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Grand Openings in May

Grand Openings in May

There is lots of transition downtown and the brown paper on storefront windows is the sign of this transition. Behind that paper, many exciting things are happening...

Coming Soon: 

Ambeli Greek Taverna of Cranford is opening a second location in Westfield very soon at 39 Elm St., 908.272.4111. Facebook

Atlantic Health will be occupying the former Morgan Stanley location opposite the post office at 138 Central Ave. Details to follow.

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

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Where to Get Flowers, Chocolates & Champagne for Mom

Where to Get Flowers, Chocolates & Champagne for Mom

Mom deserves the best, so why not bring her something special? In addition to gift options, there are plenty of local businesses downtown that offer the important essentials -- flowers, chocolates and champagne -- for making the women in your life feel important. Here are a few of Westfield's key destinations for Mother's Day. Call or stop by one or more of these establishments to be a hero or heroine!

Flowers:

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Mother's Day Dining in Westfield

Mother's Day Dining in Westfield

Looking to make a reservation somewhere special for mom and the family on Mother's Day? There are many delicious dining options in Westfield. Here is a sampling of downtown eateries offering something on that special day. Plan ahead and make your reservations now!

Chez Catherine will be open Sunday, May 13 all day to celebrate Mother's Day with reservations available from 12pm to 6:30pm. Enjoy their prix fixe dinner menu with 3-courses for $70 per person or 4-courses for $85 per person. 431 North Ave. W., 908.654.4011. www.chezcatherine.com 

Limani Seafood Grill is offering their regular menu all day from 12pm to 8pm on Sunday, Mother's Day. BYOB. 235 North Ave., W., 908.233.0052. www.limaniseafood.com  

Mulberry House is having a Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. Join them on Sunday, May 13 with seatings available at 10am, 10:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, or 2pm. Adults are $40 per person, Children 12 & under $25 per person plus tax & gratuity. 415 Westfield Ave., 908.233.3562. See the menu here: http://mulberryhouserestaurant.com/mothers-day-brunch-buffet-2018 

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Michelle Pierce and Nicole Dossin to Chair 2018 Tour of Notable Homes

Michelle Pierce and Nicole Dossin to Chair 2018 Tour of Notable Homes

The Friends of New Jersey Festival Orchestra, the auxiliary and fund raising arm of the orchestra, has announced the selection of Westfield residents Michelle Pierce and Nicole Dossin as co-chairs of the 34th annual Tour of Notable Homes to be held on Saturday, May 12th from 10am to 3pm.

“The tour is a much-anticipated local tradition when owners of some of the area's finest homes generously throw open their doors to the public,” according to Ms. Pierce.  “There is a wide diversity of outstanding architecture and stylish décor in our community which must be seen to be fully appreciated.”

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Spencer Savings Bank Selects Westfield NJ as Site of New Banking Concept

Spencer Savings Bank Selects Westfield NJ as Site of New Banking Concept

Spencer Savings Bank, a community bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, N.J., has selected Westfield, N.J. as the site for its new, technologically advanced “Financial Center”, a unique combination of a banking center and loan production office.

The Westfield Financial Center will showcase the latest transaction technology to optimize check cashing, deposits, loan payments, and other inquiries. The interactive teller machines allow customers to complete transactions using a remote-controlled, ATM-based kiosk while being virtually guided by a banker. The interactive tellers handle the more routine transactions, allowing on-site bank representatives to assist with new account openings, loan applications, loan closings and questions. The Westfield Financial Center will operate with extended hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will also be a 24-hour ATM machine available. In addition to this, Spencer will have three commercial loan officers based in Westfield to help customers with business and commercial loan needs.

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Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Kika Stretch Studios
Kika Stretch Studios is offering one free 45-minute one-on-one stretch session for all new clients. Book your free session today! 66 Elm St., Suite #2, 973.692.8670. www.kikastretchstudios.com 

Satsang Yoga Studio
Satsang has classes for everyone from prenatal, kids, teens, beginners to the advanced practitioner. Their spring session of "Playtime with My Little Yogi" (for children ages 2-4 and caregiver) begins April 14. Their new 6-week prenatal series "Zen Momma" begins April 18. Join award winning author, Dean Sluyter on April 15 for a meditation workshop, "Fear Less: Living Beyond Fear". Bathe yourself in healing vibrations at "Sonic Surrender" Friday, April 20 at 8pm and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. 235 E. Broad St., 908.789.7203. www.satsangyogastudio.com 

