Join the convo! Shopping, Dining & Activities in Chester, New Jersey

Main Street Shoppes

A World of Birds
15 Perry St., Chester, NJ 07930 – 908-879-2291
Specialty bird store selling all species of birds from finches to macaws. Finest selection of cages, seeds, treats and toys. Sat-Mon: 11:00-6:00 Tues-Fri: 11:00-7:00

The Alchemie Studio

50 Main Street (downstairs), Chester NJ 07930

Black River Candy Shoppe
44 Main St. (rear), Chester, NJ 07930 – 908-879-1233
Over 900 candy items including bulk sold by the pound, gift tins, stuffed animals and more in a nostalgic atmosphere.  Tues-Fri: 10:00-5:00  Sat-Sun: 10:00-5:30

Boehs Cabinet Shop
85 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930 – 908-879-7261
“The Warmth of Wood” A wood lover’s delight! Featuring birdhouses, puzzle boxes, whirligigs, wooden gifts and unfinished and barnwood furniture for adults, children and dolls. This fall (October 2013) marks our 50th year in business at this location!  Mon-Sat: 9:00-5:00  Sun: 11:00-5:00

Chapin Limousine
43 Main Street, Chester NJ – 908-914-7997
Chapin Limo Service provides local and long distance transportation services, including round the clock transportation to airports and major nearby cities as far as Philadelphia. The company’s fleet is made up of Town Cars and mini vans that can hold up to six passengers.

Charme Rustique

50 Main Street, Chester NJ 07930

Chester Art of Dance
15 Seminary Ave, Chester, NJ 07930 – 908-879-4919
Dance classes for children 2 1/2 through adults. Boys-only classes also available.
Retail store: Major brands of dancewear and shoes.  Mon-Thurs: 9:30-8:30 Fri: 9:30-7:00 Sat: 9:30-4:00

Chester Country Furnishings
60 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930 • 908-879-4288 • Fax 908-879-6366
Country and eclectic furnishings and accessories! Lee, Johnson Benchworkds, Four Seasons upholstery, Nicols & Stone, Camlen tables and chairs and many lamps, mirrors, prints, rugs and Bella Notte bedding.  Mon-Sat 10:00-5:30  Sun: 11:00-5:00

(Antiques by) Chester Crafts & Collectibles
28 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930 – 908-879-2900
An extensive array of styles and periods all at affordable prices. The ultimate destination for quality antique furniture, artwork, glassware, ceramics, metal-ware and much more. New inventory arriving weekly and *Free Delivery* to most areas!  Open Daily: 10:30-5:30 Call for extended holiday hours.

Chester Floral & Design
266 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930 908-879-0202
Chester Floral & Design proudly serves the Chester area. We are family owned and operated. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt.

Chester Limo
908-333-7999 Call or text
Need to go somewhere…Chester Limo can take you!

Comfortably Chic
47 Main Street, Chester NJ 07930  908-955-7257
Where Magnolia Style meets Main Street. Featuring Modern Farmhouse & Cottage Style Furnishings, Home & Garden Decor, Gifts and a carefully curated selection of Vintage Finds. Visit the Studio at Comfortably Chic and sign up for one of our classes!

Elegant Custom Tailoring
Elegant Customer Tailoring 35 Seminary Ave., Chester, NJ 07930 – 908-879-4186
European Couture and fine men’s clothing and alterations. Tuxedo rentals. Family owned and operated since 1945. New location. Master Tailor and Seamstress on premise for fittings.  Mon-Fri: 10:00-6:00 Sat: 10:00-4:00

El Monte Coffee Roasters
45 Perry St  Chester, NJ 07930 – 908-879-0313
We roast our own coffee!  Hours Mon-Sat 6 am – 5 pm, Sun 7 am – 5 pm

FitBarber Studio
38 Main Street (rear) – 908-888-2606   Find David on Youtube at
Bringing back the Classic Barbering in a Modern Way.  Offering Haircuts, Shaves and everything in between.  We are proud of what we offer and it shows.  Custom Cuts | Straight Razor Shaves | Beard Tune-ups
You can book online!
Hours:  10 am to 5 pm.

87 Main Street, Chester NJ 07930
908 297-3725
Health & Beauty

Jen’s Mutt Hutt, Too
25 Perry St., Chester, NJ 07930 – 908-955-7516
Full service pet salon specializing in all breeds of dogs and cats. Offering a wide variety of services, from bath and brush-out to a sculpted scissor cut.  Dental cleaning and spa specials. Tues-Sat: 8:00-5:00

Life is a Highway Photography
75 Main Street, Chester NJ – 973-851-5777
A natural light photography studio specializing in unique photography for your baby, child, family and life.

