Metuchen Downtown Alliance
April 2022 Issue

  1. MDA Welcomes Bowery Art Collective to Metuchen
  2. Upcoming Promotions
  3. MDA Member Meeting
  4. Storefront Improvements
  5. Coming Soon
  6. In the News...
MDA Welcomes Bowery Arts Collective to Metuchen

"Bowery Art Collective," the first of its kind student art show had its opening reception in Metuchen on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at the home of IES Test Prep. The Bowery Art Collective is the brainchild of IES Test Prep's CEO, Khalid Khashoggi and the company's President, Arianna Astuni. The arts initiative was developed to support and inspire emerging student artists by providing a much-needed showcase for young people’s talents. The Collective has notable objectives that include helping students to sell their art and raise money for college, establish young artists in the art world, and provide opportunities for them to interact with buyers, press, academics, and art enthusiasts. Bowery Art Collective is located at 335 Main St, Metuchen, NJ, will hold gallery hours every Saturday beginning April 16th, 2022 from 2pm to 6pm. Visit their web site at

Upcoming Promotions - Save the Date!

  • Spring Bazaar (Saturday May 21st 11am to 4pm) – Have your pick of special gifts from unique vendors running the gamut from fashion, to food, and more.
  • Downtown PreProm (Thursday May 27th 4pm to 7pm) – An annual event with the Metuchen High School to help celebrate this year’s graduating class. If you’re a beauty-based business or tailor, help us share information to families on ways to support local!
  • Breakdancing Downtown (Saturday June 4th 5pm to 8pm) – A fun night of breakdancing in the Metuchen Town Plaza.
  • Juneteenth Celebration (Saturday June 18th 6pm to 8pm) – An evening of discussion and performances celebrating this state holiday!
  • Kids Takeover (Tuesday June 21st 1pm to 5pm) – The last day of school! This annual event is back and day for kids and families to get out and unwind before summer officially begins!
MDA Member Meeting, April 19, 7:30pm

Please join us for our quarterly Member Meeting. At that meeting the Innovation Team will present overview of technology tools that businesses can use to drive sales and grow their business. MDA teams will also provide updates about what they are working on. This will be a virtual meeting and we encourage you to participate. Please RSVP here.
Storefront Improvements
Coming Soon

  • Soul Bowls, one of the first places to be 100% vegan and raw, offering açaí, pitaya, banana and coconut bowls. They will open at 50 Pearl Street.
  • OM Pharmacy, small start-up pharmacy, 63 Pearl Street.
  • Banfield Pet Hospital, affordable, high-quality petcare for cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies, 349 Lake Ave, Suite 125.
  • Cinnaholic, vegan bakery with cinnamon rolls and choice of toppings, 33 New St.
  • Suite Metuchen, an upscale event space to accommodation weddings, parties, pop-up-shops, sweet sixteens and everything in between, opening at 406 Main St.
  • Rita's Italian Ice, sells mainly Italian ice, frozen custard, and specialty creations, opening at 640 Middlesex Ave.
  • The Hair Loft, a locally owned, eco-conscious salon, moving from 403 Main Street to 476 Main Street.
  • Namkeen Hot Chicken + Waffles, is a Pakistani twist to Nashville hot chicken. They will open a new restaurant at 410 Main Street.
  • See all Available Space in Downtown Metuchen. Have a listing? Email details to [email protected].

In the News...