Meet our Downtown Gloversville Businesses and Organizations
Introducing Mohawk Harvest Cooperative 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 (next one is Feb. 4) and a Soup Contest that is slated for Feb. 18th. Also available this month is a Mohawk Harvest Valentine Treats box, filled with muffin tops, scones and dark chocolate cherries that a person can purchase for their sweetie. Order deadline is Feb. 11 with pick ups from the store on Feb. 13 and 14.
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 identification.
The mission of the Mohawk Harvest states, “As consumer, producer, and farmer members of a cooperative, we are committed to the creation of a healthy sustainable community by providing wholesome foods, empowering artisans and fostering lifelong learning.”
Introducing Glove City Pizza
It’s obvious from the Glove City Pizza’s Facebook page that in addition to great food, family is very important to the local small business located at 132 E. Fulton Street.
Posts about making Great Grandma’s Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake, creating Make-Your-Own Pizza Kits on a December Snow Day for families hunkered down during a winter storm, and sending pizza over to a free haircut community session by Fulton County Barbershop, shows the pizzeria’s commitment to family and the community.
Online reviewers note not only the taste but the hospitality. One Facebooker writes, “Super-fast friendly service! Food is always delicious and everyone is so kind!” and another boasts, “Sausage Pizza was excellent -Great seeing you guys!”
Co-owner Jaclyn Yacobucci opened the pizzeria/restaurant/deli/bakery last October and hosts one of the few places in the city that still makes homemade Italian bread.
“My family has owned many businesses in Gloversville throughout the years, most notably Glove City Taxi, for over 25 years. We are proud members of the community, and now as a business owner, I am excited to give back to the city that has been such an important part of my life,” Yacobucci said. “I grew up hearing stories about how great the city of Gloversville once was, and I am excited and hopeful for the city's future.”
Introducing 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 reigns 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. As this online reviewer writes: “Charlie is always so helpful! He brought out 4 different pairs of running shoes to try, all different, beautiful colors! He laces up the shoes for you and ties them and makes sure they fit right. He let my daughter run around in her shoes to try them out. Prices are great too! I’ve been going there since I was a little kid. What a wonderful family business!”
Another online reviewer writes: “OMG! This store is amazing. They pile boxes and boxes of shoes around and display maybe 10% of what they have. I went in and explained that I was going to an event and my old dress shoes from the days of wearing a suit to work wouldn’t make it any more. He said hold on, and he brought out a European Oxford with leather that was soft as butter. Fit perfect and looks great. An example of a shop where they know their business!!”
For more information on the store that has been an anchor in downtown Gloversville for 101 years, and its inventory, give Charles a call at (518) 725-5023.
Introducing 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. Unlike a museum, a gallery also gives the artist a chance to sell their pieces.
The Micropolis Cooperative Art 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.
A Facebook reviewer had this to say about the Micropolis: “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 is in the building of the Mohawk Harvest co-op with wonderful coffees, lovely food choices and a warm friendly atmosphere! It’s great to be a part of this art space!”
Another online review states: “Unique collection of talented artists. Something for everyone. If you appreciate artisan made pottery, art, jewelry, cards, clothing & more, this is a must visit. It is also tucked inside a lovely food co-op with great lunches, coffees and affordable grocery items. Cozy with great vibes! Highly recommend.”
To learn more about the Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery, visit www.facebook.com/MicropolisGallery.
Introducing Two of Cups Couture
Two of Cups Couture has been a part of Downtown Gloversville since July 2022 and is located at 26 N. Main St., Gloversville. 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 in general. 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. Two of Cups couture also provides event planning and makeup artistry services and have an established photographer to offer photo shoots. “Two of Cups Couture is all about the experience. Come in for a gown and leave feeling like a rock star!”
It has always been a long-time dream of Kelly’s to work in fashion, specifically formal wear. Kelly’s work can be seen at www.twoofcupscouture.com and www.facebook.com/2ofcupscouture and www.instagram.com/twoofcupscouture.
A Facebook reviewer posted these words about Kelly and Two of Cups Couture: “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!” Another online post boasts of her experience with Two of Cups Couture: “I said YES to the dress for the Royal Witches Ball of the Capital Region. A gently used beauty from 2 of Cups Couture in Gloversville. It is not the color, style or fabric that I have been drooling over for two months but as soon as I put it on, it was like a Cinderella moment of knowing. And I could also see it on the face of the kind proprietress. Call to set up an appointment to find your perfect special gown.”
Those interested in Two of Cups Couture can contact Kelly through social media, email email@example.com, or call (518) 224-0246 to schedule appointments.