In March 2020, at the height of the pandemic, a Livingston resident had an idea: a dog bed that’s comfortable for humans too. The result of this idea was &Son, a mother-and-son-owned boutique in Montclair that sold home decor and other accessories (including, of course, the famed “animal lover seat”). Three years and two locations later, Benjamin and Beth Stricof are relocating &Son to Brooklyn, officially closing the shop’s 369 Bloomfield Avenue doors on September 24th. In the boutique’s place comes Montclair Indoor Golf Club, a locally-owned indoor golf simulator. Read on to learn more about &Son’s closure in Montclair + the new golf simulator slated to take its place.
Saying Goodbye to Montclair
On Wednesday, September 20th, &Son took to Instagram to share that its days in Montclair were coming to an end. The post read: “This Sunday will be the final & sonday as we close our doors on Montclair…come by for some good food, good coffee, good music, good deals and good times. Goodbye, my lovers.” See the post below.
The shop’s Substack blog clarified that the shop will continue operating, “just not in Montclair unfortunately.” Accordingly, &Son is relocating to Brooklyn, where it will sell its same unique collection of accessories and home decor. Locals poured out to send the &Son team well wishes, expressing how much they’ll miss the boutique on Bloomfield Avenue.
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What’s Next: Montclair Indoor Golf Club
What’s next for the 369 Bloomfield Avenue outpost is a pretty far cry from an indie homeware boutique. Montclair Indoor Golf Club, a locally-owned indoor golf simulator, is set to take over the space by early November.
Per its website, Montclair Indoor Golf Club is home to two golf simulator bays for members to use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Both simulators will use TrackMan technologies which Montclair Indoor Golf Club describes as “market-leading” hardware + software.
There are three tiers of membership — casual, full, and teaching — that vary in price depending on commitment level. Non-members can book tee times up to seven days in advance, and rates are determined per bay, not per person.
The team shared with The Montclair Girl that “the space is really designed to feel like ‘your own space.'” Regarding food and drink options, “there will be a couple of mini-fridges, but we encourage folks to purchase/bring local food and BYOB.”
You can keep up with Montclair Indoor Golf Club on its Instagram, where it regularly posts updates regarding the space and its opening, including hints of a ping pong or pool table inside.