We’re Open! (Here’s a list)

Stores and businesses at Howell Plaza Shopping Center are rallying to stay open and provide essential services, including COVID-19 testing, free pretzels for students and elders and free cell phone disinfecting for customers and visitors alike. Alphabetically:

  1. Atlantic Physical Therapy Center: currently the hours are: M & W 9am – 6pm, Tues 9am – Noon, Th 2 – 6pm and F 9am – 2pm. Call for an appointment and to verify hours at (732) 835-2055 or (877) 963-3378 for the Call Center.
  2. CPR Phone Repair: hours have changed temporarily and will change as needed. Currently they are: 11am-5pm M-Sat; (732) 534-9965. Customers and visitors receive a free in-store cell phone disinfecting service.
  3. Central Jersey Tax Services: The office is open from 9am to 7pm every day for drop offs only. It’s a good idea to call first: (732) 364-9090.
  4. Express Employment Professionals: while the office is closed to visitors, interviews are conducted virtually. Express Employment Professionals is available by phone: 8am – 5pm M-Th; 8am – 4pm F. Please call: (732) 806-9562.
  5. Farmers Insurance – Steve Johnson Agency: working virtually, Steven and Stephen are available 9am – 6pm M – F. Call them on the office phone at (732) 987-9003
  6. Harbor Freight: the company is shipping more than 44 million pairs of nitrile gloves and hundreds of thousands of masks and face shields to hospitals in over 1,000 communities that its stores serve. The store is open M-Sat 8am – 6pm; Sun 9am – 5pm.
  7. Jeena Jay: offering limited food items, health and office supplies, greeting cards for the upcoming holidays and lottery tickets, Jeena Jay is open 7am – 7pm except for Sundays when it closes at 4pm. Hours may change, so call first at (732) 367-6888.
  8. King of Bagels: bagels, sandwiches, salads and more. Curbside and inside pickup: 7am – 4pm, 7 days/week; (732) 534-9658.
  9. MedExpress is now designated as a COVID-19 testing location (subject to testing supply availability). If you have shortness of breath, fever or cough, please call the center at (732) 886-7342 before leaving your home. Open 8am – 8pm every day. If you are not experiencing these symptoms, please search medexpress.com for the nearest alternative location.
  10. New Jersey Blood Services: the Howell Donor Center has extended its operating hours to ensure ample appointments are available. Open T-Th for blood and platelets and open every Sunday for blood only (ask for specific hours when calling to make an appointment). At this time, walk-ins will not be accepted to support donor flow and safety. Giving blood is safe! Go to www.nybc.org/coronavirus to find out more and to make your appointment, or call (800) 933-2566.
  11. Nonno’s Pizza: wide range of Italian favorites. Delivery only: 11am – 8pm Tues-Sun. Order online at nonnospizzahowell.com or call (732) 367-3599.
  12. Philly Pretzel Factory: pretzels, sodas, pretzel hot dogs, party trays. Delivery through DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats and mobile and online ordering. Visit www.PhillyPretzelFactory.com or call (732) 994-5554. Hours may change but currently each day until 5pm. Curbside pickup.
  13. Shore Suds Laundromat: machines are wiped down between customer use. Open each day from 7am to 8pm (last wash is at 6pm). Drop off service is offered, but call first (732) 363-8558.
  14. U.S. Post Office: the United States Postal Service (USPS) is operating on a regular schedule, and is reviewing and revising its contingency plans. Currently, hours are: M-F 10am – 5pm, Sat 8am – Noon.
  15. Wine-o-land: open 10am – 6pm M-Sun; order by phone (732) 730-2985 or at wineoland.com or simply drop by while social distancing.