(This letter was originally addressed to the editor “and the oddly PMS-ing ZG.”)
Who really likes a complainer anyway? I wanted to personally thank you for the small tidbit about W Jewelers in the Saturday edition. Let the welcome wagon begin.
We have been vacationing in this lovely town for a very long time. We opted to uproot our lives for a slower, gentler pace than our former state. Where we are from (if you must know) is called Haddonfield, N.J. A town in which we both had a retail business for quite some time.
About the Saturday market though — if you call someone selling bibs, balloon animals and orange marmalade part of a “three-block extravaganza,” well, now I know who is from outer space, or smoking too much of that medicinal marijuana perhaps. We aren’t knocking it, we actually had a 200-vendor market back in Haddonfield. We are merely trying to do business on what is typically one of retails busiest days of the week. Our high-rent district on 520 East Hyman Ave. is a lovely spot. We wish we only paid $450 a season — which works out to be on average $30 for every Saturday — to have our booth present. But unfortunately that’s not the case. Being that we have a store on this street entitles us to a space at the market, we were told. So, if you say we are “entitled newbies,” it’s just the facts.
Since ZG was only present for the meeting, so it’s one opinion versus another. You know what they say about opinions don’t you? And four of the five board members listening to our “tour de force,” as you called it, weren’t aware that we also offered to pay for our booth, even two booths — but none of that was mentioned at the meeting. We also were given advice to grovel at that meeting, which no one was privy to either. So, of course we will eat crow or whine (as you mentioned) to gain a space. It’s all in the name of doing business, plain and simple.
But again, “thank you” we say. People always love to find out what all the fuss is about. And Saturday happened to be a nice busy profitable day. Since I know who ZG is, if anyone wants to know, please stop by W Jewelers at 520 East Hyman Ave.
(Editor’s note: The occasional “ZG” articles published by the Aspen Daily News are not written by any one person in particular, but are a compilation of observations contributed by Daily News journalists and editors.)