Tuesday, January 15, 2013
New Morris Ave. bakery open for sweet business.
The brand new Morris Ave. dessert shop celebrated its recent opening with an official ribbon cutting this weekend. Prominent members of the business community joined local officials in welcoming Delightful Cake Kreation, owned by Springfield residents, to the town.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The street looks to be getting sweeter.
A new bakery, Cake Kreations, looks to be setting up shop on Morris Ave. in downtown Springfield. No word yet on how it will look inside, but the name and sign sure are enticing. Update: A Patch reader pointed us to the bakery's website, which has a lot of tantalizing information and pictures.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Family-owned frozen yogurt shop has been open throughout hot summer.
Since opening in June, Yo Addiction has offered cool and unique flavor for Springfield and Union County residents. While they are part of a growing trend of serve-yourself yogurt shops in the northeast, the owners of Yo Addicton said they were unique for the area. But they emphasized that they were unique among their competitors for offering more flavor and style. “We have twice the toppings of every other store and more flavors,” Yo Addiction co-owner Paul Marzarella said. He added that in addition to the topping surplus, he and his co-owners—family members all—had discovered a way to put flavors under frozen yogurt as well, and have a “bottoms” dispenser in addition to the toppings. “You can put things on before you even hit yogurt and …
Thursday, August 19, 2010
The former Maplewood meal prep studio moves to a new Springfield space.
With Dinnersmith opening in town, Springfield residents have a new way of getting a homecooked meal: having it delivered. For a number of years, Dinnersmith has been a thriving kitchen prep studio and ready-made meal delivery and pickup service at a retail location in Maplewood. Customers could use the service, which was featured on Maplewood Patch, to prepare ingredients for meals they would finalize at home, or just order complete meals. While the novel food studio element garnered media attention, meal preparation attracted business. Now, Dinnersmith owner Mary Meade is closing up the Maplewood retail location and moving her thriving business to a less expensive commercial kitchen in Springfield. "With the recession, time and every …
Thursday, April 1, 2010
His goal is to help clients find their passion to succeed.
"Sure, the economy may be bad now, but I don't accept the idea that it's a deterrent to success." So says Jason Weberman, an ebullient business coach who just opened his new office, North Star Coaching, at 110 Hillside Avenue, at the corner of South Springfield Avenue. He talks passionately about how he walked away from an unsatisfying job, reinvented himself, and learned how to help people discover their hidden strengths. "Five years ago, I worked in information technology, but it didn't offer me the kind of personal satisfaction I wanted," he said. "After 11 years, I realized my job was all 'have to' and 'should.' Then I tried sales, but that wasn't a good fit either." Finally, he decided to explore personal and business coaching because…
Monday, February 1, 2010
J.F. Anderson's nursery once was located at the former Saks Fifth Avenue site, the possible future home of Stop & Shop.
We haven't had any updates on the future of the Stop & Shop project proposed for the former Saks Fifth Avenue building in a while. But new information has come to light about the site's past. From the early 1900s until the 1940s the site that would host Saks was home to J.F. Anderson's nursery. Ferns seem to have been the specialty. The earliest sighting of the nursery can be seen on the excerpt here from the 1906 Springfield atlas. Anderson and his then-partner Thomas Christensen were in business at the Millburn Avenue site with what seems to have been two greenhouses. In January 1907 John Anderson announced that he and Mr. Christensen were dissolving their partnership (see annoucement here), and shortly afterward a 1909 advertisement …
Monday, January 11, 2010
Columbian Entrepreneur Offers Great Food at Recession Prices
If you're tired of the same old cup of coffee or the totally predictable fast-food lunch or snack, perhaps it's time to venture out of your comfort zone and pay a visit to the Latin Quarter Café in the heart of Springfield. You'll enjoy the experience and the food. Located at 247 Morris Avenue between Mountain Avenue and Center Street, the Latin Quarter serves a coffee and espresso from beans imported from South America and Africa. The beans are roasted and ground on premises, so fresh has a whole, new meaning. If you want a cup of java that really wakes you up, try the Colombian. Its deep flavor is not for the faint of heart. This is coffee as it was meant to be—strong and packed with bracing flavor. And for those who prefer a mellower, …
Friday, November 6, 2009
Locals crowd the much-awaited grocery store Friday morning.
A small crowd had already gathering outside Trader Joe's new Millburn at 8:45 am. The store wasn't to open for another 15 minutes, but people still pulled out the red carts, ready to head inside when the doors officially opened at 9 a.m. That's when Linda Moffa, store captain, emerged with Mayor Sandra Haimoff to cut the official Trader Joe's lei to open the store. Then everyone poured through the doors, pushing the carts, as the staff stood inside clapping to welcome them. Moffa, who comes from the Florham Park store, said she was constantly asked by customers there when Trader Joe's would open a store in Millburn. "We just needed to secure the right location," she said. "The community has been very welcoming." Trader Joe's wants their …