Monday, November 5, 2012
Downtown never lost power, which has drawn many from outside our area.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Morristown's downtown has been open and ready for your business pretty much since the recovery phase of this week's storm began. Since much of the town's retail sector has opened, many have availed themselves of our services from where electricity remains a scarce commodity. Earlier this week we posted what was open and closed, and now we want to clean up that list and let our readers—from both inside Morristown and beyond—know what is open right now and ready to take your order and hard-earned dollars. This is not just about where to eat and drink, however. If you know that the Morristown and Morris Township Library has reopened, or whether a gas station is open and pumping gas, let us know that in the comments section as well. Also, let …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
It's about the people, the place, the egg white turkey breakfast burritos.
A moment of silence, please. Yes, a lot of businesses come and go. That's just the way it is. But, when we found out Greenberry's was suddenly shutting down, effective the end of business Tuesday, it hit us a lot harder than perhaps other businesses in town. Here's why:
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Whether it was photographing its patrons, or drinking its coffee, we've been at this Morristown java spot.
It was pretty much from the very beginning. When Morristown Patch Editor John Dunphy came for his first job interview, one of the first things that struck him was, "Greenberry's? What's that?" Since then, it has become part of his, and Patch's, coffee landscape. Here is a small sampling of just how a part of Morristown Patch Greenberry's Coffee and Tea became.
Coffee shop has been on the Green since October 2007.
"Leasing complications" and a "weak economic climate" are being blamed for the sudden closure of Greenberry's Coffee and Tea, which will shut its doors for the last time at the end of business on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Employees of Greenberry's Coffee and Tea, which has been in business on the Green in Morristown since 2007, were informed late Monday night that the cafe would be closing almost immediately. Jason Czura, owner of the Morristown location–which is only one of two New Jersey locations for the Virginia-based franchise–issued a statement late Tuesday morning. "As of Jan. 10, 2012, Greenberry’s Coffee of Morristown will be closing its doors for the last time," Czura wrote in the statement. "After being in business for over four years, …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Studio recently expanded into new Elm Street location.
It took a videotape received in college–and, a little time off–before Yana Kofman realized what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. The owner of The Yoga Way, on Elm Street, had always been athletic, mostly as a runner. But, after Kofman gave a dormmate a ride home one day, her fitness outlet began to turn. "He gave me a video of yoga," specifically a video of renowed yoga instructor Patricia Walden, the native of Russia said. "I was hooked." The Mendham resident recently moved her practice from 14 to 18 Elm St., allowing for an expansion of available classes, with age ranges from young children to seniors. It was not until about 10 years ago, however, that Kofman saw yoga as an integral part of her life and career. Following …
Friday, November 25, 2011
If you're looking for substance and value over style, the sushi stand at Morris Gourmet Farm is the way to go.
I was plotting my pre-Thanksgiving escape. It was early in the afternoon and I was attempting to get out of Morristown and down to Monmouth County before everyone else decided to duck out early (the plan was only mildly successful, but that's for another article). But, I was hungry. And, I still needed to eat somewhere for this week's "Morristown Munchies." Many of my quick stops had already been exhausted, including Cluck-U, Kings and the excellent Longfellow's. Where could I grab something I could review and do so without much dillydallying? Then I remembered the comments made by reader Steve last week regarding the sushi found at Morris Gourmet Farm: "I stand by my strong recommendation for KC Sushi aka the sushi counter in the produce …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Give a shout out to your favorite Morristown Mom-and-Pops.
Let's face it: There are a lot of big, big businesses out there. And, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Many of these large businesses provide us with some of our most needed services. Many of them employ our friends, our neighbors, our families–and, for that, we are grateful. Still, there is something about a Mom-and-Pop Shop, the local place, the place where everyone recognizes your face. You know more of the money you spend there has a better chance of staying in your community. Not only do these places employ your friends, your neighbors, your families, a lot of these businesses are owned by them. Whatever your reason, there is something special about small business. Thankfully, those in Morristown who support small business don't …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Editors John Dunphy and Brett Wilshe take the plunge at Mehndi.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Fans of this little Italian restaurant have good reasons to be so loyal.
OK, I admit it; you were right. I'm sorry I ever doubted you. Forgive me? This little apology is sent out to all the people that have–over the course of several months, and through their votes on this week's poll asking us where "Morristown Munchies" should go to next–told this website, time and again, to visit Cappia Cafe. (ed. note: We know someone must have found a way to beat the system and packed on the votes for Cappia in the end. But, even before that, they were in the lead. We're onto you, sneakypants) While it's usually hard for me to admit my mistakes, this is one I will gladly own up to. Once it was obvious Cappia Cafe was going to receive the most votes in the poll, I headed to this tucked away little Market Street destination–…
Friday, November 11, 2011
Cites need for more space.
Friday, November 11, 2011
The Olive Tree Music Academy has moved from its location in Morristown to a new home in Morris Plains. The academy, formerly known as the Olive Tree Music Studio, offers lessons on several instruments. According to the business, from June to September 2010, it was in a one-room dance studio on South Street in Morristown. Next, it was atop Jean Francois Hair Salon, across from the Famished Frog on Washington Avenue. Now, with three practice rooms booked to capacity, the studio is moving to a first floor location twice the size with a parking lot, at 39 East Hanover Ave. in Morris Plains, between Acme and the Mennen Sports Arena. “It’s a really exciting space,” owner Andy Gruswitz said in a statement from the business. “Our favorite thing …