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Gift Certificate Programs Promote Shopping & Dining Locally
From great shopping and dining to top notch personal and professional services, consumers in Fair Lawn's Broadway and River Road business districts are participating in two popular gift certificate programs to try new stores and restaurants and support longtime favorites.
Broadway Bucks, introduced by the Broadway Improvement Corporation (BIC) and the River Road Improvement Corporation's (RRIC) River Road District Dollars can be spent on goods and services at participating businesses and restaurants in the respective districts. The organizations, representing local business and commercial property owners, reimburse the participating businesses for the full value of the District Dollars and Broadway Bucks gift certificates redeemed. Individual business owners are reimbursed 50% for the gift certificates they donate as well.
The BIC will award twenty (20) winners with a $25 Broadway Bucks gift certificate in four separate drawings in 2014. The most recent drawing was held on July 1st. Other drawings will be held on November 1st and January 1, 2015. Broadway businesses like Chicken Galore, Gotham City Diner and Nuts for You have redeemed many gift certificates for appreciative customers. Business owners, in turn, appreciate the extra business and the chance to introduce their products and services to new consumers. There are many other stores and restaurants participating, so it's recommended that winners inquire at the time of redemption with individual business owners.
Cutting through electronic cigarette confusion at business in Fair Lawn
Dan Donahue of Good Karma Vapor (33-01 Broadway) is on a mission. He wants to help people cut through the confusing information about battery-powered nicotine vaporizers – better known as electronic cigarettes.
Donahue, who recently opened his store in Fair Lawn's Broadway District with his partner, Judy Goldstein, states clearly that vaping, as the use of the electronic cigarettes is commonly known, is not a smoking cessation remedy. It does, however, provide an alternative to the use of tobacco products without the harmful tars and chemicals.
"I worked in the construction industry for many years and smoked two packs of cigarettes a day," Donahue pointed out. "After my doctor urged me to quit smoking I went through nicotine patches and gums, hypnosis and acupuncture with little success until I had my 'eureka' moment when I tried an e-cigarette."
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Broadway Businesses are Cool During Hot Summer Months
From cooling cuisine to cool rides, eyewear and more, businesses and restaurants in Fair Lawn's Broadway District can help you beat the heat this summer. Many also provide products and services that help make Broadway a four-season destination for shoppers and diners from Fair Lawn and beyond.
"Dealing with summer traffic jams and tie ups to reach crowded shopping malls and outlets is a hassle that can be avoided by shopping and dining locally," noted Bob Beshlian, President of the Broadway Improvement Corporation (BIC). "The Broadway District's convenience, plus the friendly and professional service provided by local business owners, offer welcome relief during the hot summer months and all year round."
Fair Lawn Avenue bridge to be replaced in 2018
The dilapidated Fair Lawn Avenue bridge that connects Passaic and Bergen counties will be replaced by 2018, officials said.
The project is estimated to cost around $12 million, to be funded by federal monies, said Steven Edmond, Passaic County engineer.
The current bridge, which spans the Passaic River and connects Route 20 in Paterson to Fair Lawn Avenue, has been repaired several times over the past several years. Four years ago, there was some steel work done on the structure, Edmond said.
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NJDOT and NJT projects have stalled in Elmwood Park and Fair Lawn
Local officials are fed up with the bureaucracy and institutional reviews that have stalled several major cooperative New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and New Jersey Transit (NJT) projects in Fair Lawn and Elmwood Park for nearly two years.
Don Smartt, District Administrator with the Broadway Improvement Corporation (BIC), said that a detailed assessment of the four incomplete projects has been sent to NJDOT and NJT officials, in addition to Gov. Chris Christie, the Bergen County Freeholders, local senators and congressional representatives.
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