Meet Our Downtown Businesses
Welcome to Downtown Gloversville! our small businesses and local organizations are the backbone of our local downtown economy and the heart of our city. They are innovative, flexible and strongly tied to our community. Learn more about them! And, of course, be sure to shop, each and support local!
Mohawk Harvest Coop. Market
The adage “One Stop Shopping” certainly applies to The Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, which has been located at 30 N. Main St. in Gloversville for the past 13 years. Not only can a customer purchase locally made food products such as milk from Montgomery County’s Dygert Farms Creamery, hot sauce from Broadalbin’s Baucy Be’s, coffee beans from Gloversville’s Upstate Coffee, and baked goods from nearby Rauch’s Bakery, the shopper can sit and enjoy a hot beverage from the coffee bar, eat a meal from the Grab & GO Café, listen to music, view and purchase art at the Micropolis Art Gallery, and find a perfect gift for a loved one all in one trip. Special events include Breakfast at the Harvest and a Soup Contest. These specialty events and services make Mohawk Harvest unique and so does its company plan, as it is a member-owned business based on cooperative principles. While anyone can purchase items from the store, members enjoy certain benefits. Those who volunteer their time at the store can also earn discounts. Discounts are also given on Tuesdays for senior citizens and students can enjoy a discount off any purchase when showing student ID. To learn more, visit mohawkharvest.org.
Cravings Bakery & Cafe
If you come home from a hard day at work and see a pink box on the table, you know there is a sweet “pick me up” in the container from Cravings Bakery and Café. Located at 47 Cayadutta Street, the business fills your baked goods dreams and more with their famous cookie burger, specialty cupcakes and large brownies. Cravings was on hiatus through the COVID-19 pandemic and recently switched locations to the current facility at Cayadutta Street. Opening in early March 2023, owner Ashley Alikhan saw lines out her door for days. As one Facebook reviewer writes, “Everything is beautifully displayed and tasted so fresh and delicious! I was so very excited to finally get to experience Cravings and I was not disappointed! I cannot wait to go back! I also love the sitting area where you can enjoy your sweet treats. Everything is so cute and simple and just perfect. LOVE LOVE LOVE!” Another person writes, “We have been a few times now and have gotten different items each time. We like to do a sampler night! Everything has been delicious!” The bakery can be found online at www.instagram.com/cravingsny/ and on Facebook. For information and hours, call (518) 921-4024.
Rossbach Shoe Store
Stepping into Rossbach Shoe Store at 10 W. Fulton St. is a step into a world of knowledge as Charles Rossbach knows where every shoe is, where every size is stacked, and the best way to get the perfect fit for his customers. Charles’ is the third generation of Rossbach to be at the helm, with his grandfather Christian opening the store in February 1922, and his father taking the reins from 1945 to 1988. It may “old-school” for Charles to whip out a measuring stick to size up a patron’s foot before pulling out shoes, but it is this customer care and attention to quality and concern that makes Rossbach’s a place of memories and satisfied customers. Michael G. writes in his online review: “Mr. Rossbach is a great man. He took the time to listen to my complaints about plantar fasciitis, measured my feet, and then pulled three or four pairs of shoes for me to try. He was very professional and when I explained that I am only allowed plain black shoes with no additional coloring or accents (work dress code), he disappeared into the back and reappeared with another shoe that met these stringent specifications. He has hundreds of pairs of shoes and is very knowledgeable. It is also a pleasure to patronize a small business.” The shop can be reached at (518) 725-5023.
Two of Cups Couture
Two of Cups Couture has been a part of Gloversville since July 2022 and is located at 26 N. Main St. It has always been a long-time dream of owner Kelly Ciancanelli’s to work in fashion, specifically formal wear. It is an eco-conscious dress shop including, but not limited to, gowns for bridal, prom, mother-of-the-bride, bridesmaids, a big night out, or just a night out. The business also offers accessories, jewelry and shoes. A client is able to purchase a dress off the rack “as-is,” buy one already upcycled/customized or work with the business to create a one-of-a-kind gown just for them. A Facebook reviewer posted these words: “Welcoming environment and private shopping experience! I would highly recommend this quaint boutique for all of your needs! My daughter and I went in to look for a dress for a Halloween costume, and when she found this dress, she was in love! She tried on several really cute gowns, but this was her one! Kelly was incredible, patient, and so thoughtful!! She has all sizes and styles, and my favorite part is that she upcycles!!! She is a seamstress as well and can do alterations and embellish your dress!! I would recommend shopping local for all of your needs! I am so happy we found this GEM located right in downtown Gloversville!” Those interested in Two of Cups Couture can contact Kelly at (518) 224-0246.
