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. …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Still, unless someone climbs up the tree (which we are absolutely not advocating), we should at least appreciate the 'Morristown Beauty' in especially the least obvious of places.
American Beauty in Morristown? Not really, though that one character's "most beautiful thing I ever filmed" was what immediate came to mind when eyes spied an A&P bag attached to a tree next to Sage Nail Salon & Spa on South Street Monday morning. Yes, it was not blowing in the wind. Yes, we generally try to bring our own bags to the supermarket when we shop. Yes, this isn't a movie. But, unless someone climbs up the tree (which we are not advocating, mind you), we should at least try to find beauty wherever we can in the world, even where it's not so obvious. We're not sure but, it looks like the bag may have collected snowballs.
Crews are set to transform former froyo joint into an investment firm.
Apparently, one Morristown business trend is replacing another. The Mutual Fund Store just opened in a nearby space that had been empty since at least Morristown Patch's inception. And, before anyone could take a breath, crews were seen Monday setting to turning the former Tart & Tufo--arguably the lead horse in the frozen yogurt phenomenon--into an Edward Jones Investments. A person at property owner The Silverman Group could not confirm an opening date. Ask some (or, just go through many of our snarkier, saltier comments over the past two-and-a-half years) and they may tell you these investment advisory firms are just an extension of the bank trend that swallowed up a lot of real estate in Morristown over the past decade. Places like …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
New benches part of ongoing South Street Streetscape Improvement Project.
Morristown has been touted as a walkable community. But, every once in a while, you need to sit down. As part of the town's ongoing South Street Streetscape Improvement Project, several benches were installed Thursday in front of South Street Creamery and Cafe. The project, which began in 2011, has also included new sidewalks, tree plantings and some new garbage cans.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Fatty's and Grassroots Natural Market now have signage for their impending openings.
They're clearly appealing to different demographics, yet are (literally) a stone's throw from each other. Granted, you might need an arm like Peyton Manning to clear that distance, but it's possible. And now, they both have signs to prove that they will both be here soon enough. On one end of the spectrum, Grassroots Natural Market is on its way to opening in the space formerly occupied by The Health Shoppe, which closed last summer after 40 years in Morristown. This will be the second location for Grassroots, which began in Denville. But, if organic produce and wheatgrass are not your thing—or it's just 2 a.m. and they're closed—Fatty's also now has a new sign (which, if you look quickly may make you think Wendy's has moved into town) and…
Monday, December 3, 2012
An unseasonably warm Monday in Morristown? Someone who saw the ice melting and thought of accelerating the inevitable? A little of Column A, a little of Column B?
By noon Monday temperatures in Morristown close to 60 degrees. Certainly balmy for early December. And, perhaps, a little too balmy for the ice sculptures created over the weekend on the Green, as puddles were forming below their chilly feet. Still, if the weather wasn't going to knock them out, it appeared at least one person was going to speed along the process. Is that an elf sculpture over there? Hard to tell when it's in several pieces. At least the tree near Santa's Workshop still resembled a tree. That is a tree, right?
Global Home Improvements Inc. will have a Marvin windows showroom at 31 Washington St.
Unlike some, they do windows. On a walk up Washington Street Monday, Patch saw signs have appeared for a Marvin windows showroom. The main company, Global Home Improvements Inc., is based in Feasterville, Penn. This sounds like an open and shut (window) case. We know we were really reaching with that one.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The sky casts a glow only matched by the lights of many cars heading home.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Is it the chill of impending winter? Or, "fall back" that brings a certain late afternoon glow to the skies above Morristown? Is it, perhaps, the combination of coming night at precisely the right time as more and more cars flick on their headlights and head home? It must be that. With apologies to Yo La Tengo for copping their shine.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
No, I'm not, I'm John Dunphy. But, it's funny what you find when you look where you normally wouldn't.
It's also interesting what you find when you no longer own a car and walk everywhere. Such as this lovely little piece of sidewalk art on the ground on Spring Street. It's the little things that help restore 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 …