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Mark Your Calendars!

A busy week is planned for Downtown Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE - Mark your calendars as numerous activities are planned, including a parade for Memorial Day.

On Wednesday, May 22, The Glove Theatre, 42 N. Main St., will host a free showing of the movie “The Sound of Music” at 2 and at 7 p.m.

Also on Wednesday, Dorn Space, 99 N. Main St., will host its showcase “Good Humor,” a multi-media presentation, at 7 p.m. It is $10 cash at the door ticket price.

Start your Saturday, May 25, with a visit to the Gloversville Farmers Market, 9 Elm St., as it is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Also on May 25, at 11 a.m., the Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., will host an All Ages Puzzle Competition. Put together a team of four or less, and see who can finish a 300-piece puzzle the fastest. Bragging rights go to the winner.

On Saturday, May 25, The Glover Theatre, 42 N. Main St., will host Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra, with special guest Baila Albany, at 7 p.m. While waiting for the show, be sure to purchase dinner from El Cielo Food Truck that will be stationed nearby and purchase a caricature of yourself from artist and published illustrator Cheryl Aaron Bielli who will be at the Glove. Tickets for the concert can be purchased in advance at https://www.ticketstripe.com/518salsa

Memorial Day this year is on May 27 and Gloversville’s parade and services will be on that Monday, starting at 9:30 a.m. The parade route will start at the corner of Sixth Avenue and North Main Street, head to Kingsboro Avenue where it will continue on to Prospect Hill Cemetery. A service will then be held with the placement of wreaths at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Don’t forget to make a stop at the Doughboy statue before or after the parade. It is located on North Main Street at Estee Park. To learn more about it, visit https://fultoncountyhistoricalsociety.org/blog

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Gloversville Memorial Day Parade
May 29 Business Break

Gloversville Business Networking Event Slated 

 

GLOVERSVILLE, NY –Jennifer Donovan, the Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist (GDDS) at Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (CRG) is pleased to announce that the next free business networking event, “Gloversville Business Break,” will be held on Wednesday, May 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Glove Theatre, 42 N. Main St., Gloversville. Coffee will be available, and the concession stand will be open to purchase snacks. Immediately following the professional activity, the theater will show the movie “Matilida: The Musical,” which is free thanks to underwriting by the Perrott, Peck, and Blackmon families.

 

“As the networking event is being rotated through Downtown Gloversville venues, so are the times it is being held so all businesses can have an opportunity to connect with other professionals,” Donovan said. "This one at The Glove Theatre is at night and right before a free movie, showcasing the historic theater. What better way to meet other business owners than to enjoy an evening out and learning more about the Downtown Gloversville community?” Donovan said.

 

While this event is geared towards Downtown Gloversville businesses and organizations, any business is welcome to attend and network.

Gloversville Food Truck Fridays Gears Up for 2024

 

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – The 2024 Gloversville Food Truck Fridays season will begin on Friday, May 31st, at Castiglione Park on North Main Street, and will be held on every other Friday through August 23rd. This is a joint venture sponsored by the Gloversville Recreation Commission and Fulton County Center for Regional Growth. Price Chopper-Market 32 is a music sponsor this year as well as a special assistance from Great Rentals for the program.

The schedule is:

  • The musician performing on May 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is Michelle King and food truck vendors include Jammin’ Juice Bar, Parkside Hot Dogs, Teddy's Gyros, and Robb's Topp Doggs Mobile Kitchen. Fulmont Community Action Agency, Gloversville Public Library and Glove City Coalition will also be on hand.

  • The musician performing on June 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is Michelle King and food truck vendors include Jammin’ Juice Bar, Parkside Hot Dogs and Teddy's Gyros. Fulmont Community Action Agency, Gloversville Public Library and Glove City Coalition will also be on hand.

  • The musician performing on June 14 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. is Brian Delorenzo Bocheneck. Food truck vendors are Nibbles & Bites, A&S Spice on Wheels, Lynn & Walt’s Walk-Up Wagon, Parkside Hot Dogs, Teddy’s Gyros, and Robb’s Topp Doggs Mobile Kitchen.

