In December Merchantville welcomed entrepreneur, Kimberly “Kim” Wallace, and C.U.B. & Co. to town. Her boutique storefront, located at 23 North Centre, and online shop, feature unique mommy and me T- shirt designs. C.U.B. (Celebrating an Unconditional Bond) & Co., is a brand that showcases and celebrates the special connection between mom and child with cute and edgy t-shirt and onesie collections. Born and raised in North Jersey, Kim migrated to Philadelphia for college where she received a Master’s in physical therapy then, settled in Burlington township with her young daughter. The idea for C.U.B. & Co. was hatched in 2017, with mommy and me tees that represented Kim and her daughter. Fast forward to 2020 when her business grew from creating her own designs to custom orders and expanding beyond tees - a business owner's dream come true and shop where you'll be sure to find the coolest, most imaginative items and this. Please stop by C.U.B. & Co. for your personal or gift-giving needs and check out the apparel on her website and Facebook page. Whatever the occasion, be assured that you're supporting an awesome brand. Kim will also soon be hosting small create and craft events!
Imagine your neighborhood or city without any of its small, local businesses. Coffee shops, hair and nail salons, corner stores, boutique clothing stores, consignment shops, restaurants, bars, craft shops, markets, antique and repair shops, laundromats, liquor shops, gift shops, pet stores, and more – all gone. The pandemic is devastating small business and this could mean closing the businesses they’ve sacrificed so much to build. But, you can help. When we lift up a small business, we lift up a community. Studies show that 48% of small business purchases are recirculated locally, compared to only 14% by chain stores. Every dollar you spend could help save a small business. Please shop from Merchantville's small businesses. Small businesses off better customer service and give back to our community. Many offer online and in-store options, take-out and gift cards, and most ship nationally. There’s something for everyone!
Need some last minute unique gifts? Many of Merchantville's shops will be open Christmas Eve day with some great finds, gift cards and homemade goods! The Station can satisfy your appetite while you browse their unique, handmade gift shop and bakery from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Ryan's Retail will be open from 12:00-6:00 p.m. A Milli Little Things has Christmas Bundles and other goodies available online and in-store from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cigar Alley is open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for premium cigars and lottery cards. For that special person with a sweet tooth Aunt Charlottes Candies has hours today from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. And, if you need some hydration, Eclipse Brewing is open 12:00-5:00 for great beer, some tokens or logo tees. Here's an overview of Merchantville's retail offerings. Head downtown to Shop Merchantville and support our small businesses!
Due to the current Covid situation The Blue Monkey Tavern will temporarily be closing our doors until early January 2021. We are saddened to miss the holiday season with our beloved customers who have become like family to us. You have rallied behind us before and we’re asking for your patience and understanding once again. We thank you for your support! We’re not monkeying around. We will take the proper precautions needed to clean and disinfect so we can open again as soon as possible. We promise to keep you updated and please have a healthy, safe, and happy holiday season!
Roberto Cruz Cotto was born in Ponce. Puerto Rico and was fascinated by the culinary arts from a very young age. Inspired by his mother's cooking - which has always been his passion - he watched her make her meals with delight. His fervor for cooking was so great that he left after school to help his friend who was in charge of a restaurant, El Patriota, in the city of his birth and was given the opportunity to master his skills at this quaint eatery in the principal cooking style of puerto Rico - Creole cuisine or "cocina criolla". His travels soon led him to New Jersey where he began to work and develop in other areas, but always with the hope of being able to cook one day. After many sacrifices and much work running a successful food stand he is close to seeing his dream realized. In November 2020 Roberto will realize this vision as he opens Robertitos Cuisine, 177 S. Centre, at the Circle, in our beautiful town, Merchantville NJ. How lucky all of us will be to enjoy his mofongos and carne frita! Welcome, Chef Roberto! Visit his Facebook page to check out their menu.
On September 25th, owner Jeannie Francis announced with great sorrow and sadness that she will be closing her storefront shop at 23 North Centre Street in Merchantville, Spirit To Sole Connections. She will still maintain her retail shop on line and all of their products can be purchased and shipped to you through her website: www.spirit2soleconnection.com Jeannie, a Reflexology therapist, Reiki Master, Master Herbalist and Master Gardener, opened this center for healing therapy, enlightenment and fun in March 2015. When this virus clears, she plans to offer services from my home, or will come to your home. The shop closing will happen in October and she will let everyone know the details as they are made. Next month, stop in to pick up a bag of your favorite, organically grown, herbal tea and thank Jeannie for her contribution to our business community!
Support our local businesses by getting into the Halloween spirit with these ghoulish t-shirts! Our gruesome zombie will be sure to provide a fright, while our costumed gremlins will make kids jump with scary delight. Shirts come in long or short sleeve with sizes from YOUTH MEDIUM to ADULT XXL. Available for a limited time! Order cutoff date is October 8th. Community Sports Shop will contact each customer to pick up their order at their shop during normal business hours. Use this link to place your order.
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!