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DWC Extends Appreciation for Another Successful Pizza Run

DWC Extends Appreciation for Another Successful Pizza Run

The 17th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza, held on July 25, 2018 was a huge success in spite of a little rain. Organized by Downtown Westfield Corporation, the event was sponsored by many generous community partners and attracted over 2,000 runners and over 5,000 spectators. While there were runners from 202 New Jersey towns and 7 other states, 40% of them were from Westfield. The annual "Pizza Run" takes many months to plan and would not be possible without the help of key people, volunteers, generous sponsors and a gracious business and residential community.


On behalf of the entire Downtown Westfield Corporation Board of Directors, I would like to extend a special thank you to the dedicated DWC staff including: Beth Brenner, Asst. Executive Director, Jamie Lemberg, Website & Social Media Marketing Manager, and Chris Prasek, DWC Summer Intern. Thanks to Meg Mehorter who coordinated over 100 volunteers for the event. The race was directed by Mark Zenobia of On Your Mark Productions and staff with setup and equipment by Ray and Tears Smith of PracticeHard.com and computer scoring by CompuScore.com.

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Sweet Sounds Downtown Continues August 21 from 7pm until 9pm

Sweet Sounds Downtown Continues August 21 from 7pm until 9pm

Live Music Every Tuesday Night through August 28, 7-9pm

Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival continues to delight residents, visitors, shoppers and diners with free music while they stroll, dine and relax at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. The festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7pm to 9pm. Raindates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week.

On August 21 listen to Watson at the North Avenue Train Station. Enjoy  Mike Neer's Steelonious at Central Ave.; Carrie Jackson at Elm St.; and Eric Frazier at South Ave. Foundation Park! 

week 8 media council video image

Thank you to the Westfield Media Council for creating weekly videos profiling our Sweet Sounds Downtown performers. Click here or on the image to the right to watch this weeks video!

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'Dog Days of Summer' Postponed until August 19 due to bad weather

'Dog Days of Summer' Postponed until August 19 due to bad weather

Westfield loves pets! Bring your family and pets to Downtown Westfield for the inaugural Dog Days of Summer on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 12pm-2pm. This new 2nd Sunday event in Downtown Westfield promises to be an exciting time on Quimby Street and will feature a pet parade, pet portraits, animal adoption, toys, and more. Stop by and join the fun! There will be pools in which the animals can cool off and Quimby Street will be closed for the event. Leashes are required. Can’t wait to see you and your pets there! 

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A Little Rain Couldn't Dampen the Downtown Westfield Pizza Run!

A Little Rain Couldn't Dampen the Downtown Westfield Pizza Run!

The Downtown Westfield Corporation would like to thank the runners and sponsors of the 2018 Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza.

It was a great night despite some rain! There were 2,017 registered runners and 1,663 finishers.

Congratulations to winner, Kyle Brackman of Madison who finished at 15:34.51!

Click here for race results on Compuscore.com.

Click here for race details, course map, sponsorship opportunities and more.

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Shop for Mom at The Annual Girls' Day & Night Out May 10 -- with Free Parking!

Shop for Mom at The Annual Girls' Day & Night Out May 10  -- with Free Parking!

Girls' Day & Night Out in Downtown Westfield will take place May 10, 2018, all day and evening until 9pm.

Shop for Mother's Day, party with your girlfriends, pamper yourself with promotions, and relax with complimentary refreshments and entertainment as you stroll among the retailers and restaurants in stylish Downtown Westfield, NJ. 

Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation, this annual Girls' Day & Night Out event welcomes ladies to enjoy festivities all day for shopping and refreshments until 9pm.

FREE SHOPPER PARKING DURING GIRLS' DAY & NIGHT OUT: Parking is free all day & night on May 10 at on-street meters and parking lots, compliments of the Town of Westfield.

The first 1,500 lucky ladies to register receive a complimentary gift from Downtown Westfield Corporation (a secret until arrival)!

Registration and gift pick-up will be 11am-1pm (day) and 5pm-7:30pm (night) at 76 Elm St., Westfield.

Rain or shine. Don't miss it! 

Thank you to our 2018 Bag Sponsors: David Realty Group and Athleta.

2018 brochure of participating businesses and their promotions.

REGISTER NOW!

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Dine Out Westfield, Downtown Westfield's Annual Prix Fixe Culinary Event, is Underway (February 25 - March 8) with Fresh New Options 

Dine Out Westfield, Downtown Westfield's Annual Prix Fixe Culinary Event, is Underway (February 25 - March 8) with Fresh New Options 

Attention foodies! This year Dine Out Westfield will be held Sunday, February 25 - Thursday, March 8, 2018. 

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) sponsors Dine Out Westfield to celebrate local dining at affordable prices. Participating restaurants offer two or more course prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner. Participating restaurants' menus will be published in advance (when available) for review before making a reservation. This event spans two weeks, with Friday and Saturday excluded. Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included.

