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Elements

Modernist technique and superlative ingredients take root and flourish in downtown Princeton.

With just nine tables in the main dining room – all within view of the open kitchen – and seating for 28, the new space unites the front and back of the restaurant, allowing for the team to provide guests with thoughtful, incomparable service and a remarkable dining experience.

The elements team places a superlative focus on fresh ingredients – many of which are sourced from local farmers and producers – utilizing progressive, modern techniques to draw out the purest flavors, and transform classic dishes into something completely new.

Each course is delivered tableside by a member of the kitchen team, accompanied by a brief explanation of the dish’s components. The seasonally driven menu changes daily and places a heightened focus on tasting menus, with a four-course prix fixe a la carte offering on weekdays only.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 5 pm to 9:30 pm

66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-924-0078
elementsprinceton.com

 

 
 
 
 
 
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ESTIR Inc. Insurance Agency

E.S.T.I.R. Inc. is a local Insurance Agency that has been in the industry for over 23 years. Our mission is to continue to serve our community by offering the best options with your insurance needs. Our bilingual staff fluent in English and Spanish are willing and able to listen to you and find you the best Insurance to protect your, Auto, Apartment, Home, Business, Life, Health and more.

195 Nassau Street, Suite 110, Princeton, NJ 08542   
609-688-1800
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4 Elements Wellness Center

Wellness Center offering innovative, natural wellness services including Cryotherapy, Infrared Sauna, Floatation Therapy, Himalayan Salt Room Therapy and Low Level Light therapy. Whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours we can make you feel better and look better.

301 N Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ 08540   
(609) 285-3115
4elementswellnesscenter.com

 
 
 
 
 
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Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate

Gloria Nilson’s downtown Princeton office attracts buyers and sellers from all over the world. With its distinctive architecture, restaurants, shopping and culturally rich sense of community, Princeton is the natural destination for the discerning buyer. Whether it’s an in-town condo, rental, maintenance-free townhome, historic property or a sprawling estate, we have proudly served the real estate needs of the Princeton community for over 25 years!

33 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-921-2600
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Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate

Good Grief's mission is to normalize grief in our communities through education, advocacy and year-round grief support programs for grieving children, teens and adults. Good Grief is a loving and supportive community, a home and a refuge, for New Jerseys grieving children. Through our peer-support programs and educational workshops, Good Grief creates a community and environment that normalizes grief and honors the individual grief journey.

At Good Grief, we believe children are resilient and have an innate ability to heal after a death, and that a supportive community makes all the difference!

5 Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-498-6674
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Green design company

greendesign is a "brick and mortar" general eco-goods store carrying a wide range of environmentally friendly products including kitchenware, bath products, reusable lunch items and baby clothing and toys.

Hours: Tue-Sat 11am to 6pm, Sun noon to 5pm

42 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-651-4643
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Hamilton Jewelers

Hamilton Jewelers is well known for fine jewelry, timepieces, and giftware in the central New Jersey region. In addition, we offer a comprehensive list of client benefits such as a Bridal and Gift Registry, Wish List "Hint" Program, Business and Corporate Gifts, Estate Buying, Appraisals, Watchmakers, Gemologists and Master Jewelers on premises, Custom jewelry design, and more. We are proud to offer an extensive selection of the world's finest names in luxury goods, including Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Mikimoto, Roberto Coin, David Yurman, SteubenGlass, Faberge, Breitling, John Hardy, Tag Heuer, William Yeoward Crystal, and many more. Our own collection of exclusive designs offers limitless options for fine jewelry, timepieces, and home decor items. Highly trained sales associates offer an educational and informative experience to assist clients in selecting the perfect diamond, a distinctive gift, or a splurge on themselves.

92 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-683-4200
hamiltonjewelers.com

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Hedy Shepard

A destination store, a small distance away from the hub of town, Hedy Shepard, Ltd. is a chic upscale boutique that features lifestyle dressing for the fashion conscious.

Our Princeton women’s clothing shop carries unique and interesting collections from American and International designers with an emphasis on what is special and not in its customers’ closets. We are dressing real suburban women with unique needs. Owners Rachel and Lynn have built a loyal following of customers from career women and ladies who lunch to soccer moms. These women have become accustomed to outstanding service and attention during their shopping experience. We do our best to be aware of their needs. The owners have developed a keen eye for buying by tailoring purchases to specific individuals' different sizes and shapes and various lifestyles.

