Bayonne Mayor James Davis has issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, November 26, to be Small Business Saturday in the City of Bayonne.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our community,” Davis said. “They provide goods, services, and jobs to thousands of our residents.”
The reminder to shop local comes as the holiday shopping season begins. Small Business Saturday takes place after Black Friday shopping on November 25 in the wake of Thanksgiving.
“Please remember to patronize Bayonne’s stores, restaurants, and other small businesses during and after the holiday season,” Davis said.
Davis, City Council Members, and Jackie Farber, Coordinator of Bayonne’s Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ), traveled around the community this month to present the proclamation for Small Business Saturday to an assortment of businesses in each of Bayonne’s three wards. The businesses included: The Little Boho Bookshop; VJC’s Boutique; Different Strokes for Little Folks; Aaron’s Gold; Off 34th; and Childish Glow.
Davis concluded, “Bayonne has a great variety of small businesses. Many of them suffered significant losses during the height of the COVID pandemic. They would all appreciate your support on Small Business Saturday, November 26, as they continue to recover during these challenging times. Thanks for buying locally in 2022.”
Shop local this November
The Little Boho Bookshop is an independent bookstore at 164A Broadway. Opened in 2017, the store is owned by Sandra Dear.
VJC’s Boutique is a family boutique specializing in apparel and accessories at 196 Broadway. Vicki Tooker and Joy Ramos are the owners.
Gale Folger and Joyce Chmiel, two sisters from Bayonne, opened Different Strokes for Little Folks in 1978, and have been in business for 44 years. They offer domestic and imported children’s wear at 11 West 22nd Street, and they say the best part of their business has been meeting and socializing with their customers.
Aaron’s Gold started in 1952 by owner Bernard Golumb as a women’s shop selling sweaters, scarves, and gloves. Later, it changed to all fine gold and silver, along with repairs of jewelry and watches at 520 Broadway.
Off 34th is a boutique that features sportswear, dressy dresses, and accessories. The store is located near 34th Street at 755 Broadway and is owned Kathleen Hurley.
Childish Glow specializes in skincare essentials, apothecary, esthetics, home essentials, and plants. Owned by Quiona McCollum, the store is located at 1044 Broadway.
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