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The General Store @ Downtown: Knick-knacks, Paddy Wacks, and more!

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The General Store that Cafe 230 and Ole Times Buffet operator B.J. Fletcher (right) will open later this month at 104 N. Washington Street is enlisting community partners, including Paddy Wacks operators Deborah Wade (left) and Patti Tomlinson (center). Among the goods available in the former Economy Drugs building will be antiques and other blasts from the past on consignment, which is right up the alley for Wade and Tomlinson, who have a shop in the Livi & Co. market on Ledo Road. Next door at 106. N. Washington St., Bruce Young is opening the Fresh Market.

At 110 N. Washington St. in the former Churchwell’s spot, Sarah Edmonds and Jessica Blair are opening Verge, an upscale consignment shop. “This is truly turning into a community effort,” said Fletcher. “Home Depot saw what we’re doing and they are pitching in with paint and wood. Buffalo Rock has joined in. Meanwhile, I’m putting a call out to the community that anyone who has something they want to sell on consignment, they need to contact us fast, because this space is filling up. I’m here to tell you that downtown is coming alive.”
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  1. Truth B Known says:

    This is awesome.I hope more people do something like this.It was said one time Build it and they will come.I belive in this saying.But it is going to take all people in Albany to give it a chance.Yeah the Mall may be good,and all the other stores.But you know what is there.They have been there for years.Now go check out something you have nt seen.I am not putting any of the stores down.Just saying,try it,you may like it.
    And dont think about all the trouble you hear about downtown.Alot of it is just that.Talk.And besides,there is trouble in all parts of town.My thought is that all the Officlas have been trying to keep people from downtown so they can get away with everything they have.It s time we made our selfs noticed downtown.The more we all show we care,thats when there comes a diffrence.More people downtown mean our Officals will know they are being watched as they want us to think the cameras that may or maynot work downtown are watching us.That is if they work! After all it is our tax money that payed for the cameras,let them pay for there selfs.And if they dont work lets find out why,and where the money went.To All of You doing this now,Thank You,for knowing a town can come back to life,if only someone cares.This is one person who will be checking it out.Will you?

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