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Holiday Market

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in town! This holiday season Merchantville presents their Holiday Market on December 10th and 11th, sponsored by Merchantville’s Market Off Centre, Shop Merchantville and Eilandarts Center, will offer the area’s largest collection of artists and crafters filling the streets of Merchantville’s downtown with precious works and classic gifts for everyone on your list. Enjoy a weekend of family  activities and entertainment. The fun kicks off on Friday, 12/10 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with live ice carvings taking place throughout the downtown. Stroll the streets and be amazed at the artistry and skill from Ice Sculpture Philly as they create amazing displays right before your eyes. Warm up at the hot chocolate bar located at the Station Coffee, and pause for a photo at the selfie station and sit down at one of Merchantville’s restaurants including the Blue Monkey, Aroma Indian, Park Place and Charlie’s Crepes or browse a selection of local food trucks. On Saturday, 12/11, the Market runs from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. See the finished ice sculptures, shop the artist vendors and Merchantville boutiques and enjoy a day filled with family entertainment including face painting, kids’ crafts and carolers throughout the day. End your day with a stop by Santa’s house on the corner of Park and Centre Avenues to share your holiday wishes.

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Small Business Saturday

Shop small and win big in Merchantville on Small Business Saturday, November 27th. There is no better time to support local, small business than right now. Show your support for local businesses by shopping, dining and supporting the businesses that make Merchantville great! Specials, exclusives and sales await at your favorite Merchantville businesses and this Small Business Saturday in Merchantville get rewarded for shopping small! For each store you make a purchase from, earn a chance to win a two-day getaway to the Lancaster Penn Marriott, valued at $500. The more places you shop, the more chances you have to win! Doesn’t it feel good to support local? Merchantville is filled with a variety of stores and eateries offering the very best of small business in a variety of tastes, goods and experiences. With an array of restaurants boasting cuisines extending from Indian, crepes and Japanese to the eclectic offerings of fresh forage, Merchantville visitors can expect meals that intrigue the senses. Visit the Merchantville business directory here.

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Downtown Treats

Shop Merchantville invites you to join in the fun at a Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Monsterville event at local businesses on Friday, October 29th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Children are invited to don their costumes and venture into downtown after school on Friday. Downtown businesses displaying a "Trick or Treat Downtown Monsterville" poster (see below) in their window will be waiting to hand out treats. Afterwards head on over to the Merchantville Market Off Centre for Monsterville festivities such as the "Costume Strut" and Jack O'Lantern Walk.
 
 
 
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Win a Gift Basket

Follow House Of Rowan Boutique on Instagram and enter to WIN a Gift Basket valued at $150! Gift basket includes a Prosperity Manifest Bath Set with candle, bath salt, essential oil, and bath bomb (perfect after a long night of trick or treating!); a Cheese Fiend keychain; a Beautiful Inside and Out Halloween Bag; a Friendship Card - Underboob; an Adult Game Dice; a Manifest Card: To Be Magical AF; a S’lick Edible Massage Oil - Vanilla; and, a Spooky Season Card. To be entered and have a chance to win you must complete these 3 steps: 1. Follow @houseofrowanboutique 2. Tag 2 friends on this post and 3. Take a photo of the studio (include the store sign) post it on Instagram. Make sure to tag @houseofrowanboutique in the caption and use hashtag #houseofrowanhalloween. Random winner will be chosen from entries on November 2, 2021.

 
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Ghoulish Shopping & Events

Celebrate Halloween in Monsterville at Eilandarts Center where they dedicated their monthly gallery show to all things "Mystical, Magic and Spooky" a group show featuring local artist. Opening reception was on Friday, October 1st and runs month-long. Eclipse Brewing celebrates 5 years in town on Saturday so stop by for a free commemorative cup and soft pretzels as long as they last! Stop by The Station Coffee for their seasonal Pumpkin Latte Shake made with espresso. Ryan's Retail will host a Fall Pop-Up from 12-4 on Saturday, October 9th. Need a little something to put in your goblins bags? Stop by Aunt Charlotte's Candies and pick up some treats or a candy apple for yourself! Are you looking for a healthy pick-me-up so you can start those costumes? Pop by The Juice Bar on Centre Street for some cold-pressed juice or a jar of immune boosting Purple Sea Moss. Merchantville Antiques and Salvage stocks plenty of vintage and classic Halloween decor to dress your home for The Haunts of Monsterville! Walk by Nicole Nurthen Photography any evening to see if the story telling, singing pumpkins are out or what the Witches of East Maple are brewing. Don't forget to grab some grub for your little warlocks at Charlies Crepes on the Circle before heading out to tour the town. Monsterville's businesses PEAK Secondhand will host a "Spooky, Peaky Halloween Party" on Friday, October 29th, starting at 6:00 p.m. On Saturday, October 30th, Aradia's Treasures will host a mystical street fair "Mystery & Magic in Monsterville". The House of Rowan boutique wants you to shop their spooky stock on Saturdays from 12-4 and invites you to join them for a special event - a spooky evening of bubbly, snacks, and a walking tour of Monsterville! Adrian Rowan Photography is decorated for the Haunts of Monsterville, pop by to see the Victorian Skeletons having their midday tea of creepy crawlies while the little ones play ball out front and the hearse driver brings more attendees to the party. People are literally dying to get in! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at your business this month and we'll write about it!
 
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Avocado Fiesta On abc7 LOCALish

The partners behind Mexican restaurant Avocado Fiesta were featured on abc7 Local this week. They say their labor of love and family's support helped amid the pandemic. Co-owner and chef Alfredo Ramírez says, "We are passionate to cook for you. And that's why Avocado Fiesta is here for you guys." Their restaurant serves 100% authentic Mexican food and delicious pastries. "We're really passionate what we are doing here," says co-owner and baker Delia Leana. "We try to make everyone happy here and have a good ambience." Menu options include: sandwiches, salads, tacos, and popular plates such as chiles rellenos and carne asada. Be sure to save room for tres leches and tirmisu. Avocado Fiesta serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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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 - https://events.beerfests.com/e/blue-monkey-fall-fest-2021. 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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