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As anyone driving by can tell, progress is steady at the construction site of The Parker, a new three story, 31-unit apartment complex at the corner of West Broad Street and Rahway Avenue. The new building replaced the Westfield Auto Wash and the adjacent two buildings facing Rahway Avenue. Designed by Potter Architects, LLC, The Parker is the latest transit-oriented development and includes 18 one-bedroom units, 12 two-bedroom units and one three-bedroom unit, all with ground floor parking. Five of the rentals will be designated as affordable housing units.

Construction is also underway at Circle Plaza at the former Pan American Cleaners, which will feature 30 residential units with 5 affordable housing units and 7,000 square feet of commercial space.

These buildings in Downtown Westfield promise to bring new rental options and foot traffic to our downtown commercial district. The Parker and Circle Plaza are conveniently located within easy walking distance to the train and bus stations, and offers great appeal for a wide variety of renters -- including young professionals, empty nesters, and single parents who want to remain in the area. 

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Prestigious Houzz Awards 2019 Given to Westfield Businesses 

Prestigious Houzz Awards 2019 Given to Westfield Businesses 

Michael Robert Construction & Ellie Mroz Design

Both Michael Robert Construction and Ellie Mroz Design are proud to announce that they are recipients of the prestigious 2019 Houzz awards. Michael Robert Construction has won Houzz awards for 8 consecutive years; the 2019 awards were in the Design and Service categories. This is Ellie Mroz Design's 3rd consecutive year to be the recipient of Houzz award, with the 2019 award in Client Satisfaction. Houzz is a website and online community focusing on architecture, interior design and home improvement, with more than 40 million individuals using it for home design inspiration. 400 W. Broad St., 908.232.0134. www.michaelrobertconstruction.comwww.elliemrozdesign.com 

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Chill Cryotherapy Expands

Chill Cryotherapy Expands

The DWC Design Committee is pleased to assist ChillRx Cryotherapy with a Façade Renovation Incentive Grant for their expansion into the adjacent storefront. Chill Cryotherapy is Westfield's only cryotherapy center with an extensive array of health services. The expansion will allow Chill Cryotherapy to add new non-invasive, drug-free health, wellness and cosmetic solutions. At a time when some businesses are contracting, it is great to see a thriving and growing downtown business!

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Food & Wine 

Food & Wine 

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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Show Some Love to our National Retailers

Show Some Love to our National Retailers

Did you know that local Westfield branches of national (& regional) stores - think Williams-Sonoma, GAP, Banana Republic, Athleta, Lord & Taylor, Lucky Brand, Urban Outfitters, South Moon Under, etc. - get credit for your sale only if you shop their Westfield location? They get no benefit or credit if you view something in the store and then go home and purchase it online. You may love having one of these stores in our town, but maybe don't realize that their continued existence in Westfield depends on you! Therefore, if you are considering an online purchase from one of our national brands, visit the store directly instead, as every sale counts. Plus, if they don't have what you are looking for in your size or preferred color, they can order it for you online! 

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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Best Bets in January

Best Bets in January

The Farmhouse Store 

FHS is proud to introduce Craftmaster Furniture as the newest addition to its collection of fine furniture offerings. Craftmaster has been creating American Made, high quality, upholstered furniture in Taylorsville NC for over 45 years. Custom order is the strength of the company with over 140 sofa styles, 100 accent chairs, and 1,000 fabric choices, all built and shipped within a few weeks. Stop by The Farmhouse Store to see the style and quality that Craftmaster can bring to your home. 221 E. Broad St., 908.654.0444. 

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The French Martini

Now that holiday decor is put away for another year & the house may look a bit bare... Are you in need of some fresh styling at home? The French Martini Home Styling business can add style, balance and interest using all your current, existing pieces. Reach out to them for inquiries at thefrenchmartini@gmail.com or visit them online for more details. They also have post-holiday promotions: Many of their global designs and winter outerwear is up to 50% off. (Limited quantities and all sales final.) 41 Elm St., 917.532.5776. www.thefrenchmartinishop.com

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Food & Wine in the New Year

Food & Wine in the New Year

Midweek Specials at The Brick Oven

Brick Oven will be offering a special midweek prix-fixe dinner all winter, January thru March. Enjoy a 4-course dinner for $25 any Monday - Thursday! 117 Quimby St., 908.317.9500. www.thebrickovenwestfield.com 

Paella & Tapas Event at 1958 Cuban Cuisine

Join Master Chef Serafin Sarduy together with 1958 Cuban Cuisine's Executive Chef Gonzales Sueiro for a special Paella & Tapas event on January 28 at 6pm. Call the restaurant for details and reservations. 301 South Ave. W., 908.232.3187. www.1958cubancuisine.com 

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2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

As Mayor Shelley Brindle outlined in the State of the Town address on January 3, 2019, the Town remains focused on improving the business climate through short-term solutions, while a longer-term vision is established through the Master Plan process.  29 new businesses opened in the Special Improvement District last year and many more are opening. Read the Mayor's address here.

Building on Mayor Brindle's address, Downtown Westfield Corporation thanks you for supporting Downtown Westfield and shopping locally.  You answered our call (The Shopper's Dilemma: Online vs. Downtown) on the importance of patronizing local businesses-particularly during the recent holiday season. According to Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center, there is confidence now more than ever that Main Street's future is strong. The DWC, your local Main Street organization, remains committed to working with stakeholders and the Town in crafting solutions with practical-minded determination.  

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