THE CBL PHILOSOPHY
"Our goal is to provide the best possible selection and service. We are patient and honest with our customers, and we have a very loyal following. We treat the artists we represent as partners in the process and, as a result, everyone benefits, especially the customer."
Connie Lior, a former advertising executive, started CBL 34 years ago. While in Israel on vacation, Connie encountered a prominent art dealer, as well as artisans in need of marketing their crafts in America. Having just sold her advertising business, Connie thought, "Sure, why not? I'll give it a shot."
One thing led to another and soon Connie opened her first gallery in Maplewood, NJ with only 600 square feet including storage. It was quite "cozy", to put it mildly, but it really launched the business.
After four years in Maplewood, Connie enlarged CBL's size, staff and inventory by relocating the gallery to West Orange, NJ. "It was a terrific move and helped solidify our success. We're thrilled to be part of such a thriving community." Most recently, CBL doubled its gallery size yet again, and is now able to showcase its fabulous merchandise even more beautifully.
A native Israeli, Uzi arrived in the U.S. in the early 70s shortly after serving in the Israeli Defense Forces. He worked full time during the day and attended college at night. Armed with an accounting degree, Uzi went on to work for Price Waterhouse and then Panasonic. After 20 years in the accounting world, Uzi decided "change was ripe" and joined our team!
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
We encourage you to come to CBL FINE ART and let us show you all we have to offer. Our personal shopping service is designed to make your experience both convenient and enjoyable, and we look forward to helping you in any way we can. Our staff will be happy to assist you find what you're looking for whether in person, by phone, online or via email. CBL offers daily shipping (insured, of course), home consultation, and gorgeous complimentary gift wrap. In business for over 34 years, CBL is proud to be named "Best gift shop in North Jersey" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, "Best Gift Store," "Best Judaica," and "Best Decorative Accessories" by New Jersey Jewish News, "Best gift shop in Essex County" by Suburban Essex Magazine, and Niche Magazine's Top 100 Retailer of American Craft.. We are conveniently located at 459 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, New Jersey, just 20 miles from New York City.
"We are committed to offering you high quality products and service, and look forward to serving your needs." - Connie and Uzi Lior