Custom Ink to open clothing and accessories store on Palmer Square
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Custom Ink to open clothing and accessories store on Palmer Square

Custom Ink, an online company with 17 stores in Virginia, Texas and Nevada, will open an apparel and accessories store on Palmer Square this summer. The store will be located at 39 Palmer Square West. The Princeton location will offer shoppers help creating custom apparel. Visitors will be able to see products and samples in the…

Princeton Consignment replaces CoolVines on Spring Street

Princeton Consignment replaces CoolVines on Spring Street

A new consignment shop just opened  in downtown Princeton at the former CoolVines location at 21 Spring Street. The store, called Princeton Consignment, is a welcome addition to the shopping scene for visitors and residents who mourned the recent closures of several downtown businesses. The storefronts that housed CoolVines, Savory Spice and Jane have been…

Pacers Princeton Running store closed on Palmer Square

Pacers Princeton Running store closed on Palmer Square

Pacers Princeton Running, which was located at 7 Palmer Square West, closed its doors at the beginning of the month. The company still operates three stores in Virginia and two stores in Washington D.C. The Princeton store opened in December of 2014. The store sold training and competition shoes, hats, gloves, reflective gear, hydration products, nutrition…

Princeton University opens new innovation center in Plainsboro
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Princeton University opens new innovation center in Plainsboro

Officials celebrated the opening of the Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs incubator on May 17. More than 100 representatives from Princeton University, the town of Plainsboro, local industries and the center’s first tenant companies attended the event at the Forrestal Center in Plainsboro. Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs offers co-working lab and office space for high-tech startup companies…

Peacock Inn sold to real estate company that owns Washington Crossing Inn
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Peacock Inn sold to real estate company that owns Washington Crossing Inn

The Peacock Inn, a 16-room luxury hotel on Bayard Lane in downtown Princeton, has been sold to Genesis Investment Properties, a Hamilton-based commercial retail and residential real estate investment company. Genesis also owns and operates the historic Washington Crossing Inn located in Washington Crossing, Pa. In January, the restaurant and bar at the Peacock Inn were…

Liquor license transfer approved for McCaffrey’s Supermarket in Princeton

Liquor license transfer approved for McCaffrey’s Supermarket in Princeton

McCaffrey’s Supermarket at the Princeton Shopping Center will soon be selling alcohol. The Princeton Council unanimously approved the transfer of the retail liquor license formerly owned by CoolVines to the supermarket on Monday night. The transfer was on the consent agenda, and there was no discussion or comment by officials or members of the public…

American Sew & Vac closes at Princeton Shopping Center

American Sew & Vac closes at Princeton Shopping Center

American Sew & Vac, an independent business that has been located in the Princeton Shopping Center for more than 45 years, has closed. Patrons who went to the store yesterday said the shop is mostly empty. Court papers filed by the landlord, Edens, were taped to the door. The shop sold sewing machines, embroidery machines,…

Milk & Cookies opens on Chambers Street in Princeton
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Milk & Cookies opens on Chambers Street in Princeton

A new cookie shop opened this week in Princeton, and it’s a full-on fest of chocolate chips, ginger, M&Ms, confetti and more. Milk & Cookies offers 16 varieties of cookies, from the traditional chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin  cookies Mom used to make to snickerdoodles, ginger chunk and peppermint bark. The shop also offers gluten-free…

Rouge to move to Palmer Square

Rouge to move to Palmer Square

Local fashion boutique Rouge will move from Hinds Plaza to 45 Palmer Square West next week. “Rouge has an established following and upscale product that lends perfectly with the offerings of the square,” said Lori Rabon, vice president of Palmer Square. Rouge is a women’s contemporary clothing boutique that offers collections sourced from around the world. Professional partners from New…

McCaffrey’s Supermarket in Princeton plans to sell alcohol

McCaffrey’s Supermarket in Princeton plans to sell alcohol

McCaffrey’s Supermarket at the Princeton Shopping Center is in the process of purchasing the retail liquor license owned by CoolVines, the wine shop that just closed on Spring Street, so that the supermarket can start selling alcoholic beverages. Tonight at the Princeton Council’s 7 p.m. public meeting, the governing body will vote on a resolution…

Capital Health Medical Center receives award for cancer care
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Capital Health Medical Center receives award for cancer care

Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell has been named one of the country’s best hospitals for cancer care by the Women’s Choice Award. A hospital must be designated by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Classification as one of four specific types of cancer programs to be considered for the award. The Women’s Choice…

New floral shop will open on Palmer Square

New floral shop will open on Palmer Square

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a new floral shop called Princeton Floral Design will open on Palmer Square. Princeton Floral Design is expected to open within the next week at 28 Palmer Square East. “Princeton Floral Design is the perfect complement to our walkable down town experience. he floral boutique will provide convenient luxury…

Jane consignment shop in Princeton to close in early February

Jane consignment shop in Princeton to close in early February

Jane, the fun consignment store that sells clothing, accessories, home goods, art and furniture on Spring Street in downtown Princeton, will close in early February. The store has been a favorite shop of visitors to Princeton for about a decade. Realtor Jane Henderson Kenyon, who owns the shop with her daughter, Isabelle, said the pair has…

Walmart to shutter West Windsor Sam’s Club

Walmart to shutter West Windsor Sam’s Club

Several Sam’s Club stores throughout the country closed Thursday without notice to the public, including the store at Nassau Park Boulevard in West Windsor. Some employees were surprised to arrive at their stores and find the doors locked on Thursday. Employees told Planet Princeton they were informed the store will be closing for good on…

It’s Official: Princeton HealthCare is now a part of UPenn Health System
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It’s Official: Princeton HealthCare is now a part of UPenn Health System

Princeton HealthCare System and its affiliates, including the University Medical Center of Princeton, Princeton House Behavioral Health, Princeton HomeCare and the Princeton Medicine physician network, are now part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, one of the world’s leading academic medical centers. Leaders of both hospital systems announced the transaction today after receiving all…

Lisa Jones shop on Witherspoon Street to close in February

Lisa Jones shop on Witherspoon Street to close in February

  Lisa Jones Style for You and Your Home on Witherspoon Street in downtown Princeton will be closing after thirteen years in business. It is the latest Princeton shop to announce it is closing as retail business owners struggle to stay in Princeton. Known for its reasonably priced jewelry, accessories, and small home furnishings, the…

Savory Spice Shop in downtown Princeton closes for good

The Savory Spice Shop on Spring Street in Princeton has closed down for good after being in business for six years. “The shop was really about our passion and love of cooking, and food flavors,” said Jon Hague, who owned the shop with his wife, Janet Hague, who also works at the Princeton Public Library. …