Meet Curt Bayer and Bethany Baker at One World Market

Curt Bayer and Bethany Baker at One World Market

Meet Curt Bayer and Bethany Baker at One World Market One World Market is one of downtown’s most fascinating and unique shops on the Commons. When you step inside this specialty store, you are in for a worldly experience.  As you browse through two floors of hundreds of items, you’ll find many fair-trade, cultural crafts & housewares handcrafted by artisan … Read More

Meet Jennifer Clark and staff at Lucky Hare Brewing Company’s taproom

Lucky Hare Brewing Company staff

Meet Jennifer Clark and the staff at Lucky Hare Brewing Company Warmer weather is coming soon which means Lucky Hare Brewing Company’s team is hard at work preparing an assortment of refreshing adult beverages to offer at its taproom in Downtown Ithaca. For nearly four years, Lucky Hare Brewing has been producing high-quality farm brewed beer at its brewery in … Read More

Meet Christopher DelCollo at The Brain Shoppe

Man standing among various types of puzzles

If you love challenging your mind while simultaneously having fun, then you’ll enjoy what’s in store for you at The Brain Shoppe, one of downtown Ithaca’s newest stores. Located on the Commons (look for the giant green brain on the storefront window) since July 2019, The Brain Shoppe offers a grand selection of wooden and metal puzzles, code games, STEM … Read More

Meet Cindy Brashear at Cobblers Cottage

Cindy Brashear, owner of Cobblers Cottage, standing among the shop's winter boots collection.

Meet Cindy Brashear at Cobblers Cottage Locating a store where you can find comfortable yet stylish footwear for daily use or special events and receive stellar customer service to help you accomplish this task can be a challenge. But, it doesn’t have to be. Cue in Cobblers Cottage, where you’ll find a variety of the latest brand name, quality made … Read More

Meet Adrina Graham at Adrina Dietra

Ever since Adrina Graham was a child she had an inkling that she was destined to be a fashion creator. As a little girl, she custom styled her dolls’ outfits, and, as she matured, she was often sketching clothing designs. And, she simply dreamed of creating and selling her sketched creations when she became an adult. To further nurture her … Read More

Meet Scott Dolphin and Stephanie Hayes at Breathe

For some, clothes shopping is an unfavorable task, but it shouldn’t be. And, there are plenty of shops in Downtown Ithaca, such as Breathe, a women’s clothing and accessories shop, that make shopping enjoyable because the shopkeeps recognize that everyone can use a bit of retail therapy. As a former resident of New York City; you know, that big city … Read More

Meet Stacey Payette at Sheldon Hill Vintage Jewelry 

Meet Stacey Payette at Sheldon Hill Vintage Jewelry  It’s rare to find someone who has the skills it takes to properly recognize an authentic and high-quality piece of antique or vintage jewelry. Downtown Ithaca is fortunate to have such a person in Stacey Payette, founder and owner of Sheldon Hill Vintage Jewelry. STACEY INSPECTS A VINTAGE RING. “I work with … Read More

Meet Kristin Dutcher at Hair•Color•Art

At F. Olivers, shoppers can find an enormous selection of specialty vinegar, extra virgin and specialty olive oils that come in multiple flavors, along with shelves filled with many types of spices. Of course, Zack is more than happy to tell you the best use of each item.

Meet Amy Cohen at Circus Culture

Whether you are an Ithaca adult, child, or child at heart – if you are interested and inspired by the welcoming community of the circus and the expanded possibilities of human potential, then you need to visit Circus Culture in Press Bay Alley. As you step in and see the talented patrons doing aerial fabric, trapeze, or tight wire, just to name a few, you see the smiling face of the owner behind this magic, Amy Cohen.