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Stop Mall Group Hosting Two Fundraisers At Local Restaurants

First is Thursday night

The Committee to Stop Mahwah Mall, a resident group that has a pending lawsuit against the township and has been fighting the development of a 600,000 sq. foot shopping center at the International Crossroads site for over a year, is hosting two fundraisers to help pay for lawyer fees.

Last May, the CSMM  in an attempt to invalidate an ordinance allowing for the shopping center to be built on the Crossroads property at the intersection of Routes 17 and 287. The hearing on the suit is set for next week.

According to CSMM member Susan Chin, the group has already raised over $15,000 in donations. However, she said the group still needs to raise about $13K to cover its legal expenses.

Two local restaurants are helping the Committee get to its goal.

Thursday night, is hosting a fundraiser between 5 and 11 p.m. 10 percent of all food sales during those hours will be donated to the CSMM.

Next Tuesday, Sept. 18, between 5 and 11 p.m., will donate 30 percent of all sales to customers who identify themselves as Stop Mahwah Mall supporters to the group. The enclosed porch at the back of the restaurant will be reserved for CSMM supporters.

“We always want to be a place that supports all aspects of the Mahwah community however we can,” Craig Kunisch, owner of MB&G said.

Get more information about the fundraisers here.


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ramapo rocks September 13, 2012 at 07:17 PM
yes, we eat out frequently, friendly with owners, asked what they thought of mall, many said worried if people go shopping and eat there, and if kids hang out at movies (10plex) and eat at mall. instead of main st theater. a few mentioned should do a restaurant week . the group should contact all the restaurants
Hank September 13, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Smashburger is packed, 5 Guys is packed ,Anthony's is packed, Shannon Rose is packed,Olive Garden is packed,Chili's is packed, IHOP is packed , Sun Am the diners are packed, Kinchleys is packed,Lotito's is packed at lunch, Mason Jar is packed, MBG which has only 1 other eatery between it and 6000 Ramapo students is packed, Roxannes is packed, La Gondola is packed. But if a few more places open up in the mall .....it's the end of the world
Kevin September 13, 2012 at 09:12 PM
JP until you reveal yourself keep your mouth shut. People like you make this a bad place to exchange ideas because you resort to name calling. You do not have any respect here.I have asked you several times to meet face to face to have a conversation about this issue however you hide behind your computer and two letters. I do not always agree with Hank but at least I have spoken with him face to face and have had an enjoyable time in doing so. JP if you were face to face with someone you would be the first to clam up and not call anyone any name. The one thing you do do well is make the rest of us realize we are the sane ones on this sight.
JP September 13, 2012 at 09:25 PM
This isn't a thread for your Birther opinions Stacy, it's a thread about the mall. I see they deleted by first comment, but you have it in your email. Never, I repeat, never insult the American president. It's un-American, unpatriotic, and uncouth.
Q September 13, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Good communtiy building. We value our local business and the diversity and value they bring. Good to see everyone working together and glad they value our community too, Shop Local! Thank you. Ps - It beats hot dogs at costco.
Andy Schmidt September 13, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Hank - the places HAVE to be packed at peak times - to be able to afford the slow days/nights/times when front and kitchen staff, and rent an energy cost, still has to be paid. People spend a lot of time (not just when the restaurant is open) without striking it rich. It only takes a few percentage points of reduced business to turn a profitable place into a loss. So I can understand why local eateries are worried about patrons being siphoned off to a different "hang-out".
Gottardo DiGiacopo September 13, 2012 at 10:30 PM
oooooh. get out of my yard! hey, cute dog; is he hank jr?
Gottardo DiGiacopo September 13, 2012 at 10:32 PM
"Stay true to Mahwah's roots". fine thoughts from a dynamite Lady... thanks Joey!!!
brian September 13, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Jp stfu go crawl back into your hole
Gottardo DiGiacopo September 13, 2012 at 10:39 PM
is that what you've been told jp mall apparatchik? you think you are connecting all the dots but your lines read like two year old scribble. You're home alone tonight; do me a favor and send Hank some roast beef. i'm going to MBG for a burger and some beers!
Hank September 13, 2012 at 11:11 PM
I'm saying there is still a big demand for food and the more the merrier If you have good food you have no need to worry Do you think Kinchley's is worried? River Palm is shaking in their boots? Lotito's /wycoff bakery worried? I would love to see: Polish Restaurant German Restaurant Outback Cruise ship style buffet Polynesian restaurant Micro brewery Crab House Waffle House Johnny and Hanges II a real tacky seafood joint with nets on the ceiling the heck with MBG
Hank September 13, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Kevin,you were sworn to secrecy
JP September 14, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Ahh, I see they put my post back. I guess Mahwah Patch isn't as one-sided as I thought. Thanks!
JP September 14, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Maybe you should read the posts in sequence Kevin and see who called who something first.
JP September 14, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Not a chance moron. You can call me names all you want, but I will fight tooth and nail for this mall to go up. Believe it!
Gottardo DiGiacopo September 14, 2012 at 01:18 AM
