Ithaca Downtown Business

Retail Wish List

While downtown Ithaca welcomes investors and businesses of all sorts, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance is actively seeking the following types of businesses:


  • Women’s clothing: We would like to supplement and add to the collection of women’s clothing stores currently in downtown Ithaca. Niches include large sizes, petite, professional women, and sportswear.
  • Lingerie: There is an opportunity for filling this important niche in downtown. Regionally, offerings are limited.
  • Women’s Accessories: Opportunity exists both downtown and region-wide for this niche.
  • Family Shoes: A family shoe store remains one of our desired new businesses.
  • Kitchen Store: Supplies for cooking and serving, including appliances, gadgets, pots & pans. Host cooking classes and demonstrations. 
  • General Mercantile: An additional outlet for soft goods is sought.

Other needs also exist. Please contact the Downtown Ithaca Alliance office at (607) 277-8679 for details.


Downtown is actively seeking office businesses for its existing and proposed office space. Among the business types best suited for downtown are:

  • Information Technology Businesses
  • Professional Offices
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Service Businesses

Contact the Downtown Ithaca Alliance office at (607) 277-8679 for details on available space.