Monday, May 14, 2012
Food-delivery business opens more doors for eateries to connect with customers.
The owners of LimoCuisine say they offer everything you’d expect from a professional delivery system: prompt service, courteous drivers and competitive prices. One thing they can’t guarantee just yet is that your food will be delivered in a limo. But the concept of the white glove service – or in this case the white oven mitt service – is at the heart of the business, said co-creator Clark Loffman. “We’re not just about delivery,” Loffman said. “It’s important to us and reflective in our name that every order gets personalized attention.” LimoCuisine was started by Loffman and his business partner Saul Picker in March. Both men, who are residents of Teaneck, knew each other through Loffman’s former restaurant, Fish of The C’s, which Picker…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Aiming for a March 25th opening, owner Avi Roth wants to deliver an upscale feel with down-to-earth prices at his planned Queen Anne Road location.
Budding restaurateurs might shy away from starting a business in today’s economic climate, but for Avi Roth, there’s no better place and no better time than now to open Gotham Burger Co. on Queen Anne Road in Teaneck. Transforming the former site of Burgers Bar wasn’t easy, but Roth said the realities of the current economy allowed for him to negotiate on construction costs and get the place gutted and renovated in two months. He also was able to select his staff from a large talented pool of job applicants. “It’s a daunting task opening up a restaurant in general, but in this economy, it’s almost better to open up during this time,” Roth said. “You’re going to get a better bang for your buck.” Even though Roth was able to save on …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Teaneck's Design by Flora features private setting and personalized attention
Flora Shepelsky, owner of Design by Flora on Cedar Lane, said she greets all of her clients with a warm hug when they enter her business. It’s that sort of personal touch – coupled with her beautiful creations – that have helped Shepelsky grow her wig business from one customer back in 2006 to thousands of customers worldwide today. The Russian native, who moved to Israel at age 5 and then to America at age 12, signed up at a New York City beauty school at the age of 16 to earn her hair-dressing license. While attending school, she got a job on the side doing wigs. “I was learning everything from scratch. I was so young then, so I was like a sponge,” said Shepelsky, of Closter. “The woman I actually worked with was from Hungary, and she …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Cedar Lane gallery has grown to include full cafe.
Teaneck council members gathered Sunday to formally welcome BLAST, an art gallery and coffee bar on Cedar Lane.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Degraw Avenue restaurant, part of Korean chicken trend, emphasizes quality over speed.
Making your customers wait is typically bad for business. But for the owners of Peck Peck in Teaneck, the wait is worth it for their made-to-order Korean-style chicken. Stacy and David Yu, of Parsippany, run the restaurant. David was a sushi chef for 20 years prior to him and his wife opening Peck Peck in April 2011. “Right now Korean chicken is rising,” Stacy said. “Everyone loves it; it’s a new trend.” Business has been steadily growing thanks to word of mouth and their central location at the corner of Degraw Avenue and Queen Anne Road. The couple originally was going to open a sushi restaurant, but one already is located next to their business, so they decided to go with what they’ve been cooking at home for years. “My husband is a …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Community important to local pizzeria, staff says.
There seems to be a general consensus at the 32-seat Victor’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant on Cedar Lane. Even though there is a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, pasta, ravioli, entrees, as well as calzones, stromboli, soups and salads, the name of the game here is pizza, customers say. With 27 varieties, customers have choices when ordering a slice. “Everybody who comes here likes everything,” Manager Joe Geges said with a smile when asked what the Victor’s top seller is. Perhaps the Teaneck resident of more than 9 years is less than impartial, but customers on one visit were quick to show their pizza loyalty. “When I’m in town, I always come to Victor’s for a slice.” said Caroline Ries, a former Teaneck resident now living in …