--Hank, the fam & i iust had a lovely time at MBG with many other patrons. my mushroom swiss burger was spot-on and the sam adams draft helped me be even funnier than i already am. i see you are 'crossing them off your list' (fyi, that sounds a little self-important)... i hope the owners are not wailing in the street. --i'm looking forward to Roxanne's next week! your argument is interesting though that we should build a 650,000 sq ft mall in the hopes of maybe getting an outback or a real tacky seafood joint with nets on the ceiling. on the other hand, maybe your idea's not so healthy... and is as terribly lonely as it sounds .
Gottardo DiGiacopo September 14, 2012 at 01:32 AM
jessica, what about this suffern settlement thing and your liberal media agenda that refuses to cover its thorough uneventfullness. jp has made some derisory rationalizations of what it all means and you are not responding. how bout it sister? he thinks suffern took $300,000 "in favor of the mall"; i say suffern took $300,000 in favor of $300,000. can you shed any light on this?
Mahwah Resident September 14, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Jessica, I am trying to flag JP's name calling. They should be taken down. Please take them down. It just isn't right.
JP September 14, 2012 at 06:02 AM
How about maybe flagging down the ones that insulted me (and the president) first? However, resident, these posts automatically go out as email as soon as you hit submit, so why bother.
Lynne McLewin September 14, 2012 at 03:10 PM
My husband and I had a great time last night at the Mahwah Bar and Grill. Good food, good people. Thanks MBG! Looking forward to seeing everyone next Tuesday at Roxanne's.
Kevin September 14, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Sorry JP I missed that lesson when did it become the norm of two wrongs do not make a right. When you stand up at a meeting and show your tooth and nail devotion for the mall maybe then you will get some respect. Until then just (quietly) Shhhh. If you did not have this sight you would never be heard in regards to your love of the mall because you cant step to the front of the class. Remember Shhh.
Gottardo DiGiacopo September 16, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Stacy Perhaps the truth is larger than your one sentence . Ronald Reagan tripled our national debt in the name of your sacred lowered taxes. George Bush (W) made billionaires way richer by sending the industrial war machine into Iraq (where there were no WMDs); he bankrupted America hence raising your taxes (emotional as well as financial). Mitt Romney began life as a multimillionaire and is now obscenely opportunistic with his callously enlarged wealth (i think he has your vote to come thru for you). And a bunch of Tea-Sippers signed a silly ruse of a pact (constructed by another blower of billionaires) to never raise taxes, and you are one of the dupes who again believes it's for you. Consider that the "either/or absolutes" are false, and a perilous investment. Perhaps you and i are no less of a fraud than Barack or JP. Perhaps we all need to start thinking differently. Your anger is not more special than any others... and anger is an 'emotion of the moment' designed to pass thru us while accomplishing a task. Anger was not designed by God to be held onto like religious faith; that just grows us cancer.
Gottardo DiGiacopo September 16, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Our personal contributions of spare time and smallish monies are dwarfed by huge corporate donations. Our elected democrat/republican officials are beholden to those larger funds, and so for us they can only dilute & diffuse the other's attempts to address our demands for reform. This is the best we get from two political parties who are no longer designed to deal with us as society... We haven't the might to deal with the massive monsters we created (i.e. wall street, banks, AIGs & Enrons, energy cartels, the industries of war, etc..), within our vitiated political system. It will take time to improve what we have compromised with mistakes and complacencies. But this won't come by intractable positionings that dismiss 50% of the population, or Supreme Court rulings like "Citizens United; this i can guarantee. We've all heard the bitching; who's got a patient answer?
Lily September 17, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Question... Do any of the anti mall people frequent the Ramapo Center strip mall ..on Ridge & MacArthur?? Get coffee at dunkin donuts...eat the great sushi at Nagoya...eat at Mahwah pizza?? Hmmm? Do you consider that supporting local business??? Well guess who owns that MALL.... The same corporation that will develop Crossroads. That mall will be built...just a matter of time.
Hank September 17, 2012 at 02:57 AM
please don't confuse me with facts
JP September 17, 2012 at 05:20 AM
They also fail to understand Lily, that any vendors going in at the new mall, ARE Mahwah local businesses ALSO and should get just as much support as all the other local businesses. That land is MAHWAH, not Jabib.
Lily September 17, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Sorry to tax your mind Hank but the point is they support what they actually condem. This developer is certainly no stranger to the area and heck they might even live in homes they have built in the area through the years..
Hank September 17, 2012 at 03:16 PM
5 guys burgers just hired 20 people. if those people are from the area, is it a local business?
Gottardo DiGiacopo September 17, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Hank, what do you eat for a living? what's with you and food man? maybe you should walk your dog.
Gottardo DiGiacopo September 17, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Lily, i've read your comments. Just curious, would your name having only one "L" in the second consonant position be pronounced with a long "I" sound (Lie-Lee)? i know of course the name may be total fiction, but even in your imagination how would Lily (as opposed to say Lilly) be pronounced?


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