Category: Business Spotlight

Visit Keris Tree Farm & Christmas Shop In Allentown, NJ

November 24, 2022

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The Keris Tree Farm and Christmas Shop is celebrating over 33 years growing, cutting, and selling trees on a 24-acre farm just outside Allentown at 848 Route 524 also known as New Canton Stone Tavern Road. Keris Tree Farm is family owned and operated since 1977 and the first trees were harvested in 1990. The farm has choose-and-cut trees by the foot, balled trees, fresh pre-cut Canadian Balsam and Fraser Fir, wreaths, roping and seasonal greenery.

The Christmas shop is where the magic happens, a winter wonderland of artisan made crafts, decorations and holiday gifts. Maggie has hand curated merchandise from artisans to antiques for over thirty years… her eye for design and vintage holiday decor makes it such a special holiday shopping experience.

2022 Event List:

The Allentown High School Choir will be singing Christmas carols! December 4th 12:30

Backyard Brews will be set up with hot beverages and snacks for sale on 11/26-11/27, 12/3-12/4, and 12/10-12/11. @backyard_brews_


Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday and Sunday 9-5, CLOSED MONDAYS

​Closed Thanksgiving Day

Facebook: Keris Tree Farm & Christmas Shop

On the porch you’ll find bundles of greenery for sale, including winterberry, holly, magnolia, branches and many types of evergreen cuttings stocked fresh.

The Christmas shop is where the magic happens! Maggie has hand curated merchandise from artisans to antiques for over thirty years… her eye for design and vintage holiday decor makes it such a special holiday shopping experience. If you’ve never entered the shop you don’t know what you’re missing! The exterior is unassuming but the inside is glowing with many treasures to find.

Choose and cut a tree, or tag a tree to cut later in the season. Visit the Christmas shop! The farm has a selection of white pine roping, Fraser Fir wreaths, Noble Fir wreaths, greenery, magnolia, winterberry and holly branches. Also live balled Christmas trees!

Photos of the Keris Farm and Christmas Tree Shop showing overall quantity of trees in different stages of growth. As the trees get older and sold room is made to plant new trees for future years.

Perennial Home Opens in Allentown, NJ

Ribbon cutting celebrated during the Allentown Spring Stroll on May 1

May 3, 2022

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Perennial Home celebrated their ribbon cutting ceremony during the 2022 Allentown Spring Stroll on May 1st, officially opening in Allentown after relocating from Hightstown after almost 20 years in business. Owner Karen West did the honors cutting the ribbon with Mayor Tom Fritts officiating.
Artist were painting and carving in front of the store during the event which was well attended by local villagers and many more customers that followed from the former location.
Perennial Home brings a wealth of experience with a unique variety of home furnishings and accessories including one of a kind items and products from local artisans. Furniture, jewelry, cards, baby items and artwork fill the sunlit interior of the store making it a warm inviting space to shop.  

Opening Perennial Home in Hightstown in 2002 and bringing her experience to her customers has been a rewarding step in extending Karen’s decorating skills to help her clientele with their decorating dilemmas. Above all, she helps her customers love their home whatever their style may be. Now located in the heart of Allentown at 24 South Main Street, Perennial Home is accessible from most major central New Jersey highways.

Hours, Directions and Contact information:

Phone: 609.448.8830
Address: 24 South Main St, Allentown, NJ 08501
Perennial Home is located in the heart of downtown Allentown on South Main Street and is easily accessible from Routes 33 ,130, 195,539,524 and 526 as well as exit 7 of the turnpike.

Facebook: @PerennialHomeNJ
Instagram: @perennialhome

Monday – Saturday | 10am – 5pm
Sundays (after Thanksgiving & December) | 12:30 – 4pm

Smart MS3 Health Technology Startup Based In Robbinsville, NJ

July 29, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–On July 15, 2021, Smart MS3, a healthtech company building an evidence-based physical therapy solution, was accepted into Newchip’s renowned global accelerator program. With only a 7% acceptance rate, it provides over $750,000 in benefits and resources over the course of 24 weeks. This gives us ample time to learn about the expertise and knowledge that is needed to develop a startup while also furthering the development of the wearable device.

Today, 7 out of 10 patients never finish their physical therapy recovery process. Unfortunately the effect of this is twofold, not only does the patient remain injured, but the average clinic loses over $240,000 yearly due to their low retention rate. This is a loss for both patients and clinics. Our team is here to flip the script and provide a positive outlook by building a wearable solution which can objectively track the recovery progress of patients and keep them engaged.

We conducted trials at physical therapy clinics in which we found that our device has aided the clinics and patients in 2 major ways! It has increased the patient’s confidence within the PT by 5x and also kept a 100% retention rate throughout this 3-month trial. Having been provided resources by Newchip, we look to further test and develop our device until our demo day in September. “We are excited for Smart MS3 and believe they will do well at Newchip.”

The trial has helped over 40 patients and we look to continue collaborating with physical therapy clinics around New Jersey. Having worked with patients has made us realize that our device provides reassurance that exercises recommended by the physical therapists are improving their current state. Over the next few months we are looking to expand our start-up to bigger physical therapy networks.

Follow our journey through our website as we revolutionize the physical therapy industry.

Projected Opening October 14, 2021, For Grocery Outlet In Hamilton Township, NJ

June 26, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Earlier this week Grocery Outlet confirmed to MidJersey.News that they were coming to Hamilton Township at the old K-Mart located in the Hamilton Plaza Shopping Center, 1061 White Horse Avenue. Currently Grocery Outlet has no stores in New Jersey and this will be the first one to open. The projected opening date according to Grocery Outlet representatives is October 14, 2021 and they stated the date was subject to change. Currently closest Grocery Outlet store to the Hamilton area is Warminster, PA

My Salon Suite Grand Opening In Hamilton Township

June 17, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin was present to welcome My Salon Suite to our community with a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Monday, June 7, 2021. 

