I’m always looking for fun places to sit and write, so I was really looking forward to trying out Trend Coffee and Tea House, a new coffee shop being constructed in a former antiques shop at 411 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. The building features two jutting bay windows, and the place looked all ready to go, with cute little clutches of chairs and tables already set up in the sunny window alcoves.
Turns out that Trend’s owners were getting a little ahead of themselves. “They were working without a permit,” says Robert McLoughlin, construction official for Montclair. “They fitted out the whole place without a permit.”
The big red card apparently did its job. McLoughlin says the owners have since applied for a permit and inspections should begin shortly. A call to the future cafe has not yet been returned but we’ll update you when it is.