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DWC Design Committee Recent Projects

DWC Design Committee Recent Projects

For over 25 years, the DWC Design Committee has administered their successful Façade Renovation Incentive Grant Program to over 150 different storefronts.  From historic restorations to new signs or awnings, the DWC staff and committee work with tenants and property owners using historic photos, materials, and often photoshop renderings to collaborate design changes.  

Two recent examples of major storefront renovations and expansions include Michael Robert Construction and Limani Seafood Grill.  Pictured are: Michael, Ellie Mroz (and children) at Michael Robert Construction, 400 W. Broad Street. George and Vasilia Vastardis of Limani Seafood Grill, 235 North Ave. W., were also presented with a Façade Renovation Incentive Grant check from Councilman Sam Della Fera, DWC board member and Council liaison.  

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Grand Openings in May

Grand Openings in May

Blende Custom Beauty is opening May 2 at 106 Elm St. after completing a beautiful restoration. Celebrity makeup artist Keira Karlin, Blende's co-owner, has worked on TV shows including Law and Order SVU, The Blacklist, The Affair, Blue Bloods and SNL. She has been the personal makeup artist for celebrities and dignitaries such as Debra Messing, Lucy Liu, Kevin Costner and President Bill Clinton. Her partner Nikki Tardibuono is a Makeup Artist and Licensed Esthetician certified in Microblading, with many years of retail management experience. Both women are working moms, living in the Westfield area for the past 17 years. This duo brings their talents to their new shop in the heart of Downtown Westfield. Blende specializes in custom blended makeup and lip bar, microblading and brow sculpting, private and group lessons, weddings and parties. 908.588.2094. Read more... www.blendebeauty.com 

Hand Picked, featuring urban wear and Supreme clothing, including sneakers and caps, is open at 107 Prospect St. (across from Bovella's). www.handpickednj.com 

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Grand Openings in April

Grand Openings in April

Downtown BBQ is open at 301 South Ave. W. Downtown BBQ's signature rub and open-flame grill bring out the unique flavors in their meat. Starting with Grade A Prime Angus beef, Chicken and Ribs, they apply a signature rub and allow the flavors to permeate the meat for at least 48 hours before grilling their steaks, chicken, ribs and burgers on an open-flame grill. 908.264.8252. 
www.downtownbbq.net  

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Blende Custom Beauty is opening soon at 106 Elm St. after completing a beautiful restoration. Celebrity makeup artist Keira Karlin has worked on TV shows including Law and Order SVU, The Blacklist, The Affair, Blue Bloods and SNL. Keira brings her talents to her new shop in the heart of Downtown Westfield. Blende specializes in custom blended makeup and lip bar, microblading and brow sculpting, private and group lessons, weddings and events. 

www.facebook.com/BlendeBeauty

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Chez Catherine Renovation Nearing Completion

Chez Catherine Renovation Nearing Completion

After 38 years, Chez Catherine, a Westfield institution, is undergoing a complete renovation.  In addition to the dining rooms, many improvements including a new heating and air conditioning system will provide a more comfortable and quieter experience year ‘round.

The restaurant welcomed the third owners in its history in October 2016 when Stephane Bocket, a familiar face and long serving Maitre d’Hotel, joined with partner Michael Cowan to purchase the business from Didier Jouvenet. Planning for the renovation began well before the temporary closing with big ideas and dreams. For years Stephane had been waiting his turn to run this French fine dining institution. His dream was to give it more of a feel of Provence.

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Grand Openings in March 2017

Grand Openings in March 2017

Several new businesses have opened this month and many more are to come.

 

The Salad House is now open at 113 Quimby St. With locations in Millburn and Morristown, The Salad House specializes in "create your own" salads and wraps that can be saved electronically for your return visit. They also offer a wide variety of sandwiches, soups, paninis, flat bread pizzas (available gluten free), delicious small plate appetizers and a full kids menu. Signature salad creations include the Mandarin Chicken Salad, the Apple Walnut Salad, and the Boss Salad. 908.233.2467. www.thesaladhouse.com

Michael Robert Construction is now open at the corner of South Ave. & W. Broad St. Stop in to admire their exciting restoration and see how they can help with your restoration project. 908.591.4578. www.michaelrobertconstruction.com 

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