West Villagers have great affection for their local cafes, florists, wine shops, watch repairers, frame shops, chocolatiers, dress shops and more.
These are some of the independent businesses that have been nominated so far in the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s new program, Business of the Month. Anyone can nominate a favorite small business for this honor, which entails a special feature on GVSHP’s blog, Off the Grid, and publicity in social media and elsewhere.
As treasured small businesses are threatened by the city’s challenging business environment and high rents, GVSHP is giving them support by celebrating the special small businesses that are still here, helping to drive business to them, and giving hardworking owners and staff a boost.
The organization encourages residents of all of the Village, as well as NoHo and the East Village, to nominate a small business they admire. The Business of the Month program will continue indefinitely, so there’s plenty of time to recognize all our treasured institutions.
“Local businesses are the backbone of our neighborhoods, and many find themselves in an increasingly tough business environment. But GVSHP is committed to supporting the places that help keep our neighborhoods unique—the places that provide a service, atmosphere, or specialty that can’t be found anywhere else,” said Executive Director Andrew Berman.
Make sure your favorite business gets recognized and send in a nomination today. You can find a link to the form at http://www.gvshp.org/smbus .
Karen Loew is Director of East Village and Special Projects at the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.