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).
Mark your calendars! Set a smartphone reminder! Downtown Ithaca’s Weekend Summer Sale is coming up Thursday, July 26th through Sunday, July 29th. Refresh your summer style with summer closeout apparel and accessories. Score some great deals on artists’ seconds inside galleries and gift shops. Not sure where to park, valet your car at the Hilton Garden Inn or Ithaca Marriott … Read More
So, you’re still searching, or just started looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Don’t worry. Downtown Ithaca’s has got you covered. Our unique shopping boutiques, dining establishments, and service providers offer something your mother is sure to appreciate. Here are a few last-minute items to consider for your mother this year. A Greeting Card or specialty item from Amuse … Read More
The holidays are over, but that doesn’t mean the sales need to end. From Jan. 25 – 28, many Downtown Ithaca specialty shops and boutiques will be offering hot deals, winter closeouts, and artist seconds as part of the annual Winter Sale Weekend. Participating shops: The Cornell Store on the Ithaca Commons Benjamin Peters – clearance deals on winter clothing, 30-70% off! … Read More