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PRE-GAME CELEBRATION Super Sales and Special Game menu’s


PRE-GAME CELEBRATION Super Sales and Special Game menu’s
Mon, January 27, 2014 – Sun, February 02, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Ridgewood, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Come to Ridgewood and join in on the
Shop and Restaurant Super Specials:

We will start to list some of the businesses that will have Sale Days and Special Menu’s

BOOKENDS – 20% OFF on ALL Sport books
211 E. Ridgewood Ave.

67 E. Ridgewood Ave.

202 E. Ridgewood Ave.

203 E. Ridgewood Ave. $10-$50

203 E. Ridgewood Ave.

LaBottega Restaurant – Super Bowl Specials
14 Oak St.- Nachos/Buffalo Chicken + more.

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North Jersey coffee shops brew new ideas to compete with larger chains


North Jersey coffee shops brew new ideas to compete with larger chains

Local coffee shops can’t compete with the big chains on visibility, marketing and brand-name recognition. But what really counts, they say, is what’s in the cup, and that’s where they think they can hold their own.

North Jersey coffee shop owners are spending more time — and money — focusing on getting better coffee beans, and sometimes roasting their own. And they’re also reaching out into their communities, building relationships, name recognition and their own brand of loyalty with their best customers.

It isn’t easy, in a saturated market where the big name retailers like Starbucks, with 47 stores in Bergen and Passaic counties, and Dunkin’ Donuts, with 50, seem to be on every corner. They’re competing for an ever-increasing number of people seeking their daily caffeine fix. The National Coffee Association’s latest survey last September showed that 83 percent of adults in the United States drank coffee in one form or another, up 5 percent from 2012, and one third of consumers drink a “gourmet” coffee each day — or something other than your average blend.

That’s not news to Terry Jung, co-owner of Ridgewood Coffee Co.

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Ridgewood Restaurant Week 2014

Ridgewood Restaurant Week 2014
Sun, January 12, 2014 – Thu, January 23, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
For these ten days, participating restaurants are offering you the chance to experience dining in Ridgewood like never before.Each chef is preparing a tantalizing 3-course, prix-fixe menu for your dining pleasure. Choose from 3 appetizers, 3 entrees and 3 desserts for only $25.14.

For more details, please call us at 201-445-2600 or email [email protected]

Brick Lane Curry House

It’s Greek to Me
201-612-2600 (Dinner for two at $25.14)


LaPiazza Bistro Italiano

LaTour, A French-American Grill
201-445-5056 (Lunch Only)

Mediterraneo Restaurant


Omaha Steaks

Park West Tavern

Pearl Restaurant


Ridgewood Fare Dining & Catering

Sakura-Bana Japanese

The Office Beer Bar & Grill Restaurant

Village Green Restaurant
201-445-2914 (lunch Only)

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Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi at Bookends Tonight at 7pm


Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi at Bookends Tonight at 7pm 

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
Today at 7:00pm
Bookends Bookstore in Ridgewood, New Jersey

Star of Snooki & JWoww, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, will sign her new book: BABY BUMPS ($22.00). Books available: December 31st.

211 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450(201) 445-0726

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Downtown Development guidelines the “big picture”


Downtown Development guidelines the “big picture”
January 13, 2013
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ  Looks like the Ridgewood News has brought their A game to Village Central Business District development debate by proposing the planning board consider the big picture ,not only the impact to the CBD but the impact to the whole town , the schools,services ,infrastructure and commuting  in their latest Ridgewood News editorial: Developing guidelines ( )

According to the News , “Ridgewood officials are considering the potential impact on the village. A draft ordinance is being drawn up that contains specifications each developer must follow, such as floor area ratio, setbacks, sign usage and minimum parking. That’s an important first step, but we believe much more must be considered.

Then the good stuff ,”In addition, the impact on traffic downtown – already a concern for many, especially regarding pedestrian safety – must be an important factor for Ridgewood’s planning board. The draft ordinance will guide officials in decisions such as units per acre and appropriate maximum building height. But we hope Ridgewood officials will consider the “big picture” and the impact of so much potential housing in one small geographic area.( )

What is the “big picture”, the “big picture” is the is the overall impact on the community as a whole , the schools, Village services, ,parking, infrastructure, commuting , medical , traffic, EMS , fire, safety and of course the over all  viability.of  Ridgewood’s downtown  .With Urbanization comes added costs to the whole Village as well as quality of life issues that are very hard to put a price tag on .

