350 Pop Up Shop

by Steve on September 25, 2014


Main Street Mount Holly Celebrates New Jersey’s 350th Birthday

with a Pop-Up Store in Our Historic Downtown!

 MOUNT HOLLY- Main Street Mount Holly is hosting a shop on New Jersey’s year long 350th birthday celebration tour with Burlington County’s only official NJ 350 Pop-Up Shop commemorating 3½ centuries of life in the Garden State. Main Street New Jersey created the NJ350 Pop-Up Store program to include 16 temporary stores in 14 communities over a 365-day period that will cover at least 1035 miles. From Thursday October 9th through Sunday October 12th, downtown Mount Holly will be popping with activity, thanks to the Pop-Up Shop located at 2 Mill St right across from the fountain and The Robin’s Nest Restaurant.

The shop will feature merchandise from numerous Mount Holly merchants and Jerseyana from the New Jersey Museum store and the Old Barracks Museum such as the Jerseyopoly board game and the children’s book Goodnight Jersey. There will be 350th branded merchandise and books from the Rutgers University Press on NJ history, NJ figures and NJ politics. Mount Holly is one of 14 NJ towns selected to participate in the program that highlights the assets that downtown businesses bring to the state’s economy, culture and history.

“We are proud to be participating in this initiative, offering a showcase of specialty items from Mount Holly retailers and businesses and highlighting all of the great things our downtown has to offer,” said Jackie Dicarlo MSMH Design Chair. “The Pop-Up Shop will be a representation of our community and I hope shoppers from all over the area will come by the Pop-Up Shop, buy local, and appreciate what Mount Holly’s merchants have on display.”

This first-of-its-kind statewide pop-up effort aims to ensure that 350 independent businesses are represented in the stores throughout the 12 month period. Additionally the tour will fill locally-provided vacant space with a high quality store in each location and model best practices for a small store in every location with the help of the tour’s incredible sponsors. IKEA will be providing store fit out, visual merchandising will come from MSMH, IKEA and Alignable. The tour’s signage sponsors are www.StoreSigns.com, ITO Design and Alignable. POS systems are provided by VEND. SnapRetail and their print media arm Retail Minded handle social media marketing for the tour and its participant shops. The merchandise mix is overseen by the NJ State Museum and the NJ Historical Commission. Customer service is handled on the local level by Main Street Mount Holly. Main Street NJ has arranged for 3 national promotional partners to undertake marketing. These partners are Independent We Stand, Be A Localist and American Independent Business Alliance.

The Mount Holly store will be open on Thursday 10/9/14 from 1 PM-8 PM. Opening day will be celebrated with music by Rich Carty starting at 5:30 followed by a 6:00 ribbon cutting with Mayor Difolco and wrapping up with a 7 PM wine tasting with Red White & Brew. Friday 10/10/14 the shop will open from 1 PM-8 PM with a 6:00 book signing with Mount Holly resident Jan Bastien. The shop’s Saturday hours are 2 PM-10 PM to accommodate all of the Witches Ball activities; and, on closing day the shop will open from noon to 4 and will include a basket weaving demonstration by Mary Carty.

Since December 31, 2013 four stores (Red Bank, Highland Park, Trenton, Newton) have opened with 45 local businesses participating. They have been open a total of 182 hours & sold $11,800 worth of merchandise to 762 customers & seen over 1,800 visitors to date. 12 more shops to go before this unique project is complete.



Jackie Dicarlo, Main Street Mount Holly Design Chair

JackieDicarlo@hotmail.com 609-261-0872





Hollystock 2014 Music Festival

by Kim on June 24, 2014


Get ready for South Jersey’s top live music event for independent artists –

The 2014 Hollystock Music Festival!

Note:  All vendor forms and payments are due FRIDAY JULY 25th!  (click on the “events” link above for forms and please email kim@MainStreetMountHolly.com with any questions)

On Saturday, August 9th, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Mount Holly, NJ, will host the third annual Hollystock Music and Art Festival.  We’re expecting thousands to come out to hear 45+ bands perform on three outdoor stages and inside several historic downtown Mount Holly’s live music venues and restaurants. This FREE event is presented by Main Street Mount Holly, a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, promote and enhance Mount Holly’s historic downtown.