The constant flow of new merchandise, arriving daily, makes frequent visits fresh and exciting. We are building trusting relationships with customers and friends that will last throughout generations. Rachel and Lynn, along with their professional staff, look forward to satisfying your fashion needs

175 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-921-0582
HedyShepardLtd.com
Mon-Sat 10-5:30

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Hinkson's Office Store

If you're looking for high quality and personal service, you've come to the right place. At Hinkson's The Office Store we’ll give you the attention and personal service you'll come to expect and enjoy.

28 Spring Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-924-0112  
hinksons.com

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Historical Society of Princeton

The Historical Society of Princeton headquarters is at Updike Farmstead at 354 Quaker Road.

Our Mission

Inspired by the worldly and entrepreneurial spirit of the citizens of Princeton, and graced by the important legacy of the town, the Historical Society of Princeton develops signature programs of learning and discovery to connect the lessons of the past to the issues which inform our future. Using our historic sites and collections, we teach local and international visitors that history is relevant in daily life, and can be used to explore a shared connection among people; to celebrate a love of place; and to promote conversations on creating a better future.

Our Vision

If we are successful in our mission, our audiences will have a passion for history and will appreciate its importance in connecting with others and learning about the world around them. By inspiring children and adults to be curious history stewards, we hope to pass along the important lessons of the past. We believe our work will ultimately lead to respectful and responsible behavior among people, toward each other, and toward the built and natural world around us.

Programs

Since its founding in 1938, the Historical Society has amassed, recorded, and exhibited a collection of over 40,000 artifacts, manuscripts, photographs, decorative arts objects, artworks, and articles of clothing dating from the 17th century to the present, and has offered a broad range of educational services and activities to local residents, students, scholars, and visitors from around the world. Walking tours, lectures, education programs for schools and the general public: the Historical Society presents these programs and more throughout the year. Every Sunday at 2pm, come join a guided walking tour of downtown Princeton and learn all about Princeton's people, its architecture, and historical moments from an HSP-trained guide. Check our calendar for special walking tours, including the Princeton University Architecture tour and the Albert E. Hinds Memorial Walking Tour: African-American Life in Princeton. The Historical Society's lectures and panel discussions feature well-known speakers covering historical topics in Princeton, New Jersey and national history. A full slate of education programs is available to school children from kindergarten through high school. The Picturing Princeton program includes a walking tour and an optional classroom pre-visit or field trip to Updike Farmstead.

Exhibitions

Albert Einstein

Changing and permanent exhibitions are featured on the first floor of the Updike farmhouse. Thought-provoking exhibitions examine a wide variety of historical and contemporary topics. The Updike Farmstead’s permanent gallery, the Einstein Salon and Innovators Gallery, features an intimate and up-close look at highlights of HSP’s Einstein furniture collection with interpretation and photographs of Einstein’s time in Princeton from 1933-1955. The gallery is also home to a rotating display celebrating a Princeton-based innovator. On the first floor of the Updike farmhouse, visitors can also expect to learn about the history of the farm site (who owned it; how it was used; and its present-day rehabilitation) and see artwork by Rex Goreleigh, the A-Team Artists of Trenton and the Princeton Photography Club.

The Historical Society also collaborates on exhibitions at other cultural institutions in Princeton, including NEIGHBORHOOD PORTRAIT: Documenting the Witherspoon-Jackson Community at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts of the Arts Council of Princeton and an exhibition of vintage photographs at the Charles Schwab office at 132 Nassau Street.

Collections

At the heart of the Society's ability to serve the community are its important museum and library collections. Used by scholars, students, genealogists, architects, local business people, and the general public, the collections document daily life in Princeton from early settlement through the 20th century. Items include furniture, paintings, clothing, household objects, photographs, maps, and manuscripts, and range from a 1760s tanner's account ledger to a silver boudoir set owned by the daughter of Grover Cleveland. The Society's Einstein Furniture Collection includes 65 pieces of furniture owned and used by Albert Einstein while he lived in Princeton from 1933 to 1955. The Society's library and photo archives comprise more than 38,000 manuscripts, photographs, glass-plate negatives, maps, and architectural drawings. The extensive manuscript holdings include the papers of the Stockton and Olden families, two of the town's founding families; the papers of pioneering geologist Arnold Guyot; and the records of local organizations such as the Friendship Club, an early 20th-century African-American women's civic group.