My Salon Suite’s unique concept was brought to Hamilton by owner Joe Carretta. My Salon Suite offers state of the art salon and spa suites featuring quiet-glide sliding glass doors for privacy and a 24-hour security system offering secure code access entry for My Salon Suite clients. Twenty-seven salon owners were attracted to this new space conveniently located in the Court at Hamilton Station, formerly the Clover Square Shopping Center. Each Salon owner, called a My Salon Suite member, was able to customize their suite to best capture their individual vibe and spirit. 

 “We are breaking a record this evening, I don’t think we have ever seen more businesses open in one day! It is so wonderful to see so many new businesses celebrate with the opening of My Salon Suite,” said Mayor Martin. 

The twenty-seven My Salon Suite members at the Quakerbridge Road location include: Ashanti Rose Pro Beauty, Chrissy’s Studio 202, CV Hair Studio, June Hair Company, Karma Salon By Heather Michelle, The Second Look Salon, Hair By Jen Kelly, Color Me Pink, Estilo by Jennifer Leigh, GK Stanza Di Bella, Meticulous Nails, Waxed Away, Hair Bliss By Julie D, Studio Posh, Kristina’s Hair Salon, Shear Intuition, Sunset Aesthetics, Olivia Deleon Beauty, Studi-O3, Your Salon, Sharelle’s Studio 202, Tara Alicen Studio, Hair Diva Fashions, T & T Hair Suite, Thairapy By Tiffany, T & T Salon Suite, and Hair By Vicky B. 

To learn more about the My Salon Suite location in Hamilton and how to book an appointment visit

Check out to learn of the new businesses that have recently opened or relocated to Hamilton and read up on why Hamilton is a great place for businesses to call home! 

Grand Opening: Route 130 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

March 4, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The new Route 130 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership held their grand opening tonight at their location at 1153 Route 130. A ribbon cutting as well as refreshments we available to those who were in attendance.

Visit their social media and website:

Mike The Jeep Guy

Route 130 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Facebook Page

Route 130 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram webpage

Route 130 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Instagram Page

Demolition Of Old National Pools Building Making Way For New WaWa

January 27, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville Meadowbrook, LLC is has begun demolition and preliminary construction work of the newest Wawa facility at the intersection of Route 130 and Meadowbrook Road (former National Pools location).

Site preparation is expected to take the landowner until May of 2020 to complete.  After that date, Wawa’s construction team will be on-site to build their store and gas canopy, featuring 12 dispensers.

Complete of the project is expected by the end of October, with the grand opening of the new Wawa targeted for November.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Is Now Open

January 17, 2020

Location: 2465 S Broad Street Suite E2, Independence Plaza, Hamilton Township, NJ 08610

Hamilton, NJ (01/17/2020) – The new year brings tidings of good cheer as Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton opens its second ReStore!  Volunteers and patrons alike are welcome to shop and support Habitat at the new ReStore in Independence Plaza on South Broad Street in Hamilton.  A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Friday, January 17th, at 9:30am!  Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin will be in attendance.

ReStore shoppers can find good deals at affordable prices, all for a great cause!  Each purchase supports Habitat for Humanity’s local affordable housing initiatives. After the ribbon cutting, the Hamilton ReStore will be open 10AM – 6PM Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, as well as 9AM – 6PM on Saturdays.

Habitat for Humanity is excited to bring its ReStore to Hamilton.  The organization has a major presence in the community through its housing programs. In the neighborhood surrounding the ReStore, Habitat has two new affordable homes under construction as well as numerous repair projects for low to moderate-income homeowners. 

Habitat’s CEO, Lori Leonard, is ecstatic. She says, “Hamilton has been a wonderful partner in bringing more affordable homes to the community and stepping up to address the need for repairs for low-income homeowners.  With the ReStore, we can further our partnership with the town by providing jobs, volunteer opportunities, and wonderful home goods for locals to purchase!”

The ReStore is Habitat for Humanity’s retail operation that is open to the public, selling discounted housewares and building materials.  You can find donated items, new and used, from residents and local business.  The inventory is always changing, so every time you visit there is something new and unique to find! Visit the Habitat website, or call (856) 439 – 6717 for more information.

Barstool Sports, Pizza Review – DeLorenzo’s and Papa’s Tomato Pies

November 14, 2019 Updated November 15, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE– David Portnoy – “El Presidente” founder of Barstool Sports has done a pizza review on Papa’s Tomato Pies in Robbinsville, NJ and released it about an hour ago. You can watch the entire review here:

Bar Stool Sports Papa’s Tomato Pies Review direct link

Facebook link of review:

Delorenzo’s Barstool Sports Review

David Portnoy “El Presidente” is also going to review of Delorenzos

Barstool Pizza Review for De Lorenzo’s Tomato Pies direct link


KUO Social Coming to Robbinsville, NJ

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — A construction permit in the window for 2350 Route 33 Suite 106 marked “Interior Demo Only” is prominently displayed on the door next to the sign of the closed Centro Grille. A sign on the opposite door says “Coming Soon!!! KUO SOCIAL” the sign further shows Chef/ Restaurateur Steven Kuo of well known Peking Pavilion of Manalapan, NJ and Buddakan of New York

KUO Social brings you an exhilarating modern Chinese experience for the eyes and taste buds alike according to the sign.

The site was known to three prior restaurants/bars the first being Santino’s BarOne, Poseidon Mediterranean Bar & Grill, and Centro Grille.

Looking though the glass door it appears demolition has begun in the construction process and a dumpster is in the parking lot. Good luck to KUO Social we can’t wait to get in there and try that modern Chinese experience.