Friday, January 28, 2011
Forever 21 joins the Cheesecake Factory as the new offerings in 2011 at the Mall at Short Hills.
The Cheesecake Factory isn't the only new thing coming to the Mall at Short Hills in 2011. Forever 21 is due to open this year too. The Cheesecake Factory is due to open this summer, but an official opening date has yet to be set. Mall officials announced the opening of the restaurant earlier this month. But also coming in 2011 is Forever 21, a national chain that has an "unprecedented selection of clothing and accessories at value prices," according to a mall press release. It's due to open this summer in a 40,000-square-foot store. "New merchandise is brought in daily, creating an exciting mix of dresses, denim, shoes, intimates, outerwear and more," a mall press release states.
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, December 31, 2010
A look back at some of the stores that opened and closed in Millburn-Short Hills in 2010.
The economy has been tough for many businesses, which has forced them to shut their doors or move. But it hasn't meant stores have stayed empty. Many new stores also opened in Millburn-Short Hills in 2010 too. From bakeries to gift stores, they offered a variety of services and new wares for shoppers. Some also offered debate, like if there are too many Italian restaurants in town. The Rise of the Downtown Bakery The year started with one bakery in downtown Millburn—Bella's Bakery. The shop, which opened in 2009, caters to families with nut allergies offering treats without then. But now at the end of 2010 there are two more bakeries joining Bella's. Splurge Bakery opened on Main Street this fall, taking over the space that was once the …
Friday, December 10, 2010
After two and a half years, Netef Gallery will close by the end of the month.
Guy Netef is looking forward to moving to Israel with his family next summer. For Netef, his wife and three school-aged children, the move will be a return to the homeland they left 10 years ago when they moved to Millburn. It will also mean closing the doors to Netef Gallery, the quaint jewelry boutique they opened two years ago on Main Street. "We have great customers here, made a lot of friends in town and it was a wonderful experience all together," said Netef, as he continued to assist customers. In 2002, the Netefs started a wholesale jewelry business featuring the work of Israeli designers, expanding to a storefront six years later. Netef has befriended many of his loyal clients. And so, while excited for the move, it is not …
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Phantom opens early. Netef Gallery closing.
Gina's Bakery is open on Millburn Avenue after months of Millburn-Short Hills fans waiting. The bakery opened its doors for the first time on Tuesday with a selection of the usual favorites that could be found at the Millburn Farmers Market, including cookies, pastries and muffins. There's also a coffee selection. Tables and chairs are on their way. The bakery is the sister to the Montclair store. All of the baking is to be done in Montclair, and the items are brought to Millburn each morning. The bakery is to be open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on week days, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays. It will be closed on Mondays. Splurge Bakery, which is on Main Street, also opened its doors recently. Next to Gina's Bakery, …
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.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Plus La Maison du Chocolat is open at the mall.
The cafe at the corner of Willow Street and Main Street has closed its doors, and a "for lease" hangs in the window. Enchante was located on the opposite corner of Shop Rite of Millburn. The cafe served salads, panninis, imported cheeses and coffees. Also, La Maison du Chocolat has opened a seasonal boutique at the Mall at Short Hills. The 400-square-foot boutique will carry La Maison du Chocolat's classic collection of ganache and pralines, truffles, macaroons and bouchees. Hot chocolate also will be available as a carry out. Borders recently announced it too would have a seasonal shop at he Mall at Short Hills.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Also, Gina's Bakery accepting job applications.
If you're walking down Main Street south of Millburn Avenue, you're sure to see the splash of pink. The outside of Splurge Bakery is shaping up with its pink exterior, but the store isn't due to open until the end of the month or in early November. The bakery, which will be located at 105 Main St., specializes in personalized cookies. Owned by Short Hills resident Julie Winer, she creates sugar cookies with an image or message cast in icing. Meanwhile, it remains unclear when Gina's Bakery will open on Millburn Avenue, but help wanted signs now hang in the window of the store's future location. Those interested in working at the downtown bakery can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Montclair-based bakery has a stand at the farmers…
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.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The store for baby furniture and kids toys is moving to Millburn Avenue.
Babyland is moving, but it won't be moving far. The store for baby and children's gear is moving around the corner onto Millburn Avenue. A sign in the window of the Essex Street shop announces the store will move to 382 Millburn Ave. on Nov. 1. The new store is in the building that once housed Magnolia's Salon. It would be the first shop to occupy the rebuilt storefront near the Garden Path and Millburn Pet Shop. The sign in Babyland's window boasts the new location will have parking in the back on Taylor Street.