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Updike Farmstead

The Historical Society of Princeton purchased the six-acre Updike Farmstead from the estate of Stanley Updike in 2004, and in 2016 the Society relocated its headquarters there. The Farmstead consists of a late 18th/early 19th century farmhouse, a large barn built in 1892, wagon shed, corn crib, three-bay garage and garden sheds. After the purchase, careful plans were laid for the rehabilitation of the late 18th/early 19th century farmhouse and related sitework to accommodate expanded operations for the Historical Society. With initial support for the purchase of the Farmstead from the New Jersey Green Acres Program and the Mercer County Open Space Preservation Board, the Historical Society also received funding from the New Jersey Cultural Trust and from the New Jersey Historic Trust as well private foundations, corporations, and very generous individuals. The Historical Society partnered with the Princeton architectural firm of Farewell Mills Gatsch on the farmhouse rehabilitation from fall 2009 through 2010. Updike Farmstead will be open to the public from 12 - 4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $4 (free for HSP Members).

The Farmstead is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places and lies within the Princeton Battlefield/Stony Brook Settlement Historic District. Benjamin Clarke, an early Stony Brook settler, first owned the land as part of a 1200-acre parcel he purchased in 1696. The Farmstead is along the route followed by Continental troops on their way to engage British soldiers at the neighboring Thomas Clarke farm at Princeton Battlefield. The original Benjamin Clarke property, which was divided up over time, remained in the hands of his descendents for over 150 years. In 1892, George Furman Updike Sr. acquired approximately 190 acres of the original farmland and added buildings to the site, including a large barn. In 1969, the Updike family sold 184 acres of the property to the Institute for Advanced Study. Brother and sister, Stanley and Sarah Updike, continued to live on the remaining six acres under their deaths in 2002.

Membership

The Historical Society of Princeton is a private, non-profit organization. Its activities are made possible through individual contributions; grants from corporations, foundations, and government agencies; and earned income. Membership fees are an important source of income. In addition to supporting one of Princeton's most important historical and educational resources, members enjoy the following benefits: invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on Society-sponsored programs, and much more. See our Membership information page for details.

354 Quaker Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-921-6748
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HiTOps

HiTOPS is a 501(c)3 organization located in Mercer County, New Jersey whose mission is to promote adolescent health and well-being.  What started in 1987 as a grassroots response to the tremendous need for accessible, trust-engendering adolescent prevention education and healthcare has grown into a multi-faceted and internationally recognized organization that serves as a model for other youth-serving programs. HiTOPS helps adolescents clarify their values and make responsible decisions regarding their health and actions, and gives parents, teachers and caregivers of adolescents the tools they need to best support and guide the young people they nurture. Our vision is a world where youth have the resources they need to lead healthy, responsible lives.

21 Wiggins Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-683-5155
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Hoagie Haven

Going back to the early 1970's (when the current sign on the outside was new), Hoagie Haven was the first to serve up large hoagies in the Princeton area. With help from Italian People's Bakery, Uncle Haven demanded a larger and larger roll to fill with delicious foods. Finally, when the roll couldn't fit on the counter, they knew it was big enough. By keeping it in the family, Uncle Haven's nephews, Mike, Niko and Costa Maltabes are now running the business.

242 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-921-7723
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Homestead Princeton

Since 2012, Homestead Princeton has established itself as New Jersey's premier independent gift and home furnishings destination.  Located in the heart of downtown Princeton, Palmer Square, Homestead Princeton has become known for affordable, high quality furniture, including its signature in-house brand of custom one-of-a-kind furniture crafted from vintage barnwood.

Homestead Princeton celebrates the legacy of old barns, preserving their legacy to give the precious natural resource -barnwood- a second life.  Due, in part, to their socially responsible and sustainable practices, Homestead Princeton is the only furniture store in New Jersey recognized as a "Sustainable Business" by the New Jersey Sustainable Business Initiative (NJSBI).

43 Hulfish Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-688-0777
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Inside Princeton

On behalf of local employers, we introduce candidates, new hires and existing talent to the best of life in our community. 40 years ago, Bob Denby chose the Princeton area as the place to start his business and raise his children. His team's local ties are deep and diverse.