Micropolis Art Gallery
“Art does not reproduce what is visible; it makes things visible,” said artist Paul Klee. The Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery certainly helps “make things visible” as Klee says, by giving regional artists the opportunity to showcase their creativity through exhibits, displays, shows, events and more. A part of Downtown Gloversville for nearly 12 years, the gallery is nestled inside the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market at 30 N. Main St. In addition to giving the artist a place to shine, the organization gives the public opportunities to learn more about the variety of material and media that are used to form beautiful expressions of emotions. The gallery also hosts six shows a year, with receptions opening the exhibits by giving audiences a chance to find out what sparked the artist to make their pieces. Works on display include paintings, drawings, pastels, photographs, fiber art, mixed media, woodwork, glass, digital art, jewelry, pottery, woodland assemblages, baskets and fine art cards. An online review had this to say: “As a new member I find this a very exciting place to show work, meet other artists and enjoy every new show of work exhibited there ... It’s great to be a part of this art space!” To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/MicropolisGallery.
Gloversville True Value
Winter storms remind us of the value in our locally owned hardware stores, but Gloversville True Value is there to help customers year-round.As the website touts,” We’re here to serve our community. Whether you’re a pro or taking on a DIY home improvement project for the first time, we’re right here in your neighborhood with the expert advice, tools, equipment and the products you need to get the job done.” Matt and Tammy Capano took over the local store and moved it to its current 25 Bleecker St. location in 2019. In addition to snow removal tools, the store offers electrical equipment, plumbing and paint. Flashlights, batteries, bug repellent also line the shelves along with 17,000 other products. For those wishing for spring and summer, it also offers lawn furniture, grills, and more. Supplies for construction projects, including power tools, are also available and can easily be put into customer’s cars through either the front or back entrance, which is located off North Arlington Avenue. They really do have everything a person can think of at that convenient location. Online reviews of the local business include: “Love this place … friendly staff who really help and close to home … lots of specialty tools.” Open daily, customers can call the store for information at (518) 773-2524.
An atmosphere of sunny, like the Sunnyside eggs that are served, the 100-year-old Palace Diner greets all customers as if they were family. Located at 62 S. Main St., it has been doing business continuously for 100 years in an actual railroad dining car built and transported to Gloversville in 1923. As the historical marker near the diner notes, “The Palace was opened in 1923 by Albert Main. The lunch cart was built by the Jerry O’Mahony Dining Car Company of Bayonne, NJ. O’Mahony produced about 2,000 diners between 1917-1941 and was the largest manufacturer of the period. The Palace was shipped by railroad from New Jersey to Fonda, then transported by truck from Fonda to 62 South Main Street in Gloversville, where it has stood ever since. The original diner was about 40 x 10 feet and looked very much like a railroad car. Albert Main owned the Palace from its opening in 1923 until 1937, when his nephew, Carlton Clute, took ownership. An addition was added in 1932 and the interior was remodeled in 1951. In 1972, Clute sold ... to Anthony Sena, an employee. The Sena family still owns and operates the Palace.”
