Ann Taylor at Palmer Square to close permanently

Ann Taylor at Palmer Square to close permanently

Ann Taylor, an anchor store on Palmer Square for more than two decades, will close for good this month. The last day the women’s fashion reatailer will be open is Wednesday, Jan. 27. In July, the Ascena Retail Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Ascena is the parent company of Ann Taylor,¬†Loft,¬†Lane Bryant, Lou…

New CEO named for Penn Medicine Princeton Health
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New CEO named for Penn Medicine Princeton Health

The University of Pennsylvania Health System has named James Demetriades to serve as the new CEO of Penn Medicine Princeton Health. He will begin his new role on March 1, succeeding Barry Rabner, who has served as president and CEO since 2002. Demetriades has worked for Penn Medicine Princeton Health for 17 years and currently…

N.J. sees uptick in new unemployment claims after Christmas
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N.J. sees uptick in new unemployment claims after Christmas

The New Jersey Department of Labor saw a¬†post-holiday increase in unemployment claims last week that was driven by seasonal workers. Officials also received word from the U.S. Department¬†of Labor¬†that there would be¬†no lapse in COVID-related federal benefits¬†available through¬†the new stimulus bill signed the day after pandemic programs expired. New¬†weekly unemployment claims for the week ending…

The Papery to close Princeton Shopping Center location

The Papery to close Princeton Shopping Center location

The Papery, a family-owned business with four locations in New Jersey, is closing down its Princeton store for good due to the economic impact of the pandemic. The shop is the latest business to shut down in the Princeton Shopping Center. Gourmet food store and cafe Bon Appetit closed down in the fall. The New…

Bed Bath & Beyond at the Mercer Mall to close permanently in February

Bed Bath & Beyond at the Mercer Mall to close permanently in February

Bed Bath & Beyond, the national housewares chain that has had a presence at the Mercer Mall in Lawrence for more than three decades, is closing for good on Feb. 13. Earlier this year, the Union, N.J.-based retailer announced that it was closing 63 stores across the country by the end of 2020. The Lawrence…

State extends deadline for businesses to buy personal protective equipment (PPE) at a substantial discount
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State extends deadline for businesses to buy personal protective equipment (PPE) at a substantial discount

Businesses and organizations with 100 or fewer employees can apply for discounts of almost 70 percent on PPE purchases The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has extended the deadline for small businesses to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) at a discount of almost 70 percent. The new deadline is Thursday, Dec. 17. Discounts are available…

New Aldi grocery store to open in South Brunswick on Thursday
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New Aldi grocery store to open in South Brunswick on Thursday

South Brunswick area shoppers will now have another option for buying groceries. Discount grocer Aldi is slated to open a new grocery store this Thursday, Dec. 3, on Route 1 North in South Brunswick. The store is part of Aldi‚Äôs national $5 billion program to build new stores and remodel existing stores around the country. The…

Princeton Farmers’ Market to kick off winter outdoor market season this Thursday
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Princeton Farmers’ Market to kick off winter outdoor market season this Thursday

The Princeton Farmers’ Market will kick off the winter season this Thursday, Dec. 3, from 10 am. to 2 p.m. The market will be staying put at the temporary outdoor location on Franklin Avenue for the winter in order to provide ample space for social distancing. All market visitors must wear masks and practice social…

West Windsor Community Farm Market winter season to begin Dec. 5
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West Windsor Community Farm Market winter season to begin Dec. 5

The West Windsor Farmers Market winter season will kick off on Dec. 5. Due to the pandemic, the market will be held outdoors in a parking lot at MarketFair. Masks will be required for everyone at the market, and hand-washing stations will be provided. Pre-ordering will be available like it was at the summer market….