COVID-19: Montclair stores, restaurants adjust

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's March 21 order for people to stay at home and non-essential businesses to close will hit Montclair small businesses hard.
Farmer's Market

Montclair Farmers’ Market sees some complaints on social distancing enforcement

About 500 to 600 people come through the market on typical Saturdays, with about 50 people allowed in the market area at a time, said township sustainability officer Gray Russell, who is also on the market’s board of trustees.
Green Business

Montclair continues work with Green Business Program

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Last year, Montclair rolled out a new program, in partnership with Montclair State University, to encourage local businesses to adopt eco-friendly practices. This year, the partners hope that the Green Business Program will...

Cornerstone Montclair reaches out to those with disabilities

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news A new local business, which is trying to create a hub for activities and employment opportunities for those with disabilities, will be opening later this month on Bellevue Avenue. Cornerstone Montclair LLC was...
Film tax incentives

Film tax incentives could drive up production here

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news On any given day up to two films are shot in the hometown of the Montclair Film Festival. A bill encouraging production companies to film in New Jersey with new tax...

In brief: BID looking to add more art to downtown

The Montclair Center BID has received a Transformation Grant from the Main Street New Jersey Program and will use the $25,000 grant award to infuse downtown Montclair with visual art, through the commission and...

As COVID-19 continues housing advocates worry over long-term effects on renters

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsWith almost half of Montclair’s residents paying rent rather than a mortgage and COVID-19 bringing severe job and wage loss, government officials and housing advocates are doing what they can to...
Cuban Pete's

Cuban Pete’s agrees to comply with executive orders to avoid closure

The restaurant was cited for violating state executive orders against indoor dining on three occasions on Aug. 7, Aug. 23 and Oct. 4. In August, prior to the state allowing indoor dining, police and Montclair Health Department officials were called to the restaurant for reports of patrons dining inside the restaurant. 

Grabowsky to buy Hampton House building in Montclair

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news After 70 years in town, Hampton House, a high-end furniture store, is closing and Montclair developer and downtown landlord Dick Grabowsky is purchasing its landmark building on the corner of Bloomfield and...

Montclair opens a new hotel: Bobbi Brown’s The George

The George, the new hotel from Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker, will open at the end of February/beginning of March. Here's our report from a press preview.