Zuckerman, executive director of Downtown Westfield Corporation, at the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — For the first time since 2019, the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a street fair in Westfield this spring. Spring Fling will return with a new location, the Gene Jannotti, executive director of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, said at a meeting ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — We recently spoke with two of Westfield Financial Planning’s advisors Daniel M. Song CFA and Tim Huynh CFP about their practice and how they serve their clients. Song, a partner and portfolio manager, and Huynh, a partner and wealth advisor, work with managing partner and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In an environment where businesses come and go, one Westfield hair salon continues to make the cut. Guillotine Salon + Spa celebrates 50 years in town this month. It has a history that’s as unique as its name. Three partners seeking to start a unisex hair salon founded the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — For the first time since Murray Perch closed the Sunnyside News in 2016, commuters can once again pick up a cup of coffee and a newspaper at a 122-year-old kiosk on the south side of the Westfield train station. Since Murray’s retirement the town, which owns the train station, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Looking for the Downtown Westfield Corporation’s new headquarters? The quasi-governmental entity that manages Westfield’s special improvement district, which for many years operated on Elm Street, moved into its new office space recently in the Tooley Building at 133 Prospect ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s no secret that expenses are rising, but small business owners may be surprised to learn that there’s something they can do about at least one cost. Through a cash discount program like the one offered by One Source Merchant Solutions, dozens of Westfield businesses are ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Coronavirus cancellations and closures are happening here and across the state. On Tuesday, the state Health Department reported 11,889 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, along with 48 new deaths. The state reported an additional 3,947 cases identified through rapid testing. In ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A store specializing in CBD and other hemp-based products (all of them legal) is slated for the Elm Street space left vacant by the Towne Barber Shoppe. Darek Michael Wajda, owner and founder of the Green Room, told TAPinto Westfield that he will be opening his eighth location ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Xocolatz Restaurant & Grill announced last week that it has closed its doors after 19 years. “It is with sincerest heart that we say to you thank you for all your support, love and loyalty you have given us for the past 19 years. We have met many wonderful people and enjoyed ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The vacant Lord & Taylor department store on North Avenue is going to be used as a temporary school for students with special needs after flooding from Tropical Storm Ida inundated two Union County educational facilities, the mayor said. Last week, Mayor Shelley Brindle said ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Fundraising, art exhibits, live performances and the formal closing of the landmark theater building’s sale to the nonprofit Westfield Arts Collective are all part of the picture at The Center for Creativity at the Rialto. News of the impending sale of The Rialto theater to the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A new digital gift card available for purchase through the Downtown Westfield Corporation lets recipients choose from more than 35 Downtown Westfield businesses to spend it with. “We’re so excited to introduce our first-ever digital gift card that Downtown Westfield customers can ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — G Lab Aesthetics, a center providing non-surgical cosmetic treatments, celebrated its recent move from Lenox Street to 116 Elm St. in the heart of Downtown Westfield with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday. Co-owner Lauren Shanker, an aesthetic nurse practitioner, said the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A bubble tea spot, an ice cream shop for humans and an ice cream parlor for dogs are among the new businesses anticipated for Westfield’s downtown. Downtown Westfield Corporation Executive Director Bob Zuckerman reported on the incoming businesses at a meeting of the special ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — For more than three decades, he sold candy and chocolates from his shop in downtown Westfield. George Brummer's funeral was held in Brick on Monday following his death Oct. 25, his obituary says. Brummer, who lived to 65, had spent 47 years in the candy business before closing up ...

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