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Here's what's special this month in catering, olive oils, seafood, wine pairings and more.

 

Catering Options at Boxwood Coffee Roasters  

Boxwood Coffee now has a catering menu. They will host private events in their gorgeous Westfield location, including birthday parties and business meetings, and they cater food for breakfast, lunch, dessert, as well as coffee and tea drinks. 143 E. Broad St., 908.219.4076. 

www.boxwoodcoffee.com

New Olive Oil at Farinolio

It's here! The 2018 Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Chianti in Tuscany is now available at Farinolio. Pick up a case or a bottle today and truly enjoy the difference. Plus, enjoy their incredible focaccia sandwiches (pictured in photo). 121 E. Broad St., 908.325.2486. www.farinolio.com 

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Valentine's Essentials

Valentine's Essentials

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! From flowers, champagne and chocolates, to jewelry, cookies or dinner reservations, you can find it here.  

Flowers:

Flower Art by Design Contempo - 103 Prospect St., 908.301.0300

The Green Room - 605 South Ave. W., 908.518.0400

Chocolates:

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Westfield Businesses Offer Shutdown Specials and Furlough Freebies to Families Impacted by Federal Shutdown

Westfield Businesses Offer Shutdown Specials and Furlough Freebies to Families Impacted by Federal Shutdown

While a deal to end the government shutdown appears to be far off, many Westfield businesses are willing to offer furloughed federal workers a little relief, ranging from free food and coffee to free fitness and financial planning services.

Around 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed or working without pay since December 21 and won't receive their next paychecks until the government reopens. January 11 was the first payday most furloughed employees missed.

Businesses across the country are offering free services -- meals, movies, and classes, among other things -- to all those impacted by what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. 

Locally, many Westfield businesses are generously doing something to help those affected. Here are details on how our local restaurants, stores and services providers are pitching in. (Check back frequently as this list will continually update.)

Note: Furloughed workers should simply show their federal ID to take advantage of these specials.

Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery: FREE cup of the “coffee of the day”, one per day. 104 Elm St., 908.232.7977. www.ahrre.com

Farinolio: FREE freshly baked bread to those federal employees impacted by the government shutdown. 121 E. Broad St. www.farinolio.com 

Kika Stretch Studio: FREE stretch sessions at their Westfield location. Stretch away the stress and discomfort with Kika Stretch. Call or text the number provided, mention you are a government employee in need of a "Kika Boost" and they'll schedule your appointment. 66 Elm St., 908.376.9680. www.kikastretchstudios.com

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Grand Openings in January

Grand Openings in January

Addams Tavern has re-opened! After a long awaited reconstruction, this popular bar & restaurant is once again open in our downtown for lunch, dinner and drinks at their beautiful bar. Stop in for a meal or meet your friends at the bar. Welcome back Addams Tavern, we missed you! 115 Elm St., 908.232.3201. www.addamstavern.com

Signature Realty has opened at 233 North Ave. E. (near Jay's Cycle Center). Their renovation is complete and is beautiful. Congrats to Michelle Pais and staff! 908.686.1200. www.signaturerealtynj.com  

 

Coming Soon:

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 caramelized onions, to a sweet potato, kale & wild rice patty. www.bareburger.com

Bespoke by Gambert - Coming in February, this modern mens haberdashery offers custom shirts, suits and sportswear, as well as shoes from casual to dress and accessories. 221 North Ave. E. (next to Jay's Cycle Center). Website coming soon: www.bespokebygambert.com 

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Top Best Selling Books of 2018 at the Town Book Store

Top Best Selling Books of 2018 at the Town Book Store

These were the top best selling adult books of 2018 at The Town Book Store in Westfield, NJ. (270 E. Broad St., 908.233.3535)

#1 Becoming

By Michelle Obama
Warm, wise, and revelatory, this book is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations — and whose story inspires us to do the same.

#2 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine 
By Gail Honeyman
Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, this book is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes...the only way to survive is to open your heart. 

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2018 Recap of Grand Openings

2018 Recap of Grand Openings

We are so proud of our Downtown! As we look back at the happenings over the past year, we can't help but remark on all the new businesses which have joined our downtown family of 450+ businesses. Despite some obvious retail challenges, take a peak with us at some of the grand openings that happened in 2018.  

Warby Parker                                The Oils Room                 Compassion Therapy, LLC

J. McLaughlin                                Business Energy              Westfield Station Cafe    

Forefront Designs Architects         Excel Orthopedic PT        Farmer's Insurance          

Boxwood Coffee Roastery            Farinolio                           Spencer Savings Bank    

Columbia Bank                             Westfield Shoe Repair      Ambeli Greek Taverna    

Little Nest Portraits                       Westfield Tailors               YESTERcades                    

Outta Hand Pizza                         CrossFit 908 Central        Brassy Buddha Yoga Studio

The Runaway Fork                      Signature Realty               Brow Bar Permanent Makeup

JDS HVAC Service LLC               ELA Financial Group, Inc.   Cetera Advisor Networking LLC

Berse Law, LLC                            

Pop Up Shops:

The Marketspace at Westfield      Luxury Garage Sale         Spirit Halloween

Coming Soon:

Atlantic Health                             Bare Burger                       Cinnaholic

Innovation Taco                           Orgreen Poke                    Osteo Strong

Portokali Modern Grill

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Grand Openings in December

Grand Openings in December

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. 

www.warbyparker.com 

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Holiday Entertainment & Sponsored Events Downtown in December

Holiday Entertainment & Sponsored Events Downtown in December

The holiday season is the perfect time to enjoy shopping, dining and celebrating in our classic town for modern families! Since there's no place like home, Westfield is the place where families and friends share good food, exchange gifts and create awesome memories together. The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) is proud to sponsor the following holiday events in December:

  • Menorah Lighting
  • Free Holiday Parking
  • Holiday Entertainment
  • Miracle on Elm St. Shopping Spree Contest

 

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Free Parking for the Holidays in Downtown Westfield

Free Parking for the Holidays in Downtown Westfield

The gift of free parking! The Town of Westfield is pleased to offer complimentary metered parking on-street and in lots during the holiday shopping season - December 15, 2018 - January 1, 2019  (Two Weeks!) * Parking restrictions and time limits apply. Thank you Town of Westfield!! 

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Grand Openings in November

Grand Openings in November

J. McLaughlin, a classic family clothing retailer, is now open at 44 Elm St. in the Westfield 'Flatiron' building that is being historically restored. J. McLaughlin is known for classic yet current styles, both traditional and innovative. They offer quality silks, sporty cottons and cashmeres. Stop in and visit this gorgeous store! 44 Elm St., 908.588.7062. www.jmclaughlin.com

Business Energy, a co-working and networking community for local business professionals, has opened at 220 Lenox Ave, Suite 101. Their modern downtown space is a place to work, meet, and connect with other local professionals. Book a bright and airy, custom-designed workstation or conference room for the day and enjoy professional-speed WiFi and a variety of office amenities to bring positive energy to your work experience. BE productive. BE inspired. BE close to home. www.yourbusinessenergy.com 

Westfield Station Cafe is now open at 339 South Ave. W., conveniently located across form the train station in the space formerly Duke's Deli. Family owned and operated by the Mobarek family, they offer breakfast and lunch favorites including sandwiches, salads, wraps, and burgers along with select Mediterranean dishes. The refurbished space offers meals in a diner style setting with booths and counter seats, for eat-in or take-out. 908.232.2869. www.westfieldstationcafe.com 

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