Dread the thought of fighting for a parking space at the mall? Want help choosing just the right gifts for the people on your list? Then shop New Providence this holiday season.
You’ll find friendly store owners in a vibrant downtown that has fine specialty shops and incredible restaurants. Take a stroll through town and explore what it has to offer — the merchants are eager to please!
“Why not enjoy yourself this season — holiday shopping doesn’t have to be stressful,” said Michelle Brugger, New Providence Business Community spokeswoman. “In New Providence you can get help finding something special for everyone on your list, spruce up your house, and get your whole holiday feast all in one place! And after a day of shopping, you can relax over a great meal in town or pick something up for dinner at home. You can even take a shopping break and have a relaxing manicure or massage.”
Shopping in New Providence can also become part of your holiday fitness plan. The borough is only about three miles square, which means that shops and restaurants are really accessible by foot. You can reduce your carbon footprint, take a walk into town, do a little shopping, have a cup of coffee, and then walk back home. You’ll be helping the environment while you help yourself.
Beyond having a great shopping experience, there are lots of other reasons to shop in New Providence.
“The more people shop in New Providence, the more resources we have to funnel back into the town,” said Jimmy Vardas, Business Community spokesman. “We are able provide scholarships and support various local charities and events. We can really say thank you to the families and kids who support us.”
Numerous studies have shown that more dollars are recycled into the local economy when you shop at locally-owned businesses. The owners of those businesses spend more money in their community, thus injecting even more life into the local economy. In fact, with much of their life savings invested in their businesses, local business owners have a vital interest in the long-term health of their community.
Shopping in New Providence just makes sense – you can get great products and services in a convenient location, reduce your carbon footprint, and help the local economy thrive. It’s really everything you need just around the corner.
Michelle Brugger is owner of Martial Arts for Life in New Providence. Jimmy Vardas is the owner of Prestige Diner in New Providence. The New Providence Business Community serves its members and supports the local community by funding and operating numerous community events and activities. They also hold membership meetings to inform, educate, and create a forum for members to exchange ideas and experiences in order to build a proactive and vibrant business community. If you are a New Providence resident or business who'd like to be more involved, or for more information, visit www.NPBPA.com.
Editor's note: The above information was submitted to Patch by Cindy J. Reis, Public Information Officer for the Borough of New Providenc.