The Fort Lee BDA decorates revitalized business district for Fall season

It’s Fall in Fort Lee, and a freshly revitalized Main Street is dressed for the occasion. The Fort Lee Business District Alliance (BDA) has fit the downtown shopping area with Autumn Harvest decorations, highlighting the renovations and welcoming in the Fall.

Mums and pumpkins add festive yellow and orange to the revamped streetscape. Main Street shoppers and diners will delight in the corn stalks and sunflowers adorning the newly installed light posts.

A recently completed $4 million revitalization project this summer widened sidewalks, brought new street lights and added more greenery to the business district. The Main Street renovation is but one part of a borough-wide redevelopment effort. Updates to the borough include new high-rise luxury apartment rentals, roughly 200,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, accommodating parking garages and an art-house movie theater.

The BDA will continue to consistently promote the shopping corridor with seasonal decorations. The BDA will also work directly with Main Street businesses, assisting in the decoration of their storefronts and windows through the changing seasons.

“Keep an eye out for holiday decorations as we move into the Winter,” said Stuart Z. Koperweis, Executive Director of the BDA. “We work with the businesses to get them in the festive spirit. A little decoration from everyone goes a long way. When everyone chips in, Main Street really comes to life.”

“The new streetscape looks tremendous on its own, and the seasonal trimmings give it a warm and festive feel that really contributes to the holiday spirit for those who visit the business district. Our goal is to make a walk through Main Street an experience, not just a commute.”