Downtown Westfield NJ logo

A classic town for modern families

Featured

New, User-friendly, Solar Powered Smart Parking Meters Have Arrived

New, User-friendly, Solar Powered Smart Parking Meters Have Arrived

The town has begun installing new, solar, smart parking meters in the Downtown area that are user friendly and offer more convenient payment options for shoppers, diners, and all visitors. In addition to the traditional forms of payment – Westfield tokens, coins (quarters, dimes, and nickels), and Smart Card – you can now pay with a credit card (Visa, Master Card and Discover) or a debit card (minimum of $1.00 for credit/debit) and soon to come, by mobile app! Included in the new meter’s programming is the free 15 minute feature.

Continue reading
Featured

Update on Mayor's Downtown Task Force

Update on Mayor's Downtown Task Force

The Mayor 's Task Force has published an update to their  accomplishments to date. The First Addendum Report is available on the Town's website. See Addendum I to the Initial Report of Research and Recommendations (September 26, 2017)

 www.westfieldnj.gov/mdtf

Featured

Shopping Best Bets

Shopping Best Bets

There are terrific shopping bests this fall to be had in Westfield. Look at these! 

Design/Home:

The Farmhouse Store 

Order a reclaimed barnwood table at The Farmhouse Store today and transform your dining room for the holidays! Their Amish craftsmen build rich, beautiful tables that are full of rustic character. Build your family memories around one of these gorgeous, handcrafted tables. Available in sizes to fit any room, the tables also come with an option of company boards which add 3 feet to the table when you need some extra room. Stop in before the production schedule fills up for the holidays. 221 E. Broad St., 908.654.0444. 

www.facebook.com/thefarmhousestore

Continue reading
Featured

Seasonal Food & Wine

Seasonal Food & Wine

Xocolatz is Remodeling

On October 19, Xocolatz will be unveiling their newly remodeled space! Enjoy the same location, same delicious food, same friendly service, in a new atmosphere. Join them for complimentary wine tasting during dinner 6pm-8pm from their friends at Old York Cellars.  235 Elmer St., 908.232.3962. www.xocolatznj.com 

Turning Point Restaurant Owner Wins Gold

Congratulations to Kirk Ruoff (Turning Point owner) who won the Gold Plate Award from the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association. This site announces the winners! 137 Central Ave., 908.264.8180.

Seasonal Balsamics at Patricia & Paul

Fall in love with the flavors of Autumn...Patricia & Paul has a wide variety of nutritious and delicious Extra-Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamics that is guaranteed to take any recipe to the next level. All month they will be featuring some of their favorite seasonal balsamics including red apple, cinnamon pear, and Vermont maple along with their mushroom sage, rosemary, garlic, and Tuscan herb oils. The team at Patricia & Paul will be happy to share recipes and tips for pairing, drizzling, dipping, marinating and sautéing. 20 Elm St., 908.232.EVOO (3866). www.Patriciaandpaul.com  

Seasonal Salads at The Salad House of Westfield

The Salad House has launched an all new menu packed with both seasonal and classic flavors. Chopped salad additions include the 'Black & Bleu' with pasture raised Angus steak and the 'Reel Love' with grilled ahi tuna, or create your own from 75+ fresh ingredients. Don't forget to try some of their housemade dressings and soup! Other new dishes include the Sweet Heat sandwich, the Sun Daze wrap, Housemade guac & chips, and Buffalo Poppers. And if you are looking to refresh your catering options, the Salad House is ready to deliver fresh vibes your way. 113 Quimby St., 908-233-2467. www.thesaladhouse.com 

NosVino Celebrates Fall

NosVino has great pairings for delicious Fall cuisine. The October Wine Club at NosVino is all about "BYO Selects," their favorite and most versatile food-friendly wines to accompany indoor and outdoor dining at the many BYO restaurants in town. Stop by for the BYO Selects wine tasting on Saturday, October 14 from 2pm-5pm. 127 Central Ave, 908-232-5050. www.nosvino.com 

 

Sweets:

Autumn Flavors at Morano Gelato 

Morano Gelato launched its autumn flavors, which include seasonal fruit such as apple, pear and pumpkin. Special gelato flavors include Apple Cider sorbet, Caramel Apple, and Pear and Red Wine. Also on tap for the season is Hot Spiced Apple Cider - made with apple cider fresh-pressed at a New Jersey apple orchard. This cider is infused with cinnamon and other spices to provide a flavorful pick-me-up for cooler autumn days. Stop in and try some! 116 Elm St., 908.228.2150. www.moranogelato.com

Fudge Making at Kilwins

Kilwins is offering fudge making classes! Come make fudge, dip an apple or your favorite item in their amazing chocolate. Share some fun with your family or friends. Call for more information.

9 Elm St., 908.264.7476. www.kilwins.com/westfield

New Fall Flavors at The Chocolate Bar

Stop in to taste the new fall gelato flavors at The Chocolate Bar, including 'Toble', which features the delicious and velvety smooth combination of chocolate, orange and Torrone grains (an Italian nougat candy). Also, come in to vote in their flavor contest. These flavors are designed by customers and voted on by customers like you! The Chocolate Bar has narrowed it down to the top five flavors for which customers can vote! 112 Quimby St., 908.389.9000. www.thechocolatebarwestfield.com 

Pumpkin Pie Lattes at Ahrre's Coffee Roastery

Ahrre's has Spiced Pumpkin Pie Latte! Enjoy the flavor of the season in a cup or take a pound of Spiced Pumpkin Pie Coffee Beans home. Both are available until November 17. Plus, they always offer brewed 'coffee of the day' at half price 5pm-6pm Weekdays. 104 Elm St., 908.232.7977. www.ahrre.com  

Tags:
Featured

Message from DWC Chairman, Dominick Verdic

Message from DWC Chairman, Dominick Verdic

It is always a pleasure working with Sherry Cronin, Beth Brenner and Jamie Lemberg at the Downtown Westfield Corporation. At a time when the retail environment is challenging nationwide and politics is divisive, it is extraordinary that the DWC and its staff continue to focus on addressing the changing needs of our business community in a non-partisan way and  embracing and adapting to new trends and ideas for additional growth. 

