Year in Review: South Brunswick Businesses Open, Evolve

The top local business stories on South Brunswick Patch in 2012.

Confectionately Yours Puts the Family in Family Restaurant

The Gondek family has owned and managed Confectionately Yours for three decades.

El Dorado Brings Fresh Take on Mexican Food to South Brunswick

New menu focuses on food made from scratch with fresh ingredients, and of course, plenty of frozen margaritas.

Halter's Cycles in Monmouth Junction All About the Love of Riding

With over 30 years in South Brunswick, Halter's Cycles has become a destination for cyclists from all over the state.

The Evolution of Pierre's of South Brunswick

Newly christened restaurant Terracotta at Pierre's of South Brunswick signals start of new era at township cornerstone.

South Brunswick Spray Tan Business Offers Safety Over Sun Basting

Longtime South Brunswick resident Nancy Culbertson started Sultry Mist Mobile Airbrush Tanning as a healthy alternative to tanning beds and roasting in the sun.

Burrito King Continues Tradition and Recipes of Burrito Royale

After three decades in South Brunswick, the popular burrito joint on Route 1 received a name change and some tweaks to the menu.

Major Car Wash Provides Automotive TLC

Since 1995, South Brunswick has turned to Major Car Wash on Route 1 to get their vehicles shining.

All in the Family at Von Thun Farms

Since 1913, the Ridge Road fixture has evolved through each generation of the Von Thun family and continues to thrive in South Brunswick.

Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Take Stock Before Opening

Residents want to see one of the grocery chains open in South Brunswick. But each company has its reasons for when and where they open.

The Wine and Innovation of The Grape Escape

Winemaking school in Dayton flourishes during recession by expanding to offer classes in everything from making your own mozzarella cheese to wine-infused chocolate.

Let's Yo! Yogurt Opens on Route 1

Enjoy a frozen yogurt and iPads at Let's Yo! Yogurt.

Olympics Spotlight Work of Athletes at Local Gymnastics Academy

Cranbury Gymnastics Academy in Dayton touts success of a working business model.

Eno Terra Named One of New Jersey's Top 25 Restaurants

Popular Kingston eatery named to New Jersey Monthly's list of the top 25 restaurants in the state.

A Musician's Paradise in Monmouth Junction

Music Tech offers wide variety of programs and lessons for all ages and skill levels.

White Castle Clears First Hurdle for South Brunswick Location

Developer still needs to gain site plan approval.

Twist of Fate Wins Woman Free Car from Dayton Toyota

Getting cut in line for a ticket to a free car giveaway pays off for Somerset woman.

The Learning Experience Opens in Monmouth Junction

The Learning Experience opened their doors for business on April 2 in Monmouth Junction.

Dayton Girl Scout Becoming a Cookie Entrepreneur

Vittoria Flick, 13, has sold over 2,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the last two years through hard work and dedication.

South Brunswick Businesses Team Up to Aid Sandy Victims

Donate needed items to Hurricane Sandy victims at the Jersey Shore.

New Fitness Craze Comes to South Brunswick

Bokwa fitness brings different and fun approach to exercise allowing participants to make the routine all their own.

Famous Family Helps Family Karate Raise Money for Hearing Impaired

Members of the Osmond family joined with Monmouth Junction's Family Karate Super Center last week at a Kick-a-Thon to help the hearing impaired.

South Brunswick Dentists Lend a Helping Paw to Animal Charity

Dayton's Doctors of Dental Medicine turned an employee's safari photos into a $500 donation to the Animal Placement Agency of the Windsors.

Love Chocolate? Then This Club's For You

Forrestal Village's Chocolate Lover's Club is a passion for owner Joanne Reilly, who spent 20 years working in sales and marketing before embracing her entrepreneurial spirit and love of fine chocolate.

Cheesecake Factory Prepares to Open

The popular restaurant is opening its newest location at the Quaker Bridge Mall on Route 1.

Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay Opens Restaurant at MarketFair

The casual burger restaurant centers on a simple concept: offering burgers, French fries and milkshakes. It also feature's Flay's signature burger, the Crunchburger, featuring potato chips on top of the burger inside the bun.

Council Approves Extended Sunday Liquor Store Hours

South Brunswick liquor stores will now be able to stay open until 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Gelavino Gelato Brings a Taste of Italy to Area

The latest addition to the Princeton Shopping Center features an authentic Italian treat made by the grandson of the first gelateria owner in Florence, Italy.

Report Criticizes 8A Warehouses for Work Environment

New Labor says local distribution centers offer low pay, discriminate against workers from temporary agencies.

New Route 1 Hospital Ready for Opening Day

The University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro held a ribbon cutting and open house in May.

SBHS Grad Shuns Corporate World for Small Business Dream

After the market collapse, Monmouth Junction resident Ian Scherzer decided to turn his love of fixing computers into a business.

Best Buy Will Shutter 50 Locations; South Brunswick's Stays Open

Minnesota-based company announces 42 more permanent store closures.


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