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
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.