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Neighborhood Watch: Moorestown

by Samantha Melamed
Moorestown may be known for its lavish mansions, but its friendly Main Street is approachable and walkable, with boutiques and eateries serving all price points. Whether you’re looking for one-of-a-kind artworks, custom stationery or a perfectly crisped pie, there’s plenty to choose from in this bustling downtown.

1. T R Bell Gifts
119 W. Main St.
(856) 234-4043
It’s Vera Bradley overload at this preppy shop stocked with all things floral and quilted, plus, next door at the connected Peter Pan gift shop, a huge selection of cards and gifts makes for one-stop shopping.

2. Signature Designs
5 W. Main St.
(856) 778-8657
Artisan goods from handmade jewelry and journals to blown-glass vases and an entire wall of birdhouses make this gallery of functional art a mandatory stop.

3. The Pie Lady Café
9 E. Main St.
(856) 778-7437
Follow your nose to this tiny but fragrant two-year-old storefront serving up luscious pies from apple cranberry to pumpkin to coconut cream, all baked on site.

4. Bedazzled II
11 E. Main St.
(856) 802-1313
Load up on costume jewelry, hats, handbags and clothing, in this cheery pink boutique with something for every shopper.

5. Remember Me
15 E. Main St.
(856) 778-1440
Owner Kristy Harkins gives new meaning to the phrase “looking good on paper,” with cards, stationery, invitations from Envelopments and William Arthur, and even her own line of custom paper goods.

6. La-Di-Da
17 E. Main St.
(856) 222-1778
With jewelry by Pandora, Alexis Bittar and Philly designer John Wind; Jonathan Adler gifts; and a wide selection of denim and fashions, this Main Street favorite is still a go-to shopping destination.

7. Nellie Bly’s Old Tyme Ice Cream Parlour
37 E. Main St.
(856) 234-7773
The vibe is Victorian but the ice cream concoctions are super-sized at this picturesque spot. Try the a funnel cake à la mode or the Train Wreck, a five-scoop banana split.

8. Akira2 and Zheng’s Table
42 E. Main St.
(856) 802-3888
Sushi, hibachi and Chinese specialties are all on offer at this dual-personality restaurant. Stop in for dinner and a show at one of the kid-friendly hibachi tables.

9. Thomas’ Ristorante
61 E. Main St.
(856) 642-1200
This neighborhood BYOB from chef Thomas Anastasi offers up Italian specialties in a cozy setting.

10. Moorestown Flower Shop
65 E. Main St.
(856) 234-0660
Pick up a single stem or order enough plants to fill your entire house at this flower and gift shop that also sells fruit baskets.

11. Bacio Catering Marketplace
75 E. Main St.
(856) 780-5402
This takeaway shop and catering center is stocked with fresh pastas, prepared foods made at the Bacio BYOB in Cinnaminson, a salad bar, paninis and bakery treats.

12. Smith-Cadbury Mansion
12 High St.
(856) 235-0353
Step back in time at this 1738 manse, home to the Historical Society of Moorestown. It’s open for guided tours on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 10 (January, 2011).
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