When the current national economic turmoil sees more local stores closing than opening, it's refreshing to see a business possess the ability to actually expand the scope of its operations rather than curtail them.
However, that's just what Stitch This Print That did three weeks ago. After spending seven years at their 1921 Bellmore Ave. location, situated downstairs from the Pike and Pike Law Firm, Paul Danziger moved part of the operation next door to the old offices of D&P Auto Sales, which relocated to Sunrise Highway in Merrick some time ago.
"We brought our sales and showroom to a storefront," Danziger said. "Having customers having to walk down the stairs was a pain, plus we had no signage on the street...no one knew we were there. We wanted to improve the presentation and street presence."
Stitch This Print That has been making a name for themselves in the Bellmores for quite some time by utilizing design and computer technology for embroidering and screen printing on custom garments such as t-shirts and hoodies.
While the offices and showroom have moved next door to 1905B Bellmore Ave., the production facility will remain at the original 1921 Bellmore Ave. location.
Danziger, who is also a firefighter with the Bellmore Fire Department, said that there’s no job too big or small for Stitch This Print That.
“We handle pretty much anything. We do all our own printing, embroidering, design and art work...anything that has to do with production is done right here,” he said. “We'll handle anywhere from one piece up to 75,000, no problem.”
When it comes to the success Danziger has been enjoying with Stitch This Print That, he said it all comes down to hard work and treating people right.
"This is a family owned and run business, and we really put our heart and soul into it," he said. "We have business coming in...with the way the economy is, everyone is worried about pricing, and we do our best to give everybody the best price they can get. We also give away a lot of stuff...we do the right thing for the Bellmore organizations that are supporting the area."