A List of Montclair Area Businesses That Have Temporarily Closed Due to Ida

Tropical Storm Ida made its way through New Jersey on Wednesday night, September 1st, leaving many cities in the state with major damage to both residential and commercial infrastructure in addition to upending many families. Montclair was hit directly by Ida and the city is still dealing with the aftermath which includes many small businesses being forced to temporarily close for the foreseeable future as the water damage to both the exterior and interior of these businesses require major attention and renovations.

Councilman Yacobellis put out a statement addressing the small businesses in the city in regard to dealing with the damages, “Residents and business owners are strongly advised to take photos of damage to homes, businesses, belongings, and inventory and make lists of damaged or lost items. This is typically required for insurance claims. We are waiting to see what kind of disaster relief may become available from the state and federal governments. I would assume Governor Murphy is asking FEMA for a formal Major Disaster Declaration for New Jersey. In that request and subsequent approval, I’m hopeful will contain a request to activate the Individual Assistance Program (FEMA IHP), which is key for relief for those without insurance.”

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The Councilman continued, “Any life-threatening issues should, as always, be called into 911. For non-life-threatening emergencies, you can contact our various services here.”

The following businesses/organizations in the Montclair area have announced via social media that they will be temporarily closed due to extensive water damage.

Disclaimer: This list is ongoing. If you know of a Montclair business that has had to temporarily close due to Tropical Storm Ida, please DM us on Instagram @themontclairgirl or email us at hello@themontclairgirl.com.

Anthony’s Cheesecake | 71 Washington Street, Bloomfield

Bella Luce Restaurant and Bar | 507 Franklin Avenue, Nutley

Blush Beauty Boutique | 118 Franklin Avenue, Nutley

Egan & Sons | 118 Walnut Street, Montclair

 

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Halycon Brasserie | 114 Walnut Street, Montclair

Human Needs Pantry | 9 Label Street, Montclair

Just Kidding Around | 507 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

 

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Mesob | 515 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

 

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Montclair Film | 505 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

 

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Samba | 7 Park Street, Montclair

 

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Studio Playhouse | 14 Alvin Place, Montclair

 

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The Salad House Millburn | 343 Millburn Avenue, Millburn

 

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Patch.com has reported that multiple Montclair schools, both public and private have sustained considerable damages as well. Montclair School Superintendent Jonathan Ponds announced that four buildings in the district were damaged: Bradford, Edgemont, Hillside, and Montclair High School.


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Victoria is MG's Associate Editor and Social Media Coordinator for the Hoboken Historical Museum + Fire Department Museum. She is a born and bred Jersey girl with deep roots in Hoboken and Jersey City. When she’s not touring delicious restaurants and attending events in the Hudson/Essex area, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.