Ridgewood business owners share quick facts about their shops.
We asked five Ridgewood business owners and employees to share some little-known facts about their shops – the things you might not guess when passing by on the street. Here's what they told us: -Walter Boyer, Bookends -Geary Whittman, Creatively Yours -Leslie Robinson, B. Witching Bath Company -Barbara Kolesaire, The Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood -Paul Eisler, Antiques and Arts
A variety of local initiatives have helped bring more shoppers to Ridgewood for holiday shopping this year.
Business is starting to turn around for stores in Ridgewood this holiday season, with more shoppers bringing life back to a business district that had slowed down with the recent economic recession. Though there are still empty storefronts, business owners have mentioned several causes for the turn around. According to Walter Boyer, co-owner of Bookends on E. Ridgewood Avenue, the recession made it necessary for store owners to carefully manage their expenses, by taking action like moving to a location with cheaper rent. Other stores have also done this, including the Cheese Shop, now located on Broad St. with Wine & Spirit. "You have to tighten your belt," Boyer said. "Trim your costs wherever you can. Obviously, this starts with your …