Baristanet Profile: Mary Murdoch

Name: Mary Murdoch

Where do you live? I currently live in Bloomfield.

When did you move there? Recently! I’ve been living in Bloomfield for about a year now.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Glen Ridge, and raised my own children there as well.

How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I own and run Murdoch Shoes on Bloomfield Avenue in Bloomfield. My great grandfather started the business in 1888 and it has been passed down from generation to generation. We offer custom shoes (Pedorthic, Orthotic and Prosthetic products and services) as well as retail footwear for the whole family (Birkenstock, UGG, SAS, New Balance, Stride Rite and more). It’s a one stop shop! And we are on Instagram!

Coffee, tea or … ? Definitely coffee! I wake up around 4:30 every morning to get a jump on my day, so coffee is a must!

What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day? Going to a baseball game on a cool, sunny day with my sons.

What’s your favorite local restaurant? I love Fitzgeralds, Bloomfield Steakhouse, and Bucco.

What’s on your nightstand? A Kindle, an exercise log, and sleep spray

What are you listening to? Country music

What are your current indulgences? I love my Peloton!

What talent you would most like to have? I wish I could sing!

What’s the worst-kept (or best-kept!) secret about the area? The Rose Garden in Glen Ridge

What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? This is a tough question! I would hope my friends and family would remember me as someone who always tries to do the right thing. And being fun! Being the life of the party! 


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