Interesting quote from Judy Stanton in today's NY Daily News story about the new Ricky's on Montague Street:
NY Daily News: New Beauty Shop…: The glitter and glitz of Ricky's cosmetics stores are coming to quaint Montague St., producing mixed reactions from residents.
The Ricky's chain, which sells cosmetics, hair dye, wigs, bachelorette party fare and has a killer Halloween costume collection, is slated to open its first outlet in Brooklyn around Sept. 1.
"We are very excited to be in Brooklyn Heights, we can't wait," said Dominick Costello, president of Ricky's, adding that the company is also looking into opening branches in nabes such as Park Slope in the near future. The chain already has branches in Manhattan, East Hampton and South Beach, Fla.
"Usually, where there is a good demographic, there is money to be spent," he said of the somewhat strange location choice. "You want to open in areas where people aren't just going to window shop."
Costello also told parents not to fret about the bachelorette party section – where gag gifts and some sex toys can raise eyebrows.
"It is in a back room hidden away," he said. "And we will only carry a limited amount of this stuff here. We know how to be responsible, and do not take the concern lightly."
Judy Stanton, of the Brooklyn Heights Association, hopes Costello is right.
"As long as they keep their promises that children will not be allowed in that area unless accompanied by an adult, then it is fine," said the mother of two.