The vision for a Ridgefield Holiday Village — “the magic of an outdoor European holiday market” — is alluring. And the goal of bringing shoppers to Ridgefield businesses is widely shared. But making the idea work — for everyone — is, well, complicated.
The Downtown Ridgefield merchants association raised some red flags, but their concerns have been addressed and village retailers are now supportive, according to Geoffrey Morris of the Economic and Community Development Commission. The “ECDC” as the economic commission is known, has emerged as chief organizer of the four-weekend Holiday Village effort.