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Reader claims only Crime is Racefaster did not rejoin the Ridgewood Guild

” It’s true that this is the first year that Racefaster have not renewed with the guild, so you do the math on the guilds motivation. Tony certainly comes off as a hyprocrite, telling the guys at Racefaster that he “has no problem with it”, while doing everything in his power to shut it down. Is it sour grapes? Tony has been trying to sell his business for years and although Racefaster is bright, at least it’s new and clean versus the eyesore of Tony’s dilapidated store .
Like it or hate it, Racefaster is trying to do their best in a struggling town. They have three mall locations so they certainly can pull up stakes if they choose to, but they don’t. Their loyalty to the town is written all over their store – literally everything in their stores are named after streets and in Ridgewood. They employ several ridgewood residents and they support many local events in town.
The same people complaining about the orange store will complain about the empty store fronts, and complain about the developments, and complain about the garage, and complain about the taxes and on and on. “

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Reader points to plenty of Color in the Central Business District in Ridgewood

” Its Greek to me is bright blue. Lisas Mediterranean is red and gold. Jekyll and Hyde is green Let’s face it, there is plenty of color on Ridgewood stores but for some reason, these two do not like the orange Racefaster. It is disgusting how this new business is being treated and it is certainly not reflective of a newcomer should be welcomed to town. “

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Ridgewood’s Halloween Haunted Harvest

Ridgewood Police "Haunted Harvest"

file photo by Boyd Loving

Halloween Haunted Harvest
Sat, October 28, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: at Memorial Park at Van Neste Squ., E. Ridgewood Ave., side streets and the park

Ridgewood’s Halloween Haunted Harvest
FREE to the public
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Memorial Park at Van Neset Square
weather permitting

Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Haunted Harvest…
sponsored by… Ben & Jerry’s and Terrie O’Connor Realtors

Come and meet the “good witches”

Ben & Jerry’s is preparing a walk through the HAUNTED GRAVE YARD, a jump through the PUMPKIN PATCH or hide in the HAY MAZE along with arts & crafts and fun!

Terry O’Connor Realtors will lead the HALLOWEN PARADE for kids and puppies…wear your best costume to win a prize!

Join in on the Face Painting, Balloon Making and much more.

Make sure you get your map to go to the stores for a trick or teat…

Join us in Ridgewood for this Halloween fun…
while shopping and dining.

This event is FREE to the public…wear your costume to join the fun.

for information call 201-445-2600

Lots of vendors will be in the parking having games, facepainting, tricks and treats.

Look for “Thriller” Flash Mob
by Art of Motion dancers.


Visit the following stores for treats-get your map at the park for fun…then more treats at the stores…

On E. Ridgewood Ave.
California Closets
Double Take Consignment
Pink Bungalow
Little Nest Portraits
Tito’s Burritos & Wings
Lucky Brand
The Ridgewood Man
Duziana Bedding
Shoe Inn
Pangea Coins Jewelry
Shelly Glam
Town & Country Pharmacy
Samba Bowl
GiGi’s Boutique
Eat Your Spinach
Beauty Plus Salon

Cottage Place
Savvy Chic Consignment
Ridgewood Karate Academy

South Broad Street

North Broad Street
Steel Wheel Tavern

Chestnut Street
Art of Motion
House of Glam

West Side of train Station
SMOKED Restaurant 2- Godwin Ave.
Carlo’s Bakery – 12 Wilseys Square

for more info: 201-445-2600

weather permitting

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Racefaster Bagel Run Every Saturday in Ridgewood

Racefaster Bagel Run

photo courtesy of Racefaster

October 17,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Join Racefaster Bagel Run! every Saturday for a social group run. We will meet at 8am at the Racefaster store in Ridgewood, then we will head out for a group run ranging in distance from 2-6 miles, and finish up with some bagels and coffee at the store. Dont miss out on this Free event. All are welcome.

Racefaster 11 N Broad St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-3801

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All BLOW-OUT Sale Days – Ridgewood’s First!

