Meet Zack Fischl at F. Oliver’s

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 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

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.

2018 Downtown Holiday Gift Guide

For your holiday gift shopping, Downtown Ithaca has it all!  We’ve put together this gift guide to highlight a sampling of what’s out there.

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). 

Last-minute Mother’s Day gifts

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

Winter Sale Weekend 2018

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