Businesses That Came—and Went—in 2012 [Year in Review]

We said goodbye to a Rose and welcomed a Runway.

There was a lot of activity in our business districts over the past 12 months. Here's a look at businesses that closed, and ones that opened in 2012. 



  • Beyond Knits and Needles
  • D. Marie
  • DeFranco's Hair Salon
  • Elegant Tile
  • Gianni
  • Kids' Cuts Salon
  • Rite Aid
  • Rose Mediterranean Restaurant
  • Saplings
  • Sprint
  • Taco Bell


  • Dough Artisan Pizza
  • Red's Dips and Flips
  • Let's Yo

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! 

Teresa Akersten December 26, 2012 at 08:17 PM
An awning for Dough went up recently at the former Rose Restaurant location.
Teresa Akersten December 26, 2012 at 08:17 PM
You are right—the storefront closed and they are located upstairs and around the corner now on Smull Avenue!
Teresa Akersten December 26, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Yes of course—the party supply store is a great addition to the mix in Caldwell.
Pamela Donovan December 30, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Love love Runway!!! Very unique women's and children's clothing!! One of a kind pieces. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Also Smith & Company very helpful for gift ideas and always a wonderful selection to choose from!! Love Lisa and Mike! Frank at Flowerland & his wife are always ready to help with the most FABULOUS flora arrangements and the space in flowerland is truly a special place GEORGOUS!! SomeWhere in Time takes you back to place where simple gifts are most precious with meaning of true gift giving. So please remember when looking for that speacial something to shop local because there are many treasures right in your own backyard. Happy New Year to all. Pam Donovan
gregory l. mitchell January 22, 2013 at 01:02 AM
Hy'a Folks:Query,Does anyone have any idea who/what may possibly be planning to move into the former Ace Hardware Store?Not that I know anyone who may be planning to rent it-just curious,Thanks. Gregory L. Mitchell,West Caldwell


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