Saturday, November 24, 2012
Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping by staying local.
There is no better place to shop than Montclair's business district this holiday season. If you ask any business owner, he or she will affirm Montclair can compete with any big box store. So stay local this weekend and take advantage of the sales and deals today, Saturday, during Small Business Saturday. Enroll your American Express card and get back $25 when you spend $25 or more at any qualifying small business location. Director of the Montclair Center Business Improvement District Luther Flurry said local shopkeepers are expecting a large turnout once again for Small Business Saturday. "Montclair is in many ways the anti-mall," said Flurry. "It is filled with small businesses, unique offerings and a wonderful on-street setting." …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Shoppers and owners look forward to Small Business Saturday.
As Black Friday shoppers mob the malls, local businesses are seeing one seriously slow day. Shoppers are enthusiastic while business owners remain hopeful that Small Business Saturday will make up for Black Friday. “Everyone is going to the malls which hurts the town a little bit,” said Carl Nozdrovicky, owner of Caldwell Jewelers on Bloomfield Ave. “There aren't as many retail shops as there used to be in Caldwell but now people are more aware of Small Business Saturday.” Some loyal shoppers remained on Bloomfield Avenue Friday morning to get a head start on their holiday shopping. Gabriella Stiefbold of Verona was picking up some items at Learning Express Toys on Bloomfield Ave. By Friday afternoon she had been shopping for nearly 12 …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Holiday deals to be had at local shops.
Black Friday is the first offical shopping day of the holiday season. But with hundreds of great shops on and near Bloomfield Avenue and other "Main Streets", the day after Thanksgiving doesn't have to mean a trip to the mall or a big box store. Have a more charming and traditional experience by taking your dollars to local downtowns. Since Christmas truly is a child’s holiday, it’s only right to put toys at the top of this guide to what local shops are offering: Learning Express stores in Montclair, Verona, and the new location in West Caldwell are offering 20% to 50% off select items and free gifts with the purchase of certain toys. The stores also boast a number of toys that are Learning Express exclusives, like the ever-popular All …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Give a shout out to your favorite Montclair business
Monday, November 21, 2011
No doubt about it: There are a lot of big, big businesses out there. And, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Many of these large businesses provide us with some of our most needed services. Many of them employ our friends, our neighbors, our families–and, for that, we are grateful. Still, there is something about a Mom-and-Pop Shop, the local place, the place where everyone recognizes your face. You know more of the money you spend there has a better chance of staying in your community. Not only do these places employ your friends, your neighbors, your families, a lot of these businesses are owned by them. Whatever your reason, there is something special about small business. Thankfully, those in Montclair who support small business don't…