Sunday, June 16, 2013
The camps teach different types of technology.
The Microsoft Store is planning a host of summer camps for children ages 8 through 13 to celebrate the season. The retail store will be hosting its YouthSpark Summer Camps, with five different classes to choose from. The camps themselves, according to a release from the store, are free as part of the company’s commitment to provide 300 million children with better access to technology. The camps will include: To register, click here.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
There are big changes ahead for the mall—what do you think of them?
A number of stores have closed in the Bridgewater Commons Mall, some are moving to different areas and yet another group are opening in the coming year. In the recent months, Bridget’s Irish Cottage has relocated to Westfield, while Joe Fresh, Build-a-Bear Workshop and Wet Seal have all closed down. “Stores that have closed recently have all closed for varying reasons,” said Amy Knorr, marketing manager for the mall. “I can tell you that most vacant spaces, with the exception of one or two, are spoken for, meaning they are in lease negotiations.” The next store to open, Knorr said, is Sephora, which will open June 13 in its expanded space on the lower level of the mall. Also opening this year is House of Hoops and Eddie Bauer. In addition…
Friday, May 31, 2013
Plymouth Rock Assurance is hosting a distracted driving simulation at the Commons Mall.
In an effort to continue trying to make the roads a safer place, Plymouth Rock Assurance is hosting a special distracted driving simulation Saturday at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. The simulation will be held in the lower level center court from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to Valerie Simon, director of marketing communications with Plymouth Rock, the program will allow attendees to participate in a simulation-based impaired and distracted driving program. “It is designed to prevent destructive driving behaviors,” she said. “[This is] part of an ongoing initiative to make the state’s roads a safer place by exposing the dangers of distracted driving.” Simon said that research collected by the assurance company found that 88 percent of local…
Monday, May 27, 2013
It stems from a plan to construct a standalone restaurant at the mall.
The Bridgewater Commons Mall is currently planning to build a free-standing restaurant in the parking lot of the Bloomingdale's—and the township is looking into traffic concerns. The planning board recently appointed TRC Engineering Inc. to look into possible traffic and parking concerns at the mall. Township engineer Robert Bogart said the study should be coming back to the township in a couple weeks. Representatives from the Bridgewater Commons Mall spoke before the Bridgewater Township Council in February with a request for a change in the developer's agreement to allow for additional expansion. Basically, the change will allow for Bloomingdale's to give up some of its rights for expansion, returning the space to the mall itself for …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Crumbs Bake Shop brings twists on classic cupcake flavors.
Frozen yogurt, ice cream—and now the Bridgewater Commons Mall has added cupcakes to its list of confections. Crumbs Bake Shop officially opened its doors April 5, bringing its decadent cupcakes that are larger than your average treat. “Our signature cupcake is about 1.5 times the size of a regular store-bought cupcake,” said Quinn Solomon, publicist for Crumbs. “However, we do have a regular size cupcake, ‘our classic,’ and a small size, our ‘taste size.’” The business, which officially opened in 2003, boasts three signature, and most popular, cupcakes, Solomon said. Those are the Red Velvet, Peanut Butter Cup and Cookies n’ Cream. “Our decadence [is what people enjoy most],” she said. “We have some of the most unique flavors and twists on…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
It is being done to honor the armed forces through the American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross and Microsoft are teaming up to invite residents to write messages of appreciation to members of the Armed Forces during “Show Your Support Day,” to be held at the store in the Bridgewater Commons Mall. The event will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Through Microsoft technology, shoppers will be invited to record messages of appreciation in the store, which will be distributed by the Red Cross to members of the military services overseas. Shoppers can also make cards if they wish. This program is done through the American Red Cross Service to Armed Forces, which allows members of military families to send and receive emergency messages. The network operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, according to a …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
It is for a new game, Gears of War.
Sunday, March 17
If you are excited about the upcoming game Gears of War: Judgment, then the Microsoft Store at Bridgewater Commons Mall wants to celebrate with you. The store will be hosting a midnight launch party March 18 beginning at 10 p.m. Fans, according to a release from the store, will have the opportunity to compete for fun, while also enjoying food, drinks and prizes. At this point, customers can pre-order the game, or pick one up beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Plus, the first 50 people in line at the store will receive a special giveaway. For more information, visit the game’s Facebook page.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Pet photos will also be available twice this month.
It’s that time of year, and the Easter Bunny has come to play and take photos at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. The mall will be hosting the bunny through March 30 for family photos with the children and families. According to a release from the mall, many photo packages are available for purchase. And when you visit the mall after March 15, family portraits can be taken as well. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. And if you’d rather have your pets take the photos, Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny will be offered March 18 and March 25. The photos with pets will be offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on both days. Only dogs and cats will be allowed to be in …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The mall is planning an expansion and more businesses.
Representatives from the Bridgewater Commons Mall recently spoke before the Bridgewater Township Council with a request for a change in the developer's agreement to allow for additional expansion. Basically, the change will allow for Bloomingdale's to give up some of its rights for expansion, returning the space to the mall itself for future expansion. The plan is to do this in three installments of 10,000 square feet each. Mall representatives said a new restaurant will be coming in to the mall, but declined to say which one. But we want to know what you think. What new restaurant would you like to see come to Bridgewater? Or would you rather see a new store open? Take our poll and let us know what you are thinking, then tell us in the …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
It will be held at the Bridgewater Commons Mall.
New Jersey Blood Services will be hosting a blood drive at the Bridgewater Commons Mall Monday. As shoppers head over to the mall to enjoy the sales, they are also being invited to help save lives by taking part in the Presidents Day Blood Drive. The drive will be held from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Cheesecake Factory. All donors will receive a $10 off $30 coupon for Houlihan’s. To make an appointment for the drive, click here. Those donating must bring photo ID and proof of age. They must be at least 16 years old (which requires parental permission) and weigh at least 110 pounds. For more information, visit nybloodcenter.org.