Phil Read has a story in today’s Ledger about the Bloomfield Ave. businesses that, let us just say, don’t draw crowds from Ridgewood. Businesses like McDonough Tire and Jinx Proof Tattoo and Body Piercing.
According to Read, Montclair has put some businesses a blacklist — although it’s not clear from the story how official the blacklist is:
In the past decade, Montclair’s “not wanted” list has grown from such operations as used-car dealers, check-cashing outfits, pawn shops and adult entertainment to this month’s newest add-ons: new-car showrooms, such as Montclair Jaguar; drive-through banks, such as the newest and apparently final one at Commerce Bank; and rental-car outfits, of which there are none.
For those in place, being “grandfathered” means they can keep operating but have little hope of expanding or selling to an expansion-minded buyer.
Well, man cannot live on sushi alone. Every once in a while you do have to get your car fixed or draw some money out of an ATM machine.