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263 Station St., Lake Placid, N.Y.
“I made my mom a birthday cake, and it all started from there,” says Jennifer Gates, owner of cakeplacid. Starting from the ground up and determined to make a name for herself, she started baking out of her own home for weddings, and then moved on to farmers markets.
“As I grew in clientele, I went on to rent commercial kitchen space to expand my sales of wedding cakes and baked goods.” Gates says. She opened her bakery in Lake Placid in November 2011.
A tree will stand tall in its center. Some children will discover their
artistic talent as they engage in plays while others discover their math
skills by playing in mock-grocery stores and mock-banks. These are some of
the scenes that may become the norm at the Imaginarium Children’s Museum of the North Country, which is temporarily located in Route 9, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
As an emerging museum, founders hope it will grow into a place where
children can learn and have fun while engaging in various interactive
exhibits. Eventually, they plan to relocate the museum to a 40,000 square
foot permanent location in Plattsburgh.
When the Festival of Tibetan Arts and Rituals launched two years ago in 2010, partnering with SUNY Plattsburgh, it was opened mostly for students and faculty. For 2012 The Festival has partnered with the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts to incorporate the community and locals.
Himalaya Restaurant and TibetAsian owner Tenzin Dorjee, originally from Bhutan now calls Plattsburgh his home, having lived here for the past four years. Dorjee opened TibetAsian, a Himalayan gift and handicrafts store three and half years ago, but it wasn’t until 2011 that he and his wife, Yengchen, opened Himalaya Restaurant for business. They serve Nepalese, Bhutanese and Himalayan cuisine.
A case of the “Mondays” can easily be shaken off at Peabody’s Bar with a nice, tall cold one at Chug-a-Mug. Mugs run for $3 and can be refilled with mixed drinks for the same price or draft beer for $2.
“Chug-a-Mug is a great way to start off my week,” says Plattsburgh resident Paul Agostini. “It’s always a great time with friendly faces and dancing all night long. I appreciate the cheap drinks, the bar atmosphere downstairs, and the club atmosphere upstairs. It’s the best of both worlds.” Read more.
Walking into the shop, customers are immediately tuned in to guitars and drums of all colors, shapes, and sizes lining the floor and walls of the shop. Bob’s Music is located in the middle of a college town in the Plattsburgh Plaza. It was started by original owner, musician, and music fanatic Bob Duprah about 30 years ago, and it’s still rocking under new the management of Dan Bushey and Manson Glover. Before buying the shop, Glover had been working with Bob. Glover had also visited the Bob’s Music quite often before purchasing the business. “Bob was selling and Manson was buying,” says employee Dan Bushey. Bob’s finds its home in a town full of music lovers and artists alike. The shop is small, but it’s organized and has a variety of music equipment.Read more.