  • The musician performing on June 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is Kyle Rix. Food truck vendors are Nibbles & Bites, Jammin’ Juice Bar, Parkside Hot Dogs, Teddy’s Gyros, and Robb’s Topp Doggs Mobile Kitchen. Gloversville Public Library and Glove City Coalition will also be on hand.

  • The musician performing on July 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is Kyle Rix. Food truck vendors are Jammin’ Juice Bar, Parkside Hot Dogs, Teddy’s Gyros. Fulmont Community Action Agency and Gloversville Public Library will also be on hand.

  • The musician performing on July 12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. is Johnny Gonzales. Food truck vendors are Nibbles & Bites, Lynn & Walt’s Walk-Up Wagon, Teddy’s Gyros, Parkside Hot Dogs, and Robb’s Topp Doggs Mobile Kitchen. Also that night is The Glove Theatre’s “Long King Kids” production at 42 N. Main St. People can purchase dinner their in the park and then purchase tickets at The Glove Theatre to stay for a show. (Theater representatives noted that audiences should buy tickets ahead of time as the show fills up quickly)

  • The musician performing on July 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is Michelle King. Food truck vendors are Jammin’ Juice Bar, Parkside Hot Dogs, Teddy’s Gyros, and Robb’s Topp Doggs Mobile Kitchen. Gloversville Public Library will also be on hand.

  • The musician performing on Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is Tim Vee. Food truck vendors are Nibbles & Bites, Jammin’ Juice Bar, Parkside Hot Dogs, Teddy’s Gyros, and Robb’s Topp Doggs Mobile Kitchen. Gloversville Public Library and Glove City Coalition will also be on hand.

  • The musician performing on Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is Tim Vee. Food truck vendors are Jammin’ Juice Bar, Parkside Hot Dogs, and Teddy’s Gyros. Fulmont Community Action Agency and Gloversville Public Library will also be on hand.

  • The musician performing on Aug. 23 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. is Johnny Gonzales. Food truck vendors are Lynn & Walt’s Walk-Up Wagon, A&S Spice on Wheels, Teddy’s Gyros, Robb’s Topp Doggs Mobile Kitchen, and Red Pop Lemonade.

May 31 Gloversville Food Truck Line Up
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Winners Announced at Downtown Gloversville Sidewalk Chalk Contest

 

The owners of 44 Lakes Customed Gifts & Décor, located at 15 N. Main St., announced the winners of the Sidewalk Chalk Contest that was held on May 18. “Thank you everyone that came out for our sidewalk chalk contest! It was a beautiful day, everyone enjoyed the popcorn and chalking up the sidewalks!! The judges had a very hard time choosing the winners BUT in our eyes you all are winners and we wished we could pick all of you!” the store posted on its Facebook page.

 

Winners were:

  • Ages 12 & up - 1st Prize, Berkshire Farms; 2nd Prize, Joey Spence

  • Ages up to 11 - 1st, Emmalynn Petit, 2nd Prize, Carma.

 

Kim Walter and Denise Dickson, owners of 44 Lakes Customized Gifts & Décor, said, “We cannot thank enough to Fulton County Barbershop, Great Rentals, NBT Bank, Glover Insurance, and Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market for donating towards the chalk & prizes. Also, thanks to several downtown businesses that offered their sidewalks to be used for this event.  “We are excited to be a part of the Downtown Gloversville community, and this is our way of giving back and promoting the business district,” said Kim Walter. “We love collaborating with local artists as many are our vendors in our store and we host many art-related workshops. This is another way to highlight the local talent,” said Denise Dickson. 

CRG Becomes a “Neighborhood Champion”

 Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (FCCRG), coupled with the Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist office, was designated as a “Neighborhood Champion” by American Express on Oct. 10, 2023. The local economic development agency also held this title in 2022. With this designation, CRG can officially promote its small business partners, as well as the Downtown Gloversville corridor, with the Small Business logos provided by American Express. Small Business Saturday is nationally known as the shopping day that takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving and is dedicated to shopping local and small businesses. According to the U.S. Small Business Association, this commemoration was founded by American Express in 2010 and later became co-sponsored by the SBA in 2011. “Small Business Saturday has become an important part of small businesses’ busiest shopping season. Historically, reported projected spending among U.S. Consumers who shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday reached an estimated $17.9 billion a”, stated the www.sba.gov website.