CBD Ridgewood by ArtChick
file photo by ArtChick
Thu, October 06, 2016 – Sat, October 08, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Location: Downtown Ridgewood, Various Stores and Restaurants-listed below

Event Description

Come on down to Ridgewood’s Fall
BLOW-OUT Sale Days
October 6, 7, 8, 2016
Thr., Fri., Sat.,
outside if weather permitting

Fall trending’s and
Holiday comings

Alba Boutique – S. Broad St.
Alex and Ani* – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Anik of Ridgewood – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Art of Motion – Chestnut St.
ConnectOne Bank – E. Ridgewood Ave
DPARZ – S. Broad St.
Eat Your Spinach – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Femmbot Clothing – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Fox’s – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Gardner & Company – Van Neste Square
GiGi’s Boutique – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Gypsy Warrior Boutique – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Hot Jewelry Box – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Jekyll & Hide – E. Ridgewood AVe.
Kate Spade – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Learning Express – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Little Skye Children’s – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Loft41 Jewelry Studio & More – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Lucky Brand- E. Ridgewood Ave.
Oasis – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Pangea Coins & Jewelry – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Pink Bungalow – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Racefaster – N. Broad St.
Ridgewood Running Co., – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood Bootery – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Running Company – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique-Cottage Ave.
Shelly Glam – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Shoe-Inn – E. Ridgewood Ave.
Shopettes – Chestnut St.
Suite 201 – Walnut St.
Super Cellars – S. Broad St.
The Gap – E. Ridgewood AVe.
Victor’s Clothing & Shoes – E. Ridgewood Ave.

for more details call 201-445-2600
*Spend $75 and receive a bangle bracelet free up to $28.

Please ask what the exclusions are when entering the Alex and Ani store.

see you at the sale!

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Ridgewood Spring Sidewalk Sale Days Starts off with a Bang !

Ridgewood side walk sale

May 12, 2016
The staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, beautiful weather and great sales drew big crowds for the opening of the Ridgewood Spring Sidewalk Sale .
The sale goes from Thursday May 12th to Saturday, May 14, 2016 ,from 10am to 6pm .

Participating stores:

Savvy chic Consignment – Cottage Ave.

Shopettes – Chestnut St.

Suite 201 – S. Walnut St.

Just Our Shoes/Mepisto – N. Walnut

S. Broad St.
B. Witching & Bath

E. Ridgewood Ave.
Shoe – Inn
Shelly Glam
Ridgewood Eyewear
California Closet
Just our Shoes
Hot Jewelry Box
Beauty Plus
Studio 201
Gardnier & Co.
Loft 41
Hocus Pocus
Pink Bungalow
P. Smith
Kate Spade
Ridgewood Bootery
Anik Ridgewood
Red Velvet Lux
Eat your Spinach
Alex And ANi
Learning Express
Running Company
Double Take Consignment
Gypsy Warrior
The Green Olive Branch
Lucky Brand
Panico Salon
ConnectOne Bank

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The Inaugural Ridgewood Thanksgiving Day Run

Ridgewood Run

Registration is now open!

The Ridgewood Thanksgiving Day Run

Racefaster would like to invite you and your family to attend our inaugural Ridgewood Thanksgiving Day Run. It’s a sanctioned 4 mile race beginning and ending at Benjamin Franklin Middle School. Stop by the Racefaster Store, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave, for discounted registration rates.

Online registration is also available at

Please join us this Thanksgiving Day for a great new community tradition.  This race is four miles through the beautiful streets of Ridgewood, NJ.  Runners will be hosted in the Benjamin Franklin gym before and after the race, and you will be home in time for Thanksgiving Dinner!

The Inaugural Ridgewood Thanksgiving Day Run

Route Description:

Register Online:

Entry is $30 online and

mail in applications.

$25 in person registration at Racefaster Ridgewood (211 E Ridgewood Ave) or Racefaster Garden State Plaza.

$35 for Same Day Registration.

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New Businesses Call Ridgewood Home


all invited

RACEFASTER (in Bookends)
211 E. Ridgewood Ave.
ribbon cutting 1pm
June 20, 2015
a great fit!

GiGi’s Boutique
48 E. Ridgewood Ave.
ribbon cutting 11am
June 27, 2015
fashion perfect!

Interim Healthcare
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
27 Chestnut Street
take elevator to first floor
ribbon cutting 5:30pm
join the celebration!