Downtown Vineland Welcomes The Spot
Downtown Vineland will officially be welcoming its hottest new business – THE SPOT! – with a five-day Grand Opening Celebration that will run from Wednesday, February 10 at Noon through Valentine’s Day on Sunday, February 14.
Located at 618 E. Landis Ave, The Spot is a dynamic new marketplace that brings together a collection of 28 vendors, including local entrepreneurs, artists, designers, makers, and specialty shops.
Operations Manager John Casalinuovo describes The Spot as a place that’s, “all about the experiences – experiences that you’ll only find in unique shops offering something new, fun, different, and inspiring. We want The Spot to be the icon of Landis Avenue for a new generation.”
The itinerary for the five-day celebration is as follows:
Wednesday, February 10
Noon — Ribbon-cutting ceremony sponsored by the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce. Pizza and refreshments will be served.
11 am-2 pm — Free caricatures by local artist George Perez.
Thursday, February 11
2 pm-4 pm — FREE Jewelry Making 101. Nadine Leeds of So Get Real will show the proper use of tools and how you can make a simple pair of earrings. Call (856) 839-2825 to register.
Saturday, February 13
10 am-1 pm — Vineland Historical & Antiquarian Society Curator Patricia A. Martinelli will be at A Novel Idea: Chapter II. She will sign copies of the Society’s book A Trip to Mars, which was written by Vineland’s founder, Charles K. Landis in 1876. It’s the tale of two men who travel to Mars, discover a unique society, and battle monsters along the way. Martinelli will also have copies of Vineland, A Postcard History — a book co-authored by Arjorie Moniodis Ingraham and the Society, as well as the non-profit’s first book and the organization’s annual magazine.
11 am-1 pm — Sandi Corson of Off the Ledge will be holding a kids’ craft event. The project will be creating custom handmade bookmarkers. Call (856) 839-2825 to register.
Sunday, February 14
1 pm — Authors Eileen Bennett and Nelson Trout, the uncle of local baseball great Mike Trout, will be signing their book The Bloody Third — the story of the murders, mayhem, and memories of Millville, NJ’s notorious ward.
2 pm-5 pm — Creative Corks will be holding a Valentine’s Day paint and wine party—a perfect date idea for couples or special friends. Paint two canvases together or an individual painting. The cost is $30, BYOB, beverages and snacks. All ages welcome. Space is limited. Register online by going to www.creativecorksnj.com, sending a message on Creative Cork’s Facebook page, or by calling (609) 364-5949.
For more information on The Spot, call (856) 839-2825, visit their website at www.spotattheave.com, or visit them on Facebook.
For more information on this and other Main Street Vineland activities, please call (856) 794-8653, visit www.mainstreetvineland.org, or visit them on Facebook. All Main Street Vineland events are subject to change without notice.