This store looks like a hole in the wall, but once you go in you'll see that it's actually much larger than it looks. They have a very large selection of notions and other sewing equipment, which is actually significantly better than most of the chain craft and sewing shops in the area. They also have very good prices, usually the same or better than the chain stores. The people there are friendly and helpful. They only have a moderate selection of fabric, but that doesn't bother me because I go there for items other than fabric. Before you go back to a chain craft store for sewing supplies try this pace instead.
I am a student in my senior year at Montclair State, and overall it's been a good experience. They have a lot of majors and minors to choose from, and most of the academic departments are great. There are also a lot of extra activities and student organizations to get involved in. There are some problems, especially campus parking, which is usually a mess. Also the food on campus could be better and cheaper, and there could be more things to do on weekends. Other than that, Montclair State is a good university especially considering the cost of tuition as compared to other universities and colleges in this area.
I've used Park Street Automotive several times and each time has been a good experience. The staff is nice and willing to explain any problem with your car before fixing it. Their rates are very reasonable as well. It is a small place though, so you may have to wait a while before they get to your car if they're backed up. Once I had to use a different mechanic because of this, but I'd still recommend Park Street.
Janet shops has a huge selection of uniforms, mostly medical (men's and women's), but they have other uniforms as well, such as chef's and janitor's uniforms. (It's great for finding a cool costume!) Their prices are amazing, everything they sell is very inexpenisve but also of good quality. The people there were also very nice and helpful.
Although Saunders is a local business, they have a pretty big store, with a wide selection and competitive prices. The people there are very nice and helpful. It's nice to have such a great selection close to your neighborhood so you don't have to drive out to the highway whenever you need a few nails or paint.
Fabric Warehouse is a really run down place in a questionable neighborhood, but everything else about it is great. The prices are simply amazing, and the place is huge and has an incredible selection. They have every fabric you could possibly think of, and a good selection of trims, notions, and other sewing supplies. Try it, you won't be dissappointed.
This place isn's bad but it's not great either. They're pretty small so don't expect a huge selection. They do carry a good bit of film but their equipment selection is rather small. Since they're a small place the prices are much higher than larger photo supply stores. It's not bad if you're in a pinch but if you have more time try elsewhere.
Pro-set is the best store in the area for photo equipment, supplies and processing. Their prices and selection aren't quite as good as the big stores in New York, but they're better than any of the other places around here. They also give a student discount. They have a wide range of processing services and the people there are helpful.
Marzullo's has a great selection of delicious Italian foods. Everything I've tried there has been very good. Their prices are a little high in my opinion but they do have cheaper menu options such as specialty pizzas and panini sandwiches which are just as good as the fancier pasta dishes. My favorite item there is the soda - they take sparkling water and add flavored syrups. They have nearly every flavor you could think of. Their cakes and frozen desserts are also very good.
I tried Mexical Rose for the first time recently and it was great. The food was great and our waiter was very nice. They have a byob policy and do not sell alcohol, but they will mix drinks for you (our margaritas were delicious). I also loved the atmosphere, it was very relaxing and fun. My friends and I have a great time just hanging out, eating and drinking. The food was a little pricer than I expected but for the quality of the food, large portions, and service it was worth the price.