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All you need is love…

February 14th is a day for all things romantic.  Why not show your love for Downtown JC by keeping your shopping local this year. Here is a round up of a few businesses in the HDSID that offer great products or services that will make that special someone’s Valentine’s Day one to remember.


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Nothing says it better than a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. Brennan’s Florist, a JC staple since 1997  is taking orders online. If you get yours in by 2/8/17 you receive an additional discount with the code VDAY17  – No time to order? Pop in their location at 220 Newark Avenue in The Village neighborhood.

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Cards at Word Books 

Don’t forget to pick up a fun greeting card! Word Bookstore always has a great selection of cards for all occasions. We count on them when we need something that’s fun and beautifully printed!  Word Bookstore is located at 123 Newark Ave on the Pedestrian Mall.


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Sweet from l’atelier du chocolate

If you haven’t visited l’atelier du chocolat yet then you need to drop everything you are doing and head over to 321 Marin Boulevard right now! Tucked away behind the Grove Pointe building, Eric Girerd Master Chocolatier combines the finest selected ingredients and with his artisan techniques. Here at his Jersey City location you can find exquisite chocolates, the most divine cakes, and an amazing cup of European style hot chocolate.



Choco Pain Bakery and Cafe 

Love is sweet and so are the heart-shaped Valentine’s Day treats being baked up over at Choc•O•Pain French Bakery and Cafe. Since 2013 Clemence and the staff have been serving up  delectable breads and pastries that will transport you to Paris with just one bite. These heart-shaped specialties can be ordered online or you can stop in their Jersey City location at 530 Jersey Avenue. 


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Virile Barber Shop – The Hot Towel Shave

Treat that special guy in your life to the “signature hot towel shave” at Virile Barber Shop, one of the oldest and most popular techniques of hair removal procedures.  It takes a keen eye, light touch, and superior knowledge of the technique in order to execute it properly. The highly trained barbers at Virile use top of the line tools and
products to ensure the closest and most comfortable shave possible. Master Barber: $60/ Barber: $50. Virile also offers an incredible line of mens grooming products like shaving cream, face balms, and hair pomade. Stop by their shop located at 510 Jersey Avenue Downtown Jersey City.


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Kanibal & Co

When local business Kanibal & Co. moved into their new location at 197 Montgomery Street last year, they greatly expanded their men’s collection and it quickly become our new go to for mens gifts. From jackets and hats to grooming  products and “manly” scented candles, Kanibal will surely have something unique for your guy. Our pick for the rugged soul in your life is the Duke Cannon Supply Co. bar soap. It’s made to military specs, smells great, is tested by Veterans, and packaged with hilarious descriptions!


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Love Liesel

You know she is the star in your life, show how bright she shines with this North Star diamond necklace from  Love Liesel.  Stop by the shop to see this hand crafted beauty and many more designs at their location at 353 Grove Street Downtown Jersey City.



Tia’s Place 

Handbags, stylish dresses, funky jackets – Tia’s Place has all of the accessories your fashion forward girl could want! She’ll look good and feel great with a special new piece from the collection at Tias. This hip little boutique is located at 277 Grove Street.

Better Together

Treat yourselves to a relaxing couple’s massage at Knead. Expert therapists will help revive those tired muscles by utilizing multiple therapeutic techniques based on your wellness goals. Enjoy a soothing massage with someone you love. 1 hour $210 90 minutes $320. Book online!  Knead Massage is located at 521 Jersey Avenue Downtown Jersey City.

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Knead Massage

Of course the perfect Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a nice dinner! Many local restaurants are offering special prefix menus. We do recommended calling ahead to see if reservations are needed.

Park & Sixth 279 Grove Street Downtown Jersey City 201.918.6072


LITM 140 Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ 201.536.5557



The Bistro Grove Square 116 Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ 201.332.7454


For more info regarding any of these listings, please contact the businesses directly.

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