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unveiling Palce Way sign

Street Renamed Palace Way as a Salute to the Palace Diner

 

On Aug. 26th, the sun was full and bright, almost as beautiful and bright as the Sunnyside up eggs served that morning at the Gloversville Palace Diner. That day, Gloversville City officials, along with the Sena and Clute families honored the 100 years of the diner’s presence in Gloversville. During the ceremony, Mayor Vince DeSantis presented a proclamation on behalf of the city. Fulton County Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors John Blackmon also spoke and presented an Assembly proclamation on behalf of Assemblyman Robert Smullen and Ashley Yost presented a proclamation on behalf of Senator Walczyk. Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino gave a brief history of the diner and shared her passion for the eatery. Following the ceremony, the new street named Palace Way was unveiled. Earlier this summer, the City Council passed a resolution renaming Vine Street to Palace Way in honor of the diner. On hand for the event were Council members Marcia Weiss, Betsy Batchelor and Ellen Anadio, as well as Supervisors Frank Lauria and Charles Potter. 

ribbon cutting of new splash pad

Grand Opening Ceremony Held for New Splash Pad at Trail Station Park

NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) Commissioner Erik Kulleseid joined Mayor Vincent DeSantis and the Gloversville City Council (Ellen Anadio, Marcia Weiss, Betsy Batchelor, Wayne Peters, Art Simonds, Jay Zarrelli, Wrandy Siarkowski) and Assemblyman Robert Smullen on July 15th to officially open the new splash pad at Trail Station Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The City secured a $365,000 grant from (OPRHP) to fund the expansion of the park and the splash pad itself. The expansion nearly doubles the size of the park with amenities and landscaping over a large area that was formerly a parking lot. Danny Lapin from the Department of State also participated in the ceremony and discussed Phase II of the park’s expansion under the DRI grant, which will include a new 80’ x 20’ building to house restrooms, a kitchen area, and a large indoor space for special events.

new business Kays Beautique

Welcome New Business Kay's Beautique to Gloversville!

The weather may have been gloomy on June 24th, but it was sunny and bright at 84 N. Main Street as we welcomed a new, young entrepreneur to Downtown Gloversville! Thank you to all who came to the grand opening of Kay’s Beautique! Officials from the state, county and city level came out to support Kayla Dwight and her new clothing store. On hand were Assemblyman Robert Smullen, Ashley Yost for Senator Mark Walczyk, Fulton County Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors John Blackmon, Gloversville Supervisors Frank Lauria and Marie Borne, City Council representatives Marcia Weiss and Ellen Anadio, and Gloversville Mayor Vince DeSantis.

proposed Glove City Lofts

Glove City Lofts Project Receives $7 Million in NYS Financing for Affordable Home Project

 

Also a Gloversville DRI Project, It’s the Only Project in the Area to Receive This New Award

 

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – City of Gloversville and The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (CRG) are proud to announce New York State recently awarded the Glove City Loft project $7 million in tax credits and other state funding.

 

Glove City Lofts, through the Kearney Development Group, will remove a vacant commercial building from the property and build a new $21.2 million 75-unit loft-style affordable housing unit building at 52 Church St. for mixed income tenants, including some units dedicated specifically to income eligible artists and a 2,000 square foot art gallery run by the Glove Cities Arts Alliance. The Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) grant that was awarded in November 2022, is $1.250 million and will help pay for six percent of the total project.

 

“This project will be a major breakthrough in our efforts to re-establish a vibrant walkable downtown. It is by far the largest project in terms of monetary investment we have seen in Gloversville in many decades. It will not only provide beautiful, state-of-the-art housing but will all but erase the devastating effects of suburbanization our downtown suffered in the 1960s. We are thrilled to welcome Kearney Development Group to our city.” Vincent DeSantis, Mayor.

 

“We are very excited to work with Ken Kearney and the Kearney Development Group on this transformative project for the City of Gloversville,” said Ron Peters, President & CEO of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth.

