Meet Laura Bishop at Willow Boutique

Meet Laura Bishop at Willow Boutique If you are looking to shop small at a local boutique full of unique gifts, beautiful women’s clothing, and trendy accessories, you need to pay a visit to Laura Bishop, owner of Willow Boutique. Laura is originally from Homer, NY, where her love and drive for fashion led her to study fashion marketing during … Read More

Wynnie Stein

For downtown Ithaca visitors who have an affinity for vegetarian or vegan dining, you’ll definitely want to make it a point to meet Wynnie Stein and enjoy a meal prepared by her or one of the other talented chefs at the restaurant Stein co-owns, the world famous Moosewood Restaurant.

Bettsie Park and Ken Jupiter

In Downtown Ithaca, there’s no shortage of specialty shops carrying high quality, locally crafted goods. Among the community’s top sellers of exquisitely crafted wares made my highly skilled artisans are Bettsie Park and Ken Jupiter, founders and owners of 15 STEPS, a craft and gift shop that is cherished by the community.

Downtown Ithaca launching holiday shopping season with three special promotions to celebrate its independently owned businesses

“When money is spent at independent locally owned businesses, the money stays here and strengthens the economic base of where we live. Plus, patrons should support these specialty businesses because they contribute to the character of our community by offering exclusive shopping and dining options,” says Gary Ferguson, executive director of the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA). 

Meet Katie Spallone at The Cornell Store on the Commons

The Cornell Store is the official retailer for Cornell University, New York’s lone Ivy League University. Open seven days a week, The Cornell Store on the Ithaca Commons offers Cornell clothing, accessories, and gifts, including specialty food items with either a Cornell or local connection.

Downtown Ithaca welcoming Alley Cat Cafe

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance, City Mayor Svante Myrick, and additional public officials will welcome one of downtown’s newest businesses, Alley Cat Cafe, during a ribbon cutting ceremony set for 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 312 E. Seneca St. in downtown Ithaca.

Downtown Ithaca welcomes City Centre Leasing Office

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is pleased to announce that City Centre, a new multi-use complex currently under development on E. State Street featuring luxury apartments in the heart of downtown, is now accepting tenant applications.