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Valentine's Day Essential Gifts

Valentine's Day Essential Gifts

Look no further than Downtown Westfield for the perfect gift for those important people in your life on Valentine's Day. Here are some of the best places to get the essentials. Show your love for your Valentine and our downtown businesses at the same time!


  • Blue Jasmine Floral Design & Boutique - 23 Elm St., 908.232.2393
  • Flower Art by Design Contempo - 103 Prospect St., 908.301.0300 
  • The Green Room - 605 South Ave. W., 908.518.0400


  • Brummer's Chocolates - 125 E. Broad St., 908.232.1904 
  • The Chocolate Bar -112 Quimby St., 908.389.9000
  • Kilwins - 9 Elm St., 908.264.7476 


  • NosVino - 127 Central Ave., 232.5050
  • The Liquor Basket - 115 Quimby St., 908.232.1900 
  • Trader Joe's - 155 Elm St., 908.301.0910
  • Westfield Wine & Liquors - 276 North Ave. E., 908.232.1133


  • Adler's Jewelers - 219 North Ave. W., 908.233.6900
  • Alex and Ani - 299 E. Broad St., 908.264.8157
  • Bridget's Irish Cottage - 15 E. Broad St.. 908.789.0909
  • The Farmhouse Store - 221 E. Broad St., 908.654.0444
  • The French Martini - 41 Elm St., 917.532.5776 
  • Gordin & Sons Jewelers - 135 E. Broad St., 908.232.0736
  • Juxtapose Gallery - 58 Elm St., 908.232.3278
  • Lord & Taylor - 609 North Ave., 908.233.6600
  • N & C Jewelers - 102 Quimby St., 908.233.3380 
  • Robert Anthony Jewelry - 254 E. Broad St., 908.317.5800 
  • Tamar Jewelry - 55 Elm St., 908.317.0180


  • Lord & Taylor - 609 North Ave., 908.233.6600
  • Victoria's Secret - 233 E. Broad St., 908.518.0859

Gift Certificates: 


  • Bovella's Pastry Shoppe - 101 E. Broad St. 908.232.4149 
  • Carlo's Bakery - 21 E. Broad St., 908.228.5525
  • Tutti Baci Italian Bakery & Deli - 401 South Ave. W., 908.317.9200

Dinner Reservations: 

  • See the Food & Wine section in this issue for ideas, or view a complete list of restaurants.
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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.

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.

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

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.

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.  

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. 


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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2018 Events in Downtown Westfield - Mark Your Calendars

2018 Events in Downtown Westfield - Mark Your Calendars
Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation (unless otherwise noted), here are some of the events coming to Downtown Westfield in 2018.
  • Dine Out Westfield February-March (TBD) 
  • NJ Festival Orchestra presents "Madama Butterfly" March 3, 7pm
  • Westfield Student Artwork in Downtown Stores hosted by WHS Public Schools Fine Art Dept.  throughout March 
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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.
AR Workshop, a graphic design, DIY blog and shop, opened at 226 North Ave W. (next to Kennedy's Barber Shop).

Blende Custom Beauty opened at 106 Elm St. after completing a beautiful restoration.
Bella Organici expanded from their Cranford location to 519 South Ave.W. 
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Miracle on Elm Street Shopping Spree - Drawing Winners Announced

Miracle on Elm Street Shopping Spree - Drawing Winners Announced

From November 20 through December 22, 2017, the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) ran a Shopping Spree Contest for the holidays. Shoppers were encouraged to enter a random drawing in stores and online to win one of six $50 gift cards* each week. Six individual weekly prizes of $50 were awarded in Downtown Westfield shopping/restaurant gift cards. In addition, there was a bonus drawing for a $25 parking card each week.

And the winners are....

Heather Cejovic, Melissa Wengerter, Julia Higashio, Andrew Nguyen, Toula Tzanetos, Jane Wright, Jill Anderson, Dan Ward, Janet Lawrence, Barbara Bitz, Eileen McGuire, Mary Ryan, Rachel Woliansky, Ellen Walsh, Rose McEwen, Sahara Sumpter, Aileen White, Richard Monihan, Maureen Krauter, Debbie Bearg, Heather Large, Rosemarie Kulp, Lisa Ohl, Luke Hiltwein, Bob Fallon, Nicole DiPillo, Linda Lombardie, Lisa Schardien, John Rowley, Carol Bieda, Julie Jacobs, Lars Ackerman, Judy Jessup, Sandy Tichenor and Cecilia Baez.

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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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First Congregational Celebrates Restored Hall

First Congregational Celebrates Restored Hall
WESTFIELD -- First Congregational Church of Westfield is celebrating the new year with a newly restored parish house.  Hidden from view for over 40 years, the 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.  

Built in 1912 and named for an early minister, Patton Hall was modified over the years to accommodate the needs of a growing congregation.  A portion was walled off to create an infant nursery and a drop ceiling was added during the 1970s energy crisis, sealing off the balcony and skylight above. 
patton hall reducedWith the completion of the restoration, the most dramatic architectural elements are once again visible, namely the exposed rafters, arched windows and wood trimmed skylight in the early 20th century Craftsman style.  The original Gothic-style chandeliers were refurbished and fitted with Edison-era bulbs.  Doors and woodwork were salvaged and the painted trim returned to its original chestnut finish.
To satisfy 21st century standards, the project included central air conditioning, a new service kitchen and handicapped-accessible bathroom, and a 75-inch “smart” TV.  The hall can seat 120 people and is available for rental for meetings and celebrations.
 “Among the many blessings of a thriving congregation are members who are willing to contribute so generously to complete a project like this for future generations,” said Rev. Dr. Mark Boyea, FCC Senior Minister.  “We welcome the community to experience both the room and the generosity of spirit that restored it over coffee following our weekly worship celebrations.” 
First Congregational Church is located at 125 Elmer Street in downtown Westfield.  For more information on rentals or church programs, please visit or call (908) 233-2494.
First Congregational Church’s Patton Hall has been restored to its turn-of-the-century splendor.   The historic hall is home to the church’s social events and may be rented for meetings and celebrations.
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DWC Announces Winners of Best Holiday Window Decorating Contest in Downtown Westfield

DWC Announces Winners of Best Holiday Window Decorating Contest in Downtown Westfield

The Downtown Westfield Corporation announced the winners of their "Best Holiday Window Decorating Contest". Many downtown businesses did a fabulous job decorating their spaces and the DWC sponsored the contest to reward their efforts and encourage everyone to participate in beautifying our town for the holidays. Businesses were asked to make their window displays and storefronts the very best this year, with garland and bows, wreaths and lights, artistic props, and lots of beautiful merchandise in their windows.

Volunteer judges from the DWC Design Committee walked around town as a group on December 19 to see all the beautiful window displays and make their final selections.

The Grand Prize went to……

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Be a Part of the Downtown Westfield Movement

Be a Part of the Downtown Westfield Movement

With the recent change in administration and the emphasis on volunteering, it’s a great time to remind Westfield residents of the opportunity to be a part of the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC). The DWC, a New Jersey and nationally designated Main Street Community since 1993, is dedicated to promoting Downtown Westfield as a preferred destination. The DWC is committed to strengthening the downtown Special Improvement District as the center of community life and preserving the rich architectural legacy of the downtown area. The DWC utilizes the Main Street Four-Point Approach® methodology (Design, Economic Development, Organization and Promotions) for strengthening the local economy and protecting the historic buildings.

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