Meet the Merchants in the Northeast

Editorial Team

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It’s autumn! Whether you live in the Northeast or are venturing North for some cool weather and bright color, be sure to visit one of these Clover merchants–and support local businesses.

In this Meet the Merchant post, we spotlight 11 local merchants in the Northeast who manage and grow their businesses with Clover.


OC Design, Manchester, CT

Owner Patricia McCarthy draws on expertise in interior design, yacht design, and collaborating with architects to create inviting, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing spaces. If you’re in the Manchester area and want a home refresh, contact OC Design.


ABC Fitness Connection, Waldorf, MD

Committed to supporting healthy lifestyles, fitness studio co-owners and co-founders Tammy L.S. Wright and John Wright are empowering their community to fight disease and illness through mind, body, and spiritual wellness. Be sure to peruse their programs.


French Press Bakery & Cafe, Needham, MA

Have a taste for Parisian pastries? Or, a craving for coffee? Step into French Press Bakery & Cafe for a taste of Paris in the heart of Massachusetts. Trained at New York’s French Culinary Institute, owner Jay Spencer offers a delish menu that’ll please just about any palate.

New Jersey

Sweetberry, Bloomfield, Glen Rock, Hillsborough, Jersey City (Newport Tower), Matawan, Pompton Lakes, Toms River, NJ (and other locations)

Desi Saran founded Sweetberry in New Jersey in 2017 to feed the ever-growing health-conscious consumer market. And, in just 2 years, he expanded it into a multi-state franchise. Sweetberry offers fast, delicious, health-conscious fare and aims to inspire people to be more conscious of what they eat everyday. You gotta try one of their scrumptious bowls.

Bulpap Grill, Marlboro, New Jersey; Brooklyn, NY

It was a passion for traditional Korean food that led Jeff Choi, former banker, to open Bulbap Grill. Now offering three locations in New York and New Jersey, this grilI brings a fusion of natural Korean home cooking and fresh ingredients to a casual dining environment.

New York

Unspoken Smiles Foundation, New York, NY

Jean Paul Laurent built the Unspoken Smiles Foundation, a non-profit organization based in New York City, on his vision of bringing oral health care “to everyone, every day, everywhere.” Learn more about the mission and how you can support it.

Harlem Doggie Day Spa, Harlem, New York, NY

Harlem Doggie Day Spa in New York City offers grooming, daycare, and cage-free boarding. Owner Brian Taylor is also the visionary behind the Pup Relief Tour–a nationwide initiative that brought pet services to people experiencing hardship across the country when they needed it the most. 

Sushi Lab, Manhattan, New York, NY

Located in the heart of Times Square, Sushi Lab features omakase and other Japanese specialties. Led by Jeremy Poon, its Managing Director and VP of Operations for Sanctuary Hotel, Sushi Lab offers a variety of dining options, including a stunning rooftop. If you’re taking in Times Square, stop by for a unique repast.

Daisy’s Doghouse, Buffalo, NY

Meet Lisa Samar, owner of Daisy’s Doghouse, a boutique-style shop filled with beautiful items for four-legged customers and walls of neighborhood dog pics. If you find yourself on Buffalo’s Hertel Avenue, stop in for a one-of-a-kind pet experience.

Vesco Ridge Vineyards, LLC, West Chazy, NY

Located in West Chazy, New York, Vesco Ridge Vineyards started with a Christmas gift owners Nancy and Dan Vesco received. Now, the vineyards offer a tasting room, gift shop, and even free, one-night parking for RV guests who purchase an item from the business.  


From the Boot, Philadelphia, PA

A chain of Italian restaurants in the greater Philadelphia area, From The Boot got its start over 20 years ago. Under the leadership of owner Bob Devine, it grew into a local chain offering delicious Italian-American favorites ever since. If you’re in Philly, drop by for a casual, family-friendly meal.

Read more of our Meet the Merchant stories for real-life stories of small businesses in action all over the country. Want to be featured in this series? Fill out our questionnaire, and if we can include you in a future interview cycle, we’ll send you an invitation!

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