Continue reading

Historic Restoration of Westfield's Flatiron Building

Historic Restoration of Westfield's Flatiron Building

In case you haven't seen it, Westfield's flatiron building is undergoing a historic restoration. Sherry Cronin and the DWC Design Committee (Peg Lockwood, chair, Robert Newell, David Bailey, Lisa Tsavekou, and Barbara Vincentsen) has been working with the owner on this significant project. The old facade was removed revealing the original cast iron columns. The design will be guided using historic photos from the early 1900's and the 1930's. The building will have retail on the first floor and two apartments on the second and third floor with a rooftop terrace. Stay tuned!

Tags:

Halloween Downtown with Trick or Treat & Costume Contest Rescheduled to Monday, October 30 Due to Rain

Halloween Downtown with Trick or Treat & Costume Contest Rescheduled to Monday, October 30 Due to Rain

Due to the rain forecast for Sunday Oct. 29, 2017, Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) has announced that the Downtown Trick-or-Treating & Costume Contest has been moved to Monday, Oct. 30 from 4 pm to 6 pm.  Trick-or-treating in the downtown shops and restaurants can take place after school from 4 pm to 5 pm, and the Costume Contest will take place from 5 pm to 6 pm on Quimby Street.  The Optimist Club of Westfield annual parade (also originally scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 30) will not take place.  However, the Optimist volunteers will be at the rescheduled event, providing volunteer judges and fun activities for the children with appearances by the Westfield Fire Department and the Westfield Rescue Squad.  Ray Catena will also be participating and handing out candy to the trick-or-treaters.  The popular and entertaining Michael Doyle will emcee the event. The Westfield Police Department will be assisting with public safety.

The annual Costume Contest will award metals from the DWC and 32 prizes for the best costumes by downtown business sponsors in the following categories:  Ahrre's Coffee Roastery (Most Edgy), Athleta, (Most Empowering Girl), Bridget's Irish Cottage (Best Irish Jack o’Lantern), Brummers Chocolates (Sweetest), Castle Bootery Inc. (Cutest Ballerina), Children's Place (Best Dressed), The Chocolate Bar (Richest), The Device Shop (Most High Tech), Emack & Bolio's – Westfield (Best Banana Barge Sundae), The Farmhouse Store (Best Handcrafted & Best Witch), GAP (Most Iconic), Glamorous Girlz (Most Glamorous Princess), Just Bead Yourself (Most Bead-i-ful), Juxtapose Gallery (Most Colorful), Kilwins (Sweetest Old Fashioned), Learning Express Toys (Most Unique), Leo Charles Salon (Most Beautiful), Let's YO! Yogurt (Coolest Creation), Lord & Taylor (Most Trendy Boy & Most Trendy Girl), Mesina Realty (Most Realistic), Midtown Authentic (Best Homemade Baby), Morano Gelato (Most Chilling), Omaha Steaks (Meatiest), Patricia & Paul, Fine Oils & Balsamics (Most Delicious & Nutritious), Sole Fine Italian Shoes (Most Stylish), Tamar Jewelry (Most Sparkly), Town Book Store (Most Characteristic), Towne Barber Shoppe (Wackiest Hair), Turning Point Restaurant (Best Homemade), and Xocolatz (Most Tasteful).

The DWC and The Optimist Club of Westfield thanks the community for their participation in this rescheduled event in continuing this long tradition of providing fun, entertaining, and safe Halloween family activities.

 

DWC 908.789.9444.

Tags:

Catching up with Patricia from Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils & Balsamics

Catching up with Patricia from Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils & Balsamics

It is hard to believe that Patricia & Paul Artisans of fine Oils and Balsamics is just in their fifth year. This beautiful gourmet delight located at 20 Elm Street in Westfield New Jersey has quickly become a mainstay and has attracted food lovers and the health conscious from all over the tristate. With their array of the freshest Extra-Virgin Olive Oils available and Aged to perfection Balsamics, tapenades, Harney & Sons Teas, local honey, dipping spices, French Linens, Olives, and artisan pottery, they have become a one stop shop for entertaining, hostess and corporate gifts as well as wedding and special occasion favors.

Continue reading
Tags:

NJ Workshop for the Arts Offers Westfield Fencing Club and is Registering for the New Season

The Westfield Fencing Club, a division of the New Jersey Workshop for the arts, is currently registering students for 2017-2018,  its 24th session, which begins on September 27. Classes and bouting for beginners, intermediate and advanced fencers will meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and Saturdays at 9:30 am  at All Saints’ Church, 559 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains. 

Continue reading
Tags:

Join the New Jersey Festival Orchestra for an Exciting New Season 2017-2018

Join the New Jersey Festival Orchestra for an Exciting New Season 2017-2018

The New Jersey Festival Orchestra has unveiled plans for its 35th anniversary season. Audiences can expect a series of dynamic musical celebrations to rival anything in New York City. The 2017-18 concert series entitled “Voices of Distinction” promises five spectacular programs centered around words, stories, and music.

The season celebration begins dramatically in October with Serenades to Music, sparkling works by Vaughan William and Mozart and featuring internationally acclaimed virtuoso Stefan Milenkovich performing Paganini's B minor violin concerto, one of the most dazzling scores ever created for the instrument. 

Continue reading