Downtown Ithaca Welcoming Four New Businesses to the Community

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ITHACA NY OCTOBER 8, 2019 —  Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA), City of Ithaca, and Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce leaders will officially welcome four new businesses — Equus Advisors, Mane and Wigs, Nowhere Special Libations Parlor, and One Ring Donuts  — to the community during a series of ceremonies this Thursday, Oct 10, at each of the businesses.

The first ceremony will be at 11 a.m. at Equus Advisors, 171 E. State St. (Center Ithaca) Suite M03, and immediately followed by a ceremony at Mane and Wigs, 109 S. Cayuga St., and then at Nowhere Special Libations, 114 W. State St., before we take the short walk to 114 W. Green St. (Press Bay Court) to welcome One Ring Donuts. All of these businesses opened in the community last month.

“We are delighted that these four diverse businesses recognize our downtown community as a great spot to offer their specialty products and services,” says Gary Ferguson, executive director for the DIA, a not-for-profit organization charged with promoting downtown.

These four businesses join a lengthy list of new places that have recently opened in Downtown Ithaca. For more information about them and downtown’s other businesses, visit


ABOUT EQUUS ADVISORS: Equus Advisors is a full-service tax, accounting, payroll, and consulting firm with headquarters in Cortland, New York. The Ithaca location is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Peter VanderWoude is the President and CEO of this company. 

ABOUT MANE AND WIGS: Mane and Wigs provides hair care products and supplies for all women, men, and children, and all types of hair (natural, straight, curly, processed, and hair loss). Veron Raymond is the owner of this unique shop. 

ABOUT NOWHERE SPECIAL LIBATIONS PARLOR: Nowhere Special Libations Parlor is downtown Ithaca’s newest cozy cocktail bar serving a selection of tap and bottled craft beers and seasonal cocktails. The bar is open from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. James Dean, a seasoned barkeep, is the proprietor of this business. 

ABOUT ONE RING DONUTS: One Ring Donuts offers locally made and seasonally inspired donuts made with a special ingredient  — potatoes. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available.  One Ring Donuts was founded by Amy Cohen (Circus Culture owner) and Kiera Carman. It is open from  8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. 


Darlene M. Wilber, communications manager
Downtown Ithaca Alliance 
(607) 277-8679