Murmurs about the Broad Street store's demise are greatly exaggerated, says the manager.
Tiffany & Co.'s 14-month old store in downtown Red Bank isn't going anywhere.
So says Vicky Shortland, manager of the the carriage-trade jewelry and tableware retailer, in via a press release issued by Red Bank RiverCenter this morning. The release was headlined, "Tiffany & Co. Happy in Their Red Bank Home."
While acknowledging that Tiffany, "like everyone else, has been affected by the economic downturn this past holiday season," Shortland declares the company "extremely happy to be a part of the Red Bank business district."
Moreover, having survived the Civil War, the Great Depression and two World Wars, Tiffany is "fully prepared to weather this current economic storm and look[s] forward to being part of the Red Bank community for many years to come," Shortland says.
The release, which was accompanied by a photo of Shortland and Mayor Pasquale Menna beaming next to a
jewelry display case, is a rather unusual form of business PR, which mostly avoids commenting on rumors to avoid giving them added life.