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The Dance Bag Waltzes Out of Ridgewood

Store departs for a larger space on Rt. 17 in Paramus.

Although new eateries American Fare, La Strada and Carlo's Bake Shop are now calling Wilsey Square home, The Dance Bag has departed for new digs.

The shop – which sells dance attire, including leotards, tights, leg warmers, ballet skirts and shoes – moved to Route 17 S in Paramus on Jan. 2.

"The Dance Bag is moving to a new super-store located at 485 Route 17 South in Paramus, New Jersey to better serve our customers," the biz wrote on its Facebook page.

Its former space at 14 Wilsey Square is vacant and available for rent.

Kiko Arase January 08, 2013 at 11:00 PM
Didn't the Glamour Beauty Supply shop also close down recently? I will really miss this store but will definately go to their sister store in Waldwick, Glamour Too!
James Kleimann January 08, 2013 at 11:58 PM
Yes, Glamour Beauty also closed up.
Mikka H January 09, 2013 at 12:20 PM
Yep Paula called it a day...again a rent situation....now the dance bag bags it and Carlos is going to open up in wilsey sq. near a deli that could not make it in midland park and sets up in a space that's had 4 delis in the last 5 years,,,on top of no parking in wilsey....whats wrong with this picture????
Joe January 09, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Nothing's "wrong" with the picture...businesses grow and move to larger spaces. Entrepreneurs give something a shot, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. And a high-price bakery moves into a town where folks spend money to entertain. Nothing wrong with any of that. Can always count on Mikka to be a ray of sunshine. ;)
Mikka H January 10, 2013 at 05:07 PM
there's plenty wrong with this picture joe...you just don't see it...many people want to start up a business but not everyone has what it takes to succees as evidenced in wilsey square.."entrepreneurs" as you say, that have a business model on the back of a napkin does not constitute success...it only continues the vicious cycle of turnover in retail spaces that the landlords in ridgewood so covet...the ridgewood alure of "build it and they will come" is long gone from the CBD and "giving it a shot" because you have deep pockets and the kids are gone is no formula for good commerce....sorry Joe....sunshine dosen't pay the bills.
Joe January 11, 2013 at 01:31 AM
Sorry -- didn't know you had firsthand knowledge that the person who opened the deli 1) wrote their business plan on the back of a napkin; 2) has deep pockets; and 3) has kids who are gone. I guess with that insider info some might think it "wrong" to open a business, however, those three facts alone certainly don't guarantee failure.
Joe January 11, 2013 at 01:33 AM
Do you actually consider the Dance Bag a failure? They opened their small business, grew, and moved to larger space in a higher-traffic commercial zone. I guess it must be because they didn't write their business plan on a napkin.
sandy February 14, 2013 at 08:50 PM
thank you Joe, we actually are on part 2 of our innitial business plan.. the long term goals area and thank you for your kind words and excellent insight on how well managed businesses attain growth.. we take care of our clients as if they were family and account for every penny. come see us in Paramus, i am your friend..Sandy owner of The Dance Bag

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