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Back in the Day... Root's Sweet Shoppe 1966

Back in the Day... Root's Sweet Shoppe 1966

We came across this picture of Bill Root standing proudly in front of his store at 439 South Ave. W. in Westfield back in 1966.    
Root's Sweet Shoppe, a candy store & soda fountain, operated from 1966 to 1988 and was a cornerstone of our community with many loyal, everyday customers. The environment inside was more like family than business. Root's helped shape many young people's lives in Westfield and was truly a special place for over 20 years.   
After a devastating fire in 2012, the Root building was rebuilt and is now home to Gallery U Boutique. 

Sector Watch: Westfield is Good for Your Health

Sector Watch: Westfield is Good for Your Health

Residents and visitors of Westfield know how to take care of themselves and appreciate the good and healthy things in life. Luckily, Westfield can satisfy their needs with healthy food and drinks, spa & personal services, and lots of fitness options. 

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New Gift Coins to Bring Bling to FestiFall

New Gift Coins to Bring Bling to FestiFall

September, 2016, Westfield, NJ -- The Gift Coin is about to make a comeback! The GWACC (Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce) plans to unveil its newly designed gift coins at the FestiFall street fair on Sunday, September 25, but here’s a sneak peak of the shiny new coins that shoppers will soon be spending in support this buy local program.

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Two Downtown Westfield companies in NJ Top 250 Private Companies

Two Downtown Westfield companies in NJ Top 250 Private Companies

Kudos to two of our downtown businesses that made the list of top 250 privately held companies in New Jersey by NJBiz.com, published August 29, 2016:

  1. Bayada Home Health Care (#18), $1.06 billion revenue, 6247 employees, Westfield branch located at 251 North Ave. www.bayada.com

  2. Redcom Design & Construction LLC (# 201), $32 million revenue, 62 employees, located at 137 Elmer St. Relocating soon to its brand new building on North Ave. across from Vine Ripe Markets. www.redcomllc.com
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Westfield in the NY Times: Where Small Town Meets Urban

Westfield in the NY Times: Where Small Town Meets Urban

Westfield continues to get accolades in the press! The most recent article was published in the Real Estate section of The New York Times, September 7, 2016. Entitled, Westfield, N.J., Where Small Town Meets Urban, the article featured Westfield as a Union County town with characteristics often associated with urban living: a vibrant downtown and cultural scene, and good transportation options.

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Update On Trader Joe's

Update On Trader Joe's

You may have noticed great progress this summer at Trader Joe's! Exterior walls and brick facade are under construction. The crew is working 7 days a week to complete the rebuild. More details to follow as soon as we get them, so stay tuned. We can taste the wine now... www.traderjoes.com

 

Grand Openings September 2016

Grand Openings September 2016

There are many new businesses coming to town! We can't wait to see these exciting places opening soon in their beautiful new spaces.

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Review in NY Times: At Limani Seafood Grill in Westfield, Bringing Greece Home

Review in NY Times: At Limani Seafood Grill in Westfield, Bringing Greece Home
By SHIVANI VORA
August 5, 2016

As I sat at Limani Seafood Grill in Westfield on one of the warmest days of the year and devoured a salad of sweet watermelon, tangy feta cheese and fresh mint, I was certain that there was no better antidote to the oppressive heat.

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10 Best Places to Play Pokémon Go in Westfield

10 Best Places to Play Pokémon Go in Westfield

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.

 

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Westfield’s Amuse Reopens as Butcher Block Burgers

Westfield’s Amuse Reopens as Butcher Block Burgers

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.”

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