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Discover Downtown Ridgewood, NJ

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Downtown Ridgewood is a destination in its own right, with visitors coming in from all directions. Discover what this retail strip has to offer. It’s a walkable area where you can spend a quiet afternoon with friends and family.

Shopping in Downtown Ridgewood

Those who come here can choose from an array of locally owned shops.

  • Buy fine jewelry and glassware from  Arthur Groom & Co.,  Loft41,  Pangea, and  Paris Jewelers and Gifts. These stores offer the latest styles in jewelry, along with antique pieces that date back to the 16th century. They also produce custom pieces for special occasions.
  •  Jekyll & Hide, a family-owned store, sells luggage and a wide assortment of leather goods. Victorinox Swiss Army, Lipault, Tumi, and Patagonia are just some of the brands they carry. They also repair all kinds of luggage and leather accessories.
  • Shop for cosmetics at  Town and Country Apothecary. The pharmacy carries products from Clarins, La Mer, Seda, and more. They also sell health supplements from Xymogen and Solgar.
  • A New Jersey Landmark,  Bookends, has hosted thousands of book signings and other literary events over the last 15 years. Buy a signed copy or drop by to meet your favorite author.
  • Buy materials for your latest art and crafts project at the  Bazaar Star  Beadery and  Creatively Yours.

Major retailers like GAP and Ann Taylor can also be found downtown.

Dining in Downtown Ridgewood

Book a table at any of these highly-acclaimed restaurants:

  •  Café 37 serves Modern American cuisine. Try their filet mignon or pan-seared salmon.
  •  Due offers Italian dishes with a modern twist. Feast on wood-fire grilled meats and housemade pasta while you’re here.
  • French-American grille  Latour brings you delectable dishes like beef stroganoff and goat cheese ravioli, followed with desserts like crème brulee and Bavarian apple strudel.
  • If you’re in the mood for Mediterranean, visit  Novo. Their dishes are prepared using seasonal, locally grown ingredients.

Other attractions

  • The Downtown Historic District, located between Maple Avenue and Broad Street, is not to be missed. Here you’ll find the following historic buildings:
    The First National Bank and Trust Building, a local landmark, is one of the most iconic structures in downtown. It was built in the 1930s in the Classic Revival style.

    It was repurposed in 2015 to accommodate a new restaurant, Fish Urban Dining. Renovators preserved the building’s defining architectural elements, which can still be seen and appreciated today.

  • The Archibald-Vroom House was erected in 1785 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It was the residence of William L. Vroom, a respected physician.

Living here

Those who want to live in Downtown Ridgewood have a wide array of properties to choose from. Aside from existing multi-family properties, there are a number of residential real estate developments in the pipeline.

The Dayton, a proposed 43-unit complex at Chestnut Street, got the go signal from local officials in June of this year. The project, which consists of luxury apartments, could pay huge dividends for the whole town.

Another mixed-use development, The Enclave, is pending approval as of writing.

If you want to explore the Downtown Ridgewood housing market, call Barbara Rodriguez at 201-636-2537 or send an email to barbara(at)njpir(dotted)com.