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What Should Replace Prime Time?

The day care center shut its doors this June; it marks the third vacant storefront in the Ramapo Centre

After 13 years in Mahwah, , which was located in the Ramapo Centre Complex on Macarthur Boulevard, shut its doors.

Prime Time, which operates six other day care and early learning facilities throughout North Jersey, posted a note on its door and website announcing its decision to close its Mahwah location this June.

Prime Time representatives did not return calls for comment on why they shut the location, but did post the following on the company’s website:

After serving the Mahwah community since 1999, Prime Time of Mahwah has decided to close its doors at the end of June.

We have been honored to care for your children and the many children in this community for the past 13 years. There have been many happy memories; including numerous graduations, summer camps, school parties and day-to-day activities. It has been a pleasure watching the children grow from infancy to Kindergarten and beyond.

Again, thank you so much for the opportunity to get to know and grow with your families. We will miss you very much.

Prime Time marks the , for a total of three vacant storefronts in the center.

Remaining in the Ramapo Centre are , , Re/Max Realty, Gibling’s Footwear, , Touch of Class Cleaners and .

So, Patch wants to know, what do you think should replace Prime Time? What do you think would be a good addition to the shopping complex? Vote in the poll and comment with your thoughts below.


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Richard Levine August 09, 2012 at 11:16 AM
A raw food or organic food market. There are just not enough of these in the area, and those that sell organic are too high priced.
Melissa l August 09, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Another affordable day care center would be nice. Maybe I can then afford to have two working people in my home. Every other daycare around the area is outrageously overpriced.
Donna Loggia August 09, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Starbucks, would be nice.
Hank August 09, 2012 at 03:23 PM
a bar with country music
hsr August 09, 2012 at 04:21 PM
A good delicatessen.
Regenbogen August 09, 2012 at 04:46 PM
A Market Basket
Mia August 09, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Market basket or nice gourmet market!
Frianne August 09, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I think that it should be another daycare center. the are already a lot of restaurants in that center.
Glenn Murphy August 09, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Just Shows YOU that the "Economy" is NOT Doing GOOD in Mahwah at this Moment in time! The "Craigmere Area(Frankln Tpk) has WAY TOO Many Empty Stores and also the A&P Shopping Ctr too!
Glenn Murphy August 09, 2012 at 06:37 PM
If YOUR Talking about "Indoor Liquor Serving Place", YOUR Out of LUCK!! State of New Jersey "antique Laws says: 1 "Indoor Service Liquor Permit allowed per 7 Thousand People of Towns Peopulation! So Mahwah has a Total of Maybe 6 or 5 Permits, Also the DWI Laws are Killing the Liquor Industry too!
NB August 09, 2012 at 07:53 PM
I like that idea!!!!!!!
Marina August 09, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I suggest an Adult Learning Center, a "micro-Ramsey Adult school".
T-Bird 148 August 09, 2012 at 11:41 PM
I've heard Shido Kan karate is moving from its current location to the vacant Prime Time space. Also was told by the owner of the dry cleaners a deli with an on site bakery is planned for the vacant deli.
Hank August 10, 2012 at 01:56 AM
What? no country music bar? Ok Then put a Dollar Store there
Lisa August 10, 2012 at 03:32 PM
I think a laundry mat would be prefect for the spots as this side of town needs something like that with all the condo's on Ridge Road.
kgs1 August 10, 2012 at 07:19 PM
I say Trader Joe's would be great there!
Maria August 10, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Trader Joes! I agree GREAT idea
Glenn Murphy August 11, 2012 at 02:44 AM
So YOU Would "Shop at a NON-Union" Food Store Chain that doesn't give "Health Insurance & Benefits" for its employees so that YOU can Be a Un American and get things 1 cent cheaper, than the "SHOP RITE" supermarket in the Ramsey Nj Location. mmmm Must be a CHEAP S*&t person.
Glenn Murphy August 11, 2012 at 02:48 AM
I guess YOU also like to "Be Un American", and Not Support your fellow Working Class people by shopping at a "Non Union" Food Store Chain, a Employer known for Treating its employees like:GARBAGE, and NOT Giving the Employees No Health Insurance or Benefits just so that YOU can get something for 1 Cent Cheaper.. Your a Piece of Work for Supporting that Food Store Chain.. Guess YOU LIVED in Paramus, YOU SHOULD HAVE STAYED There if YOU Need YOUR: Non Union, Employer Discriminates against Workers Food Store Chain.
Hank August 11, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Glenn Murphy IS correct! Put a Shop Rite there instead. (lobster is 4.99 lb this week)
Bill Goffredo August 12, 2012 at 01:13 AM
How about a really good bicycle store...or I like the Trader Joes...great salsa :)
DB August 12, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Try Rainbow Academy on Island Road. Great place.
Tara August 13, 2012 at 04:38 AM
I think a good bagel store should reopen in the old bagel store. A chase bank or a Walgreens would be great in the daycare although I wouldn't want gallos to lose business
Glenn Murphy August 15, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Does.... Gallos have a "Liquor Retail Permit"? Then they will NOT Loose any MONEY!! They will Pick up their Income from "Retail Liquor Sales"!!
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