The Pokémon Go phenomena has quickly taken over the country and yes, New Jersey and Westfield too. Since its release, Pokémon owner Nintendo has seen its stock price soar. Niantic Labs, the creators of the app, claim that on a daily basis, the insanely popular app is being used twice as much as Facebook on Androids.
C.J. Reycraft, Jr, award-winning chef and owner of the restaurant formerly known as Amuse, has reopened his space at 39 Elm St. in Downtown Westfield as Butcher Block Burgers. The restaurant features some of Amuse’s most popular items — gourmet burgers — as well as sandwiches, salads, ice cream desserts and sides like lobster mac & cheese.
“Everyone loves a burger,” Reycraft said. “If I had to choose my last meal it would definitely be a burger with fries and a Coke.”Continue reading
Murray Perch, Westfield resident is retiring. After 33 years of getting up at the crack of dawn to greet commuters with hot coffee, newspapers and quick breakfast items, Murray will be retiring. Stop by to bid farewell to him with an official celebration on Saturday morning, July 16. Stay tuned as The Town of Westfield which owns the historic stand, determines the next steps for this important landmark and favored commuter stop.
The Grilled Cheese Shoppe, an eatery that has just opened within the past month at 113 Quimby Street, is a remarkable, hip, and cheesy place. From the gooey cheese in the sandwich to the cheese related puns on the interior signage, one being a rewritten verse of “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics, this environment and food can be eaten up by people of all ages.
The options on the menu are incredible; when people think of grilled cheese they think of a very traditional sandwich, but owner, Nick Louros, put his own twist on his menu. On his website Louros states in his About Us tab that there is no exact google definition of a grilled cheese, so with that in mind he took the idea and ran with it to create 13 different sandwiches.Continue reading
Kris McAloon, Town Engineer, Craig Gibson, DPW Downtown Business District Supervisor, and Craig Stock, Owner of Craig R. Stock Landscape Design were inspecting the progress of the new Foundation Park. Located at the South Avenue circle, this joint project between The Town of Westfield and The Westfield Foundation will open in time for Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival as a fifth location for jazz performers.
If you ever sat in traffic at Elm Street waiting to turn, to cross as a pedestrian or if you have been caught 'blocking the box' at E. Broad St. & Elm St., then you know this intersection needs to be upgraded.
Thanks to the efforts of the Town of Westfield, Union County, and a Department of Transportation grant, these improvements have been underway for several weeks and expected to be completed by summer.Continue reading
Jude Connally Zimmerman is founder and creator of Jude Connally, an all-American lifestyle brand known for its vibrant prints and effortless styles. Raised in up-state New York, Jude attended The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After two decades of working with some of the most respected names in the fashion industry and raising a family, Jude launched her own brand. When Jude saw a void in the market for comfortable clothes that made her feel good in her daily life, she knew she had an opportunity to create something special.Continue reading
For many years, Jeff Christakos has volunteered with Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) and serves as the Chair of the Economic Development Committee. Jeff has a unique perspective as not only a downtown business owner, but also is a property owner and lives right in downtown. With his distinctive bowtie, he is often seen around town at DWC ribbon cutting events, walking his dog Charlie, running marathons, or enjoying downtown shops and restaurants with his wife Anna. He is a respected business leader, supports many charitable organizations, and was the most recent recipient of the DWC Lee M. Hale Volunteer Service Award.Continue reading