Words, Milk Money Win 'Best Of' Status in NJ Monthly Poll

New Jersey Monthly recognizes best local businesses.

Once again, Maplewood showed why it is a premier destination in New Jersey by appearing all over New Jersey Monthly’s “Best of New Jersey 2012” list — with two businesses garnering "Best Of" top honors and nine more getting runner-up status in the statewide annual poll.

The big local winners this year wer “Best Indie Bookstore” and "Best Vintage/Consignment" , which has four locations in New Jersey, including Maplewood.

Runners-up in various categories were:


Cheers and congratulations to the winners! Now let's get out there and patronize our favorites, Maplewood, to ensure that they stick around to serve us and win honors again next year.

For the complete list of NJ Monthly 2012 "Best Of's", click here.


Caryn Emmons March 22, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Also a shout out to best Wine Bar, Rosie's in Garwood. While it is not located in Maplewood, it is owned by a wonderful Maplewood family!
H Harvey March 22, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Hi! Just a comment about Alchemy Hour's Surf Shop Award. The owner, Janean Harvey, is over the top about being a finalist in the category with the stores that inspired her to open Alchemy Hour, in particular Farias. Alchemy Hour is a "surf inspired" store that carries the women's boutique line of some of the brands that you'll find at Farias, Brave New World and even Urban Outfitters for that matter. Janean combined her great experience at Freemans Fish Market, No. 165, Free People and her love of surf shops to bring this little piece of surfer heaven to this "coastal cool" shop. Alchemy Hour is actually a surfing term which means the best part of the wave. Congratulations Alchemy Hour and congratulations Maplewood!
Mary Mann March 23, 2012 at 12:45 AM
I had no idea! Thanks, Caryn, for the tip. Sounds like time for a trip....
Mary Mann March 23, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Good to know!


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