Kretchmer knew all about www.ParamusPost.com and congratulated us on being the first media to announce the store's opening. I informed him that we double-teamed the opening today, we being myself and Co-Publisher and Picture Editor Sophie Stone. He and Bobby were congratulated for bringing 60 more jobs to Paramus.
On hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony were Assemblywomen Joan Voss and Connie Wagner, County Executive Dennis McNerney accompanied by several Freeholders, Bernadette McPherson, Liz Calabrese and Julie O'Brien, Paramus Council people Denis 'Papa' Niland, Cathy Bentz and Maureen O'Brien, Borough Administrator Anthony Iacono, Administrative Assistant Patty Smith, Chamber of Commerce Chairman Dmitri Miaoulis and President Fred Rohdieck and, of course, Bergen Town Center General Manager Bassam Mhich and last, but not least, Laurence Kretchmer, Bobby's Managing Partner.
Invited Guests included Clifford Brunelli, Town Center's Marketing Director and Elaine and Sam Casiello. From Bobby's Public Relations firm, Bullfrog & Baum were Jennifer Baum, Kay Lindsay and Chris Langley who saw to it that the ceremony ran smoothly. Chris even made sure that I received one of those huge man-sized cheeseburgers. Yummy yum yum!
For directions, access www.bergentowncenter. For information about the food establishment, access www.bobbysburgerpalace.com.