Go For It Fitness
Go For It Fitness and Personal Training Studio, owned by Jarrod Johnson, has been a part of Downtown Gloversville since 2019 and is located right off North Main Street at the Midtown Professional Building at 7-11 Church St. Melody K. writes online that she has “…been working out with Jarrod at Go for It Fitness and Personal Training Studio for a year now. I am amazed at how much more aware I am of my body now. Not only do I physically feel better, but my mental, emotional, and spiritual health has vastly increased as well. It’s all connected!” Lisa P. writes in her online review that she has a “Great workout every time! Highly recommend!” Whether it be private personal training sessions or a small group exercise class, Jarrod works with clients to ensure they have the best fitness plan as he strives to help people change their lives. In addition to the physical activity and helping them strive towards their improved fitness and weight loss goals, he helps them become healthier through exercise and aides in establishing a proper. For more information on the business, visit goforittraining.com
Peck’s Flowers has been a staple in Downtown Gloversville for over 100 years and it continues to thrive under the guidance of the talented Marissa Stevens who has owned the local business for the past several years. Marissa has a passion for fresh cut and garden flowers and is a brilliant designer. Online reviews include this one from Kelly N: “I was so happy with the arrangement you made up at the last minute. You guys are awesome… thank you so much.” Cathy O. wrote, “The floral arrangement Peck’s delivers is beautiful! It is truly a lovely bouquet with a variety of colorful flowers. Every floral arrangement I have ever received from Peck’s has always been perfect. Thank you!” The shop also offers occasional workshops, including how to make succulent terrariums and Christmas arrangements and wreaths. Peck’s Flowers can be reached at (518) 725-7173. The business can be found through social media at www.facebook.com/pecksflowers and also at www.instagram.com/pecksflowers. Orders can be placed online at pecksflowersny.com
The windows at Dunday’s Clothiers are stylish in their own right, and light up with flair at Christmas time at the 49 N. Main St. location. No matter the season, the fashionable men’s caps and shirts are showcased and invite shoppers to come in and see more. Clothing lines include Woolrich, North River, Pendleton. Customers can find both causal wear and formal suits in this shop and the business is helpful with rentals during prom and wedding seasons. Online reviews include this from April J. who wrote, “Great variety of men’s fashions! I went in not really sure what I was going to get but then there it was! I would never have gotten or thought of if I hadn’t walked into Dunday’s! It was a hat, a handsome, well crafted, study hat! The perfect gift. I’m so happy I decided to cross the street and walk in Dunday’s.” For information, call (518) 725-4213.
Eva’s Soul Food
“We Make Our Food with Love” announces the menu at Eva’s Soul Food. It sure tastes like it!
Named after the beloved family matriarch, this take-out food establishment owned by Tonia Mitchell as is located at 116 S. Main St. Soul Food is home-down cooking that creates comfort food, which this cuisine definitely is soothing and heart-warming. Established over 6 years ago, the eatery offers beef patties, chicken and fish meals, wings, quesadillas and more. Specials can include
Jerk Chicken, Oxtails and sides can include homemade cornbread. Online reviews include this comment by Mark G.B.: “The best chicken ever!” Gretchen L. was short, sweet and to the point: “Great food!” For more information, call (518) 921-4675. Deliveries are available with orders worth $20 or more.
The Gloversville Pharmacy, located at 42 N. Main St., celebrated its 11th anniversary in 2023. The Downtown Gloversville pharmacy accepts all insurances and offers free delivery of prescriptions for customers. A quality business, it also has over-the-counter medicines available. The staff focuses on customer service and provides consultations. Online reviews include this one from Eddie M: “I like Gloversville Pharmacy because they have friendly customer service and free delivery. I would recommend this pharmacy to anyone!” Visit www.gloversvillepharmacy.com for more information. Refills and transfers of prescriptions can also be ordered through this site. The business can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GloversvillePharmacy.
Stroll down Main Street and take a step into Kay’s Beautique, located at 84 N. Main St., as it has a wide variety of women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing available for purchase. While this location is new for owner Kayla Dwight, Kayla has had an online presence for a few years, as well as being a pop-up vendor at community events in the Mohawk Valley. With cute displays, and unique racks, the merchandise is arranged in a beautiful style that makes the customer want more. In addition to joining the Gloversville business world, Kayla has been active in the Gloversville community helping organize a benefit for a family who lost their home to a fire, and recently allowing children to have a lemonade stand in front of the shop. For hours and information, contact the shop by phone at (518) 752-4502. The store can also be found on Facebook.
When the restaurant Brass Monkey comes up in conversation, the wings and the desserts are the first things mentioned. “Got to have the Purple Cow Wings, best sauce!” and “Oh my, the yummy desserts!” are mentioned over and over. Other comments rave about their service such as the ones seen at the Leader Herald newspaper Facebook page after a recent article on the facility. They include: “This is a great place. Staff is very nice and great service. Food was very good, we will definitely go back!” and “They have some really good food and service and the desserts are spot on!” Located at 52 Cayadutta Street for the past nine years, the eatery has dine in, take out and outside dining options. For information, call (518) 725-4880. More information can be found at this news article on the business.
