Beer Fest Tickets

It’s been over a year and half since we’ve been able to say ‘the tickets are in!’ The Blue Monkey Tavern is hosting their 2021 FallFest on Saturday, October 2nd, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Fall weather is on the way, the perfect season for having a few brews! You’re invited to the 12th Annual Fall Fest, hosted by Blue Monkey Tavern and the Niagara Fire Company. Enjoy dozens of beers, select wines, food trucks, fun and more! Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 on event day and at the door. Tickets can be purchased onsite at the Blue Monkey Tavern anytime during normal operating hours or online - A portion of the proceeds will support Merchantville’s Niagara Fire Company and our local first responders. All attendees MUST be 21 years of age or older to enter, whether drinking or not. Must have valid state ID and ticket (printed or mobile) to be admitted. Wearing of masks are strongly encouraged!

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Roof Issues?

Gasper Roofing owner, Jason Jimenez, promises proven expertise in roof installation and replacement, in Camden and Burlington counties, with a long track record of success. This family and locally owned roofing company has been the choice of homeowners in South Jersey since 1972. They are available to help you with 24/7 emergency service and guarantee your satisfaction with every job they do. Call them at 856-786-9333 for a FREE estimate or text 856-364-8400 for immediate service. Check out their YouTube and Facebook videos to learn more about their business and meet the staff at their home office in Merchantville.

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A Local Look At Cat's

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.

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Hand-Me-Downs With Humor

After years of open-mic nights and co-producing a successful series of regular comedy events called Side Ponytail, Carolyn Busa landed back home in South Jersey when the pandemic abruptly shut down the scene in 2020. She opened Peak Secondhand at Centre Street and Maple Avenue in Merchantville early in June as a showcase for her earthy personality, vintage clothes and her own drawings. Busa and her dad looked at a number of locations in Philadelphia before finding the space on busy Centre Street - seen by Mayor Ted Brennan as "an attractive option for people who are investing in themselves like Carolyn" - A longtime fan of shopping for used clothing and accessories, Busa was inspired to get into the business by Frugal Thrift and Vintage in Collingswood and recently caught the eye of writer, Kevin Riordan, from The Inquirer. PEAK is open Tuesday-Friday from 12-6; Saturday 12-7 and Sunday 12-5.

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Celebrating Business Diversity

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.
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Weekend Shop Specials

Several shops in town are hosting evening events this weekend. House of Rowan, South Jersey Lingerie Boutique, and Adrian Rowan Photography present an evening open house to check out their new stock, meet some locals, and grab some produce for dinner at Merchantville Market Off Centre - our local farmers market. Every $25 purchase at House of Rowan receives $5 Market Money to use at the farmers market. C.U.B. & Co. will hold its first wine and cheese event with local wines, music, giveaways and shopping on Saturday June 19th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. You can also join Aradia's Treasure Metaphysical Shop on Saturday, June 19th, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. to celebrate Summer Solstice Activities with a circle gathering, meditation and light supper. 

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Mom & Me Tea

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.


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Monkey Hiring!

The Blue Monkey Tavern is readying for increased dining this Spring and hiring servers. They're looking for team oriented, experienced, hard working, and bar knowledgeable candidates. Tell your friends - Tell your neighbors - Tell everyone! Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your information or just stop in Wednesday-Sunday around 4:00 for a quick interview. This week, Halil Gungor, was hard at work painting their new outside seating surround and his team looks forward to welcoming old and new customers back as the weather warms up.
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Thanks Peeps!

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
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Spotlight on Antiques & Salvage


The Borough Business Spotlight is on Merchantville's Antiques and Salvage this month, owned by Michael and Jaclyn Ricci. He, a mechanic by trade and antiques lover, she, a promoter of downtown businesses and the the Green Team. Michael's family has deep roots in Merchantville - over 100 years. He carries vintage electronics, salvaged pieces, furniture, kitchen housewares, vintage and antique lamps, replacement pieces, chandeliers, desk, floor, pendant, and ceiling lighting. And, as a bonus, he can repair any broken lighting. Often a destination shop for day trippers from as far away as Massachusetts the store also has a loyal base of residents and neighbors. Stop in for a visit: Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday 1:00-7:00 p.m.; Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and, Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.


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Ostara Gathering Tonight

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

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