We are frequently asked how our nickname "Squash's" came to be and here is the story.
We have been in business at the same location for over 60 years. At the time we began, Ridgefield was a very small, rural community nestled among ridges of land. Our town and our business have grown and prospered over the past 50 years.
In the early to mid 1900's, there were a great many families of Italian descent living and working in Ridgefield. At that time many families had vegetable gardens and enjoyed garden-fresh produce during the summer. A boy named Aldo was born into one of these families. As he grew up, he began to work at a local pharmacy and soda fountain known as H.P. Bissell's Pharmacy.
Have you ever planted hills of squash in your garden? If you have, then you know what happens. You get enough squash to feed your family, your friends and most of your church, too!
Everyday during the summer, this boy named Aldo came to work at H.P.Bissell's Pharmacy with his lunch. The lunch came from the garden; it was squash. Soon, this lad was nick-named, "Squash." And, the nick-name stayed with him as he grew up.
Eventually, Squash was able to purchase a local store for himself. For a period of about 40 years of our history, we were owned and operated by the man nick-named Squash and, hence, we became locally famous as Squash's store.
Our business have evolved, the man name Squash is no longer involved, but the nick-name has stayed with us. Our Squash's nick-name is still synonymous with a store that has everything you need and the best service in the world.
We are now a very competitive Office Products and Stationery dealership that prides itself on our Hometown Serivce.
On a typical market-basket of office supplies our total price will be comparable to the well-known super stores. AND, we provide those products with professional assistance and friendly, thorough, Hometown Service.