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Spice Bazaar owners to launch new restaurant in Westfield 

Spice Bazaar owners to launch new restaurant in Westfield 

The two married owners of Spice Bazaar in Westfield, NJ will now be opening a Mediterranean restaurant down the street called Lavash.

Spice Bazaar restaurant owners Kanika Bakshi and Simran Bakshi are opening a new restaurant in Westfield, New Jersey. Both Kanika and Simran are known for their re-opening and rebranding of Spice Bazaar Modern Indian Dining, which relocated in June to 39 Elm Street. Unlike Spice Bazaar, their new venture concept will be serving up Mediterranean food under the name Lavash.

After their success at Spice Bazaar, they are now launching Lavash in Spice Bazaar’s original spot at 114 Quimby Street. During the first month of Lavash’s opening, Kanika and Simran will be giving out at least 100 free meals to Westfield, Fanwood, Plainfield and Cranford locals.

Both owners have not defined the menu items yet but will begin creating dishes soon.

Lavash will be open before the end of 2019. Stay tuned.


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Lavash is predicted to open end of October at 114 Quimby Street, Westfield NJ. This will be Kanika and Simran Bakshi’s second restaurant venture together and first Mediterranean restaurant.

Similar to their re-opening for Spice Bazaar Modern Indian Dining, 100 free meals will be given out to locals in and near Westfield, NJ on a first-call, first-serve basis.

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AddamsFest Marquee Events to Take Place October 19-20 and October 26-27

AddamsFest Marquee Events to Take Place October 19-20 and October 26-27

The town-wide celebration of Westfield's own Charles Addams returns this October to celebrate this prolific talent and the hometown that inspired those all together ooky characters!

Westfield is being transformed to all things Charles Addams with family themed events, movie screenings, art exhibits and much more!  With something for everyone, AddamsFest promises to be a whimsy-filled festival honoring the man, his legacy and the town where it all started.

Morticia & Gomez Addams Masquerade Ball, Addams Family Fun Zone, Charlie's Ale Garden, Morticia’s Movies, Halloween Parade & Costume Contest, Pugsley’s Trunk or Treat will be back. Plus, don't miss Lurch’s Lecture Series, Paranormal Investigations, Haunt Your House Contest and the Wicked Windows of Westfield. There's also a newly envisioned art exhibit that combines original works of Addams alongside local student art influenced by his style. 

See the full calendar of events and get your tickets here!!

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Grand Openings

Grand Openings

Best Foot Forward 

Your new BFF is in town! Randall's Shoes is under new ownership and has been rebranded. This Westfield retailer is committed to bringing shoe-fitting back to its roots. They offer the kind of personalized attention that's hard to find in all of the off-the-rack and online stores today. Their high quality, hand sewn, comfortable shoes feature today's latest styles for men, women and children. Stop in to see their new brands and ensure you're wearing the perfect fitting shoes! 82 Elm St., 908.232.3680.  www.bestfootforwardwestfield.com

Acting Out! is open at 439 South Ave. W. (in the Root Building at the corner of Westfield Ave. and South Ave.) and will have a Grand Opening celebration Saturday, September 7 from 1-3pm. Acting Out! offers an extensive performing arts curriculum, from kindergarten to college. The entire staff are professional working actors and musicians. Your child will learn in-depth performing arts technique while having fun. 908.379.8119. www.actingoutonline.com  

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Back-to-School Essentials: Where to Find Them in Westfield

Back-to-School Essentials: Where to Find Them in Westfield

It's time to think about school and what items you need to buy for your kids. We highly encourage parents and kids to buy school supplies, new clothes, sneakers, backpacks and more in Downtown Westfield! Shopping locally for your kids, whether elementary or high school age, will help ensure that these stores stay in town. Many of them support our local school fundraisers! So now's your time to give back by simply patronizing Westfield's own.

See a list of downtown businesses who sell school supplies, backpacks, shoes, sneakers and clothing.

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The Westfield Fashion Show, September 8

The Westfield Fashion Show, September 8

Sunday, September 8
12 - 2pm
The James Ward Mansion
169 E. Broad St.

Join in the fashion fun! This exciting show is the final event in DWC's 2nd Sunday series and promises to be an exclusive look at the latest fall trends. Due to capacity limits at The James Ward Mansion, we are only giving away 100 tickets, so register now too reserve your place! It's free!

REGISTER NOW!

