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(607) 376-7683 99 Main St. Visit Website
432-0102 261 Main Street
This past week, you may have noticed a bright new face in the Shops at Ford and Main building—The Hair Studio, a hair salon owned by Kelly Woessner. She has been a professional, licensed hairdresser for 28 years and in business 25 of those years. “I have always been fascinated with hair,” she says, “as a child I had a doll with long hair and I really felt she would look better with a shorter style. So, I cut it and like the results! I’ve loved doing hair ever since.”
Previously located in with Time to Tan, Kelly seized the opportunity for a vibrant new space down the street. “The minute I stepped into this space, I knew right away I would be happy there. Great natural light, a super location, a lovely room, but the best of all has been the wonderful attention that Liz and Vern have given me. They have been absolutely spectacular. I couldn’t be happier!” Having just moved in on November 2nd, Kelly seems to be settling well! Her salon is cozy and immaculate. Offering many hair services for Women, Men and Children, she does Precision cuts, razor cuts, clipper cuts, fades, coloring, highlighting, dimensional color, and gray coverage. “I would say I am more a traditional hairdresser,” she stated, “I want you to be happy with your service and experience, and enjoy your new hair.”
Happily married to her husband John, they have a son named Bradley who is a senior and Oneonta High School. She also has been a group fitness instructor at Healthlinks right here in Oneonta for the last 15 years. Greeting you with a warm welcome, Kelly does her best to get to know her clients beyond their hair needs: “but I want to know about you, your family, your kids, your pets. I feel that most of my customers are an extended family, and yes, I can remember your pet’s name. I will ask about your kids and how school is going. I want to know what is in your garden and what’s for dinner tonight? Feeling welcome is important to me.” If you’re looking for a quiet and friendly atmosphere to get your hair done, call to set up an appointment with Kelly.
(607) 353-7354 252 Main St. Visit Website
You may have walked past the Shops at Main & Ford Plus building recently and noticed a sweet, happy, honeybee on the glass storefront. Once you see that bee, you can’t help but take a peek inside HannieBee Lane to see what the buzz is about.
Owned by Tonya Harman, “HannieBee Lane” was named through the combination of her daughter Hannah and her mother’s maiden name, Lane. “My family can be found throughout the boutique from the name to the furniture to the finishes.” On September 25th, Tonya introduced HannieBee Lane to Downtown Oneonta for the first time ever. Raised in Otego, she is delighted to have the opportunity to return to the area: “I am thrilled with the location and the opportunity to be a part of the Shops on Main Street and the Downtown Oneonta community.”
Tonya has a background in shopping center management and leasing. Having managed Rotterdam Square Mall in Schenectady, she has also leased Carousel Center, Crossgates, and other shopping centers in upstate NY and MA. You may remember her as the General Manager/Marketing Director for the Southside Mall from 2001-2006.
Tonya hopes that “the first impression of HannieBee Lane is that it is a whimsically chic boutique; a bright, relaxed and appealing atmosphere offering great affordable fashions.” Uniquely, HannieBee Lane purchases new styles in small quantities, receiving new arrivals weekly for consistent excitement. The affordable fashion is primarily focused on the junior market, but is suitable for all ages.
Hoping to become a valued part of the Oneonta Community, Tonya says her future plans include “future partnerships with other downtown businesses, the universities and community organizations are important to me. Fundraising with Fashion is a program currently under development in order to support the community.”
(607) 431-8466 254 Main Street Upstairs Visit Website
Oneonta is rich with the passion to dance. Several dance studios adorn the area, and now there’s a place to buy your attire. Jen’s Dancewear had it’s grand opening September 5th of 2015, now located for the first time on the second floor of Shops at Ford and Main (254 Main St.). Jennifer Westbrook has been dancing since she was 5, and has been a dance teacher at her local studio for the past 5 years. “I went to college for Business Administration with the thought that some day in the future I would open a dancewear store; the opportunity presented itself sooner than I thought it would!” she exclaimed.
With a stellar grand-opening event, Jen said it was a great turn out, having to enlist a little help from her brother: “The reactions of everyone that came was so positive and so thankful that I opened my store that it really assured me that opening my store was a good decision!”
