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Chez Catherine Renovation Nearing Completion

After 38 years, Chez Catherine, a Westfield institution, is undergoing a complete renovation. In addition to the dining rooms, many improvements including a new heating and air conditioning system will provide a more comfortable and quieter experience year round. 431 North Ave. W., 908.654.4011. Read more...

Limani on Fox 5 Good Day New York

Lots of good things are happening for Limani! In addition to a recent expansion and a great NYTimes review, Limani Seafood Grill was featured on live tv channel 5 on March 23, 2017, in a segment of Good Day NY with Roseanna Scotto and Greg Kelly. Kudos to owners George and Vasilia Vastardis! 235 North Ave. W., 908.233.0052.

View the segment here...

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POE Yoga

POE is introducing a new Student Monthly Unlimited Membership for $100/month! It is available to students aged 13-23 and a valid student ID is required. Limited quantities are available and will be offered on a first come first serve basis. Email concierge@poeyoga.com or ask their front desk staff. 128 Elm St., 908.264.7995. www.poeyoga.com

Club Pilates

Club Pilates Westfield is excited to announce upcoming dates for their Teacher Training Program  -- Earn a living teaching what you love! The program provides a challenging yet nurturing environment for dedicated Pilates practitioners who wish to become Pilates Trainers. Graduates are trained in detailed applications of the Pilates Method of exercise and are chosen for teaching opportunities based on their knowledge and ability to adapt the Pilates exercises to clients of all levels. Dates are: May 6, 7, 13 & 14, June 3, 4, 10, 11, 24 & 25, July 8 & 9. Ready to learn more? Contact westfield@clubpilates.com or stop in or call. 225 E. Broad St., 908.233.0950.

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Girl's Day & Night Out is Coming May 11

Girl's Day & Night Out is Coming May 11

Ladies, it's time to shop! Girls' Night Out Returns to Westfield May 11, 2017 as a Day & Night Event! Typically an evening event, ladies can now enjoy the festivities all day for shopping and refreshments AND into the evening until 9pm. And the Town of Westfield is offering FREE parking all day & night! So, come out to shop for Mother's Day gifts, discover unique shops, pamper yourself with promotions & special events, and relax with complimentary refreshments as you stroll among the retailers in Downtown Westfield. Be one of the first 1,500 lucky ladies to register and receive a complimentary gift from Downtown Westfield Corporation (a secret until arrival)! Rain or shine. Bag sponsors include Athleta and Keller-Williams Realty. A brochure of participating businesses along with their promotions for the evening will be published soon on www.westfieldtoday.com.

Register Now! 

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New Construction Brings Luxury Rental Apartments to Downtown Westfield

New Construction Brings Luxury Rental Apartments to Downtown Westfield

There are three new and exciting building projects currently under construction in Downtown Westfield that promise to bring new rental options and foot traffic to our downtown commercial district. All of these buildings are transit friendly, conveniently located within easy walking distance to the train and bus stations, and offer great appeal for a wide variety of renters -- including young professionals, empty nesters, and single parents who want to remain in the area. In addition, all three properties represent significant investments in our future, are modern and architecturally appealing, and blend into the downtown character. They represent improvements to currently underutilized properties located at highly visible locations within our downtown area. They will provide easy access to the goods, services and entertainment that Downtown Westfield provides as well as parking. 

333 Central - Pictured above, a 70-unit, four-story luxury rental building will be opening soon at Central and South Avenues. With easy access to Westfield's train station, this transit-oriented multi-family structure is sure to attract professionals and local empty-nesters looking to downsize. With a completion date set for spring 2017, this 126,340 square foot property will feature 70 luxury one and two-bedroom rental apartments with enclosed parking, a lounge with a wet bar, a gym, yoga room, and two rooftop lounges. Apartments will have 9-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. Some apartments will also have a den and/or a private terrace. The building is pet friendly. For more information, visit www.333CentralAve.com  

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An Update About Downtown from the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC)

An Update About Downtown from the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC)

Written by Sherry Cronin, Executive Director, Downtown Westfield Corporation

There has been much focus on the state of Downtown Westfield this year especially as retail continues to go through incredible change.  With the convenience and ease of online shopping and the choice of how consumers can spend, many of our own residents may not shop the same way they did in the past.  Yet, we all want a strong and vibrant downtown and want to see every storefront filled. 

