The Heart of Sussex County, Circa 1845
LafayetteNJ.com is a selfless passion project, built with one goal in mind; Provide a vehicle for online users to learn more about the amazing destination opportunities our township has to offer.
Like many other regions and destinations across the country, Lafayette has always relied on good ol’ fashion foot-traffic commerce to it’s traditional brick and mortar style retail. It’s eclectic mix of shops and eateries has provided visitors a rustic and exciting retail experience where one could not only shop, but search, discover and bargain for brand new products or items that were from another century.
However, the recent times of; economy shut-downs, fewer customer visits, major supplier issues, delayed shipping and increasing costs, have not only fostered the largest revenue losses in history, but is also attempting to force that unique shopping experience into extinction.
The site publishers of LafayetteNJ.com are life-long residents, born-and-raised, in town with the same vested hope and promise, as many of the other residents. They want to pay it forward by utilizing their professional backgrounds in marketing and web development by creating a collective online presence for the destination which will provide information to inquiring users and free exposure for the businesses of the town.
We ask and encourage our online users to visit the storefronts of our town. Please reach out to the shop owners directly or reach out to us if you have any questions regarding the site or town.
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The Shopping in Lafayette is a bustling rural marketplace at the heart of Sussex county. The sprawling outdoor setting creates an active shopping experience for the whole family. There is something for everyone and around each corner you will see different showcase of specialized items that will have you scratching your head with indecision. With convenient highway access to routes 94 and 15, the area is frequently patronized by both nearby residents from neighboring areas and also by distant antique seekers. If you haven’t been here before, then put it on your shortlist. If you have, then we hope to see you again.
The town of Lafayette offers several casual and elegant dining spaces, all with warm hospitality and a lovely ambiance. True to the friendly nature of the residents, the dining places are welcoming and have a relaxed environment. You can grab a beer downstairs in the Lafayette House Tavern, go up stairs for a more formal experience, get some of the best breakfast (or lunch) in the county at The Mill Side Cafe, enjoy some traditional English treats at Lorraine’s Cake Shoppe & Tea Room or even grab a slice of Jersey style pizza at AG Pizza. Where ever you go you will not be disappointed
One of the highlights of this historic town, is hunting for antiques. Both first timers and professionals will be pleased. You can find treasure on any given weekend. From restored furniture to raw pieces, from classics to relics, you will be amazed at the variety and the knowledge of the suppliers. The vast collection of shops and producst makes Lafayette New Jersey’s Premier Antique District with stores housing curated antiques and collectibles. A paradise for antique collectors, visitors, and tourists.