“She said YES!! I truly can’t thank you guys enough, for making such a perfect ring. She loves it!” Many Facebook posts are similar to this one and it speaks volumes about Castiglione Jewelers, located at 25 N. Main St. of how happy customers are with their purchases. Pleased with product and with service, customers keep returning to Castiglione Jewelers for quality jewelry. Established in 1929, third generation Castiglione is at the helm, keeping the standards and integrity high and ensuring the purchaser is happy. Online reviews include “Great service. Good people,” Fabulous great, selection, spectacular selection,” and “Nice staff, very reasonable repairs.” Browsing through the shop, a customer can find a range of necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches and more. For more information, visit gemjewelers.com..
NBT Downtown Branch
Community banks are a staple in every downtown from huge cities to rural America, including Downtown Gloversville. While several local establishments have AMTs located in their buildings, Downtown Gloversville is also home to a full service bank on North Main Street. Located at 10 N. Main St., customers can walk in to NBT for service, or drive around the block to 12 Fremont St. for the drive-through service. An ATM is also located at this Gloversville financial center. Having a bank institution in a Downtown core helps provide financial services to the local community, and aides shoppers and local customers with easy money transfers when out and about doing errands at Gloversville businesses and shops.
Adirondack Stained Glass Works
Customers have been amazed since the 1980s by the Adirondack Stained Glass Works, located at 29 W. Fulton Street, with the beauty in the delicate stained glass that the business creates with care. Not only do people admire the work, but they also appreciate the customer care as “service” comes up time and again in online reviews. “I've purchased several pieces over the years, great craftsmanship and customer service” is among the positive comments found online. The showroom is located over the work studio. For information and to shop online, visit www.adirondackstainedglassworks.com. The shop can also be contacted via phone at (518) 725-0387.
Raph's Tailor Shop
Ralph Iorio needs no introduction as he has been a tailor in Gloversville since 1972. Initially starting the Gloversville shop at 90 E. Fulton St., he moved to the current 110 S. Main St. and has been there for almost 20 years. The shop is known for tuxedo rentals and is heavily in demand during prom and wedding seasons. Ralph pays close attention to quality and detail as creating and altering apparel are both his specialties. Online reviews include this one from Liza A.: “KEEP YOUR BUSINESS LOCAL! Ralph’s Tailor Shop made Adam’s prom perfect yesterday! We bought a black suit! Great price and fits like a glove! Ralph sells AND rents suits, matching vests and ties, and dress shirts, and more!” For information, call (518) 725-7459.
NBT Downtown Branch
What better way to treat yourself than to give a well-deserved massage and facial at SW the Spa, located at 23 Freemont Street since 2016. Many online reviewers have given the special people in their lives a day at the space and boast like this one: “I gave my mom and my mother-in-law the Swedish massage for Mother’s Day, and they were delighted. Excellent attention and super relaxing massage! I’ll be there soon for sure!” Licensed estheticians, massage therapists and more are on hand to offer the best spa experience for a client’s needs. Visit their website (sw-thespa.com/services) to view the range of services and then book an appointment for either a specific need or a full day of massage and facials. If it is a person’s first time for a massage or facial, the staff takes their time to explain the process and keep clients comfortable. For information and appointments, call (518) 773-3992.
New York Lunch
New York Lunch has been serving up quality meals at 21 Bleecker Street since the 1930s. Current owner Tammy Capano has been at the helm for the past 23 years and as the restaurant is a family-owned and operated establishment, it is obvious in the meals that it serves that it is made with love. New York Lunch is also known for its hot dog specials and as this reviewer reports, “The hot dogs are out of this world! And prices are great, friendly staff too!” Online review: “The food was delicious, and the service was amazing. Really nice place and very friendly staff. Didn’t even have to ask for refills on drinks. Waitress was paying attention and brought them before we could ask. We also were not rushed to hurry up and pay, our first coming here as we live out of state … but we will definitely be back.” For hours and information, call (518) 725-4170.
The Fly Shack
The Fly Shack, located at 28 E. Fulton Street, is catching customers from around the world with its quality equipment and has been from Gloversville area for nearly 20 years. What started as a business on a kitchen table in 2004, The Fly Shack has grown to the point where its building, the former Jewish Community Center and Lucius N. Littauer Building, is stocked full to the brim. The retail store is in the front of the building and is visited by customers from Gloversville, Fulton County and the surrounding areas that look through the almost 1,000 flies on display as well as other supplies and equipment. Both fishing enthusiasts and newcomers to the sport can find all their needs, including rods, reels, fly lines, waders, vets, kits, and more. The rest of the building entertains orders from throughout the world. For more information, visit www.flyshack.com or call (800) 801-2318.
