Updated 2:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2: What's Open In and Around Town

Please add any updates you know of in the comments section below.

After days without power, several Westfield establishments are getting back up and running.

Sherry Cronin, executive director of the Downtown Westfield Corporation, said crews have been working to make repairs to the substations that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Today, she explained they are working on "the circuits" and tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 3, work will begin on the power lines.

Cronin was given Nov. 11 as a "worst case scenario" date for restoration.

"We should start to see more crews working in the area over the weekend," said Cronin, who was distributing informational flyers to businesses Friday afternoon. "I can't speak for the residential areas." 

Many businesses are trying to re-open using flashlights and making the most of daylight hours. 

Here's a short list of what's open in town and beyond. If you know of other businesses, restaurants or gas stations open for business, please let us know in the comments section and we'll update this list.

The Westfield Memorial Library is open until 5 p.m. While it is crowded, the library has heat and Internet service.

Digiplex Cranford is open.

Tiffany Natural Pharmacy is open and can fill prescriptions.

Ferraro's South is accepting pick-up orders. 

Buona Pizza is open, serving pizza and pasta, but no delivery is available.

Xocolatz is open.

Bagel Chateau is open until 2:45 p.m.

Westfield Diner is open.

Jeffrey's of Westfield will open at 4 p.m. 

Cod Almighty Chippery is open until 9 p.m.

Fuji is open until 10 p.m.

Philly Pretzel Factory is open until 6:30 p.m.

Krauszer's is open.

CoolVines is open until 3 p.m. Cash or credit accepted.




Westfield Wines and Liquor


Starlight Cleaners

Jay's Cycle

Early Petersen

Green Room

J. Winthrop

Bath Junkie 

Bohemian Raspberry at 219 South Ave. E. is open.

Crossroads in Garwood is open.

Bistro 1051 in Clark is open. Located at 1051 Raritan Rd. in Clark, Bistro 1051 is offering a 15 percent discount to customers who mention Patch. 

The Publick House in Mountainside is open.

Kings, Pathmark, ShopRite in Garwood and A&P and ShopRite in Clark are open.

Exxon on the corner of South and Central Avenues is reportedly out of gas.

Two hashtags to follow on Twitter: #njopen for what's open and #njgas for gas stations. Tweet your updates to help others.

Heather L. Robinson, Exec. Dir. November 01, 2012 at 05:39 PM
My understanding is that Publick House is open, in Mountainside. They Tweeted it, and we re-Tweeted @gwacc_nj
Elizabeth Alterman (Editor) November 01, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Thanks, Heather. I appreciate the update.
Gloria Safar November 01, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Yes it is!
Heather L. Robinson, Exec. Dir. November 01, 2012 at 06:43 PM
I'm standing here with Josh, in Garwood, at Rosie's Wine Bar, 500 North Avenue, across from Shoprite. They are opening for biz, today, at 3:30PM.
Westfieldian November 01, 2012 at 06:57 PM
We went to Nagoya last night, and it was open.
Brian Pinto November 02, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Tiffany Natural Pharmacy is also open. Open just till 5pm since almost everything on our side of town is dark. Bring in prescription bottles from other pharmacies in case you can't get in touch with them and we'll help you out. - Brian Pinto, owner
Meredith Ribeiro November 02, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Westfield Farm Veggie Market & Krausers both on Central Ave......I have heard that Shop Rite in Garwood is open too!
J P November 02, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Lindeman Buick 430 North Ave East is open both Sales and Service. 908-232-8484.
preparetosucceed November 02, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Dinner in a Pinch is open and delivering to Westfield still - they are running a special for 10% off all orders until power is restored.
Elizabeth Alterman (Editor) November 02, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Thanks, Sara! I've posted that on our Facebook page as well.
Jessica White November 02, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Benevenutis of Garwood is also open
Kim Cagle November 02, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in the Target shopping center in Clark is open!!
Christina McKee November 03, 2012 at 04:35 AM
Westfield Animal Hospital at 357 South Ave East is open with all services available. Saturday 8a-1p and Mon-Fri 8a-7p. Call 908-233-6030 for an appointment or to make a boarding reservation.
Edumom November 03, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Rosie's Wine Bar in Garwood (across from shop rite) is open! They serve FOOD,, beer, wine, drinks, etc. It's great!!!
Elizabeth Alterman (Editor) November 03, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Thank you to everyone who has added to this list. Keep the updates coming!


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