Vidler’s, one of New York’s most iconic family-owned businesses, has been awarded U.S. Small Business Administration Family-Owned Small Business of the Year. Open for more than 80 years, Vilder’s is the largest variety store in North America.
Vilder’s is a local institution that has maintained its ‘mom-and-pop’ feel for the duration. The Vilder family legend claims that other local vendors did not expect the shop to survive for six weeks. Today it has grown to about 16,000 square feet, including some properties once owned by those naysayers.