There is lots of transition downtown and the brown paper on storefront windows is the sign of this transition. Behind that paper, many exciting things are happening...
Ambeli Greek Taverna of Cranford is opening a second location in Westfield very soon at 39 Elm St., 908.272.4111. Facebook
Atlantic Health will be occupying the former Morgan Stanley location opposite the post office at 138 Central Ave. Details to follow.
Boxwood Coffee Roastery is coming soon to 143 E. Broad St. (in the location formerly Panera). Boxwood Coffee is a family run coffee shop and roaster based in Summit, NJ established in 2014 by husband and wife team Stephen and Erin Bellamy. www.boxwoodcoffee.com
Columbia Bank is coming soon to 251 North Ave. W. in the former location of MotoPhoto.
Farinolio, a Tuscan Bakery-Café, will open its doors at 121 E. Broad St. soon. Its three founder's vision is to offer Farinolio's guests a complete sensory experience through a balanced mix of simple Northern Italian décor, authentic products and the human touch of "foodies serving other foodies". Flour, extra virgin olive oil, cheeses and meats will come directly from carefully selected partners in Tuscany and other Italian regions, as well as from local farms and businesses in New Jersey.www.farinolio.com
Little Nest Portraits will be opening in just a few short weeks! In honor of their new address, they will be waiving the enrollment fee for the first 109 Heirloom Members! Click the link below to learn more about their Annual Heirloom Membership Program, and get on the list to enjoy waived enrollment. All of those who sign up will also be entered to win a custom photo album to celebrate your first Heirloom Year. 109 Quimby St., 917.941.1782. www.westfield.littlenestphoto.com
Signature Realty will open at 236 Elmer St. at corner of North Ave. E. (near Jay's Cycle Center). The Planning Board approved their office plan in early December 2017. www.signaturerealtynj.com
Spencer Savings Bank is coming to 240 North Ave. W. (in the former location of Citibank). Spencer Savings Bank, a community bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, N.J., has selected Westfield, N.J. as the site for its new, technologically advanced "Financial Center", a unique combination of a banking center and loan production office. Read more.
Westfield Tailors will be relocating from North Ave. E. to 129 Elm St. and opening this month. Francolino Clothiers previously occupied the location for over 34 years until illness forced their recent retirement. Coincidentally, tailoring has existed in that location over 60 years, and the original tailor business was named Westfield Tailors. 908.654.8934. www.Westfieldtailors.net