Warby Parker has opened at 126 Central Ave. (in a portion of the space formerly occupied by Coldwater Creek). After opening stores in Paramus and Hoboken earlier this year, they are thrilled to now open in the heart of downtown Westfield. Warby Parker was founded in 2010 with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By circumventing traditional channels, designing glasses in-house, and engaging with customers directly, they're able to provide higher-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear starting at $95 (a fraction of the going price!). And for every pair of glasses or sunglasses purchased, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need. 908.505.0064.
The 2nd Annual Marketspace at Westfield is open during the first three consecutive weekends in December at 177 E. Broad St. (formerly Children's Place) -- December 1-2, 8-9 & 15-16, from 10am to 6pm. This downtown storefront will feature a revolving selection of local, handmade wares and vintage collectibles. It's free to attend. Don't miss live entertainment, DIY craft classes for kids, and complimentary photos with Santa. 908.514.8431.
The Oils Room is open at 138 Elmer St. (with ViaNutrition). They specialize in doTERRA essential oils and products that focus on natural health and wellness. They also provide education and a variety of accessories to help make it easy to incorporate these natural solutions into everyday life. With the holiday season upon us, stop in for one of their brief Winter Wellness workshops to learn how essential oils can help boost your immune system and keep you healthy throughout the winter months. Plus, give the gift of natural health this season. Receive 10% off in-stock products when you mention this newsletter. Check their website for workshops. 908.601.8965.
Compassionate Therapy, LLC recently opened at 7 Elm St. Compassionate Therapy is a psychotherapy practice focusing on the treatment of anxiety and trauma. 973.580.8703.
Addams Tavern will be re-opening! After a long awaited reconstruction, this popular bar & restaurant will soon be open again in our downtown for lunch, dinner and holiday cheer. 115 Elm St., 908.232.3201. www.addamstavern.com
Bareburger will open at 126 Central Ave., next door to Warby Parker. This upscale burger franchise with a full liquor license offers burgers, salads and sandwiches. Their menu is over one-third vegetarian and plant-based and they work with sustainable farmers and partners. Enjoy everything from a bison burger with blue cheese, bacon, bourbon jam and carmelized onions, to a sweet potato, kale & wild rice patty.
Atlantic Health will be occupying the former Morgan Stanley location opposite the Post Office at 138 Central Ave. Construction is underway. www.atlantichealth.org
Buddha Sushi, a high end sushi restaurant, will open at 35 Elm St. in the former Mojave Grill location.
Cinnaholic will be opening soon next to Ferraro's at 15 Elm St. Cinnaholic is a vegan bakery franchise that started in 2010 and currently operates in eight states. The company's owners appeared on the television show Shark Tank in 2014, which ended with them ultimately accepting a $200,000 investment offer from Robert Herjavec. www.cinnaholic.com
Innovasian Taco will open very soon at 106 Quimby St. (at the corner of Central Ave.). Signs are up and renovation is underway.
Osteo Strong, a Tony Robbins company, is coming to 121 Central Ave. OsteoStrong® is a unique place where you can go to improve your overall health by focusing on the skeletal system to improve bone density, posture, balance, athletic performance and lessen joint and back pain. www.osteostrong.me
Orgreen Poke is coming to 132 E. Broad St. (in the former location of Dor L'Dor). They offer delicious Hawaiian inspired poke made using a "non-oil" cooking procedure and a special filtered water system. Their homemade recipes are a great source of protein and are high in Omega 3s, and finished with the finest sauces that contain gluten-free and organic soy sauces. They use natural ingredients. Build your way to delicious, healthy, and fresh food! www.orgreenpoke.com
Portokali Modern Grill, a new fast casual Greek restaurant, is coming to 22-24 Elm St. (former location of The Rug Gallery). Stay tuned.
Signature Realty will open at 236 Elmer St. at corner of North Ave. E. (near Jay's Cycle Center). Their new building should be open soon. 908.686.1200. www.signaturerealtynj.com