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Janet Drass-Talbott with one of the balloon bouquets that will mark each store participating in the Downtown Bride extravaganza to be held Feb. 7 on West Main Street and at The Shoppes at Sherwood Commons on East Morris Boulevard.

Crossroads Downtown Partnership to host shopping day for brides-to-be Feb. 7

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Demonstrating that a business district is more than just a block of retailers along a city street, Crossroads Downtown Partnership will host a dual bridal extravaganza on Saturday, Feb. 7. Participating stores along both East and West Main Streets in the downtown Morristown area will join those at The Shoppes at Sherwood Commons on East Morris Boulevard to provide brides-to-be information and special offerings. The stores will be identified with

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