Friday, January 21, 2011
Also, Style'N Canine is coming to Short Hills.
Carol's Collection is back open in downtown Millburn in the space that was once occupied by Netef Gallery. Netef Gallery closed at the end of 2010, and Carol's Collection opened within the last week on Main Street. The store features "designer costume jewelry and handbags," but there are other accessories, like scarves, available for purchase. A dog groomer also is coming to Short Hills. Style'N Canine received approval from the zoning board of adjustment earlier this month to open shop at 36 Chatham Road, which is across the street from the Short Hills train station. Grooming will be by appointment only, according to the information provided to the zoning board, and there will be a retail section of the 825-square-foot shop.
Friday, January 7, 2011
The yoga studio is the first stand-alone facility in Millburn-Short Hills.
Betsy Davis and Christine Gatti met at a yoga class in Manhattan, and both area residents were commuting into New York either for classes or, in Davis' case, to teach classes. They got to talking about how there was not a stand-alone yoga studio in Millburn-Short Hills. And thus Bhakti Barn Yoga Studio was born. The two women co-own the 8-month-old studio, which is located on Spring Street in downtown Millburn. Davis has been practicing yoga for 12 years and teaching for 10. “I was going through a major transition in my life, and recovering from a breakup," she said. "I found that yoga helped me.” The other six teachers at Bhakti Barn have all trained under Davis. They practice Vinayssa yoga, which is a style of yoga where movement …
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The store will take the place of P. Smith Luxurys on Millburn Avenue. And the PTK Rug Center owners plan to retire.
The owners of Un De Find are planning a new store on Millburn Avenue. Phantom is expected to open on or around Dec. 1, although there's hope it'll open earlier. It'll be located in the space that once housed P. Smith Luxurys at 358 Millburn Ave., which closed within the last month. Work for the new store has yet to start. Also on Millburn Avenue, the owners of PTK Rug Center are planning to retire. Retirement sale signs have appeared in the windows of the store at 319 Millburn Ave. offering 50-70 percent off.
Monday, October 25, 2010
The home design center is part of Suburban Paint on Main Street.
Maura Buckley grew up in Millburn's Wyoming section, so when she came up with the idea of Etc. it was natural to take her concept to a former elementary school classmate, Steve Marketta, whose family has owned Suburban Paint since 1948. "Our paths have crossed many times," Buckley said. "Suburban used to be a guy's club, and it has a loyal following. But Steve and I thought there could be even more opportunities." Her objective was to come in and upgrade the shop's services. Working with Jane Maguire Gross, her friend and business partner, Buckley offers a slew of services under one roof—almost anything under a creative umbrella. Etc. works with a tightly edited group of kitchen designers, artisans and artists. "We bill by the hour and …
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The store is due to open on Millburn Avenue this week.
A new store is due to open its doors on Millburn Avenue this week. Seed387 is expecte to open for business on Friday. Seed stands for Simple Elegent Design, and the store promotes itself as a lifestyle boutique. The store's website shows photos of items that include mugs, clocks and serving dishes. Seed387 can be found at 387 Millburn Ave., which is on the corner of Spring Street.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Custom Gaming World also opens on Millburn Avenue.
La Campagna closed its doors about a month ago when the business sold, but Cara Mia recently opened its doors. Cara Mia is the new Italian restaurant in the same space and opened last Thursday. The restaurant is open for lunch Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner on Monday-Thursday at 4-10 p.m., Friday at 4-10:30 p.m., Saturday at 5-10:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3-9 p.m. You can find the lunch menu here and the dinner menu here. Custom Gaming World opened on Millburn Avenue near the intersection with Lackwanna Place. The store offers "mods for a wide range of video game accessories and consoles," according to the company's website.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The video game store is opening soon on Millburn Avenue near Lackawanna Place.
A store for customized video game controls is coming to downtown Millburn. Custom Gaming World is coming to Millburn Avenue near the intersection with Lackwanna Place. A sign in teh window states it is opening soon but does not give a specific date. The store offers "mods for a wide range of video game accessories and consoles," according to the company's website.
La Pergola would be located at 120 Essex St.
In what seems to be a summer of Italian restaurants, another one has been proposed for downtown Millburn. Driola LLC of New Providence has proposed to open La Pergola at 120 Essex St., which was once a bridal salon near the corner of Essex and Lackawanna Place. The space has been vacant for some time. The proposal is going to the Planning Board for review at its next meeting on Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The restaurant would have 80 seats, according to the plans filed at Town Hall, and the owners are seeking a variance for parking. Several Italian restaurants have opened downtown in recent months, including Osteria Mediterrania and Cafe Luna. La Campagna has changed hands and will stay an Italian restaurant with a new name, Cara …
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Osteria Mediterrania and Papillon are now open.
Several stores and restaurants downtown have opened after months of preparing, and two more are closed for renovations. Osteria Mediterrania, an Italian restaurant, has opened on Main Street. It's at the location that was once home to Cianci, which closed last spring. Papillon, an Italian mensware store, has opened on Lackawanna Place. Meanwhile, Epicerie Fine, which replaces Tea Together on Millburn Avenue, is closed for renovations. The store will continue to sell gourmet, specialty food. OMG, short for Oh My Gifts, has closed on Millburn Avenue for renovations. The store was once Linda's Gifts and opened last fall. Also, Exquisite Bride, located at the corner of Lackawanna Place and Essex Street, will be relocating to Springfield.
Friday, June 18, 2010
The new learning center is open in Short Hills and will hold an open house on Saturday.
If a student is struggling in school, local parents may decide to send them to a tutor to help them do better in class. But a new learning service in Short Hills is striving to correct the core problems that may cause a student to have trouble in school. "We are not a tutoring service," said Monica Spence, LearningRX director. "We start at the core." Children work on core skills, like reading, in kindergarten through second grade. But if there are hiccups and problems in those early grades, they never really are fixed, she said. "They may not reach their full potential," she said. Spence said her daughter was struggling in school after working with lots of one-on-one tutors, which had minimal results. She took her to the LearningRX center …