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What Should Replace Glamour Beauty?

Beauty store closed in 2012; what would you like to see fill the empty store?

After years dolling up the ladies of Ridgewood, Glamour Beauty on East Ridgewood Ave closed late in 2012.

In a letter posted on the storefront, owner Paula Karach wrote that she strove to offer great customer service with a smile. She'd been rewarded with great customers and friends that formed the foundation of her business, she wrote.

Patrons are now encouraged to visit sister store Glamour Too in Waldwick.

But it leaves the burning question – what kind of business should take over the space?

Tell us in the comments – what would you like to see?

Eugene J. Ferraro January 25, 2013 at 06:47 PM
You should get your names and facts straight. There is an Al Ferro who is an attorney in a 2nd floor office and a Gene Ferraro who is a Real Estate Broker also in a 2nd floor office both in the CBD and I can assure i have you no interset it that building. It is owned by the Ferro Brothers. The rent is not $7.000 its $3250. Since your so smart how come your not a landlord? Could it be your just a little bit jealous?
Lauren January 25, 2013 at 07:32 PM
that's why when economy is so so bad landlord should do what ever they can to lower their rent to keep their tenants, that's what mine did and I am greatful for that so I can keep my store open
Nancypantsjr January 25, 2013 at 07:50 PM
Thank you, Gene. -- Nancy C. Ferro, Jr.
Mikka H January 25, 2013 at 07:55 PM
take it down a notch gene....your no angel either....we all did not have partners whom we mobbed up and looking for no better way to stash their cash than in real estate going back to the 70's....look's like the son's made out pretty well though egh?
MG January 25, 2013 at 07:56 PM
It is also up to the existing shop keepers to stay current, update your stores, and come up with new trends- You cannot have the same old tired storefronts.
MG January 25, 2013 at 07:56 PM
your not funny just ignorant!
MG January 25, 2013 at 07:59 PM
No Nancy, they do not think- Its always the "Big Bad Landlord"
Eugene J. Ferraro January 25, 2013 at 08:29 PM
Who are you? And again who is Al Ferraro? The rent on that space is $3250 which well is below market rent in the CBD. But your the expert. I could be wrong. You should check the property taxes on some of those high rent buildings. This is what carries Residential Ridgewood the property taxes from the CBD. There are some pretty stupit people on this board. But not Al Ferraro. Whom ever he is. When you find out please let me know. I'd love to meet him.
Eugene J. Ferraro January 25, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Mikka H Where is the Boulevard? Are you in the right town?
Eugene J. Ferraro January 25, 2013 at 08:49 PM
USA1 Thank you. Al Ferro is a buddy and we often enjoy a cigar and glass Johnnie Walker Blue Lable together. Not sucking wind or blowing wind like you.
Danielle Dinallo Cianci January 25, 2013 at 08:54 PM
So I'm reading all this and it seems their are a lot of angry people out there. I'm very sorry for that. When times are tough and money is sparse, what do people need and how can we help them? This is the direction we should be thinking. How about a local employment agency. The employer pays the fee. Their are jobs out there but now a days you have to do your search on line. Back to basics!! You meet with your agent, they get to know your personality and they can point you in the right direction. Or a therapist office. People don't want to admit it but most need serious help and cant afford to get it. I know of someone who hung himself because of his financial situation. The place could employ young adults just out of school. They wouldn't have to get top dollar, and it would be doable for most pockets.
Eugene J. Ferraro January 25, 2013 at 09:13 PM
Mikka H Mobbed up? I guess every Italian Ameriacan who owns real estate in Ridgewood is "Mobbed up" Its always ignorant cowardly people like you that hide there screen names and accuse others.
Eugene J. Ferraro January 25, 2013 at 09:28 PM
USA1 Another ignorant coward hiding behind a screen name.
Nancypantsjr January 25, 2013 at 09:56 PM
I wish quiznos would come back. There's nowhere to get a decent fountain soda in town anymore.
Nancypantsjr January 25, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Kiko, I'm afraid that is simply false. Paula decided to leave long before there was any mention of condos. Unfortunately, Paula was unable to pay her current rent. It is not is any landlord's interest to raise the rent to the point where the tenants have to leave. I'm sorry you were under a false impression, but what I am telling you is from 100% first-hand knowledge.
Andrea January 25, 2013 at 11:43 PM
it is quite funny how we complain about the town of ridgewood, but when i sit down and think of what we don't have... there really isn't much left. my facebook suggestion was williams sonoma, but they left cause they weren't profitable enough. we need something hip, up with the times (no more yogurt or cupcake) something to draw people in and something to not compete with what our town has already.
Ben Murphy January 25, 2013 at 11:44 PM
You could probably fit a whole lot of turkeys in that place
Andrea January 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM
.....there is a fantastic poultry farm on Goffle Road ; )
Eugene J. Ferraro January 26, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Ben think about it. You could be the first one!
Mikka H January 26, 2013 at 02:36 AM
never thought about that nancypants......you really can't get a decent fountain soda anywhere in town....so, a soda shop it is....that would be kinda cool....maybe a decent egg cream as well......
USAUSA January 26, 2013 at 02:45 AM
Eugene, please name the place and ill say what I said here to your face! But becareful what you wish for!
Eugene J. Ferraro January 26, 2013 at 04:05 AM
Really! My office is at 50 E Ridgewood Ave second floor above american express Monday thru Friday 9 to 4 See ya
Lee R. January 26, 2013 at 05:01 AM
megan Smith January 26, 2013 at 01:52 PM
How about a smaller version of a Staples unless there is a vacant storefront big enough elsewhere in the village. Or lets bring back Fanny Farmer- for us old timers that remember it by the park.
Nancypantsjr January 26, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Well you know, you're Ben Murphg, so you got that going on for you...
Nancypantsjr January 26, 2013 at 03:26 PM
...'Cause that's what being Ben Murphy is all about. And I'm Ben Murphy.
SMH January 26, 2013 at 03:56 PM
What happened to Paula and Glamour Beauty is horrible. Surviving 20 years is a huge accomplishment! I know she gave her heart and sole the that store. Rising rents, taxes and a struggling economy kill small businesses. Before you open a small business remember, business is business. There is no loyalty in business no matter how long you've been there!
megan Smith January 27, 2013 at 12:58 AM
To be quite honest with your I never kenw the store was there. Guess I did not have need for it. As for attackng the landlords and the rents- nobdy made the tentant sign the lease for the property! Whatever the market will bear. I am a landlord of residential properties in the village and I know I had to lower rents to be able to fill the homes. Better than being vacant.
Mikka H January 27, 2013 at 02:14 AM
Fanny Farmer.....that is so cool....
Eugene J. Ferraro January 27, 2013 at 07:27 PM
Megan. I have lowered rents also on property I own and manage through out the CBD. Some store rentals are the same rent that we was getting 10 years ago. Yet the taxes are much higher and keep rising. Its a fact of life that the mom and pop stores just can't make it here with the internet and the malls with FREE. We could use some big box stores but they are not coming here with out parking. Glamour Beauty was not pushed out by a rent increase. $3250 is below market rent. its a great location. Things are picking up with many new businesses opening. I'm happy to see that there are still some rational people out there.


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