Business

New Digs for Yoga Studio

January is the first anniversary of our business and time to turn over a new leaf, try something new and aspire to something greater . . . so, we're moving. We’re excited to announce that Soulflower Yoga has found a new home at 20 South Centre Street. Come February 13th we’ll be located in the heart of downtown Merchantville - right next to the The Juice Bar. This means a bigger space for more yoga, more zen, and lots more fun. Stop by, check out our home and help warm our new space. It’s been such an amazing journey watching Soulflower Yoga grow. Thank you so much for your loyalty, support and "thinking, shopping and buying local". Let’s see where 2020 takes us!

From Diner to House

The restoration phase of the Merchantville Diner - now known as the “Merchant House” is approaching completion. According to owner Patti Sharp, former owner of Station House Restaurant in Haddon Heights, it will be a full service restaurant offering home cooked comfort meals to the community at a reasonable price. They will be open for breakfast and lunch daily and hope to expand their hours to include dinner. To start, they will offer “Take and Bake”, their homemade ready to serve dinners available for take out. Their soups and chicken pot pie are traditional favorites! Patti looks forward to the community sharing their insights and menu ideas. Stay tuned for updates as they become available. The Heights' loss is surely Merchantville's gain and we can't wait!

Nature's Herbal Remedies

When our grandmothers needed to attend to the bumps, bruises, fevers and other illnesses their family suffered, they didn't have a corner drugstore. Instead these good women relied on simple wisdom, common sense, and pantries well stocked with herbal remedies. With few exceptions, these herbal remedies were made from plants and herbs that grew in the kitchen garden or were gathered in the fields and woods surrounding their homes. There is a growing awareness of the importance of returning to the use of whole foods and healthy herbs into our modern lives. Merchantville's own Spirit to Sole Connection has many of your herbal needs. Stop by, browse around and chat with owner, Jeannie Muetz Francis. Her home herbal remedy collection is her small way of working to preserve the knowledge of my grandmother and yours for future generations. It is grounded in my desire to explore the natural world of plants and live a simpler and healthier life. 

A Milli Little Things

Welcome to A Milli Little Things, an up and coming small business featuring homemade bath and body products, located downtown at 19 South Centre Street. Entrepreneur, Saleemah Smith, makes homemade skincare products like sugar scrubs, body butters, salt scrubs, lip scrubs and candles - in favorites seasonal flavors Gingerbread, Creme Brulee and Pumpkin Spice - using organic ingredients, in small batches and, made to order to allow the consumer time to enjoy its maximum shelf life. She also sells hand painted glassware to store your everyday household items such as make-up brushes, cotton balls, scrubs, butters or anything your heart desires. Holiday hours, 12/24-12/28: Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Any questions please call (856) 240-0006 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also check out her web catalogue, or social media pages on Facebook or Instagram.

Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls

Tara’s Cozy Kitchen will have jumbo cinnamon rolls available for Christmas and ready for pick-up in Merchantville at Ryan's Retail, 22 North Centre Street, on Monday 12/23 and Christmas Eve until noon.Scented memories of warm cinnamon buns topped with cream cheese frosting will keep hearts and bellies happy on Christmas day. Pre-order your tray of 12 for $25 or 6 for $15 today to ensure we have enough to fill all orders. Send us a Facebook message, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give us a call at (609)534-7440.

Meet the Bryson's Burger

Bryson’s Pub - a neighborhood staple for almost 20 years - offers tasty pub grub and cozy place to meet up with friends for a drink or two. They're cooking up awesome burgers, crab cakes and, as always, their famous roast beef sub! Bryson's Pub is laid-back, friendly and offers both street and lot parking. Perfect for parties, Bryson's is a great value with friendly bartenders, live sports, a fun atmosphere and late-night menu. Bryson's Pub is a great local hangout, located at 3402 Cove Road and open from 11:00 - 3:00 a.m. daily and a cash-only venue. 

Taste with Tori

In this video clip Tori Woodill takes you to Merchantville. “Keep calm and eat crepes,” is the motto at Charlie’s Crepes. According to the New Jersey-based renaissance man, his locally sourced, seasonal, and original crepe fillings are created like that of his original songs. They just happen! “I think it’s a culmination of what I’ve read, my life experiences, everything,” says Charlie. “It’s a spark.” And, to spark your interest, they have plenty of specials and, of course, the classics like ham and cheese!

Toys for Tots

SisterSales Team of Garden State Properties Group and Bryson's Pub are official donation sites for Toys For Tots. Owners Kathy Laufer and Rita O'Brien have been happy to support this program over the years. You can drop off an unwrapped toy to the SisterSales office at 5 West Park Avenue in Merchantville and Bryson's at 3402 Cove Road or if you’re too busy, we’d be happy to pick-up from you. Let’s make a difference together. Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. We’ll be open during the parade on Friday night for drop offs!

McFarlan's Market Closing

Earler today McFarlan’s Market in Merchantville announced via social media that the store will be closing later this month. “We will be closing the Merchantville location on December 14, 2019 while we continue to search for a buyer. Please know we did not take making this decision lightly,” according to a statement made on the store’s Facebook page. “We will very much miss our Merchantville family and the friends we’ve made over the last 9 years. You all made this a very special chapter in our lives that we will never forget.” This original corner store reopened in May 2010 after owners, Pete and Janet, gave the old Philadelphia Fruit Market a new look and returned to its original name.

30 on 30 and More!

The Merchantville Business and Professional Association is proud to support Small Business Saturday® as a designated "Neighborhood Champion", encouraging residents and visitors alike to support "mom and pop" shops with special discounts and promotions. Show your love for our merchants and all they bring to our community by spending $30 on November 30th. Many shops will have sales on Small Business Saturday® and some shops will be having specials or deals if you spend $30. Keep checking back for new Small Business Saturday deals. And, keep the business buzz going during holiday festivities on December 6th and 7th! Begin your day with a Pop-Up Yoga Class from 6-7 a.m. at Soulflower Yoga. The Station Coffee and Eilandarts center will host a Hot Chocolate Bar on Friday from 5-9 p.m. Create a Yule Log at Aradia's Treasure on Friday evening between 7-9:30 p.m. - an RSVP is a must to ensure that we have enough supplies for everyone! Browse and shop on the following Friday, December 13th, from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 14th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Eilandarts 2019 Holiday Market. Merchantville boasts a variety of businesses from gift, handcraft and antique shops to markets, cafes and restaurants. Experience the difference that shopping in your own home town brings!

Dickinson's Holiday Greenery

Dickinson's Holiday Greenery has partnered with a local New Jersey grower to provide the freshest, highest-quality holiday decor products at a great price, right here in town. They're offering farm-fresh 100% double sided real Balsam Fir wreaths - 24" diameter, 6" deep, vibrant red Poinsettias comes in foil wrapped 8-inch pots and 75' coils of freshly cut NJ white pine. They're currently taking pre-orders for pickup in the first or second week of December. Pickup details will be sent via email as soon as they are finalized. For more information contact them here. Shop small, shop local!

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