Enjoy the latest fashion looks by many of downtown Westfield's participating businesses:
Adlers Jewelers, J. McLaughlin, Jude Connally, Jos. A. Banks, Lord & Taylor, Sole Shoes, South Moon Under & Westfield Service League. Blende Custom Beauty will assist models with their makeup.


Westfield's very own Ethan Berman, EJB Entertainment, will DJ & Emcee. Additional music will be provided by Valencia School of Music. Plus, enjoy a random drawing, fun and FASHION!

We are fortunate to be working with the Runway of Dreams Foundation, who is leading an industry wide movement of inclusion in fashion, empowering people with disabilities with confidence, independence & style.


The public is invited to attend this free fashion show but are required to register as seating is limited. Registration now! http://bit.ly/westfieldfashionshow 

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Grand Openings

Grand Openings

Buddha Fish, a high end sushi and tapas restaurant, is now open at 35 Elm St. in the former Mojave Grill location. Their new exterior is finished with a beautiful sign and awning. 908.264.8068. 

Evergreen, a new casual cafe serving frozen yogurt, smoothies, salads and wraps, is open at 116 Elm St.

Acting Out!, Brooklyn's Premier Acting School, is open at 439 South Ave. W. (in the Root Building at the corner of Westfield Ave. and South Ave.). Acting Out! offers an extensive performing arts curriculum, from kindergarten to college. The entire staff are professional working actors and musicians. Your child will learn in-depth performing arts technique while having fun. Whether your child just needs to break out of her shell, or prepare for a Broadway audition, Acting Out! knows what it takes. 908.379.8119. www.actingoutonline.com 

Neo Aromatherapy is open at 112 Elm St.

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Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival Summer Finale on Tuesday, August 27

Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival Summer Finale on Tuesday, August 27

Performances will be held in four locations throughout the downtown from 7-9pm. This weekly summer event is brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), and will continue every Tuesday night in July and August. Rain dates will be held on Wednesdays.

While enjoying the musical performances of “Sweet Sounds Downtown”, bring the kids downtown to enjoy one of Westfield’s fine restaurants and eateries. We hope to see you downtown!

See the summer schedule here

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Live Music Every Tuesday Night in July & August, 7pm-9pm

July 2 - August 27

Enjoy free music at the 23rd Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians.

New this year:

  • Quimby St. will be pedestrian only every Tuesday during the Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival, and the North Avenue Venue Band will perform on Quimby St. instead near the corner of Elm St.
  • Plus, the festival is now all music, not just jazz, including rock and country bands!

Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), the festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7pm to 9pm. Raindates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week.

We hope to see you there! And come early to enjoy dinner at one of our fine restaurants. 

Click here for the performance schedule!

 

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Shopping Best Bets

Shopping Best Bets

Adlers Jewelers

Visit Adlers Jewelers for their Mother's Day Sale and choose from a beautiful selection of jewelry at special prices. You can save up to $1,000 on designer jewelry purchases! It's a great opportunity to find something fabulous for the special lady in your life. 217 North Ave. W., 908.233.6900. www.adlersjewelers.com  

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Athleta is packed with events and promotions this month. On May 9, enjoy Westfield's Girls' Day & Night Out with raffles, DJ, snacks and Jewelry. On May 12, shop for Mom on Mother's Day with 20% off 1 full priced item. 234 E. Broad St., 908.518.7620. www.stores.athleta.net 

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DWC Thanks Businesses and Visitors for Another Successful Girls' Day & Night Out

DWC Thanks Businesses and Visitors for Another Successful Girls' Day & Night Out

The Downtown Westfield Corporation would like to thank all the women who came out to shop, sip and enjoy promotions during the recent Girls' Day & Night Out event on May 9.  Over 1600 ladies pre-registered and received a a special gift of facial serum from Blende Custom Makeup Studio, compliments of the DWC. Shoppers also enjoyed free parking and live music on the corner of E. Broad St and Elm St by Michael Doyle's '8 Til When?'

The DWC would also like to thank the 90 businesses and sponsors who offered the ladies something special that day and night, from price reductions to raffles to complimentary refreshments. 

Sponsors were on hand to give away goodies, giveaways, samples and bags...Trader Joe's, Lord & Taylor, Stop & Shop, David Realty Group and Keller Williams Realty. Thank you David Realty Group and Keller Williams who also volunteered to staff our registration tables to check the ladies in.

See you all next year!

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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).

Online registration is now closed, but families & teams can show up on game day and sign up on site to play!

REGISTER NOW!

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