Restaurant Stroll Drums up Business for Local Restaurants

The Second Annual Restaurant Stroll event organized by the Victory Boulevard Merchant’s Association was a big hit with Staten Islanders. Well over 300 people bought tickets and came out to Victory Boulevard to attend the event, which was sponsored by councilman Steven Matteo, and borough president James Oddo. Over a dozen restaurants participated in the event which featured music, entertainment, raffles, and of course, plenty of delicious food. The festivities were even featured on New York 1 News.

The event was held to help out local family owned restaurants by giving people a chance to sample their food and encourage them to come back again in the future. Many vendors had a chance to show off their most popular dishes and interact with Staten Islanders. All kinds of food was available to people who bought tickets, from a diverse variety of restaurants, including: Alfonso’s Pastry Shop, Schaffer’s Tavern, A Taste of Pakistan, Tokyo Sushi, Venga Mexicana Grill, and Goodfella’s Pizza. The festivities helped long-standing family owned restaurants and new small shops alike. Restaurants weren’t the only businesses that benefited from the event, other local businesses got in on the action as well and showed off their products and services.

We would like to thank all those who attended the event. Drumming up business for local shops aids the community as a whole. Helping these businesses to prosper and expand creates jobs for local residents. It keeps the neighborhood’s economy strong by encouraging more people to live and work here, and perhaps start businesses of their own. If you missed this year’s Restaurant Stroll, we hope you will join us for next year’s festivities.

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