Spirit to Sole Connection is bringing you it's first virtual shopping experience. Join Jeannie, Katrina and Amanda to shop our teas, loose herbs, and products from the comfort of your home or lawn chair. We will walk you through the store - and educate you on our products - giving you a personalized boutique experience. While shopping with us LIVE you will get to claim your products. There are currently limited quantities and seasonality means some things will be gone until this fall or winter. We have dry elderberry in stock in limited quantities. All online purchases are 15% Off.
This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer! We know it still feels like the twilight zone out there, but all of us at Blue Monkey Tavern are here to help you welcome summer and look forward to better and brighter days ahead. While you wait for trips to the beach and big BBQ's we'll recreate those summer vibes at home - enjoying burgers, mussels, and summer inspired cocktails! We're now offering three fresh new cocktails -Strawberry Blonde (fresh lemonade and strawberry juices with tequila) - Southern Belle (fresh lemonade and peach juice with bourbon) - Sweet Tart (Fresh lemonade and raspberry juices with vodka) for "Curbside Pick-up". Each comes in a 16 oz. serving for $19.99. Get them while our freshly squeezed and prepared juices last! Non Alcoholic Fresh Squeezed Lemonade is available for $6. Visit www.bluemonkeytavern.com for our takeout menu and special to-go features, then call 856-661-8008 when you are ready to place your pickup order.
Curbside pick-up, virtual events and online shopping are just a few of the strategies Merchantville's small businesses are using to succeed during this pandemic. Owners of our new taquería - La Guadalupana Mexican Restaurant - Fausto and Francisca Medina, celebrated Cinco De Mayo by offering a traditional chicken recipe with fresh watermelon for take out. Jeannie Francis, owner of Spirit To Sole Connection, is still blending teas and making all natural body products for curb side pick up or online shipping. The Blue Monkey Tavern menu features regular favs plus wine, beer and cocktail kits to go. They expect to be prettier than ever when they reopen thanks to Merchantville’s own local artisans Dan Shotwell and Scott DiSimone - wait 'til you see!. Saleemah Smith, owner of A Milli Little Thing, creates all natural body products available for curbside pick-up or online shipping. And, Custom Travel Services owner, Georgiann Jaworskyj, invites you to take a virtual Caribbean vacation on May 7th at 7:00 p.m. to learn all about Sandals and Beaches Resorts. As Halil says, "Clear skies will be upon us soon, friends!" The following retail shops and restaurants are open for your business in Merchantville.
Community Sports Shop, a fixture in town since 1959, provides competitively priced team uniforms, sports apparel, tee shirts and sports equipment to youth and adult athletic programs, schools and corporations and has been part of the Ladik family since 1981. The shop moved from 2 East Maple Avenue - after The Clip Joint fire in August 2013 - to their current location at 21 North Center Street. Although temporarily closed due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, they continue to show support for us on their storefront. Many of the Borough's other small businesses are still able to offer reduced services to residents of Merchantville and neighboring communities. Links to hours and available services in town.
During these times of uncertainty we, at Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, see glimmers of hope in the most unexpected places. This week, one of our family shelters, Anna Sample, was happy to accept a delicious catered meal courtesy of the Blue Monkey Tavern in Merchantville. The meal was generously donated by the Blue Monkey's owner Halil Gungor who personally delivered the food to Monique Reddick, Program Director and the 30 families staying with us. People like Halil give hope and show us that together, we will get through this crisis. #merchantvilleproud
Who wants a FREE LUNCH? Mulherns Auto Repairs wants to reward their neighbors while helping out our local food establishments by offering a FREE LUNCH giveaway on Thursdays through May 10th. How to participate? Just respond on their Facebook page post by typing the words, "FREE LUNCH", and you're automatically entered. No need to visit them, just "LIKE" us on Facebook and they will pick the first winner next Thursday, April 16th, for a $20.00 meal at a local restaurant. Don't be hungry, enter today!
The Merchantville Business and Professional Association aims to promote, advocate for and educate local businesses. During the Covid-19 pandemic their Shop Merchantville Facebook page provides up-to-the-minute information about Borough retail shops, restaurants and essential services, including their extraordinary efforts to serve the public while trying to keep their businesses afloat. We cannot overlook the contributions, dedication and sacrifice of these individuals who have brought so much to Merchantville's everyday life. #shopmerchantville #supportsmallbusiness #merchantvillestrong
How about decorating some Easter shaped cookies to support a small business - a fun and yummy activity to do with your family! The Station Coffee has prepared a decorating kit for pick-up this week. Included in each kit are four (4) sugar cookies, icing and candy for decorating. Kits are $15 each and available by pre-order only. Please call or message us your order until Thursday, April 9th at (856) 488-0973 for pick up Friday or Saturday, April 10th and 11th. The Station is also open for all your take-out needs for coffee, of course, and a full menu! Call ahead 856-488-0973 for fastest service or just stop by our window. Great GO-TO-WINDOW hours - now open Sundays!
Need/want beer? Beth and Chris have it at Eclipse Brewing! To "flatten the curve" their Covid-19 brewery hours for growler fills only are Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Fridays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m and Sundays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. We will be at the door to hand off beer and take orders. Feel free to call starting us at 2:00 p.m. at (856) 662- 7453 to place an order, but it's not necessary. Fans of this craft brewery - offering 18 beers on tap - have been keeping them busy which is a very good thing. They are looking forward to when the tasting room is full again and thank everyone for supporting them and Merchantville's small businesses during this time. Follow updates from Eclipse on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
The state tax filing and corporation business tax filing deadline have been extended from April 15 to July 15 to allow New Jerseyans time to focus on their safety and livelihood during the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension was announced in a joint statement by Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin Wednesday morning. “This extra time is crucial for the health and safety of Camden County in many ways,” Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “
Charlie's Crepes on the Merchantville Circle had their first “zero contact” curbside pickup today. The customer called in their order into 856-320-9511, provided a charge card that Charlie ran through his “virtual” terminal, and then they picked it up curbside at this unique crêperie takeout window. He found that it went amazingly smoothly. Bottom line, Charlie's Crepes is happy to meet you at your comfort level, safe distance inside, or no contact curbside, either way you’re in the drivers seat so - keep calm, be smart, eat crepes! Charlie's Instagram feed features daily specials! Hours: W-F: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 - 8:00 p.m., Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and, Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.