Fulton County Barbershop
It may be a small shop, but the owner and the employees have huge hearts as Fulton County Barbershop (FCB), located at 17 N. Main St., hosted a clothing drive for the people of Turkey that were affected by the massive earthquake. This isn’t the first time the local business has helped others under the direction of owner Michael Medina. At Christmas time, “Santa” and his helpers cut hair for children ages 12 and under free of charge. This holiday tradition has been going on since 2014. FCB has also hosted toy drives and back-to-school “Read to the Barber” specials where kids receive discounts on haircuts if they read to the barber. Of course, they also give good haircuts, too. Online reviews include “I would recommend this barbershop to anybody. Great atmosphere, everyone talks to you like they’ve known you forever. Definitely a great positive environment to be in. Will be back again!” and “They are just absolutely amazing here I don’t take my kids anywhere else they even work well with disabled children.” For information, call (518) 763-7967 or visit fcbarbershop.com.
Glover Insurance Agency
Julie Glover helps individuals navigate through the insurance industry when they need to choose policies and understand rates. She sits down with them at her business, Glover Insurance Agency, located at 38 N. Main St., and explains how each package works and what would help that person the best. As an independent agency, she offers a wide range of insurance policies from home to personal, from auto to health and life. She also hosts a defensive driving course, this year slated for May 3rd at 6 p.m. at the office with Frank Clemente as the instructor. Call to see if there is still room for participants at (518) 921-4421. She launched her business in 2014, but she has over 20 years of experience in the insurance business and is dedicated to her clients. She has a sense of community as she has participated in both the Gloversville Christmas parade and the Window Decorating Contest hosted by the Gloversville Recreation Commission and has accepted new and unwrapped toys on behalf of the Salvation Army Christmas toy drive in recent years. For information and hours, visit www.jgloverinsurance.com.
Adirondack Massage Therapist
Located inside the historic Schine Memorial Hall building on 40 Main St. is Adirondack Massage Therapist that can help a person maintain a peaceful life. Owner Julie LaPorta is a New York State licensed massage therapist that graduate from CNW (Center for Natural Wellness) in 2017 and helps alleviate chronic stress and tension with massages. Julie notes on Adirondack Massage Therapist’s Facebook page that “Taking time for yourself makes all the difference. Booking regular massages helps your mind and spirit. Sometimes we carry stress sin our soft tissue, and massage helps to remove a layer of stress.” Her mottos include “You owe it to yourself to make yourself a priority!” How true! Online reviews of her services include: “Great massage. Julie took the time to find out where I was having pain and stiffness and then helped ease & alleviate the pain. Very relaxing and helpful” and “Feeling so relaxed! TY to my work family for this wonderful gift. I enjoyed every minute of it! TY Adirondack Massage Therapist for great service. Do yourself a favor and book your appointment!” For more information, call (518) 752-931.
The hardest part about entering Rauch Bakery Co. is getting past the wonderful sights and smells of the cookies and pastries. A customer may be entering with one item in mind but leaves with multiple goodies in hand as the bakery, located at 15 Washington St., is known for its half-moon cookies, cannolis, Christmas cookies, eclairs and more, including their famous Stollen that is sold at both Christmas and Easter time. Stollen is a German cake like fruit bread that is enjoyed by families as part of holiday traditions. In business for 70 plus years, Rauch’s Bakery also has a great reputation for its breads and rolls. Local businesses brag about having Rauch’s goods on hand. Online reviews include “Great hard rolls and pastries. They make German Stollen every Christmas season, my entire family cannot wait” and “Best rye bread in the state of NY.” For information, call (518) 725-4615 or visit www.facebook.com/RauchBakery
Capano's Hairitage Salon
Trista Capano Morreale opened Capano’s Hairitage, a salon and style lounge, at 31 Bleecker St. in 2021 and has making clients happy ever since. Online reviews include this one by Sara Curtis: “Always leave happy with my hair. Best place around. Highly recommend.” Dea L. writes, “So when you’re not feeling pretty, and your locks are looking dull … what’s a girl to do? This girl calls Trisa Capano Morreale at Capano’s Hairitage Salon … I tell you – she’s a witch and makes magic happen! Thank you, Trista, for making me feel so beautiful and confident!” Stephie L. writes, "My VIP Babygirl is heading to middle school I can’t even take it. I feel just like I was saying this with my girls. Look how beautiful she is!! Look at how beautiful Tristan did on her hair! Capano’s Hairitage Salon is AMAZING." The salon takes appointments only, no walk-ins. For information and appointments, call (518) 775-1971.
