May 25th marked the opening of Maplewood Mercantile, part of the growing movement of coop-style retail in our area. Maplewood Mercantile is a 3,000 square foot collective where you can shop Salvage Style (antiques), Mothers+Daughters (mindfully made women’s wear), and Meus (a broad range of hand made offerings, from home decor to jewelry, and kids merchandise). All in one place, right near the train station and with hours to allow commuters a chance to stop in, shop, and unwind before they walk home. It’s the first retail store to open in an area that’s largely been service oriented. But that’s about to change.
“Check out our Thirsty Thursdays,” says Amy Hughes, owner of Salvage Style. “On Thursday evenings we invite you to come in for music and a drink while you shop,” she explains. Along with her Maplewood Mercantile partners, Julia Briggs of Mothers+Daughters, and Marichelle Hills of Meus, they sponsor events in Memorial Park like the Duck Races and Maplewoodstock that help bring shoppers to the other side of the train station.
“We are all local moms, so Maplewood Mercantile is very much a family affair,” says Hughes. And the perfect place to make a fun find after a busy work day, and bring it home to your own Maplewood family.
145 Dunnell Rd., Maplewood NJ
Tuesday & Wednesday 11am-6pm
Thursday & Friday 11am-8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm