The mayor and town council, Westfield Police and Fire Department, Department of Public Works and various youth and civic organizations will be participating in this year’s parade. Wreaths will be sponsored by the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of the American Legion and local businesses. Public invited!
Ladies, it's time to shop! Girls' Night Out Returns to Westfield May 11, 2017 as a Day & Night Event! Typically an evening event, ladies can now enjoy the festivities all day for shopping and refreshments AND into the evening until 9pm. And the Town of Westfield is offering FREE parking all day & night! So, come out to shop for Mother's Day gifts, discover unique shops, pamper yourself with promotions & special events, and relax with complimentary refreshments as you stroll among the retailers in Downtown Westfield. Be one of the first 1,500 lucky ladies to register and receive a complimentary gift from Downtown Westfield Corporation (a secret until arrival)! Rain or shine. Bag sponsors include Athleta and Keller-Williams Realty. A brochure of participating businesses along with their promotions for the evening will be published soon on www.westfieldtoday.com.
There are three new and exciting building projects currently under construction in Downtown Westfield that promise to bring new rental options and foot traffic to our downtown commercial district. All of these buildings are transit friendly, conveniently located within easy walking distance to the train and bus stations, and offer great appeal for a wide variety of renters -- including young professionals, empty nesters, and single parents who want to remain in the area. In addition, all three properties represent significant investments in our future, are modern and architecturally appealing, and blend into the downtown character. They represent improvements to currently underutilized properties located at highly visible locations within our downtown area. They will provide easy access to the goods, services and entertainment that Downtown Westfield provides as well as parking.
333 Central - Pictured above, a 70-unit, four-story luxury rental building will be opening soon at Central and South Avenues. With easy access to Westfield's train station, this transit-oriented multi-family structure is sure to attract professionals and local empty-nesters looking to downsize. With a completion date set for spring 2017, this 126,340 square foot property will feature 70 luxury one and two-bedroom rental apartments with enclosed parking, a lounge with a wet bar, a gym, yoga room, and two rooftop lounges. Apartments will have 9-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. Some apartments will also have a den and/or a private terrace. The building is pet friendly. For more information, visit www.333CentralAve.comContinue reading
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.Continue reading
Rumors can be a terribly damaging form of communication. Rumors spread on social media are no exception, and only serve to amplify the negative effects on people and businesses.
Recently our office has received an increased level of questions about store closings based on rumors on social media. While we can in some cases confirm news about stores not renewing their leases or planning to close, the majority of rumors we hear and read are false! Rumors about some of our downtown chain stores and restaurants closing are most often not true and we are baffled by who would start such rumors and why. The businesses affected are themselves confused about where the rumors started and are forced into damage control mode to convince customers they are doing fine.Continue reading
South Moon Under
South Moon Under's Annual Swim Event takes place March 3-27 and features 15% off swimwear and cover ups. New this year, they now sell all two piece swimwear as separates! Additionally, customers can visit the store or online at http://bit.ly/2kvx9qq to enter to win the 'Best Beach Bag Ever' worth over $500! 249 E. Broad St., 908.518.1509. www.southmoonunder.com
Ann Taylor will be hosting their Friends and Family event from Thursday, March 2 - Monday, March 6. Stop by and enjoy 40% off your purchase (certain exclusions apply) as well as 20% off for signing up for an Ann Taylor credit card. These discounts are only for a limited time so stop by and enjoy some great discounts on all of their new arrivals. They will be also hosting a private shopping event after the store is closed on Monday, March 6 from 8-10pm. Refreshments will be served. Contact the store to RSVP to the after hours event. 167 E. Broad St., 908.232.2393. www.anntaylor.com
Blue Jasmine is gearing up for Spring! Shop new plants, jewelry and gifts at the boutique. Enjoy a one day sale to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, with 20% off all things green (excludes plants and flowers)! Learn floral design at any of their March classes - call for a schedule and details. 23 Elm St., 908.232.2393. www.shopbluejasmine.comContinue reading
You don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! There are lots of things to eat, drink and enjoy this month in Westfield to get into the lucky spirit. The Downtown Westfield Corporation is sponsoring live Irish music by The Michael Craig Band inside 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro (at 16 Prospect St.) from 2:00pm-4:30pm on March 17th. Come enjoy the music while you sip a pint of Guinness, then shop and stroll in town to take in the festive offerings. Many restaurants and merchants are going green in some way on that day. Here's a sampling. Erin go Bragh!
*Check back for more details as St. Patrick’s Day approaches.
It's time to eat & drink! The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) is pleased to sponsor Dine Out Westfield February 26 through March 09, 2017. Over twenty restaurants are participating this winter to offer wonderful menus at affordable prices. Restaurants are offering two and three-course prix-fixe menus specially priced for lunch and/or dinner, many with wine pairing options. Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included unless otherwise noted. Menus are published in advance (when available) for you to review before making your reservation.
What's New this year? Dine Out Westfield is now a Food & Wine Event with wine pairing menus and recommendations. Participating restaurants with liquor licenses are offering options for wine pairings along with their food menus. Some wineries are selling bottles of wine in several restaurants. Local liquor stores NosVino and The Liquor Basket will be making wine recommendations for other restaurants and offering discounts and tableside delivery if you order in advance!
Browse the list of participating restaurants below to find one that fits your appetite and your budget. Then call the restaurant directly for reservations. Bon Appetit!Continue reading