Westfield is not alone.  As retail continues to contract, restaurants and personal service types of businesses are growing. Many downtowns and shopping destinations are experiencing similar issues.  There are many factors locally to nationally which are influencing the pace of change we are experiencing.  Every day, there is a new headline about store closings and the state of retail on the decline.  As demographics shift, more millennials will emerge onto the marketplace and additional change is inevitable.  Business uses that could never have been contemplated are often not allowed in the existing zoning ordinances.  Product and service providers often struggle to determine what customers want and expect. Today’s retailers often do not need or want large square foot locations which is prevalent in some Downtown Westfield vacancies requiring some difficult and costly decisions on behalf of tenants and property owners.

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Round Table Wealth has Moved

Round Table Wealth has Moved

On December 8th, 2016, Round Table Wealth Management moved its corporate headquarters from Lenox Avenue into their new spacious location at 241 North Avenue West in Westfield NJ. The move allows Round Table to better serve their expanding client base with new conference areas, an open floor plan and a greater sense of collaboration. Their new location offers a separate seminar room for hosting large meetings and training sessions. The RTWM staff have been eager to show off the new office to clients and contacts. They remain residents of downtown Westfield and look forward to continuing to support the community. 241 North Ave. W., 3rd floor, 908.789.7310. www.roundtablewealth.com 

 

Chez Catherine Renovation Nearing Completion

Chez Catherine Renovation Nearing Completion

After 38 years, Chez Catherine, a Westfield institution, is undergoing a complete renovation.  In addition to the dining rooms, many improvements including a new heating and air conditioning system will provide a more comfortable and quieter experience year ‘round.

The restaurant welcomed the third owners in its history in October 2016 when Stephane Bocket, a familiar face and long serving Maitre d’Hotel, joined with partner Michael Cowan to purchase the business from Didier Jouvenet. Planning for the renovation began well before the temporary closing with big ideas and dreams. For years Stephane had been waiting his turn to run this French fine dining institution. His dream was to give it more of a feel of Provence.

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Roosterspin and NosVino Team up for a Craft Beer Happy Hour on St. Paddy's Eve

Roosterspin and NosVino Team up for a Craft Beer Happy Hour on St. Paddy's Eve

Join NosVino as they present their first ever Downtown Happy Hour at Roosterspin on St. Paddy's EveThursday March 16, 6-9pm! Featuring the excellent craft beers of NJ's own River Horse Brewing, there's no better way to kick off the holiday weekend a day early and enjoy shared plates of Roosterspin's famous double-fried wings and appetizers, craft beer flights, DJ and karaoke!

Don't miss this chance to try some great brews, awesome food and sing to your heart's content during the launch of this new and exciting spin on a modern craft beer dinner. Jenna from River Horse will be on site offering food-pairing suggestions, information on the beers and brewing process, and cool merchandise.

Reservations are required and tickets are available through NosVino's website: www.nosvino.com/events. This family-style dinner and mingling event is $30 pp which includes EVERYTHING: 1 flight of 5 6-oz pours, shared food & appetizer platters, karaoke entertainment and private rooms, tax and tip.

Roosterspin is located at 251 North Ave., westfield NJ.

Rock Performance Workshop Registers for Spring Session

Rock Performance Workshop Registers for Spring Session

         A fantastic opportunity awaits area teens who want to rock out with their peers, whether on a Saturday night, entertaining audiences at a local venue or performing to raise money for charity.  All these fortunate experiences can be attained by becoming a member of  the NJWA Rock Performance Workshop. 

          Membership is now being accepted for the current group, which will meet on Saturday evenings, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio, at 150-152 East Broad Street in Westfield.  Depending upon enrollment, additional groups may be scheduled for other time periods.

          Requirements for joining the RPW include multiple years of  experience on drums, bass, guitar, piano, vocals or other rock instruments.  There will also be an Intro to Rock Performance class for those who have little or no experience or who may be younger than high school age.

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The Mayor's Downtown Task Force Continues to be a Priority

town of Westfield New Jersey seal croppedAt the February 21, 2017 Town Council meeting, an update was provided. Recommendations will be made in three phases: immediate, mid-term and long-range. Click here for the latest updates on the work of the task force: www.westfieldnj.gov/downtowntaskforce