 

“This is great news for not only Ken Kearney and the Glove City Lofts project, but for Downtown Gloversville. This project is a great example of a public-private investment partnership that works for the common goal of redeveloping the Gloversville community,” said Jennifer Donovan, Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist at CRG, who is on the Local DRI Administrative Team.

 

The breakdown of the new funding is as follows:

  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) - $1,298,000

  • State Low Income Housing Credit (SLIHC) - $450,125

  • Housing Trust Fund (HTF) - $2,000,000

  • Clean Energy Initiative (CEI) - $412,500

  • Middle Income Housing Program (MIHP) - $2,550,000

  • Rural & Urban Community Investment Fund (CIF) - $300,000

This project was one of 27 development projects throughout New York State that was awarded funding this month. It is only one of two projects in the Mohawk Valley Region, the other one being based in Utica.

 

For a breakdown of the Glove City Loft funding through the Governor’s office, visit https://hcr.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2023/05/fall-2022-9-percent-awards.pdf and a description of the awards at https://hcr.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2023/05/spring-2023-multifamily-awards.pdf.

Glove Theatre

Glove Theatre Awarded $2 Million NYS Restore NY Grant

 

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – Gloversville Mayor Vince DeSantis is pleased to announce New York State recently awarded the Glove Theatre a $2 million Restore New York grant to help fund the rehabilitation of the historic building at 42 N. Main Street. This is in addition to the $1.9 million awarded through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) grant that was announced by Governor Kathy Hochul when she visited The Glove Theatre in November. The goal of both Restore NY and the DRI is to transform downtown neighborhoods into vibrant communities. More on the grant and other area awardees can be found at RESTORE-NY-ROUND-7-FULL-AWARDEE-LIST-2023-FINAL.pdf.

 

“This is another breakthrough for the revitalization of our city. It will not only enhance the already ambitious scope of work for the theater’s physical restoration but will also serve to expand its programming and improve people’s experience when attending events. It will make the theater the prime catalyst in the success of the entire downtown,” said Mayor Vince DeSantis. “As an anchor on Main Street that draws people to the vibrant City of Gloversville, this is tremendous news,” said Jennifer Donovan, Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist (GDDS). “The theater is rich with history and is instrumental in shaping the future of Downtown Gloversville. This Restore New York grant will not only aid in the theater’s project, but also help boost the revitalization of Downtown Gloversville.”                                                  

Mayfield students visit Gloversville

Gloversville Hosts Business Class for Discussions on Economic Development and Tours of Small Businesses

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – Mayor Vince DeSantis and Jennifer Donovan, Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist with the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (CRG), hosted students from Mayfield High School’s Principles of Business class, taught by Jill Fonda, on May 16th when they came to Gloversville to learn about economic development. Mayor DeSantis discussed the projects associated with the $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) and other revitalization efforts in Downtown Gloversville. Donovan discussed the role of CRG in Gloversville and Fulton County, and later accompanied the students as they stopped into Cravings Bakery & Cafe to learn the importance of resiliency in entrepreneurship from owner Ashley Alikhan. They also visited the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market.

Downtown Gloversville Online Photo Contest Winner Announced

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – Paula Brown-Weinstock won the recent online photo contest that focused on the Downtown Gloversville Corridor, according to Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist (GDDS) Jennifer Donovan.

 

“From Feb. 9th through March 30th, participants submitted digital photos to this contest, a program designed to promote Downtown Gloversville in a fun way and have people share their optimistic views of the city. There were thirteen entries that were posted on Facebook and FB users liked their favorite image from March 20 to March 30. At the end of judging, Paula’s photo had 236 likes and was the clear winner,” Donovan said.