Located just 30 min from center city Philadelphia, and about an hour from New York City and the legendary Jersey shore town of Asbury Park, Mount Holly has a prime location as a hub for local musicians. With a few kick-off events being held at local venues Friday night the event goes into full swing at noon on Saturday, with a lineup featuring some of the best local indie acts as well as a few national bands.  Among the talented acts performing on our stages are:

  • Kid Felix, one of our hottest acts from the 2013 festival who has performed at Bamboozle and The Vans Warped Tour;
  • The Great Socio, one of Philly’s most energetic bands who also played on The Vans Warped Tour;
  • Alright Junior, who recently opened for Third Eye Blind and Cage The Elephant as part of Radio 104.5’s birthday show;
  • John The Conqueror – who shared the stage with Dropkick Murphys, Fuel and Redlight Kings at the WMMR-B-Q, after recently touring Europe;
  • Soraia, who has opened for Jon Bon Jovi, and worked with Richie Sambora and little Steven Van Zandt;
  • The Better Half, who has opened for Hailstorm and Fuel;
  • Shaun Ruynen, who’s music has been featured in MTV’s The Real World and in the touchstone pictures release “You Again.”

The downtown merchants are ready to welcome music lovers with great food and specials.   High St. will be open for foot traffic only to accommodate two of our outdoor stages (one at High & Garden, one at High & Washington/Mill) plus a variety of vendors including food, crafts, collectibles and more.  Peruse the art at our several downtown galleries and at The Friends Meeting House on High Street, which will be hosting an art show from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  The Mill Race Village shops, located in the historic district, offer a wide variety of collectibles, hand-made items, fine art, jewelry, clothes, books, and will be home to The Flying Fish Beer Garden and one of the three outdoor music stages. If you stop by for a cold drink, be sure to say ‘hi’ to the lovely ladies of the Atlantic Coast Roller Derby who will be manning the taps!  And don’t miss the travelling New Jersey State Historical Museum located at the Burlington County Historical Prison at High & Grant Streets.

We thank our sponsors:  Flying Fish, The Township of Mount Holly, Burlington County Division of Parks, Hainesport Auto and Truck, Japer Engines & Transmission, Hebe Music & Blue Light Digital Sound, for their support of this event.

Check out more about the event, including up-to-date lists of bands, activities and other entertainment by checking out our website:   www.hollystocknj.com and by following the event on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/HollystockMusicFestival

13th Annual Mount Holly Car Show and Cruise Celebrating Armed Forces Appreciation Day! “Cars, Bikes & Burgers!”

April 30, 2014

Mark Your Calendars! May 17th 2014 Free festivities for the whole family! You can now register your car online!! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-annual-mount-holly-car-show-cars-bikes-burgers-registration-10692063249 Registration for day of starts at 12PM. Doors open at 2PM to Dusk. The 13th Annual Mount Holly Car Show. This annual event is open FREE to the public. The show is held on High [...]

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Main Street Mount Holly April Board Meeting

April 17, 2014

Our monthly board meeting will be Monday, April 21st at 6:00 p.m. upstairs at the Mount Holly Library & Lyceum, 307 High St. (The monthly board meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m., and we will hold them at the library & lyceum starting in April.)

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Hollystock 2014 – Vendor & Talent Forms are here!

April 17, 2014

EntertainmentContractHollystock2014 Hollystock_2014_NONFoodVendor_Application HollyStock2014FoodVendorForms Please complete and mail to: Hollystock c/o Main Street Mount Holly PO Box 747 Mount Holly, NJ  08060 Email any questions to: kim@mainstreetmountholly.com

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Retail Minded – Spring Edition!

April 17, 2014

Let’s forget about this final, frosty breath of winter and remember:  spring is in full bloom and Retail Minded is discussing all things marketing! Gain insight on the value of cause marketing and how this growing trend is a great addition for independent merchants, review ways digital marketing may make sense for your store, learn [...]

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