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Section 265- 1B of the Village of Ridgewood Code it clearly states that Columbus Day is a holiday with respect to parking rates.

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, yesterday on Columbus day a resident reported that they were approached by a uniformed “officer” (unknown whether police or parking) who told them that payment for parking was necessary today, Columbus Day. however according to Section 265- 1B of the Village Code it clearly states that Columbus Day is a holiday with respect to parking rates.  That means free parking.

This of course begs the question: Were there any summonses issued for either overtime parking or failure to pay? If so, will all of these summonses be voided without the necessity for recipients to appear in court, or to visit the municipal court office? And, if payment is received for an unlawfully issued summons, will monies be returned?

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Council Majority Continues to Push Restaurants at the expense of the Merchants in Ridgewood

March 3,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Council Majority starting to cater to the Chamber of Commerce by changing the hour from 9 p.m. to 8 p.m.and free parking on Saturday night. That is an estimated loss in revenue $ 50,000. $50,000 a year for 25 years is 1.25 Million.The council majority used the excused it was for the church goers on Saturday. The Village Manager called lowering the meter times and free Saturday night parking . ” A mere bag of shells”.

So our main question is if the garage is in fact a boost for local merchants in  the Central Business District , how does raising meter rates from .75 to $1.00 and adding free parking at night when most are closed help any merchants in Ridgewood ???
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Garden State Plaza adding five luxury-brand tenants

Westfield Garden State Plaza

MAY 5, 2015, 9:45 PM    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015, 10:28 PM

Westfield Garden State Plaza confirmed Tuesday that it has signed five new luxury fashion brands as tenants, solidifying the Paramus mall’s profile as a center for high-end fashion.

Versace, Ferragamo, Longchamp, Burberry and Hugo Boss, with their Fifth Avenue pedigrees, will open this fall in a space created by the relocation of Victoria’s Secret and other stores. The deals will give the Plaza the only Versace store in New Jersey, and will help it match offerings at its two rivals for upscale mall shoppers — The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack and The Mall at Short Hills. Riverside has Hugo Boss, Burberry and Ferragamo shops, and Short Hills has Burberry and Longchamp stores.

The announcement by the Plaza comes as two of North Jersey’s other major malls deal with concerns about empty space and weigh decisions that could determine their long-term survival. The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack has more than 100,000 square feet of space that was vacated by Saks Fifth Avenue. Paramus Park has been talking for years about a movie theater wing, though work has yet to begin.

In addition to online retailing, which threatens the mall industry nationwide, North Jersey malls face the future opening of the American Dream shopping and entertainment complex in the Meadowlands.

The Plaza has been on a campaign to attract more upscale retailers ever since its leasing coups in the 1990s, when it landed North Jersey’s first Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus stores. In recent years, the mall has added Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. The new tenants will be located near those high-end neighbors, on the lower level.

North Jersey is fertile territory for affluent shoppers. The median household income in Bergen County is $83,974, ranking it 42nd among the nation’s 3,143 counties, according to the latest data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Last year the Plaza opened a fashion wing that included stores by designers Tory Burch and Vince Camuto, as well as a Microsoft store. Pirch, a high-end appliance show­room, opened in a corner of that wing in March.

The mall has added more than 40 retailers over the past year.

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Free Parking available Friday and Saturday at the Park West Tavern


Free Parking available Friday and Saturday at the Park West Tavern

Free Parking on Friday and Saturday

The Park West Tavern is proud to announce that we will be offering free parking in a secured lot on Friday and Saturday evenings.

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Starting November 28th, 2014

The lot is located next to the Wells Fargo Bank at 41 North Walnut St, Ridgewood NJ, approximately one block away from the entrance to the restaurant. There will be an attendant in place as well as a sign clearly visible from the street.