After 116 years, of which 31 were spent in Westifeld, Brummer’s Homemade Chocolates permanently closed its doors on East Broad Street in Downtown Westfield in July. Owner George Brummer announced he was retiring in a Facebook post. The closure of the popular family-owned business saddened loyal patrons, with many expressing words of gratitude for the longstanding merchant.
“George makes Brummer’s special,” posted Lisa DiGiorgio on Facebook, “It was his passion for his customers and staff and commitment to serving the best chocolates and candies for years. I will miss his friendship as much as the chocolates. Nothing comes close to Brummer’s anywhere across the globe.”
“Thanks so much for all of these years. Our kids loved going into the shop and picking out their candies. A true gift you’ve brought to the town,” added Joe Loftus.
The Downtown Westfield Corporation wished George Brummer a happy retirement, posting, “Brummer’s is a true Westfield institution that has made our lives sweeter, celebrations more special, and created joy with each indulgent confection.”
Brummer’s opened in 1904 in Jersey City, moving to Westifeld in 1988.
Photo courtesy Downtown Westfield Corporation.