The only dancewear store within a 50-mile radius, Jen’s has a fitting room and even offers shoe fittings for every pair of shoes to ensure the right fit! “I want my customers to feel like they can give a sigh of relief when they walk in because they don’t have to travel an hour+ anymore for dancewear, or order online and guess sizes… if something gets lost, or ripped, or ruined in some other way they can easily get a replacement without worrying.”
Jen’s Dancewear carries: tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, hip hop, foot undeez, half-sole shoes and character shoes, skirts, shorts, bra tops, a variety of leotard styles, warm ups, bags, tights, pants, and accessories. For the men she carries men’s tights, pants, and shirts; men’s shoes such as ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. Currently focused on getting her business off the ground, Jen hints to a December sale! Keep up to date on her adventure through her Facebook or Webpage.
Friday & Saturday 2-7
If anyone wants to make an appointment for shoe fittings on a Sunday or Monday because they can’t make it in during my open hours Jen is available, all you have to do is call! (607) 431-8466 or (607) 432-9000
(607) 353-7196 254 Main Street (Front) 4 South Main Street (Back) Oneonta, NY 13820 Visit Website
There’s something magical about having a hobby of your own. It reminds us to take time to enjoy ourselves. Nate Roberts, owner of Serenity Hobbies, has made a business out of his hobbies. Always wanting a shop of his own, Nate enjoys making other people happy: “I’d rather have 8 tables of 4 players each, each table running a different game, than make a sale any night of the week.”
Serenity Hobbies has been at 254 Main Street for only two months now, previously at Clinton Plaza, and he says “we have had so many more opportunities here in the last 2 months than we ever had in over 18 months at our old location!”
Nate is very proud to call his store unique regarding both his products and sense of community. Serenity Hobbies carries a more diverse selection of Card and Board Games, Miniature War Games, Hobby Supplies, Anime Memorabilia and Collectibles than any other store in a 75-mile radius. Treating their customers like friends, and their regulars like family, Nate takes the time to get to know every new face that enters the shop. “We want our customers to feel like Serenity Hobbies is an extension of their home, a place where they can go and be themselves and do the things they like to do in a safe and friendly environment.”
As you walk in and see the happy customers, feeling like you’ve just been welcomed into someone’s home, it’s no surprise that Serenity Hobbies plans on standing strong and expanding. Nate hopes to grow with his community and eventually make Serenity Hobbies the biggest name in TableTop Gaming in the state.
Monday – Saturday – 12pm to 10pm
Sunday – 12pm to 8pm
(607) 432-0480 146 Main Street Oneonta, NY 13820 Visit Website
McLaughlin’s Shoes in Historic Downtown Oneonta is a full service shoe store with styles for the entire family! At McLaughlin’s Shoes let our shoe experts fit you with the latest styles in fashionable footwear. Here you will find famous brand name shoes & boots by Ugg, Dansko, Florsheim, SAS, Haflinger, Birkenstock and many more! Plus athletic footwear by Nike, New Balance, Saucony and more. Also, don’t miss our beautiful selection of quality leather handbags! Stop in and treat your feet to the comfort they deserve with a quality pair of footwear today!
Mon – Fri 10am to 5pm, Thurs nights until 7pm
Sat 10am to 5pm, Closed Sunday
432-4547 4 South Main St. Visit Website
Paul Casey opened his barbershop in 1996. In the intervening 20 years, hundreds of men and boys have taken a seat in his barber chair. One of the great joys of Paul’s life is having watched as the boys have become men, and parents to a next generation of clients.
Paul moved his barbershop to the Shops at Ford and Main + (at 4 South Main Street) a little over two years ago, and has decorated the walls with pennants from the various colleges that his young clientele have gone on to attend.
At $9.00 for a haircut, Paul’s chair is a busy one, with new people discovering the shop everyday. A self-described people person, Paul enjoys seeing his “regulars” and meeting new customers. Walk-ins are always welcome, so stop on in!
267-4193 164 Main Street Visit Website
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We offer solutions for standard web design and development, blogs and newsletters, content management systems, eCommerce (shopping cart) sites, as well as hosting and maintenance.
If for any reason you feel like none of these meet your needs, give us a call! We can help!
