Beat the heat and start your holiday shopping during Christmas in July where you'll find several local small businesses in one place at Ryan's Retail. Shop hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Satyrday July 20th and 27th. Merchants include: Graceful Knit Knots, Antisha Inspired Crafts & Services, Shop 4 Vintage Clothing, Jersey Girl is Crafty, Scentsy, Paparazzi, Brown Babycakes, Pixie Lane, Usborne Books & More, Origami Owl, Candles N Curios, Color Street, Thirty One, and Pink Zebra. Ryan's Retail is located at 22 North Centre Street in the old post office building.

Aunt Charlotte’s Candies, located at 5 West Maple Avenue in Merchantville, is having their annual vacation sale at the end of this month. Stop by to shop for some delicious candy and great giftware. They're closing for vacation for the entire month of August and their sale starts next Thursday. Dates and hours are: July 25th, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 30% OFF All Candy and Nuts; July 26th from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 40% OFF All Candy and Nuts; and, Saturday, July 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 50% OFF All Candy and Nuts. Also, 30-50% OFF All Giftware. Be sure to ask our salesgirls for a sample!

Much to the dismay of frozen treat lovers, Cabana Water Ice Company at 19 South Centre Street appears to have abruptly closed their doors last week. A local teen who worked there got their regular weekly schedule, then shortly after received a text messages saying that was their last night open. Cabana  originally opened its doors in 2011 and reopened on April 13, 2019. Renovations appeared to be underway as late as last week. Anyone with gift certificates should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Danny Bradford - listed as the branch manager - to see if they will be honored at other shops.

Aunt Charlotte's offers extended shopping hours for all your Easter basket and gift giving needs. They are open from 9:30 a.m to 9:00 p.m. from April 15-19th, then from 9:30 a.m to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20th. You'll find a "Delight In Every Bite" when you choose this delicious candy made daily upstairs in their factory. Stop in for some classic dark or milk chocolate peanut butter eggs, delicious candies, beautiful gifts and lots of cute stuffed bunnies!

A bundle of fabrics - great for re upholstery, curtains, and pillows - just arrived at Queen Esther’s Treasures Of Old & New Thrift Shop, 29 West Park Avenue. Owner, Linda Kidd Jones, established this family business in memory of her mother, Queen Esther Kidd. “My mom loved to shop for bargains and catch sales and shop at thrift stores and Goodwill,” Jones recounted. This is a family shared business. Jones offers shoppers something for men, women, and children including clothing, jewelry, shoes and boots, books, household items, toys, and much more. The shop is open Wednesday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Station Coffee and Eilandarts Center is tucked inside Merchantville's old train station, hence the name. Owners Nicole and Matt have created an atmosphere where you will find a coffee shop that makes all its food in house and has a gift shop with pieces from many local artisans/small business owners. Combined that with an art center that host a gallery of artist on the regular, as well as classes, lessons, and specialty dinners. If you haven't been by yet take time to check it out. There is something for everyone there.

Ryan's Retail is working hard to showcase local entrepreneurs and help them build clientele to establish their business. We love them but we don't want to keep them. Our hope is that they quickly outgrow our weekly and pop-up space to establish their own locations. If you have dreams of owning a business but don't know where to start, this may be the place for you! Come support our business incubator by shopping and supporting local upstarts or giving your own dreams a try. Here are the merchants we have popping in this Saturday at 22 North Centre, Merchantville from 10a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

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