Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Shake It! Burgers and Dogs closed in early January after being open less than a year.
It appears the owner of the former Shake It! Burgers and Dogs wasn't kidding when he said his restaurant's replacement was not far behind. A "Coming Soon" sign has gone up for the "Washington St. Bistro" at what before was a burger-centric joint was Morristown's only Cuban restaurant, Cha Cha Cha. Shake It! closed Jan. 11 after being open less than a year. Owner Ray Luetters, who took over the business in June, cited health reasons for the closure. He added, "the new proprietor will apparently will be opening soon." We're not sure how much of a historic theme this new restaurant plans to have, but it already has set the stage with a logo featuring none other than Gen. George Washington apparently ready to eat, suppied with knife and fork. …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Still, unless someone climbs up the tree (which we are absolutely not advocating), we should at least appreciate the 'Morristown Beauty' in especially the least obvious of places.
American Beauty in Morristown? Not really, though that one character's "most beautiful thing I ever filmed" was what immediate came to mind when eyes spied an A&P bag attached to a tree next to Sage Nail Salon & Spa on South Street Monday morning. Yes, it was not blowing in the wind. Yes, we generally try to bring our own bags to the supermarket when we shop. Yes, this isn't a movie. But, unless someone climbs up the tree (which we are not advocating, mind you), we should at least try to find beauty wherever we can in the world, even where it's not so obvious. We're not sure but, it looks like the bag may have collected snowballs.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Fatty's and Grassroots Natural Market now have signage for their impending openings.
They're clearly appealing to different demographics, yet are (literally) a stone's throw from each other. Granted, you might need an arm like Peyton Manning to clear that distance, but it's possible. And now, they both have signs to prove that they will both be here soon enough. On one end of the spectrum, Grassroots Natural Market is on its way to opening in the space formerly occupied by The Health Shoppe, which closed last summer after 40 years in Morristown. This will be the second location for Grassroots, which began in Denville. But, if organic produce and wheatgrass are not your thing—or it's just 2 a.m. and they're closed—Fatty's also now has a new sign (which, if you look quickly may make you think Wendy's has moved into town) and…
Monday, December 3, 2012
An unseasonably warm Monday in Morristown? Someone who saw the ice melting and thought of accelerating the inevitable? A little of Column A, a little of Column B?
By noon Monday temperatures in Morristown close to 60 degrees. Certainly balmy for early December. And, perhaps, a little too balmy for the ice sculptures created over the weekend on the Green, as puddles were forming below their chilly feet. Still, if the weather wasn't going to knock them out, it appeared at least one person was going to speed along the process. Is that an elf sculpture over there? Hard to tell when it's in several pieces. At least the tree near Santa's Workshop still resembled a tree. That is a tree, right?
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Peace Nails & Spa opened at 27 Market St. Oct. 10.
Market Street is quickly becoming a destination for fit and fashionable folks to spend time. With Powerflow Yoga now open at 40 Market St., and another fitness studio currently being worked on across the street—as well as Fitness Together nearby, there's no doubt it's an athletic and limber road. As of Oct. 10, it also is becoming stylish as Peace Nails & Spa (973-998-4500) opened at 27 Market St., near High End Barber Shop & Salon, London World Connection and Bloom. And, you thought all Market Street had to offer was an entrance to the DeHart Street parking deck, side entrances to Starbucks and Roots, and the Market Street Mission.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Grilled Cheese Factory is now Grilled Cheese at the Melt Factory.
We had a feeling something like this would eventually happen when we did our first Internet search for The Grilled Cheese Factory when it first opened. No, the link above does not take you to Morristown's incarnation, but another down south in Williamstown in Gloucester County. An employee at the Morris Street dining destination confirmed there indeed had been an issue with copyright infringement, resulting in a need for a change. Alas. All hope is not lost. In fact, many might not even realize our Grilled Cheese Factory is now known as Grilled Cheese at the Melt Factory because the business's logo refresh looks pretty much identical to its previous version. And, really, any way you slice it, it's still grilled cheese. Yum. What do you …