Rooney Sign & Graphics Co.
In business since 1981, Rooney Sign & Graphics, located at 47 Washington St., began with the traditional wooden signs that were lettered by hand. Growing as technology grew, Rooney Signs provides vehicle lettering and graphics, banners, magnetic signs, screen printed yard and politic signs, and event custom sandblasted golf tee signs. There isn’t much Rooney Signs can’t do so customers are encouraged to call to discuss their product needs. Online reviews range from simple “Great job” and “Love this” to “Dan has been Kettering my trucks and making my signs for 13 years. Always pleased with his work” and “Rooney Signs did a custom job for my bakery 6 years ago. It’s an outdoor sign that sees intense sunshine in the morning, lots of rain in the summer, and plenty of snow in the winter. It is still as beautiful as the day I picked it up. High quality and super professional people at the helm!” For information, call (518) 725-3451.
The Color Coven – Beauty Lounge & Color Coven – INK
The Color Coven – Beauty Lounge and The Color Coven – INK, both owned by Anastasia Lott at the building located at 2-10 S. Main St., are dedicated to making clients happy. The Color Coven – INK was established in 2023 and offers a full-service tattoo and piercing studio. Anastasia opened The Color Coven – Beauty Lounge in 2021 at a different South Main Street location but needed more room for her ever-growing business. Services in the salon include full body waxing, facials, haircuts, hair color, hair extensions, etc. A variety of locally made retail products are also available. Christopher H. writes about the ink shop: "I had both my ears pierced, and my girlfriend had a tattoo done. Great staff and great atmosphere overall. Looking forward to the next visit." Briar H. wrote about the beauty salon: "I brought my youngest daughter to get her hair cut. My daughter was super nervous to have her hair shorter but Anastasia gave her a ton of assurance it would turn out great and it did. Lorelai was so happy with her hair. I won’t be going anywhere else for my daughters hair. Thank you again for everything today." Both shops can be reached by phone at (518) 752-4145.
Panache Quality Consignment Apparel
It’s been nearly two decades, and Panache Quality Consignment Apparel is still going strong at its location at 101 N. Main St. The secret is in the business’s name, “Quality.” Panache always has interesting, fun, and creative window displays, enticing viewers to stop in and browse the racks. A customer can find current fashions and brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Coach, and Pink at reasonable prices. As noted in a Facebook Group post, Panache, “Besides outfitting the community another service we provide is consignment. You bring your unwanted name brand clothing to us, and we sell it for you. Items must be in very good condition, free from holes, stains or odors. Current style and season items only. … At Panache we have a passion for fashion and our patrons dress to impress.” Online reviews of the store include: “Great place to shop. Price and quality of clothing are excellent.,” and “You can never have enough tops in your wardrobe. A shirt from Panache & Consignment Boutiques will look great with everything.” For more information, visit panache101webs.com or call (518) 844-4842.
The Dorn Space
Fans of The Dorn Space, located at 99 N. Main St., have many positive online comments including this one: “Love this great little venue. A great spot to showcase local artists and unique performances you ordinarily wouldn’t be blessed to see and enjoy.” This one boasts: “Fantastic owners who have become like family. Warm, inviting atmosphere and lots of great talent to be heard! Love Dorn Space,” and “This great venue in Gloversville is perfect and can provide entertainment for the whole family. When you walk in you are personally greeted by the owners. Brian and his wife are beautiful people and they radiate a one on one relationship with the entertainers and the spectators that come to enjoy the show. The venue gives talented people a place to showcase in a safe family environment. Gloversville is very fortunate to have this venue.” Brian Dorn and his family opened the performance space in 2018 and local writers, musicians, story tellers and comedians have taken to the stage. The business not only gives the artists a place to showcase their talent but gives Gloversville local entertainment on a weekly basis. For more information on upcoming events, call (838) 202-4425.
