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Poll: Planning to Shop in Teaneck This Holiday Season?

Tell us in this poll.

The day after Thanksgiving—“Black Friday”—unofficially marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. 

Area stores, shopping centers and malls often open well before dawn that day. People form lines outside of stores and shopping malls in places like Paramus and New York City in the middle of the night.

While these chain stores are often most popular, local small businesses also offer a lot for shoppers on that day and throughout the holiday shopping season.

Do you plan on visiting any local, Teaneck businesses on Black Friday? How about during the rest of holiday shopping season? If so, which ones? Weigh in on what your holiday shopping plans are—not only for gift giving, but also for food and other holiday necessities—in the poll and the comments below.

Paul Ostrow November 15, 2011 at 08:37 PM
Interesting poll; hopefully many shoppers will utilize our local Teaneck stores. It would be interesting to ad one category to the poll; online site shopping. While not endorsing or condeming any form of shopping, the online mode has become increasingly more popular; not having to negotiate crowds, lines, traffic or search for parking; it is fast, available 24/7 and online selections have become huge with competitve pricing and many vendors offering free shipping.
JamesTS November 15, 2011 at 08:51 PM
i must admit its a bit sad to see how many will go to malls and how little will shop local, still our business areas are suffering, stores are closed and options are limited.
Karin Kiesow-Irvine November 15, 2011 at 09:47 PM
There are maybe 5 stores in town that sell items I would consider buying as gifts or stocking stuffers. I would love to shop locally but I honestly can get better deals on- line or at the malls and can, most importantly, find everything I am looking for without having to run all over Bergen looking for items.
Judy Distler November 16, 2011 at 12:17 PM
Can't beat the home town advantage: personal, friendly service; folks know your name and know what you like. Friends who retired to Portland after years in Teaneck returned for the film festival (as they do almost every year), and were thrilled with what Cedar Lane had to offer. Check out the local stores and restaurants in every business area before heading for the crowded highways!
Barbara Ley Toffler November 22, 2011 at 08:06 PM
Still wish Council would act to provide valert parking for shoppers at a couple of locations along Cedar Lane. There is an enormous amount of municipal parking space along American Legion Drive and a good bit on Garrison -- but many people can't or prefer not to park and walk. We need to look into valet parking service asap!!!
Karin Kiesow-Irvine November 23, 2011 at 08:51 PM
Ms. Toffler- Do you really think that "valet parking" is what we really need on Cedar Lane? Cedar Lane is a dismal mess during various times of day and especially on Fridays..I for one am sick and tried of dodging jay walkers and getting stuck behind double parkers because they are too lazy to walk from the municipal lots or the weather is inclement and God forbid the passengers get a tad wet with rain or snow. All valet parking is going to do is bottle neck certain areas even more and make drving on Cedar Lane more of a nightmare. Instead of worrying about valet parking can we perhaps find a way to lower our taxes? Get the fall leaf piles collected before the snow plows start their jobs or perhaps bringing the schools to the levels they used to be at (EXCELLENT).

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