Jersey City Merchants “Take Back the Holidays” Event

via By Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal

Some Jersey City business owners are teaming up for a one-day shopping event called “Take Back the Holidays,” an initiative the owners say is an effort to rekindle any holiday spirit lost after Hurricane Sandy.

“The storm hit us pretty hard, but events like this remind me how strong the Jersey City community is,” Jessica Isaacs, owner of Cocoa Bakery, said in a press release. “I am excited and proud to participate.”

Cocoa Bakery was set to open on Grand Street by Christmas, but the opening was delayed because of damage caused by the Oct. 29 superstorm.

Green will set up a “pop-up shop” at Grove Street Bikes to sell a selection of baked goods. The “Take Back the Holidays” event, located at Grove Street Bikes, will also feature home dŽcor, classic bikes and a book signing.

“We want this to be fun for people of all ages,” says Rodney Morweiser, the bike store’s co-owner.

“Dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has been an emotional time, and I was thrilled when Andi Green agreed to be our featured guest and bring her much loved ‘WorryWoos.’ ”

Green produces “The WorryWoo Monsters,” a series of books and plush dolls. She’ll be on hand to read from and sign “The Very Frustrated Monster,” her newest book.

“Take Back the Holidays” will be held at Grove Street Bicycles, 365 Grove St., on Sunday. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. “The Very Frustrated Monster” readings will be at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.


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