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Shopping Best Bets

Shopping Best Bets

Don't get the winter blues! There are plenty of sales and promotions to keep you happy.

 

Art/Antiques/Home Design:

Art Show at Raritan Valley Gyrotonic

Come see the Spring Art Show "Fields of Color" by Artist Shirley Wallitsch. Reception is Saturday, March 23 from 6-8pm. All works are on view at Raritan Valley Gyrotonic or in the online portfolio. Contact Shirley Wallitsch to see the art by appointment. 100 Elmer St., 908.288.7551. www.wallitsch-art.squarespace.com

Evalyn Dunn Gallery

Evalyn Dunn is continuing to enlarge their baby and children's gift department with many unusual items. One of their most popular items is the mason jar solar nightlight. Each nightlight is handcrafted and has a cute scene along the back. When the lights go out the nightlight lights up the scene. Simply put it under a lit light bulb to charge. What a great baby gift! Stop in to the gallery to see the many choices. 549 South Ave. W., 908.232.0412. www.evalyndunngallery.com

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Latest in Fitness & Beauty

Latest in Fitness & Beauty

Time to rebalance and reset your fitness, health and beauty goals. There are many yoga studios and spas offering great events and specials this month. 

Fitness:

Brassy Buddha Yoga Studio

Brassy Buddha invites you to celebrate their 1 Year Anniversary on March 9! They are offering donation based classes -- 8am Ashtanga & 9:30am Hot Vinyasa with live DJ -- with ALL proceeds going to Walk In Sunshine, an organization that provides support for parents and families that have lost a child. Following classes, enjoy a party with many vendors from 11am-12:30pm. Over 15 local vendors are coming... Acupuncture w/ Shara Resende, Fettle & Fare, Forevergreen, doterra, and SO many more. Sign up for class or just just stop in for the party! The weekend of March 23, Brassy Buddha begins their 21 Day Yoga Detox  -- Brassy Buddha Yoga, The Oils Room, & ViaNutrition unite for a total Spring Cleanse. 407 South Ave. W., 908.230.4047. www.brassybuddhayoga.com 

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A Message from Theresa's

A Message from Theresa's

 

To all my family, friends and loyal customers:

After an amazing 25 years of serving  the Westfield community, I am closing the doors of Theresa's Restaurant. While I am ending this professional chapter, I will be moving on to another business opportunity.

This decision was not an easy one and along with it, comes much sadness and a heavy heart.  I have truly enjoyed serving you all with delicious and memorable meals at Theresa's, Isabella's, and Mojave Grill over the years. I have met so many interesting and kind people who became regular patrons and participated along with me at school, charitable fundraisers, and community events. I am eternally grateful and will miss each and every one of you.

Downtown Westfield has been a wonderful place to conduct business but unfortunately, difficult economic times and regulatory restrictions make it impossible to keep the doors open.  

I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life and hopefully, our paths will cross again soon. 

Sincerely,
Robert Scalera

Food & Wine

Food & Wine

Here's what's special this month in expansions, catering, wine and charity dinners and more.

Spice Bazaar to Expand and Relocate to Elm Street

Spice Bazaar Casual Indian Dining, Westfield's only Indian restaurant, located at 114 Quimby St. will be relocating to a larger space at 39 Elm St., previously occupied by Ambeli Greek Taverna. Owners Simran Bakshi and Kanika Vij are thrilled to announce their expansion AND their introduction of a new pan Asian restaurant in their current Quimby Street location.  Not only will you not have to wait for a table any longer, they will be taking reservations in their new space. Spice Bazaar, which opened in November 2017, has brought a new style of delicious cuisine to Downtown Westfield with North Indian dishes. They offer vegetarian and non-vegetarian entries, delicious tandoori breads, and exquisite spices. They invite you to experience the new Spice Bazaar Modern Indian Dining for lunch or dinner or catering for all your celebrations. Try their easy online ordering too. 39 Elm St., 908.389.1888, www.spicebazaarnj.com 

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Celebrate with the Irish! 

Celebrate with the Irish! 

Erin go Bragh! You don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Downtown Westfield. There are lots of things to eat, drink and enjoy this month to get into the lucky spirit. The following restaurants and merchants are going green in some way. 

