The Big Surprise in Upper Montclair on Black Friday was the Mini Food Truck Rally.
Three of the areas most popular trucks parked on Bellevue Avenue to the delight of local shoppers.
Each truck has its own unique following, and each group of followers not only discovered the other trucks but discovered the unique locally owned shops in the village. While running around doing my own shopping on Black Friday locally, I heard several shopkeepers talk about the rally with praise for the way it made walking Upper Montclair a great experience for the shoppers. Many new faces were seen, perhaps a few will be back spending even more money in Upper Montclair in the coming months.