Dine Out Westfield is an annual culinary event with various wine and liquor options. Participating restaurants with liquor licenses will be making recommendations for wines, beers and cocktails along with their food menus. Several wineries sell wines by the bottle in a handful of our restaurants. Local liquor stores NosVino and The Liquor Basket are making wine recommendations for other BYOB restaurants and are offering discounts for sales by the bottle. NosVino will even deliver wine bottles tableside to those who order in advance! 

This event offers diners great deals on tasty prix fixe lunch and dinner menus with unique and varied offerings. Prices and number of courses vary by restaurant, so diners are encouraged to browse the list and find one that fits their appetite and budget before calling the restaurant directly for reservations.

Many thanks to Mayor Brindle's Media Council for creating the wonderful Dine Out Westfield video!

See the list of participating restaurants and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below. Don't forget to post your dining photos on Instagram #dineoutwestfield. Bon Appetit!

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Interested in Opening a Business in Westfield?

Interested in Opening a Business in Westfield?

Are you interested in opening a business in Downtown Westfield? It's hard to know where to start. Call the Downtown Westfield Corporation for a Recruitment Packet (908-789-9444) and/or feel free to access any of these helpful links:  

download our informational 'Opening a Business' PDF (with a step by step guide)

download the 'Façade Renovation Incentive Grant Program' PDF  (to read about and apply for grant money toward your sign, awning or building facade work)

browse the current vacancy list for available retail/restaurant & commercial space in Downtown Westfield

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Grand Openings in January 2018

Grand Openings in January 2018

Nails Spa & Beyond is now open at 125 Elm Street, next to Addams Tavern. They just completed a beautiful renovation and this location in Westfield is this experienced operator's fourth location. 908.455.8111. www.nailsspabeyond.com

Coming Soon: 

Ambeli Greek Taverna of Cranford is opening a second location in Westfield at 39 Elm St. (in the former location of Butcher Burgers). 908.272.4111. Facebook

Boxwood Coffee Roastery is coming soon to 143 E. Broad St. (in the location formerly Panera). Boxwood Coffee is a family run coffee shop and roaster based in Summit, NJ established in 2014 by husband and wife team Stephen and Erin Bellamy. www.boxwoodcoffee.com

CrossFit 908 Central is opening in March at 260 North Ave. E. in the Walgreens building. www.crossfit908central.com

Little Nest Portraits is coming to 109 Quimby St. Little Nest takes a unique and fresh approach to family photos, specializing in babies, maternity, children and families. 917.941.1782. www.littlenestphoto.com

Signature Realty will open at 236 Elmer St. at corner of North Ave. (in former location of J. Winthrop). The Planning Board approved their office plan in early December 2017. Read more on TAPintoWestfield. www.signaturerealtynj.com  

YESTERcades, a classic and modern video game arcade, is excited to announce that coming Spring 2018 YESTERcades of Westfield will be opening at 151 E. Broad St., formerly City Sports. Please follow YESTERcades Facebook page for updates. 

Restoration:

First Congregational Church of Westfield is celebrating the new year with a newly restored parish house. Hidden from view for over 40 years, Patton hall's window wall and skylight are once again exposed, filling the room with natural light.  The soaring space, warmed by dark wood trim, forms the heart of the church's social events and may be rented out for private meetings and celebrations for up to 120 people. 125 Elm St., 908.233.2494. Read more.

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Recap of 2017 Openings & Expansions

Recap of 2017 Openings & Expansions
As we look back at the happenings in our downtown this past year, we can't help but remark on all the new businesses that have come to town and some of the existing businesses that have thrived and expanded. Despite some obvious challenges our downtown faces, take a peak with us at some of the positive things that have happened in 2017 (in alphabetical order)....
 
Amazing Lash Studio opened at 225 E. Broad St. www.amazinglashstudio.com
 
AR Workshop, a graphic design, DIY blog and shop, opened at 226 North Ave W. (next to Kennedy's Barber Shop). www.arworkshop.com/westfield

Blende Custom Beauty opened at 106 Elm St. after completing a beautiful restoration. www.blendebeauty.com
 
Bella Organici expanded from their Cranford location to 519 South Ave.W. www.bellaorganici.com 
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Mayor Shelley Brindle and New Council Members Sworn In

Mayor Shelley Brindle and New Council Members Sworn In

Welcome Mayor Shelley Brindle and new council members! It was a frigid yet exciting and historic inauguration ceremony on January 1, 2018 as Westfield swore in its first female mayor. Also sworn in were new town council members Linda Habgood, Mike Dardia, David Contract & Dawn Mackey. They joined existing council members JoAnn Neylan, Mark LoGrippo, Frank Arena and Doug Stokes. A crowd of several hundred people were on hand to witness the event at the Town Hall Front Lawn, 425 E. Broad Street. 

DWC welcomes to our Board of Directors Jim Donofrio, Gary Goodman, Miriam Verga, Patricia Hanigan, Councilwoman Dawn Mackey and Mayor Shelley Brindle. They join existing board members Alan De Rose, Shawn Hanna and James Gildea. Click here for the board meeting schedule.

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