  • Try an Irish whiskey or a pint of Guinness at 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro (16 Prospect St., 908.232.7320).
  • Savor a green tea matcha latte at Boxwood Coffee (143 E. Broad St., 908.219.4076) or Starbucks (117 Central Ave., 908.789.8424).
  • Head to Bridget's Irish Cottage (15 E. Broad St., 908.789.0909) for all things Irish - jewelry, clothing & more.
  • Enjoy a green Hawaiian martini or cucumber cocktail at Akai Sushi Lounge (102 E. Broad St., 908.264.8660). 
  • Get your Irish soda bread, rainbow & leprechaun cupcakes, and shamrock cookies at Bovella's Pastry Shoppe (101 E. Broad St., 908.232.4149).
  • Get green bagels at Manhattan Bagel (210 South Ave. W., 908.654.0525).
  • Sip an Irish coffee at Addams Tavern (115 Elm St., 908.232.3201) or Sweet Waters Steak House (43 Elm St., 908.317.2599).
  • Pick up corned beef curing and pickling salts and spices at Savory Spice Shop (138 E. Broad St., 908.264.8947).
  • Cater in your corned beef and cabbage dinner from Feast Catering (27 Elm St., 908.654.0045).

Pick up pistachio shamrock cookies from Farinolio (121 E. Broad St., 908.325.2486). 

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Westfield Historic Preservation Commission -- Middle & Senior High Student Art & Writing Contest

The Westfield Historic Preservation Commission invites submissions for the student portion of its Harry Devlin preservation awards program. Created in 1993 to foster an appreciation of historic preservation, the awards are named for Harry Devlin, a prominent local artist, author and architectural historian. 

Any Westfield student in Middle or Senior High is eligible. Students are asked to submit a piece of writing or artwork in response to the following prompt:
Describe or depict a favorite place in Westfield as it may have existed in another era. Include specific historic details that evoke the time period and help make it come alive.

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Calling all Families -- Midday Madness: An Interactive Clue Hunt is Coming to Downtown Westfield

Calling all Families -- Midday Madness: An Interactive Clue Hunt is Coming to Downtown Westfield

Rescheduled to Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 1 – 4pm throughout downtown Westfield, NJ

Calling all families to participate in a clue hunt that requires the players to use their cunning wit and problem solving skills to decipher clues that lead them to various locations throughout downtown Westfield! 

Families will be their own team and will be assigned a color or pattern to wear. They will arrive at 76 Elm St. to begin this fun filled event. They will be given a list of clues. Once they have solved a clue they find the locations, take a selfie to move onto the next one until the game is complete. The finish line will also be at 76 Elm St.  Fun prizes to be offered to the team that comes in with the best score!

The cost to participate is $10 per adult and $5 per child to be paid at the registration table at 76 Elm St. on the day of the event (cash or check).

REGISTER NOW!

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Downtown Living

Downtown Living

As anyone driving by can tell, progress is steady at the construction site of The Parker, a new three story, 31-unit apartment complex at the corner of West Broad Street and Rahway Avenue. The new building replaced the Westfield Auto Wash and the adjacent two buildings facing Rahway Avenue. Designed by Potter Architects, LLC, The Parker is the latest transit-oriented development and includes 18 one-bedroom units, 12 two-bedroom units and one three-bedroom unit, all with ground floor parking. Five of the rentals will be designated as affordable housing units.

Construction is also underway at Circle Plaza at the former Pan American Cleaners, which will feature 30 residential units with 5 affordable housing units and 7,000 square feet of commercial space.

These buildings in Downtown Westfield promise to bring new rental options and foot traffic to our downtown commercial district. The Parker and Circle Plaza are conveniently located within easy walking distance to the train and bus stations, and offers great appeal for a wide variety of renters -- including young professionals, empty nesters, and single parents who want to remain in the area. 

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Prestigious Houzz Awards 2019 Given to Westfield Businesses 

Prestigious Houzz Awards 2019 Given to Westfield Businesses 

Michael Robert Construction & Ellie Mroz Design

Both Michael Robert Construction and Ellie Mroz Design are proud to announce that they are recipients of the prestigious 2019 Houzz awards. Michael Robert Construction has won Houzz awards for 8 consecutive years; the 2019 awards were in the Design and Service categories. This is Ellie Mroz Design's 3rd consecutive year to be the recipient of Houzz award, with the 2019 award in Client Satisfaction. Houzz is a website and online community focusing on architecture, interior design and home improvement, with more than 40 million individuals using it for home design inspiration. 400 W. Broad St., 908.232.0134. www.michaelrobertconstruction.comwww.elliemrozdesign.com 

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Chill Cryotherapy Expands

Chill Cryotherapy Expands

The DWC Design Committee is pleased to assist ChillRx Cryotherapy with a Façade Renovation Incentive Grant for their expansion into the adjacent storefront. Chill Cryotherapy is Westfield's only cryotherapy center with an extensive array of health services. The expansion will allow Chill Cryotherapy to add new non-invasive, drug-free health, wellness and cosmetic solutions. At a time when some businesses are contracting, it is great to see a thriving and growing downtown business!

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