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Stuart Levine, President, Ramsey Outdoor Stores, Inc.
Stuart Levine, President - Ramsey Outdoor Stores, Inc.
The Sopranos "On Location"
When Stuart Levine, owner of Ramsey Outdoor Stores, took out two newspaper ads to herald the fact that his Paramus sporting goods establishment would be seen on "The Sopranos", he never thought he may have to take out yet another ad to counteract any wrong impression left by that fictional program.Levine
, who has three stores, says his
brush with "The Sopranos" began when a location scout walked into his
Paramus store one late-summer day, took a look around, and told Levine
the HBO drama might be interested in doing some filming there."Frankly, I thought they were just kidding me," says Levine
.I got a phone call.They said they were very interested in using the store."Levine
and the production company struck an agreement."They took pictures of the outside, and they agreed to use our name," says Levine
, who does not know why the store's name got slightly altered."They were even using our staff shirts."He
closed the store for one day in September, and another day in November, and said HBO paid him about what he
would have made in sales for those days.
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Stuart Levine, president of Ramsey Outdoor, said he would pay to maintain a computer system but the additional fees are "excessive."
If the ordinance is approved, Levine
would pay $1,270 for his
"We pay enough taxes and property taxes and every other kind of tax," Levine
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Stuart Levine, president of Ramsey Outdoor Store, has watched traffic on 17 for 30 years and says that since the Route 4-Route 17 flyover was completed in late 1999, the parkway merge on 17 has become the new stopping point in Paramus.Levine
tells the history of the transformation of Route 17 over the last 30 years by listing the local businesses that have been replaced by national retail chains - places such as the ice rink, Bergen Bluestone, Marty the Tire King, Cottage Beautiful, and The Beef House.He
also remembers when hunters used to stop by Ramsey Outdoor
in Paramus for supplies in the early 1970s, then drive a mile north and hunt and trap small game in the woods where the Paramus Park mall now stands."How incredible is that - that you used to be able to hunt so close to the store," he
On today's Route 17, from the point where the road enters Paramus at Farview Avenue to the Linwood Avenue border, there are 18 furniture stores, 11 gas stations, nine clothing stores, eight rug stores, four outdoor stores, four car dealerships, three giant bookstores, three electronics superstores, three office-supply stores, and North Jersey's
most upscale Salvation Army store.
There are so many stores that Paramus borough officials and the Chamber of Commerce can't keep track of the number and refer questions to Handy Guide
, a business that publishes Route 17 maps for consumers and maintains a database of stores.