Need a ride, need a hand, need a truck? I have you covered! My name is Christian Laufer and I'm a Merchantville local looking for summer side jobs. I can help you with delivery/driving gigs to the airport, grocery store, designated driving and, pick up, delivery or round trips - including extended layover periods of time. I have 2008 F150 Lariat and a trailer to take care of your needs so, I can help with picking up large items from local stores that your car won't accommodate. I also specialize in light mechanical work - motorcycles, trucks, and cars, if needed. Detailing, brakes, oil changes, A/C charges, wheel bearings, header gaskets, etc. Finally, if you need help moving or doing a haul out Vinny DiLoreto and I have done numerous jobs over the past few weeks in the local area with 100% satisfaction. Just call or text me 856-383-8094.
On July 14th, Kate Holden, owner of Soulflower Yoga, announced the closing of her brick and mortar location at 20A South Centre Street. "Wow, what an amazing year and half it’s been here in Merchantville. The community we built, the fun we had and just getting to know and serve every single one of you was a true honor. COVID-19 has hit so many of us so hard, both as individuals and the small business community. Just because we won’t have our peaceful place to gather doesn’t mean we’re leaving Merchantville or the yoga community!" Kate will still be hosting outdoor classes and provide special, and fun local yoga events to keep in touch. Not knowing what the future may bring, she hopes one day to be able to hold space with you and have regular classes again. Kate thanked the community for all their love and support and reminded everyone that, "It'snot good bye - it’s see you later. Keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming outdoor classes and events on social media.
After 40 years in banking, Donna Russo Gallagher's life-long dream was to start a thrift shop and, fortunately for Merchantville, that dream - Twisted Middle Sister Thrift - came true right here on June 27th. Donna's shop offers an eclectic mix of vintage knick-knacks, jewelry, home and personal accessories, furnishings, clothing, art - and for that avid fisherman - some poles and lures! Call (856) 571-1023 for hours so you can take a first hand look at all her goodies
Chestnut Avenue Road from Centre Street to the will be closed from June 22, 2020 through November 30, 2020 to support outside dining at The Blue Monkey during restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. New Jersey permitted shuttered bars and restaurants to offer outdoor dining on June 15, requiring establishments to place tables six feet apart, limit eight customers to a table, require employees to wear face coverings and gloves and post signs prohibiting customers with a fever or symptoms of the coronavirus from entering. On Wednesday, Gov. Murphy signed an order permitting establishments that can open up two (2) walls - allows for ample air flow - to reopen for indoor dining.
On Monday the Merchant House family shared a very sad announcement. "Today was supposed to be a fantastic day of celebration! Today was to be the official opening day for The Merchant House, operated by our beloved mom, Patti Sharp, who after over 20 years of successfully owning The Station House in Haddon Heights, was so eager to take on this new and exciting dream. Tragically, our mom passed away suddenly from an undetected cancer a few days ago. The timing of her passing, just days before the grand opening, is truly the saddest part of this - as she was never able to realize this new dream. Our mom was loved by so many family and friends, old and new, and was thrilled to be part of the fabric of Merchantville, where she both lived and worked, even if for a short while. Thank you so much for all the immense support for this endeavor over the last many months of construction and then quarantine. Please stay tuned for any future updates."
Courier-Post writer, Tammy Paolino, recently penned a piece on "A food geek's guide to best dishes in South Jersey, still available as takeout". The article shared local places to find incredible "drive-by" food while social distancing. And, it was no surprise to us that two of Merchantville's eateries, Charlies Crepes and Park Place Cafe & Restaurant, took the spotlight. Featured were Charlie's seasonal crepes with crispy potato croquettes or spicy deviled eggs and, ice cream flavors from Chef Manganaro that compliment his juicy burgers and celebrate the region, like the Cherry Bomb or Merchantville Mudslide. And, on June 8th, Tammy featured The Juice Bar owners, Seth Amoah and Kelli Mouzon, in her article about black business owners in SJ. The cafe is touted as "a healthy oasis in the heart of Merchantville" offering fresh pressed juices, smoothies, salads, panini and vegan options.
The Merchant House was excited to announce that they are making progress with opening and sincerely appreciate everyone's patience caused by Covid-19 delays. Owner, Patti and her crew are working hard to make sure all needs are met and they can safely open. She looks forward to serving food in a warm, family atmosphere and building relationships in our quaint borough.The Merchant House is now on Instagram @themerchanthousenj and have posted updated photos of the interior they're excited for you to see. Please follow them on Facebook and other social media as they ready to open their doors to our community!
Early in 2019, Nicole Nurthen Photography collaborated with The Merchantville Business and Professional Association (MBPA) to promote, advocate for and educate local businesses through a series of featured video profiles. Since then she has created and published photo and videos narratives on social media highlighting the shops, restaurants and service providers in our town. Now, more than ever, her pictorial works have served as a constant reminder of the need to support small businesses. Her newest offering, "Come Back", is a 90 second video montage of Merchantville's business owners welcoming the community to support them as they ready to reopen. Stay up-to-date with our business community through the MBPA on Instagram @shopmerchantville and follow #shopmerchantville on Twitter.
The princess has spoken at The Juice Bar! Good health is the mind, body and soul living in harmony as one and it fills our hearts with joy to see children enjoy a healthy drink. In our continuing effort to provide you with the most nutritious and delicious juices, we are transitioning to bottled cold pressed juice only. Cold pressed juice protects & preserves the nutrients of the fruits & vegetables which means you get 100% of the vitamins, minerals, & nutrients in each juice! Cold pressed juices also have a longer shelf life so you can save your juice for up to 5 days (refrigerated) without worrying about losing any of its flavor or nutrients! Juices will be available to grab and go in our front refrigerator! Business hours - Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Call 856-324-0436 to order ahead for safe pick-up.
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.