The vacant building that was once the furniture store D. Marie Home, at 351-57 Bloomfield Ave., will soon be filled. A sign for The Little Gym can currently be seen handing in the storefront window as of Wednesday.
The Little Gym is a learning and development center for children aged four months to 12 years old, according to the company website. With more than 300 locations worldwide, the business will offer structured learning and physical programs for young children, such as gymnastics, karate, and dance and sports skills development, and offer camps and a place to have birthday parties, according to the website.
The Caldwells Patch featured the vacant storefront in our Vision for Vacancies series in June and received lots of responses from residents. Some of the recommendations for what residents thought should move into the building were:
peggy: I would like to see a store that has everything like the old Grand Variety. You could find anything there
Martha Fava: A dance studio, a yoga studio or a trader joes!
Andrea: I've never heard of Grand Variety, but something like Terry's in Verona would be a good addition to our Caldwell's center of town. It would be useful to have a local pharmacy store that also sell a lot of things like toys, art & school supplies, gifts, customized Caldwell clothings & accessories, greeting cards. I always wish I could run over to Bloomfield Ave for a last-minute card, or pick up medical remedies instead of driving to busy West Caldwell plaza.
If you travel west on Bloomfield Avenue, you will also see that The Original Sonny's Pizza will soon rekindle its ovens.
A large sign can be seen in the storefront, at 669 Bloomfield Ave., that reads: "Under New Ownership Re-Opening Soon!"