 

Paula’s photo was the sun setting over Fulton Street. Other photos included images of the Dorn Space, Panache Quality Consignment Apparel, the top of the Schine Memorial Building, the moon rising over Gloversville, and the vault at the Fulton-Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. All photos can be viewed at the Facebook Page Downtown Gloversville’s Photo Album named “Downtown Gloversville Facebook Photo Contest.” The prize for the contest was a gift certificate from a Downtown Gloversville business. Paula chose Craving's Bakery & Café for her certificate. She was presented with the certificate and a framed copy of her photo on April 4th at the offices of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth at 34 W. Fulton St., where another copy of the photo is on display. “I am pleased with the contest and all of the entries, and we are exploring the possibility of running it again in the future. Thank you to Paula and all the people who submitted photos, as well as all the people who liked and shared the images,” Donovan said.

sunset over Gloversville

EmpowHERing Designs Joins Gloversville Community

 

EmpowHERing Designs was welcomed to the Downtown Gloversville community on Dec. 2nd with a grand opening ceremony at its location, 45 S. Main St., Gloversville. Owned by Brandie Loucks and Karen Curry, the business customizes items such as shirts, tumblers and more.

 

The store opened its doors on October 24th and has already been a positive community member by supporting other new businesses in their openings, hosting Halloween costume contests and handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, and providing a drop off location with a box for the Salvation Army Toy Drive. The store can be reached by phone at (518) 224-1659 or by email at empowheringdesgins@gmail.com. It can also be found on Facebook.

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Business Break

Business Networking Event a Success

Some 30 business owners, community leaders and local organizations participated in the first "Gloversville Business Break" networking event on Feb. 7th at 44 Lakes Customized Gifts & Decor at 15 N. Main St.

“The idea was to have a monthly business coffee break by meeting other members of the business community, networking, and visiting a business that you may not have been in yet,” said Jennifer Donovan, Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist. “Everyone had a great time learning from one another so the next event has been scheduled for March 6 at Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St."

Downtown Survey Seeks Input

 

The Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist is asking Gloversville businesses to take a brief online survey. By filling out this survey, Gloversville businesses will give us an idea of what their needs, strengths, and struggles are compared to other areas in the state. The survey is located at https://form.jotform.com/DowntownGloversville/survey

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ribbon cutting

New Food Truck on the Gloversville Scene

 

A ribbon cutting was held on Dec. 2nd for the new Nibbles & Bites food truck that served gourmet waffles for customers and those attending the Gloversville Christmas parade.

 

Owned by Heather Lynn, Nibbles & Bites is a new venture for the Gloversville businesswoman that also owns Beau Monde Progressive Hair Studio & Day Spa, the salon that opened in 1993, that is currently at 235 N. Main St.  

 

Nibbles & Bites also will serve grab and go dishes, made to order sandwiches, bagels, avocado toast and more at future events. It is available for parties and private events as well. For more information or to rent for parties and events, email
nibblesandbitesmobile@gmail.com.

 

It can also be found on Facebook.

Gloversville Welcomes New Shop

44 Lakes Customized Gifts and Décor

Denise Dickson and Kim Walter, new owners of 44 Lakes Customized Gifts and Décor held a grand opening on Nov. 4 at the store's location,15 N. Main St.

 

Numerous city, council and state officials came out to greet the new business. A home décor and gift shop, most items for sale can be personalized. The business will also be hosting workshops.

 

The shop can be reached by phone at (518) 775-8634 and by email at the44lakes@outlook.com. It can also be found on Facebook.

44 Lakes Ribbon Cutting
Music on Main Street

Downtown Gloversville Came Alive March 30 with New Orleans Themed Activities

 

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – The NoLaNauts, a 10-piece rockin’ funk band, brought their high-octane fun for music fans of all ages to The Glove Theatre 42 N. Main St., for a concert and pre-concert activities that included a festive downtown with shopping and food trucks, a Second Line New Orleans style parade with local musicians and “strollers” joining the music on March 30.

 

Participating businesses were The Glove Theatre Museum, 42 N. Main St., Addictive Pain Tattoo, 29 N. Main St., EmpowHERing Designs, 45 S. Main St., Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St., 44 Lakes Customized Gifts and Décor, 15 N. Main St., and A&S Spice on Wheels and the Plated Palette food trucks, parked on North Main Street.

 

The 44 Lakes shop also decorated the front of their shop, put out some buckets out for kids to "drum", and served Café au lait. Miss Fonda Fair served cotton candy and snow cones at EmpowHERing Designs and Mohawk Harvest featured gumbo on its menu.

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