Ricmar Design & Print Shop
Ricmar Design & Print Shop, located at 30. S. Main St., was in the Amsterdam area for some 40 years before relocating to the Downtown Core. Owner Kristina Tanzola was excited to join the Gloversville business community and offer her services which includes custom graduation banners and lawn signs. She noted that she has been very busy ever since moving into her current location. Online reviews include this one from Theresa D. who writes, “Creative, timely, quality and great service!” Jenny W. posted, “Absolutely a delight to work with. My project was huge and rushed and Krissy did a wonderful job, even under a time crunch! I would recommend Krissy and Ricmar 100%!” Ricmar Design & Print Shop can be reached at (518) 842-0218 and at firstname.lastname@example.org
Under the direction of Elaine Mikenas and Dennis Viscanti, participants at the Shoeleather Express, located at 31 Spring St., find themselves having a great time either learning or honing their square dancing and round dancing skills. The Shoeleather Express, established since 2011, is a year-round home to a dance studio for square and round dancers, hosting both lessons and dances on weekends that bring in participants from as far away as Massachusetts and Connecticut. The building in Gloversville is the former Trinity Episcopal Church and Elaine and Dennis put in the beautiful hardwood dance floor in the main hall, which also houses the enormous couch from the PBS show “The Big Comfy Couch.” For information, call (518) 225-1405 or visit www.theshoeleatherexpress.com
It's hard to resist the smell of pizza when walking by Buck's Pizza, located at 23 S. Main St. In addition to full pies and slices, they have a wide variety carry-out and delivery menu. Online comments include this one from Miguel A. who writes, “Only place I order from.” Sandra F. posted, “I love the Stromboli.” Buck’s Pizza Franchising Corporation Inc. started in 1994 in Pennsylvania and the Gloversville location was the first franchise with four full-time employees. The Gloversville franchise is the only one in New York State with other locations in South Carolina, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia and Pennsylvania. To learn more about the Buck’s organization, visit https://buckspizza.com. To order from the Gloversville shop, call (518) 773-8200.
Health Services at Midtown Professional Building
Having medical and health providers in a city’s downtown is helpful for many employees who make appointments during their lunch hours or visit a health provider right before or after work hours. Located at the Midtown Professional Building, 7-11 Church St., are Harrison, Family Dentist, Drs. Mattison & Rojeck, and the Hearing Doctor. Harrison Family Dentist provide dental care and services include full mouth restorations and implant-supported, fixed, and removable prosthetics. For information, visit www.harrisonfamilydentists.com
Drs. Mattison & Rojek that has been providing optometric services, including vision examinations and diagnosis and treatment of an array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems, as well as and vision care products. For information, visit https://mattisonandrojekods.com
The Hearing Doctor is also located at this complex where Dr. Michael Araya works with patients with hearing evaluations, hearing aids and more. For information, visit https://thehearingdoctor.net
Infinity Nails, located at 19 N. Main St. opened in April 2023 and provides a luxury, professional experience for both the routine mani-pedis and for the special occasions in a client’s life. The nail technicians make it a mission to build personal connections with their customers and the caring and quality work is noted by the reviews the local salon receives.
Online reviews include this one from Sha R.: “I’ll definitely be back. I had a wonderful experience. Clean shop and they sanitize their equipment. Create customer service and good conversation with owner, staff, and customers." Sam M. writes, “Got my nails done today and I’m literally in love with them. It was such an amazing experience, and the technicians were very kinds.” Jacqueline W. writes, “Had one of the best pedicures ever at Infinity Nails on North Main Street by the barber shop! 110% recommend trying this place out! Super clean, friendly, caring staff!”
Call (518) 448-0509 to make an appointment.
Josh’s Cellular Care & Repair
Josh’s Cellular Care & Repair, located at 95 E. Fulton St., has been in existence since 2017 but a part of the Gloversville community since 2021. The business focuses on smart phones, tablets, computer repairs and accessories. Certified pre-owned phones are also sold, with Apple and Android devise available.
The store also focuses on being personable, having fair prices, and doing repairs on the spot.
Online reviews include this one from Crayton B.: “Very great guys to deal with, would recommend them highly they go above and beyond to help their customers.” Steve V. writes, “Broke the screen on my Galaxy Flip 4. Called to see how long it would take to get parts in to repair. To my amazement, Jeff informed me they had in stock and phone could be repaired same day. I dropped the phone off and the screen was replaced in less than an hour, at a very reasonable price as well. Big thumbs up to Josh’s cellular repair for outstanding service and very reasonable pricing! Highly recommend this shop for all your phone needs and repairs!” For information call (518) 752-9580.