Saturday, February 23, 2013
Mayor cuts ribbon on South Street cafe.
Saturday, February 23
Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty cut the ribbon at the grand re-opening of the Swiss Chalet Bakery and Café Friday. “The grand re-opening of the Swiss Chalet Bakery and Café, newly relocated across the street on South Street, is not only a great new location, but a destination for our residents and the surrounding communities to enjoy one of the finest bakeries in New Jersey!" Dougherty said.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Shake It! Burgers and Dogs closed in early January after being open less than a year.
It appears the owner of the former Shake It! Burgers and Dogs wasn't kidding when he said his restaurant's replacement was not far behind. A "Coming Soon" sign has gone up for the "Washington St. Bistro" at what before was a burger-centric joint was Morristown's only Cuban restaurant, Cha Cha Cha. Shake It! closed Jan. 11 after being open less than a year. Owner Ray Luetters, who took over the business in June, cited health reasons for the closure. He added, "the new proprietor will apparently will be opening soon." We're not sure how much of a historic theme this new restaurant plans to have, but it already has set the stage with a logo featuring none other than Gen. George Washington apparently ready to eat, suppied with knife and fork. …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Business opened Oct. 1 on Washington Street.
In today's world, convenience is king. Supermarkets long ago provided every food item one needed under one roof, replacing multiple trips to the butcher, the baker and the candle stick maker, among others. Convenience stores provide customers a place to get in, get what they need and get out quickly. And as super stores like Walmart and Target have increased their product options to include things like groceries, so too have places like 7-Eleven added more items than just Big Gulps and Taquitos. In the realm of health care, the "one-stop shop" trend is emerging as well, here in Morristown. Be Well., opened Oct. 1 on Washington Street, began its life in 2010 on Madison Avenue specializing mostly in nutrition planning as the NJ Center for …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Here's a shout-out to some Morristown folks who are catching on to a great marketing opportunity on Patch.
Do you want to enhance your presence online and reach new customers for your local business? For free? Every local business gets a space on Morristown Patch. We've already done the legwork to create it for you. If you haven't seen it, we'd be happy to show it to you. If we missed you, we're ready to add you. And if you claim it, you have more control over how your business is presented online. Since Oct. 22, these businesses claimed their listings on Morristown Patch: A Patch listing gives your business a voice on Patch. Find it and click on the "claim it" button to become an active user. Your friends, neighbors and potential new customers get a better sense of who you are, what your business offers and what your community means to you. …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Signs for Morristown's latest fitness stop 'where ballet barre meets yoga and pilates' recently appeared on storefront.
It stands to reason that in a place like Morristown, where there are more than a few dining options, there will need to be plenty of opportunities to burn those calories. Those opportunities are becoming increasingly evident here, from yoga in multiple locations, to other forms of fitness staking their claims. Another new one, Barre3, is set to open soon at 5 South St., between Iron Bar and The Office Restaurant (see, food and fitness!). Recently, the signs appeared there, letting people know they're joining the party. Described as "where ballet barre meets yoga and pilates," Barre3 helps "develop the length of a dancer and the strength of an athlete with our highly effective 60-minute workouts," according to the Barre3 website. There are …
Oldest eyeglass store in New Jersey recently celebrated 120 years in business.
You're looking pretty good for 120. Of course, a recent $20,000 facelift at J.C. Reiss Opticians didn't hurt. We could forgive the vanity; it's not every day you celebrate over a century in business. To think, when owner Tom Harrigan got out of the Navy almost 50 years ago and was offered a limited set of career placement courses, he could have stuck with tool and dye making, his first choice. Harrigan soon switched to optical and, "it's worked out for me," he said. The field has worked out so well, in fact, it has been the Brooklyn-native's only career. After 24 years at J.C. Reiss, Harrigan bought the business 20 years ago. Tom Harrigan, along with wife Lily, were honored by the town on Oct. 6 for J.C. Reiss' 120 years in business, which…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Dreams, 'dance,' 'recreation,' 'entertained,' 'art,' 'music,' 'shop,' set to open Nov. 10 at 91 Morris St.
And the "For Lease" signs just keep on coming ... down. As The Finishing Touch puts the finishing touches on its new location, across Morris Street from its previous location, a long-empty building next to its new digs now has signage up announcing the pending opening of Dreams, at 91 Morris St. What is "Dreams," exactly? According to the sign, and according to owner Daniel Herrera, it stands for "dance," "recreation," "entertained," "art," "music" and "shop." A performance center, Herrera said Dreams will have classes, shows and sales in those aforementioned arts. Of the location, Herrera said, "we finally found a location perfect for what we were looking for." The new business' opening, dubbed "A Taste of Dreams," is scheduled to …
Monday, October 8, 2012
'Sorry. We Are Closed' signs went up a week ago; by Oct. 8, the place was cleared out.
The signs making the announcement went up last week, but this really puts the period on the point. By Monday, Tart & Tufo's South Street location was completely empty. A week before, signs were up that simply said, "Sorry. We Are Closed." It was a sudden end for a business that specialized in frozen yogurt, a business that had opened prior to the wave of self-service froyo joints—three on the same street—including Strawberry Fields just a couple doors down. While Tart & Tufo had gone beyond its competition, offering other items like coffee, sandwiches and other desserts, it appears that was not enough. Patch will keep you updated on what ultimately replaces this downtown Morristown business.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Glass art studio opened on South Street on Dec. 4, 2002.
In the cutthroat world of running a business in Morristown, getting past your first year is a worthy accomplishment. Stacey Schlosser's Glassworks Studio has done that 10 times. It was on Dec. 4, 2002 when the former pre-school teacher, department store buyer and stay-at-home-mother entered the next phase in her life, one she does not plan on leaving anytime soon. The inspiration for what would ultimately become Glassworks began when she reconnected with a friend from junior high school, now a studio director at the world famous Corning Museum of Glass. "She opened a walk-in workshop," Schlosser said. "And, I thought, 'oh, my God, this is such a great idea.'" Whereas studios specializing in make-your-own pottery started with a relatively …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Before self-serve froyo invaded Morristown, this South Street business had cornered the market.
It was only a matter of time. Before Greenberry's, Morristown Dairy and Zebu Forno packed it in—and before a trio of self-serve frozen yogurt shops decided South Street in Morristown would be where they would stake their claim in the emerging trend—Tart & Tufo listed its South Street (non self-serve) frozen yogurt shop on Garden State Multiple Listing Service for $150,000. That was in August 2011. Since then, the aforementioned businesses closed and the triple threat of competitors joined the fray. Now, the original server of froyo in Morristown has apparently, finally decided enough was enough. On Monday, the lights were out and signs were up at Tart & Tufo's store letting customers know they were now closed. No additional explanation was…