Monday, March 4, 2013
Does local government have a responsibility to support merchants?
News last week that longtime Teaneck hardware store Ludewig's would close after 100 years in the township was the latest announcement that an area small business was folding. Teaneck has seen neighborhood landmarks Louie's Charcoal Pit and Cedar Lane Cinemas also shut down. In Englewood, decades-old hardware store Mitchell Simon Co. also closed, citing a decline in sales and increased costs. Some Patch readers have called on township officials to respond to the high-profile closures in Teaneck. Others have said the market is simply changing in North Jersey. While residents have balked a proposed Walgreens on Cedar Lane, the project's backers say the chain store has been the only serious offer for the location. Do you think local government…
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…
Saturday, March 31, 2012
What do you want to see at the approximately 6,000 square foot space?
Saturday, March 31, 2012
With news that Teaneck's last Blockbuster is being shut down, Patch wants to know what you would like to see come to the former video rental store on Teaneck Road. The approximately 6,000 square foot space, at the State Street and Teaneck Road shopping plaza, is available but there is no word on any potential renters. What would you like to see come to the space? Follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter
Monday, March 19, 2012
Teaneck Road storefront vacant since deli closed last year.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Stanley's Deli & Pizza, on the corner of Teaneck Road and Minell Place, closed in August 2011. So far, the storefront has remained empty. Although some rumors have circulated of a new eatery moving in, the property owner could not be immediately reached for details. Patch wants to know what you want to see at the former deli location. Another deli? Retail space? Starbucks? What would you like to see come here? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.
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 …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Former steakhouse space now for lease
Cedar Lane's Mabat steakhouse has closed and the storefront is now for lease. There's no immediate word on why the steakhouse closed, and an owner could not be reached Friday afternoon. Kosher food blog Koshertopia.com confirmed the eatery had closed permanently, but did not provide details. The Teaneck restaurant was Mabat's second location, with the original in Brooklyn.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Through a text message, users can send and retrieve business cards on their phone for free
In the spring of 2011, three local entrepreneurs created a mobile business card service that’s both easy to use and easy on the environment. David Berkowitz, Elli Orlinsky and Daniel Harcsztark are the co-founders of Fetchly, a mobile technology company based out of Teaneck. Berkowitz and Harcsztark are Teaneck natives, and Orlinsky is originally from Fair Lawn. All three men have known each other since childhood. Orlinsky said Teaneck is a great area in which to have a business because of its proximity to Manhattan. “There’s good, affordable office space here,” he said. “It’s also a nice place to bring people if you want to take a client out to lunch because there are a lot of nice restaurants in Teaneck.” Describing the company’s product…