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Beauty Promotions

Beauty Promotions

Everlasting Haven Spa
Save the dates for these amazing pampering events this month. Couples Aromatherapy night is Friday, April 13 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Discover the therapeutic benefit of essential oils. Happy Hour Peel Girls Night Out is Friday April 20 from 5pm - 7:30pm. The Organic Pumpkin or Pineapple peels are only $50 this night (value $90), so reserve your spot and take home a free gift. There are limited slots so RSVP by April 17. Finally, Everlasting Haven is offering Transcendental Meditation Night on Friday April 27 from 6pm - 7:30pm. Please RSVP by April 25. Call for details and to reserve your spot. 227 South Ave. W., 908.370.5235. www.everlastighaven.com

Dirt Clean Culture Beauty Shop
Dirt is offering "as toxic free as can be" beauty services such as Gel manicures, Basic manicures, Pedicures, and Henna, (lash and makeup services available in April). Dirt is also now offering rental space for special events whether it's a Sunday ladies brunch event or nails and cocktails. Don't miss the upcoming events... Sip and Paint on April 4 from 7pm - 9pm, please RSVP; Open Mic on April 28; and the Showcase Vendor Event on May 10. 519 South Ave. W., at the South Ave. W. circle, 908.588.2128. www.dirtbeautyshop.com

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Shopping Best Bets

Shopping Best Bets

This month our retailers have awesome offerings in art, antiques, gifts & home. 

The Farmhouse Store
It's college acceptance time and graduation will be upon before you know it. The Farmhouse Store carries a beautiful line of collegiate branded embroidered pillows, frosted glasses, and bar/guest towels. They make a great gift for a college graduate or a graduating high school senior. Order now so Farmhouse can have it to you in time for commencement. 221 E. Broad St., 908.654.0444. www.facebook.com/thefarmhousestore 

Evalyn Dunn Gallery
New jewelry is still arriving in Evalyn Dunn Gallery. Just arrived: Silver wrap bracelets with colored beads and crystals. Wrap bracelets are the latest thing this season. Stop in to the gallery to see these handcrafted unusual wrap bracelets in their ever growing jewelry department. Other exciting news is that Jacie has been asked to participate in a panel discussion on April 24 led by WCBS Newsradio 880 business reporter Joe Connolly. The panel discussion is sponsored by Union Catholic High School. The theme is "How Successful Businesses Thrive in Today's Competitive Marketplace." Over lunch, three small business owners will participate in this panel discussion. 549 South Ave. W., 908.232.0412. www.evalyndunngallery.com 

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Food and Wine

Food and Wine

Spring is a time for new menus, new flavor and seasonal dishes. Here are a few newsworthy things taking place this month in our downtown eateries and food establishments. 

Limani Seafood Grill
Limani has done it again! They were featured live on Fox 5 TV on Good Day New York, Friday, March 23.  Watch it here! 235 North Ave. W., 908.233.0052. www.limaniseafood.com  

Emack & Bolio's - Westfield 
Emack & Bolio's invented the flavored cone in 1980 and have been improving on the concept ever since, making the perfect accessory to their super premium Ice cream. Try their chocolate and "Marsh"mellow covered cones with your choice of Oreos, Rice Krispies, Fruit Loops, Fruity Pebbles and other flavors. Their Master Chocolatier, Michael Murphy, has also been making hand-made chocolates for over 20 years. He makes and dips several dozen varieties of unique funky chocolates which are regularly sold at their shop next to the Rialto Theatre. 258 E. Broad St., 908.228.3967. www.emackandbolios.com 

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Grand Openings April 2018

Grand Openings April 2018

YESTERcades, a classic and modern video game arcade for the whole family, is opening very soon at 151 E. Broad St. www.facebook.com/yestercades3 

Brassy Buddha Yoga Studio is now open at 407 S. Ave. W. Brassy Buddha Yoga Studio is having a ribbon cutting on April 20 at 11am. 908.230.4047.  www.brassybuddhayoga.com

Outta Hand Pizza is now open at 311 South Ave. W. They offer pizza, pasta, salads, Italian dishes and more, plus catering and delivery. The owners invite and welcome you to their Grand Opening on April 20 with 20% off your orders during that weekend. In the meanwhile, mention this newsletter with your order to receive 10% off. 908.233.9300. www.outtahandpizza.com

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