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August 26, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Episode 7: Piccola Cucina 98

We speak with Lisa Marie Suriano, owner of Piccola Cucina 98. She shares how her mother-in-law's ravioli inspired her to start the shop in extra kitchen space off of her husband, Elio's, restuarant Corso 98. She reveals how she uses her merchandising background to optimize her cozy space, how she sources and re-creates her authentic Italian recipes, and how she's seen Walnut Street transform over the twenty years she and her husband have been on the block.

Check out the episode show notes for links about Abruzzo, Italy, the shops she mentions along on Walnut Street, and the creative lives her daughters have been pursuing.

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August 19, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Episode 6: Angelbeck’s and Watchung Deli

We speak with Peter Von Hoffman, third generation Montclarion, and owner of Angelbeck's (est 1933) and Watchung Deli (est 1926). He discusses how 9/11 brought him from a career in banking back to his first love of teaching math, which Montclair park he proposed to his high school sweetheart in, and how his son inspired his move into local retail.

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August 12, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Episode 5: Blooms in Hand

We speak with Anna Coy, of Blooms in Hand, a bouquet subscription service for Montclair residents, restuarants, and nearby towns. Learn how Anna started her business after moving from Philly and what keeps her going as orders keep coming in.

Check out the show notes to see Anna's "shop baby," a floral glossary, and links to floral blogs and podcasts.


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August 5, 2018 @ 5:03 am

Episode 4: Dem Two Hands

We speak with Marion Lake, owner of Dem Two Hands, self described as a boutique "for your eyes to smile." Marion discusses how she got her start moving from Brooklyn twenty-five years ago, how her business almost burned down (literally) before it opened, and how her mission to design clothing that creates confidence and helps women of all ages, sizes, and ethnicities see their unique beauty, is her driving force.

Episode show notes connect the dots from her two children she discusses as raising in Montclair back in the day, to the musicians and fashion designers they have now become. Links also include the full tracks used in Podclair  performed/composed by her husband, who gave her the seed money to start her store.


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