If the Ridgewood Station project , the Dayton, Chestnut Village and the Enclave it will add over 300 new housing units within five blocks of each other forever changing the Village and the nature of the Village itself.

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“Town Garage” looks to make a comeback


“Town Garage” looks to make a comeback
September 5, 2012
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, With the Village facing a “”Park-pocalypse” next week the Village council looks to continue discussions during the councils next work session on the recently proposed “Chamber of Commerce” parking plan for the Central Business District and a new plane for the you guessed it “Town Garage” property.

As previously reported members of the Ridgewood business community presented an elaborate, through expensive multifaceted plan last month that included not one but two parking structures and a new retail space as well as a strategy to fund the entire venture. This plan has become known as the “Chamber of Commerce” parking plan.

Criticism has centered on whether the plan can come in on budget to meet the very aggressive requirements to fund the parking complexes without risk to tax payers. A rosie scenario was presented but given the Villages past inability to meet construction budgets ie, the $2 million Village Hall that became a $9 million fiasco or the $400,000 ‘Golden Toilet” at Vets field that much chronicled on this blog leaves readers with doubts .

Tonight the “Town Garage” project is expected to be resurrected by the owners .Village Council members are expected discuss the plan at length. Past plans for the property have always been based on the socialized taxpayer financing with profits kept in the hands of the few. Taxpayers in Ridgewood up till now have been in no mood to finance someone else’s profits., but with the new regime the jury is still out.

There is also the issue of old fuel tanks , and soil contamination at the site if needed with no one really sure what the Village is on the hook for.

Microsoft Store

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Ridgewood News editorial: Frequent the downtown

Ridgewood News editorial: Frequent the downtown

After several years of struggle, downtown Ridgewood is coming alive again. Vacant storefronts are being replaced with new businesses; parking lots are filling up again, especially on weekends. Special events in the Central Business District are bringing in lots of visitors.

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Long-vacant “Town Garage” back on in the news again


As previously reported in reader commentary  : Urbanization of Downtown Ridgewood is coming

Massive development set to take place in the Central Business District


Long-vacant “Town Garage” back on in the news again

THURSDAY JULY 26, 2012, 1:49 PM

Village Council members are expected next month to resurrect a discussion initiated by the Ridgewood Planning Board, which has asked the governing body to review the stipulations and intentions of the North Walnut Street Redevelopment Area and Redevelopment Plan.

The Village Council will reopen discussions next month on what to do with the Town Garage property.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter


The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens June 18 at Universal Orlando® Resort

From printed page to the silver screen, you’ve shared his many adventures. Starting next Friday, you can join Harry PotterTM and his friends as you step into the magic and excitement of The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM at Universal Orlando Resort.

Inspired by J. K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters – and faithful to the visual landscapes of the films – this completely immersive environment will bring the wonder and magic of the Harry Potter books and films to life.

From the front archway of Hogsmeade to the immensity of Hogwarts castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will feature:

*The Hogwarts Express at Hogsmeade station

*Dragon Challenge including a twin high-speed roller coaster with many iconic elements from the Triwizard Tournament

*The Three Broomsticks and adjacent Hog’s Head pub serving traditional British fare and drinks including Butterbeer and pumpkin juice

*The Owl Post which will send letters with a certified Hogsmeade postmark and will sell official stamps from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

*Zonko’s, a joke shop with a collection of tricks and jokes, including Extendable Ears, Boxing Telescopes and Sneakoscopes

*Ollivanders wand shop, an incredible interactive experience where the wand chooses the wizard

*Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, a thrilling new state-of-the-art attraction, located in Hogwarts castle, which uses entirely new technology to bring the magic, characters, and stories of Harry Potter to life in ways never before imagined.

For more details, speak with a travel professional at:

The Travel Center / American Express

50 E. Ridgewood Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

(201) 447-3311

[email protected]

Or look for Universal Orlando Resort vacation packages and tickets on our NEW website:

Now – Ridgewood’s ONLY travel agency

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