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On Saturday November 26, Downtown Somerville celebrates the love and care that only lives within your local community with experiences and exclusives that you won't find anywhere else. Take a stroll around the downtown and look for the "Shop Small" sidewalk sticker in front of participating businesses to find something extra special within! If you're the type of person who would rather plan your day in advance, many stores and restaurants downtown have brochures for you that reveal a map and all of the surprises in store. During the Shop Small Celebration and every day, you can always look forward to a warm welcome in Downtown Somerville.

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01/03/17 5 best small towns in Central Jersey

Somerville is listed amongst the top small towns throughout the region filled with shops, restaurants and unique attractions

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12/28/16 The best things we ate this year

Downtown Somerville's Shumi and Kyma make the list of 2016's best plates

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12/16/16 Hip for the holidays: On-trend advice from local experts

If you follow the expert advice from these pros in Downtown Somerville, you’ll be able to focus on enjoying your gathering instead of wasting time worrying.

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12/09/16 If you're hungry for Korean food, get to this restaurant immediately

Seoulville provides a gentle introduction to Korean food.

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11/23/16 Shop small on Saturday in downtown Somerville

Downtown Somerville's annual Shop Small Celebration highlights the authentic experiences that independent businesses can uniquely provide.

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11/10/16 There's a new beer destination coming to Somerville

Project P.U.B. will be a rotating monthly brew pub restaurant situated in the space over Tapastre.

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10/27/16 Halloween is Spooktacular in Downtown Somerville

Fun for the whole family plus valuable coupons provided by local businesses.

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10/18/16 Teylev brings international teas to Somerville

Teylev Cafe and Lounge in downtown Somerville opened on Oct. 2 and offers 30 types of tea including those from China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Ethiopia, South Africa and the Caribbean islands.

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08/15/16 Downtown Somerville named one of N.J.'s Great Places

The borough's downtown has earned a number of accolades over the years, and now has one more – having been named as one of New Jersey's Great Places by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association.

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07/19/16 Somerville's Verve Bistro celebrates 20th anniversary

After two decades in business, Rick St. Pierre, owner of Verve in Somerville, is just getting started

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