252 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-841-6318
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IVY INN

Serving Princeton since 1966, under the same family name, the Ivy Inn is one of Princeton's longest running family owned and operated businesses.  Then 25 year old bartender, Dick McCluskey, purchased the bar operating at 254 Nassau Street that year.  In January, 1975 he moved the bar to 248 Nassau Street, which had until then been home to the Flying 'A' gas station.  Dickey would faithfully serve the working men and women of this community for 30 years, until his death in 1996.  Since that time his family has strived to continue to grow the family business while preserving that indescribable realness.  In January, 2013 we took the next step by opening our kitchen.  With the addition of quality fresh food, at an unmatched price point, the Ivy continues to attract a diverse and loyal clientele many of whom we are proud to call our friends.  So whether it's a relaxed lunch stop, a place to let off some steam after work over a beer and a burger, or you're out on the town for the night--the Ivy Inn is sure to please. Our slogan sums it up: "Where Every Hour is Happy Hour"

Hours:  Monday 11am to 12:30am; Tuesday-Saturday 11am to 2am; Sunday Noon to Midnight

248 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-921-8555
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Jammin’ Crêpes is a celebration of Regional farms wrapped in a crêpe -- a local twist on what a Crêpe can be. With an ever-changing seasonal menu highlighting local ingredients at their peak of freshness, many of the restaurant’s crêpes feature homemade micro-batch jams, pickles and condiments, crafted from regional orchard fruit, berries and herbs. In addition to crêpes, Jammin’ Crêpes also offers a daily selection of seasonal soups and salads and a variety of home baked delicacies. There is an assortment of regional, all-natural juices and drinks, as well as specialty coffee and tea drinks.

The restaurant offers casual eat-in and take away food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The crêperie has select communal seating for approximately 45 customers and offers free Wi-Fi. Jammin’ Crêpes looks to become the gathering place of choice for quality, regional food, drink and conversation for all who live in or visit Princeton.

20 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-924-5387
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Brothers Jay and Kevin McLaughlin opened their first store 32 years ago at 74th Street and Third Avenue on New York's Upper East Side. From the moment the doors opened J.McLaughlin established itself as a classic American brand featuring a flair for bold colors and signature prints. 

 
The McLaughlin brothers share a passion for classical design and historical architecture, and, in partnership with Doug Larson of Larson and Paul Architects, they have created a different J.McLaughlin storefront in each town. Located in friendly neighborhoods where shoppers can easily stroll, each store is designed to become woven into the fabric of each tight-knit community while maintaining the distinctive J.McLaughlin look. Inside and out, the stores are architecturally inspired by the community, evoking a vintage atmosphere, and invitingly decorated with fine woodwork, antiques and comfortable furniture upholstered in bright florals, soft tweeds, animal prints and other distinctive fabrics.

Hours:  Mon-Sat: 10-6 Sun: 12-5

17 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-497-9717
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JZA+D is a full-service multidisciplinary architecture and design firm with more than 75 years of collective experience in a wide variety of project types, including residential, hospitality, corporate, tenant fit-out, institutional, and municipal.  We pride ourselves on our client relationships; we strive to be cooperative partners, good listeners, and creative problem solvers.  Through a collaborative process, we are able to develop effective and tailored solutions for each client's particular needs that are modern, cost-effective, and state-of-the-art.  JZA+D also offers comprehensive interior design services that lend artistic vision to each client's unique sense of style, and or customer furniture design services enable us to offer unique pieces to accompany our interior spaces.  Following a strong belief that good design should incorporate sustainable and green principles, over half our talented professional staff are LEED accredited.  We look forward to designing your next project in a way that will meet your goals and have a positive impact on our local community.

20 Nassau Street, Suite 25, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-924-5004
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A wedding ... an anniversary ... a milestone birthday ... a baby's birth ... a success story ... all celebrations of life to share with family and friends. Your themes, ideas and passions are combined with our artistry and skill to create social missives that reflect your style, capture your spirit, and tantalize your recipients.

We specialize in Event Branding, Invitations, Save the Dates, Programs, Menus, Place Cards, Table Signs, Thank You Cards, Personal and Business Stationery, Logo Design.

Hours by appointment 

20 Nassau Street, Suite 250SE, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-430-0333
joycards.com