The Pleasure of the Promenade

The big move is complete, and the unpacking of boxes ongoing.  We’ve come full circle, back to Fair Lawn.  It’s been four years since we downsized from our house to an apartment in The Towne Centre in Englewood.  Appearances at the Towne Centre were generally nice, but the functionality and communication left much to be desired.  We won’t miss the power going out with the hint of a storm or the unneighborly inhabitants of the unit below.  With the steadily increasing rent each year and the unbundling of inclusive services, it was time to leave this odd coupling of a “luxury” building and its surround.

Promenade Sign Residences

A promenade is a paved public walk, usually in a seaside or resort area, but the word is also used as a verb when hob-nobbing about to see or be seen.  The new Fair Lawn Promenade, still in the process of being built, is billed as a mixed use community combing retail with office space and residences.  The rental apartments are in an area distinct from the retail and office space, yet there is something exciting about being immersed in the newness of the project.  It is literally right down the road from our practice, located in the massive square footage of a former Kodak processing plant, and in the shadows of Nabisco.

Promenade Nabisco

Promenade Stones

Promenade Construction

Promenade Block

Promenade Front

Promenade going up

And of course, one of my primary requirements … a Starbucks on location for sacrosanct morning reading and coffee!

Promenade Starbucks

Though there is much busy-ness going on there are already idyllic signs and good vibes that this was the right move, at the right time.

Promenade Hall

Promenade Simple Beauty




About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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2 Responses to The Pleasure of the Promenade

  1. Dr. Gary Williams says:

    Len, I worked at Coats and Clarks by Nabisco for two summers while I was in college. When Bob Sanet was growing up there, I would be taken there for pony rides – probably not as popular since the age of Westerns has passed. Gary

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