Upholstery, Window Treatments

Serendipity Toys & Books
20 Main Street, Chester NJ 07930 – 908-888-2611

Midnight Owl
75 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930 – 908-879-1717
Unique, inspirational finds! Handmade accessories, Woodstock Chimes, Ayala Bar Jewelry, Patience Brewster’s Krinkles, Votivo candles, fairies and fantasy items by many artists.  Mon: Call for hours. Tues-Sun: 10:00-6:00 Extended holiday hours

NJ Ballroom Dance Center
44 Main Street, Chester NJ
The NJ BALLROOM DANCE CENTER specializes in Social Ballroom, Latin & Swing.  With a focus on basic Social dancing and beginner dance classes, their ongoing mission is to provide an enthusiastic and encouraging learning environment for all students, regardless of dancing ability or level of experience.

Objects of Desire
57 Main Street, Chester NJ 07930 – 908-879-1968
Objects of Desire, a luscious, upscale boutique that showcases a wonderfully diverse assemblage of selected handmade jewelry representing talented international artists, designer handcrafted fashion and fine jewelry. It features purses ranging from elegant evening bags and tailored leathers to whimsical knit clutches, out-of-this-world belts and buckles, gloves, scarves, wraps and more…scarves, wraps, throws and more.   Open Tuesday – Sunday 10:30 – 5

The Art of the Heart
401 Route 24, Chester NJ 07930  908-879-3937
Hours: by appt only

(The) Olive and The Stone
58 Main Street, Chester NJ 07930  908-455-1131
A Tasting bar experience offering more than 50 premium olive oils and vinegars from around the world, all available to ‘try before you buy.’ Come taste the difference!  The shop also carries many unique accessories, gift baskets, and hand-made ceramic pieces; great for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list!
Open Wednesday – Sunday 10:30 – 5

The Maple Shop
105 Main Street, Chester 07930 – 908-955-7043
A Vermont lovers dream!  In addition to our own Maple Syrup, there is a large variety of specialty foods and gifts from Vermont, various home goods & gifts from local artisans and other Veteran owned business.
Hours:  Closed Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday 10 to 3, Thurs, Frid & Sat 10 to 6, Sun 10 to 4.

Perfect Treasure
47 Main St., Chester, NJ 07930 – 908-879-9622
Byer’s Choice Carolers, clothing & accessories to fit the American Girl doll, Heritage lace, fine tabletop lace, Yankee Candle and much more…Mon-Fri: 10:30-5:00 Sat-Sun: 10:30-6:00 Extended holiday hours

Random Acts of Fresco
137 East Main St., Chester, NJ 07930 – (908) 955-7239
Uncommon and personally selected craftsmanship from the artisans of Mexico – Blown glass, vibrant corn husk flowers, rare folk art and ceramics by renowned artists, decorative crosses and hearts, fashionable jewelry, accessories and artisan foods. Tues-Thurs: 10:30-3:00, 5:00-7:00  Fri: 10:30-3:00, 5:00-8:00  Sat:10:30-8:00  Sun:12:00-6:00

Rows of Purl
44 Main Street, Chester NJ 07930 908-879-0403
Come join a knitting or crocheting class at Rows of Purl yarn boutique…classes are available for all skill levels and even in spinning and dyeing wool! Learn something new and Give the gift of handmade! Shop Hours: Monday Closed; Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

Smooth As Glass

44 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930

The Dainty Dandelion
58 Main Street, Chester NJ 07930 908-888-2501
Painted vintage furniture and unique gift items – all made in the USA. We can also refresh tired furniture pieces with a great new look.
Shop Hours: Closed Mon, Tues & Wed. Open 11-5 Thursday thru Sunday

The Jewelry Box
10 Budd Ave., Suite 3, Chester NJ 07930 – 908-879-9505
The Jewelry Box offers everything from fine jewelry to costume pieces. It offers rings, necklaces, bracelets, earings, anklets, plastic kids’ jewelry, sunglasses, small gift items and antiques.

The Whistling Elk
50 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930 – 908-879-2425
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Sophisticated home furnishings with an elegant, old-world flair – Award Winning Shop recognized as one of 50 Stellar Stores  nationwide!! Furniture, lighting, decorative accessories, wall decor and gifts.  Open Everyday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Window Wear
30 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930 –  908.955.7204
Custom Window Designs…and more!

Winky’s Pet Boutique
15 Perry Street, Chester NJ 07930 • 908-955-4211
Largest selection of unique pet products in New Jersey for all dogs, great and small, and kitties. Pets always welcome!   Hours vary by season. Please call.

You’re Not in Kansas AnyMore
35 Perry Street Chester NJ 07930 – 908-879-8007
Upscale boutique with some edge!
Open Thursday thru Saturday 11 am – 5:30 pm and Sunday 12-5:30

5 comments on “Main Street Shoppes

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  4. Susan M Smith
    December 13, 2020

    A while ago (could be 2, 3 or more years ago, I purchased small bags of popcorn at a candy store on Main Street in Chester (It wasn’t the Black River Candy Shoppe). I was thinking of driving to Chester (from Livingston) to get some more of this popcorn as little gifts for the children. Does anyone know if that store is still in business and what the name of it is (or was)?

    • elegantparis
      December 15, 2020

      Hi Susan, sorry to take so long to get back to you. I believe that shoppe is gone …so sorry

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