Business & Finance

April 29, 2021

Quimby Street's one-way setup restarts Friday. WESTFIELD, NJ — You’re going to like the way it looks. Such is the message from Downtown Westfield Corporation on the return of ‘Open Quimby,’ a pedestrian plaza the special improvement district announced will feature enhanced aesthetics, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A new ranking out from the website WalletHub puts Westfield last in a nationwide list of 1,337 “Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business,” but not everyone agrees with the website’s analysis. Local business owners on Monday offered varied views on the findings, while ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Downtown Westfield Corporation wants to replace “ugly” signs advertising vacant spaces in its special improvement district with ones that officials at a meeting earlier this week said are more tasteful. And while the government entity plans to help local landlords with the cost ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The nurse practitioner and CEO of a medical grade skincare practice performed a procedure she’s not accustomed to Thursday. Flanked by her husband and Mayor Shelley Brindle, owner of FACE Aesthetic Artistry Jennifer DeMaio cut the ribbon at the opening of her new practice on ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Luna Grace Beauty Bar, a full-service salon at 431 South Ave. West, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday. Mayor Shelley Brindle, Councilwoman Dawn Mackey and representatives of the Downtown Westfield Corporation and Greater Westfield Area Chamber ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — About five angled parking spaces on Prospect Street have been blocked off by cement barricades covered in navy blue cloth. On Friday, bright orange cones placed in-between the barricades alerted drivers to the cordoned off spots, which will soon become space for outdoor dining ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotels is in. Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights is rated #5 of all the 245 Embassy Suites hotels across the United States, Canada and Latin America. “With perks like all-suite ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Ann Taylor shuttered its store on East Broad Street last year, leaving yet another storefront vacant in Downtown Westfield, it was the last thing the community wanted — especially Westfield’s Ward brothers, who own the commercial space. Seven months later, the Wards have a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With extensive outdoor dining anticipated to return to Downtown Westfield next month, local officials said Tuesday they are considering how to address concerns about bicyclists riding on sidewalks in the downtown. Downtown Westfield Corporation Executive Director Bob Zuckerman ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Bob Zuckerman was appointed to lead Downtown Westfield Corporation last year, he said he wanted to make the downtown “sparkle and shine.” And shining it is, at least in the North Avenue parking lot of the Westfield Train Station, where 15 lighted seesaws have been set up as ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An electric car dealership is anticipated to come into the space once occupied by a specialty grocery store that closed in 2019. Last week, the town council approved a license for Karma of Westfield to operate at 430 North Avenue East. “The owner is very excited. This is a new ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — For some Westfield students looking to make some extra money, the recent winter storms have been the perfect opportunity. Westfield High School junior Tommy Tardibuono, head of Teen Assistant — a business that pairs students with odd jobs — said his company has seen an uptick in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A temporary art installation headed to Westfield earned high praise as it was discussed at a meeting of Downtown Westfield Corporation Wednesday. The installation set for the Westfield Train Station parking lot will have about 15 illuminated seesaws placed in the downtown during ...

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GARWOOD, NJ — Dozens of people are disgruntled over billing issues stemming from their attempts to cancel memberships at Crunch Fitness’ South Avenue location. Among them is Kate Castellone, who had moved out of nearby Westfield over the summer and so was no longer using the gym. Castellone, 63, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — As has become tradition, Point View Wealth Management will deliver its annual financial outlook to the Suburban Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's inaugural “First Friday” event of 2021. David Dietze, Point View's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, along with ...

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Streetworks Development is anticipated to seek public feedback on the venture starting next month. WESTFIELD, NJ — The town has picked a redeveloper for an expansive department store on North Avenue and two parking lots at the Westfield Train Station. The Town Council last week designated ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When he was 8 years old, Mark Swingle took the money he saved from doing extra chores around the house and invested in the stock market. The Westfield boy didn’t get rich off of his first investments, but he sure learned a few things. “That was my first experience with stocks,” ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — New Jersey’s liquor laws could soon be getting an overhaul, something council members in Westfield offered their unanimous support for Tuesday. Citing an “extreme supply imbalance” caused by the limited number of liquor licenses in town — one per every 3,000 residents — the town ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Goo Goo Dolls lead singer John Rzeznik sat down with Mitchell Slater, the host of the podcast Financially Speaking, recently for an interview. Read More Westfield NJ Local News MORE: Watch Goo Goo Dolls Singer Live from Westfield in Benefit to Fight Hunger MORE: Westfield ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The East Broad Street store for the popular jewelry company Alex and Ani is now shuttered. On Thursday, lettering atop the storefront at 200 East Broad St. that once stated “Alex and Ani” had been removed and employees were clearing out the storefront. One employee, who ...

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EDISON, NJ — Edison Heating and Cooling, a residential, commercial and industrial HVAC company, offers a variety of air purification technology systems, including those that work to refresh stale air while reducing the likelihoods of health issues caused by indoor pollutants.  “Whether you're a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Amid a critical holiday shopping season for local retailers, the town has started its annual free parking two weeks earlier than it typically would. Free parking in municipal lots and metered street spaces started in Downtown Westfield on Saturday and continues until Jan. 3, town ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Holiday shoppers loyal to Westfield merchants can browse and buy at a slate of stores using an option with the best in social distance: an online marketplace. Evalyn Dunn Gallery of Art, Sole Shoes and Cinnaholic are among the Westfield merchants participating in Beyond Main ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Ambassadors will hand out masks, outdoor spaces will be spruced up and a vacant storefront in the downtown will be converted into a welcome center as part of the special improvement district’s efforts to boost holiday shopping — something already being impacted by the pandemic. A ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Even though the weather is getting cooler, restaurateurs have warmed up to their parklets, parking spots converted into outdoor dining spaces, and may be able to keep them well into the winter. The Board of Downtown Westfield Corporation, the government entity managing the town’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — TAPinto Westfield won national recognition as the Local Independent Online News Publishers Solo Publisher of the Year at the annual LION awards ceremony held on Thursday, Oct. 22.  The award recognizes one small publisher in the country who provides excellent coverage of their ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — As an Allstate Insurance agent, Westfield resident Ron Bansky has enjoyed helping his neighbors for over two decades. His agency celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Bansky put himself through college working part-time for an Allstate agency and in 2000 he became an ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Journalist, author and Westfield Historical Society Hall-of-Famer George Melloan — who worked at The Wall Street Journal for 54 years rising to the level of deputy opinion editor — is remembered for extensive contributions to his craft, a sharp wit and encyclopedic ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Lions Roar Brewing Co. is hoping to open this fall, despite a setback in funding. Corrine Grant, who owns the brewery with her husband, Tim, said she received a “crushing” phone call recently during which the caller informed her that crowdfunding websites such as GoFundMe, which ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — Westfield's loss is Cranford's gain. After operating the past five years at 218 East Broad St. in Westfield, Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming announced it will be moving into the former A La Mode Creamery location at 2 South Ave. East inside the Cranford Crossing. “We truly ...

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