ITHACA NY MARCH 21, 2020 — As New York State’s government continues to roll out new mandates for businesses in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, many Downtown Ithaca businesses are responding by temporarily morphing their business models to include new food & beverage offerings and services to ensure the community receives essential items during this challenging time. Below are some of the latest offerings: … Read More
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
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.
“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).
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.
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