Maplewood Businesses That Came—and Went—in 2012

A round-up of new -- and departed -- businesses in town.

There was a lot of activity in the Maplewood business community over the last 12 months. Here's a look at businesses that opened and closed in 2012 in Maplewood.


  • The Laurel
  • Olive & Lizzy
  • Alchemy Hour Mens
  • Click Tutoring
  • Crane's Cheese (merged with Highland Place)
  • Geralyn's Art Studio (moved to new space on Baker Street)
  • Wellspring Health Collective
  • Zakiyah's Way Floral Design
  • Gigi's Cupcakes
  • PRO Elite Nutrition
  • Express Yourself (moved to new space on Springfield Avenue)
  • Elite Tutoring (moved to new space on Springfield Avenue)
  • New World Catering (moved to Springfield Avenue)
  • 7-Eleven (Springfield Avenue)
  • Thernize & Associates Tax Services
  • Larel's Hair
  • Da Kitchen
  • Alfa Healthcare Training Institute
  • BCBL Credit Solutions
  • This Town Coffee
  • RUSH Fitness


  • Sweet Relish
  • Revolution
  • ID Bakery
  • KoCafe
  • Jazzberries Center for Music & Art


  • 7-Eleven (Valley Street)
  • Deal$ (Springfield Avenue)

Did we miss any? We didn't mean to! Please let us know in the comments. Plus, tell us which businesses you miss the most and which new ones you are loving! 

John Harvey December 28, 2012 at 04:14 AM
Revolution on Baker Street left town - moved to Hoboken earlier this month - John
Carolyn Maynard-Parisi (Editor) December 28, 2012 at 04:17 AM
John - thanks for reminding me, I added to the article. I was sorry to see them go.
Elisabeth Anderson December 28, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Sweet Relish-I really like that store. I bought a beautiful apron there. It must have cost a fortune to renovate that space! I'm sorry that they could not stick it out longer.
Stacy December 28, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Add to the list: RUSH Fitness at 10 Burnett Ave - a great new boutique gym/personal training studio!
Maplewood Karate moved into town from Valley St to Baker St in Dec 20011.
Marianne Barreiro December 28, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Jazzberries Center for Music and Art on Springfield Ave will be sorely missed.
Ken Houghton December 28, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Didn't ID both open and close in 2012?
Carolyn Maynard-Parisi (Editor) December 28, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Hi, Louis - Yes, there were a couple new businesses like yours that opened at the tail end of 2011, another was Village Burger. Thanks for mentioning it! Carolyn
Carolyn Maynard-Parisi (Editor) December 28, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Ken: yes, technically ID should be on both lists, as should Sweet Relish.
Carolyn Maynard-Parisi (Editor) December 28, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Thanks, Marianne, I forgot about Jazzberries closing.
Crafty Katie December 28, 2012 at 04:50 PM
It's SEW Crafty moved to 1978 Maplewood Arts Center


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