Cat's Creations was recently featured by Susan Lucci on ABC 7 Localish. This trendy bakery offers fully customizable cakes and other sweets decorated with just about anything your brain can imagine. Owner, Catherine Gray began this self-taught venture as a stay-at-home mom looking to make ends meet. Her rustic inspired shop is located in the heart of Merchantville, NJ at 21 South Centre Street.

This #Juneteenth the Merchantville Diversity Committee is celebrating our community’s black own businesses. Join us by enjoying some of the amazing cuisine, goods, and services offered by our wonderful black business owners. Two 28 Eight is a boutique salon located at 728 West Maple Ave. and specializes in textured hair services. Rasta Kitchen, at 618 West Maple Ave. offers Jamaican cuisine with a twist. Need a fresh cut? Book an appointment at EZ Cutz Barber Shop, owned by Jazz Wilson, 614 West Maple Ave. Do you have care needs for a loved one? R.E.A.C.H. Homecare Agency, 223 North Centre St. is a privately own Home Care agency dedicated to providing medical and non-medical services 24/7. Essence Fitness Studio empowers this community of diverse people exercise and training options for getting healthy every day. Stop in for the Wine & Cheese events this weekend at CUB & Co., 23 North Centre St., your place for unique tees, accessories and much more. Looking for cold-pressed juice and lunchtime favs including some yummy vegan options? The Juice Bar is the place to go at 22 South Centre St. Top off your meal with dessert at Cat's Creations, a bakery offering wholesome and trendy treats, 23 South Centre St. A Milli Little Things is a small business, at 19 South Centre Street, creating all natural homemade bath and body products. Harpers Barber Shop, located at 13 West Park Avenue., offers haircuts and more to tame your mane in a shop with a great atmosphere where people of all ages are welcome. Plan your Bae-cations, Bridal Parties, Birthdays, Kid-Free weekends, Girls Night at Hey Nikki, 20 South Centre St., where you'll find a great selection of lingerie for all occasions. Find some old and new thrift shop bargains at Queen Esther's Treasures, located at 29 West Park Ave. The Station Coffee, 10 East Chestnut Ave. in Merchantville, offers an abundance of activities, events and edibles from morning 'til night for kids and adults. And, many other black entrepreneurs - like Tray and MAC CBD or Zumba Fitt with Ivori, can be found in spaces at Ryans Retail, 22 North Centre St.

The Aunt Charlotte's Candies family want to thank you for the overwhelming support of our small business. It was a hectic, and weird year due to the covid pandemic and our staff has been working around the clock to fulfill your orders and take care of you in the store. We apologize for selling out of a lot of our eggs and novelty items so early. This is by far the busiest we have ever been and are truly thankful. Happy Easter and we hope our sweet treats bring happiness to whomever is receiving them! #shopmerchantville

Welcome to The Workspace, an internet cafe, located right beyond the Merchantville School athletic fields in the business mall on Clayton Avenue. The Workspace was created by Carlie Pope to help students like herself continue to succeed in their studies during the pandemic. The Workspace offers computers, iPads, lounge chairs, copy center, coffee/snack center and tutoring for all subjects. The Workspace can also be used by the public or rented for a period of time by outside tutors. Please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for scheduling or additional information. It's been a few days since her opening and Carlie hopes to see you there soon!

Ok everyone this Tea Party will be epic! Cub & Co, Camilla's Closet and Tea Party Occasions present High Tea for Mommy and Me, a socially distanced event for your health and safety. Come dressed in your best outfit - we'll have hats and accessories for the kids and flowers for mom. This event is on Saturday, May 8th and offers two seatings: 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $50/two I also would like to thank Cat’s Creations Bakery and the rest of Merchantville's awesome businesses for taking the time and catering for us. I’m so excited and I can’t wait to see those who are able to come out and support us, we worked very hard on this. Please RSVP with your information, choice of seating and a $25 deposit to PayPal. For more information contact: Kim@This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Aradia's Treasure Metaphysical Shop will host an Ostara Circle Gathering to celebrate the Vernal Equinox on Saturday, March 21st from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Woven throughout this sacred gathering is the theme of Return of the Light half of the year and self-renewal. This event includes a Circle Gathering, Meditation, and Mantra. Ostara is the Goddess of Spring and the Dawn, and takes its name after the Germanic goddess, Eostre/Ostara, who was traditionally honored in the month of April with festivals to celebrate fertility, renewal and re-birth. It was from Eostre that the Christian celebration of Easter evolved. Suggested donation: $5.00

Merchantville welcomed the opening of two new restaurants this week. Robertito’s Cuisine, offering a Puerto Rican and Creole fusion menu, opened its doors in the restaurant space at 177 South Center Street on the circle in Merchantville. This quaint "cocina criolla" eatery is open Tuesdays - Saturday from 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. and is another wonderful addition to the diverse medley of cafe's and restaurants in our little borough. And, if you're longing for a taste of Mesoamerican fare check out Avocado Fiesta Mexican Grill & Bakery where three business associates, Rosa Mora, Alfredo Ramírez, and Delia Leana, make familiar specialties, with vegetarian options, and yummy pastries. So, if a delicious quesadilla topped with salsa and queso fresco is in your dreams you can realize it at 134 East Park Avenue, right across from Bryson's. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner they are open 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday.


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