Madison’s charming historic downtown business district, with 52 buildings on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, has made it the perfect backdrop for several major motion pictures, including “Guess Who” starring Ashton Kutcher and “The Family Stone” starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Diane Keaton.
It is also a welcoming comfort to stroll the rustic downtown sidewalk pavers or to enjoy an afternoon of outdoor dining. Then try sampling a unique range of shopping opportunities, such as fashionable adult and children’s apparel boutiques, home furnishings and electronics, antiques, jewelry, bookstores and more.
Major retailers are located in the east-end business district, beginning just beyond the downtown historic district at Prospect Street/Greenwood Avenue. These include Stop & Shop Supermarket; Honda; Dunkin’ Donuts; Jaguar; Karl’s Appliance Center; Whole Foods Market; Staples; Five Guys; and Starbucks.
A multicultural delight, Madison offers a smorgasbord of restaurants to satisfy any appetite and budget. Whether you’re in the mood for Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, Indian, Mexican or classic American, Madison is well-stocked with wine shops, haute cuisine, delicatessens, gourmet coffee shops, diners and pizzerias.
Madison shopkeepers—many who are multi-generational—stress friendly service as their most popular commodity. There are several independently owned drug stores, camera/photography shops, custom art-framing stores, banks, dry cleaners and garden centers.
Art galleries, the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, world-class jazz, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Playwrights Theatre and Clearview Cinema are all within walking distance of the historic downtown. The New Jersey Transit train station, which fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, is offered in the area. New Jersey Transit bus service is also available along Route 124 (Main Street).
Parking is free on-street and in municipal shopper lots. Bicycle racks are also located under the train trestle on Waverly Place and Prospect Street.
Cramers Carpet One
Gary's Wine & Marketplace
Rocco's Tuscany Bar and Grill