September 15th marked a 5 year anniversary for A Milli Little Things and owner, Saleemah Smith, shared her personal journey on social media. "Wow! I can't believe it. I remember nervously hitting the "Live" button on my Shopify account and paying more for the shipping cost than the actual order on my first sale because I simply didn't know how to ship. I've learned so much on this journey, and still daily. I started with one product and now I'm up to 84 with more than 200 varieties. I couldn't imagine that." She thanked everyone who supports her with reposts, purchases, visits, advice or spreading the word. None of it goes unnoticed! You're invited to celebrate her 5 year business anniversary and first year in her Merchantville storefront on Saturday October 3rd featuring super deals, wine, and food to go.
The Station is opening for retail shopping! We are excited to open our doors this Friday, September 18th. Not to sit down yet - but for the retail part. Please don't forget your mask and keep 6 feet apart. Our gift shop features work from local artisans, fair trade all over the world, and some vintage items and our cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This weeks special order is Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake. Just add some gelato or sorbet for an extra treat. Please order online by Thursday, September 17th, midnight and pick up Friday, September 18th during Friday Market hours between 5:00-8:00 p.m. Check our menu and business hours. Shop Small - Shop Local - Shop Merchantville!
We are happy that NJ restaurants have the ability to open for indoor dining in a limited capacity, however, The Blue Monkey, has made a decision to err on the side of caution and remain open for outdoor dining and takeout services at this time. We have created a beautiful, open, airy and safe outdoor dining space and have a DJ playing background music nightly. We are open Wednesday through Sunday from 4:00-9:00 p.m. Please call 856-661-8008 to book your reservation. pleasing and safe space for our community and hope you will continue to dine with us until we decide to bring business back indoors. Our policies and procedures remain the same - all customers must practice proper social distancing and wear their masks when not seated at their table. We operate on a reservation only model and expect customers to remain at their assigned tables. Our If you have not visited we hope you’ll come soon and try one of our newer menu options, viewable at BlueMonkeyTavern.Com. Our entire staff thanks you for your continued support and patronage.
Have you gained that "Quarantine 15"? A juice cleanse is a great opportunity to take a break from unhealthy eating habits. A juice cleanse can help to refocus your diet with a variety of fresh fruits & vegetables that aim to detox, energize, repair, & hydrate you from the inside out! A cleanse supports the body’s natural detox process, breaks the cycle of craving unhealthy foods, reduces your appetite, increases your energy, eliminates foods that cause problems for many people (dairy, wheat, gluten), helps balance the gut microbiome, and blasts your body with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Please call ahead to order a juice cleanse from The Juice Bar, 22 South Centre Street.
Schedule a great photo session with the newest business in town, Adrian Rowan Photography. Adrian is restoring the corner property she recently bought on Chestnut & Centre as a home and, workspace for clients who desire a full service, boutique experience. Adrian's work has always intended to capture her client's confidence and empowerment. She's a 13 year Air Force Veteran who ran the photography studio at the Pentagon for Headquarters Marine Corps. She hopes you will join her on this photo journey to create some beautiful art that clients will treasure. "Through existing in photographs we embrace ourselves and are reminded of a moment in time we want to capture for a lifetime." She hopes to be finished her home and boudoir reno by August 31st - follow it on Facebook.
Need a ride, need a hand, need a truck? I have you covered! My name is Christian Laufer and I'm a Merchantville local looking for summer side jobs. I can help you with delivery/driving gigs to the airport, grocery store, designated driving and, pick up, delivery or round trips - including extended layover periods of time. I have 2008 F150 Lariat and a trailer to take care of your needs so, I can help with picking up large items from local stores that your car won't accommodate. I also specialize in light mechanical work - motorcycles, trucks, and cars, if needed. Detailing, brakes, oil changes, A/C charges, wheel bearings, header gaskets, etc. Finally, if you need help moving or doing a haul out Vinny DiLoreto and I have done numerous jobs over the past few weeks in the local area with 100% satisfaction. Just call or text me 856-383-8094.
On July 14th, Kate Holden, owner of Soulflower Yoga, announced the closing of her brick and mortar location at 20A South Centre Street. "Wow, what an amazing year and half it’s been here in Merchantville. The community we built, the fun we had and just getting to know and serve every single one of you was a true honor. COVID-19 has hit so many of us so hard, both as individuals and the small business community. Just because we won’t have our peaceful place to gather doesn’t mean we’re leaving Merchantville or the yoga community!" Kate will still be hosting outdoor classes and provide special, and fun local yoga events to keep in touch. Not knowing what the future may bring, she hopes one day to be able to hold space with you and have regular classes again. Kate thanked the community for all their love and support and reminded everyone that, "It'snot good bye - it’s see you later. Keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming outdoor classes and events on social media.
After 40 years in banking, Donna Russo Gallagher's life-long dream was to start a thrift shop and, fortunately for Merchantville, that dream - Twisted Middle Sister Thrift - came true right here on June 27th. Donna's shop offers an eclectic mix of vintage knick-knacks, jewelry, home and personal accessories, furnishings, clothing, art - and for that avid fisherman - some poles and lures! Call (856) 571-1023 for hours so you can take a first hand look at all her goodies
Chestnut Avenue Road from Centre Street to the will be closed from June 22, 2020 through November 30, 2020 to support outside dining at The Blue Monkey during restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. New Jersey permitted shuttered bars and restaurants to offer outdoor dining on June 15, requiring establishments to place tables six feet apart, limit eight customers to a table, require employees to wear face coverings and gloves and post signs prohibiting customers with a fever or symptoms of the coronavirus from entering. On Wednesday, Gov. Murphy signed an order permitting establishments that can open up two (2) walls - allows for ample air flow - to reopen for indoor dining.
On Monday the Merchant House family shared a very sad announcement. "Today was supposed to be a fantastic day of celebration! Today was to be the official opening day for The Merchant House, operated by our beloved mom, Patti Sharp, who after over 20 years of successfully owning The Station House in Haddon Heights, was so eager to take on this new and exciting dream. Tragically, our mom passed away suddenly from an undetected cancer a few days ago. The timing of her passing, just days before the grand opening, is truly the saddest part of this - as she was never able to realize this new dream. Our mom was loved by so many family and friends, old and new, and was thrilled to be part of the fabric of Merchantville, where she both lived and worked, even if for a short while. Thank you so much for all the immense support for this endeavor over the last many months of construction and then quarantine. Please stay tuned for any future updates."