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 …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Contrary to concerns, police are not investigating them as arson.
Investigations into two recent car fires in Bridgewater parking lots are not continuing, according to Bridgewater Township Police Lt. Al Nicaretta. There were two car fires in the span of two weeks, one that destroyed three vehicles in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall at the beginning of April and another that destroyed three cars in the Sanofi parking lot on Corporate Drive a week later. Despite concerns to the contrary, Nicaretta said the police department is not conducting arson investigations into these fires. “I am not certain how the fire started in each incident,” he said. Jack Bennett, with the Somerset County Prosecutors Office, said they are also not conducting any arson investigations with regard to the two …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The fire engulfed three cars in total, but the cause is unknown.
Two cars were destroyed in a fire that engulfed three cars in total in the parking lot outside the California Pizza Kitchen Monday afternoon. According to North Branch Fire Chief David Hickson, three cars were involved in the fire in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall around 4 p.m. Hickson said that two of the cars were completely destroyed and the third was badly damaged in the fire. The cause of the fire, Hickson said, is unknown. Hickson said the fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters with the Green Knoll Fire Company, Country Hills Fire Company and North Branch Fire Company.
Monday, March 18, 2013
It will open in the former AAA building on Commons Way.
It was once an insurance company, and soon it will be a jewelry store. According to Howard Turbowitz, economic development officer for Bridgewater, the township approved an application for Roman Jewelers to move from the Bridgewater Commons Mall to the former AAA Travel and Insurance building on Commons Way. “[Roman Jewelers] has received board approval to renovate, and will open their store at this location,” he said. As for AAA Travel and Insurance, the company currently has a temporary location on Route 206 in Raritan, Turbowitz said. But the company is not done with Bridgewater. “It is looking to build out a new permanent location in Bridgewater, and has been in discussion with the township for a location on Route 22,” Turbowitz said. …
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.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
She was found trapped in her car under the Sgt. Andrew Lobosco Pedestrian Bridge.
A Bridgewater woman was taken by medevac helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Friday after she was found trapped in her car that had overturned under the pedestrian bridge at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. According to a press release from the Bridgewater Township Police Department, Barbara O'Rourke, 59, was driving south on the Outer Ring Road near Macy's around 3:55 p.m. when she may have suffered a medical emergency. The release said her vehicle struck a guardrail and went airborne for about 50 feet before striking the Sgt. Andrew Lobosco Pedestrian Bridge. From there, the release said, the vehicle struck a concrete bridge support 10 feet below the road and landed on its roof. North Branch Fire Chief David Hickson said …
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 …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
No one was injured and the fire is not suspicious, police said.
Traffic was a little delayed on the ramp in the parking deck at the Bridgewater Commons Mall after a car became fully engulfed in flames around 5:03 p.m Sunday. According to Bridgewater Township Police Lt. Luke Daley, the incident was not suspicious and no one was injured in the fire. "We think there were problems with the car constantly overheating before," he said. "It just caught fire, but wasn't witnessed." Daley said it was a 2000 Chevy Impala, and the fire started in the engine compartment then spread from one area of the vehicle to another. The vehicle, Daley said, was on the ramp going from the first to second floor of the parking deck. "But everything was still operating as usual," he said. "It may have disrupted things as far as …
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 …