432-0587 11 Elm Street Visit Website
Meet Wendy Peeters, owner of Silks and Treasures Consignment Store:
Silks and Treasures is a gently used consignment store located at 11 Elm Street. Wendy Peeters the current owner acquired the business in 2007 from her mother Linda Peeters. Silks and Treasures has been in downtown Oneonta for 20 years now. Only five short years ago the store left their location at the Clinton Plaza and moved to Elm Street.
Wendy previously worked retail in the state of Vermont for years before taking the business, giving her a solid background in retail sales, management, buying and merchandising. As an owner, she is very particular about what items they take in. Silks and Treasures only accepts gently used, high quality items. The staff at the store personally goes over each item to ensure that the items aren’t damaged or stained. Wendy says, “We don’t generally carry brands that you can get here in Oneonta. We try to take brands such as: L.L. Bean, Calvin Klein, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Eddie Bauer, Guess, etc. Brands people are looking for when they leave to go shopping in other cities—it gives people different options.”
In such a large space, everything in Silks and Treasures is neatly organized and clean with a broad span of items. They typically take clothing including children’s, women’s and men’s, household items, small pieces of furniture, and other unique décor.
A big fan of ‘up-cycling’, Wendy wants people to know that her store is a great place to recycle your gently used items or shop for something you’ve always wanted. You can spend the money you make consigning your items in the store or you have the option of taking your proceeds. Her main goal is to maintain affordability for the community.
If you’re interested in consignment, or want to shop local for the designer brands you love, stop in and chat with Wendy and her staff!
Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
“There’s Cash in Your Closet” Welcome to Silks and Treasures Consignment Store where we sell new and gently used clothing for all ages. We are located at 11 Elm Street and have been in business for 15 plus years. We sell just about anything, clothes, books, toys, collectibles, furniture, gift items, baby items, etc…. We pay consignors 50% of the selling price.
436-9776 167 Main Street Visit Website
Shakedown Street offers an amazing selection on different designer clothing products but at a college student budget.
Tue – Sat: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
432-0042 248 Main Street Visit Website
When you see something bright or surprising—you’re dazzled. Fittingly, as you walk into the boutique razzle dazzle on Main Street, you are greeted with shimmers and lights among the many objects. Directly behind the desk, where you will meet Deb, are beautiful lamps of dancing light her husband makes.
What could inspire a name such as razzle dazzle you may ask? Deb picks a stock that no one else does. You’ll find all sorts of treasures that seem to dazzle the eye. She believes that the name is a good reflection of the unique items she carries, like the tin elephants you see when you walk through the door.
Deb has been at 248 Main Street for 16 years now, of the 40 years in Oneonta. Originally she was born in Brooklyn where she grew up. An artist at a young age, Deb was a scholarship student attending School of Visual Arts for four years and even worked in the art department at Seventeen Magazine for eight years after graduating.
After the flood, Deb set out with a creative dream of a store that “lets the light in.” She is very grateful for the kind support and belief that Peter Clark and his team provided. “razzle dazzle is who I am,” she said smiling, “I reinvented myself in a sense, it was like a birthing experience.” She strongly believes in sharing her love and experience with everyone. You won’t find anyone who is more proud of owning a store than Deb. razzle dazzle seems to let all the light of Downtown Oneonta in through its windows and white moldings. From the decorative shopping carts filled with sale merchandise, to the racks of mugs, cookware, gadgets, and children’s toys, you can’t help but feel the wonderment and joy of an artist and her fresh canvas.
Tuesday through Saturday: 10am – 4pm
432-1431 99 Main Street Visit Website
Peter Clark Student Rentals is dedicated to providing both a safe and fun environment for all our residents. We take pride in having the best customer service available with our highly trained and motivated staff. All of our apartments meet NYS codes, as well as the rigid standards set by our company as a whole. We will be happy to accommodate any student’s needs throughout each semester!
Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
432-1731 74 Water Street Visit Website
Otsego Bicycles is owned and operated by Ed Lorenz and is a full service store featuring Specialized bicycles and accessories. We carry a full range of Specialized bicycles – road and off-road, competition, casual recreation and commuting. We also stock a complete line of children’s bicycles.
Tue – Fri: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
441-7312 99 Main Street Visit Website
Oneonta Realty is your full service real estate Agency. We are experts at bringing both buyers and sellers together. Our extensive local knowledge of our market area helps us provide our clients the best services available. We have an established working relationship with local people and businesses and pride ourselves on commitment to our local community. We can represent you as a buyer’s agent, seller’s agent or manage your investment properties. Feel free to give us a call to discuss any real estate matter you may have.
Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
267-4788 254 Main Street Visit Website
James Phraner is the owner of Oneonta Coin Company at our very own Shops on Main. James, better known as Jim, has been in business for about ten years in total, two being at 254 Main street. When he was a kid he began collecting coins, leading him to learn all about trading, buying and selling them. Now, he is a lifetime ANA (American Numismatic Association) member, an organization of educated coin collectors.
If you’re interested in collecting coins, Jim is the man to speak to. With many years of knowledge under his belt, he does not charge for appraisals at Oneonta Coin. Rather, he enjoys sharing his knowledge with people who want to know more about their own coins, “I want people to know what they have and be comfortable with it,” he says, “even if someone doesn’t want to sell or buy right away.” Reputation is very important to him, so he strives to be the best he can be and help his customers as much as possible.
Oneonta Coin Company doesn’t just deal with coins; they also deal with gold or silver jewelry, rare items, paper currencies, and more! Jim expects to be at Shops on Main for a long time. He really enjoys the customers they have, and hope to work with many more to come. If you’re looking for an honest, fair, and friendly appraisal, stop in and see Jim!
Mon – Fri: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Sat: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
433-0162 171 Main Street Visit Website
For over 25 years, The Oneonta Bagel Company has been serving up delicious coffee and a variety of bagels, sandwiches, smoothies, and more. Its friendly service and convenient downtown location have made it a staple among locals and visitors.
Tue – Sat: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
(607) 287-6034 101 Main Street Visit Website
With our 5000 sq. feet of floor space and our large selection of weight machines and free weights, we have one of the largest, most well equipped gyms in the area. We also have ellipticals, stair-masters, and treadmills for our cardio minded customers.
(607) 353-7027 261 Main Street Visit Website
Whether you’re young or old, you feel a certain kind of magic when you walk into a toy store. An immediate sense of wonderment washes over you as you see the many colors, shapes, and sizes. Former teacher Kristian, and his pediatrician wife, Mew Kwan have created a toy store like no other.
Monkey Barrel Toys can be found nestled in the front of 261 Main Street. “We decided to build a toy store that would highlight fun, well-made, developmentally-appropriate, and imagination-driven toys and games for kids of all ages,” Kristian says. The Brio train table and other demo toys are laid out for children to play while the parents shop—and they certainly use it. You often hear kids laughing and playing inside the small store, the sound of joy that Kristian and his wife were seeking.
“I came up with the name of the store by thinking about how I wanted the store to be more fun than a barrel of monkeys—hence, Monkey Barrel Toys!” The couple will soon celebrate their third year anniversary at Shops at Ford & Main in October, originally occupying a smaller space in the building. Now, they have a beautiful window-front that is filled with colorful mobiles and items; “I hope that their [customers] first impression is happiness.”
Monkey Barrel Toys is organized by category for people in a hurry. But their expansive selection beckons you to enjoy your time there. Krisitan and his wife are very knowledgeable of their stock. They welcome any questions and offer suggestions based on your child’s level and needs: “My favorite part of any day is when I have a customer stop by just to tell me that the toy I suggested was a hit with the child it was given to.”
The couple plans to continue carrying the largest toy selection in the area, as well as offer the best customer service possible. They are always getting new things in, and wish to introduce more arts & craft activities, science kits, and more; especially locally made and US-made products.
432-2431 166 Main Street Visit Website
The newest location to the McLaughlin Family of Stores. Located in the heart of downtown Oneonta it features a large selection of brand name clothing for Ladies and Men. Here you will find Woolrich, Alfred Dunner, Ruby Road, Levi, Carhartt, The North Face, Columbia and more! PLUS our newest addition to this location – our Pandora Jewelry Shop! Browse our large selection of Pandora charms, bracelets, rings and more!
Mon – Fri 10am to 5pm, Thurs nights until 7pm
Sat 10am to 5pm, Closed Sunday
432-1431 254 Main Street Visit Website
If you had ever been to a creamery growing up, you know the special sort of magic that comes with the chrome seats lining a selection of colorful ice cream. The Main Street Market and Creamery inside the Shops at Ford & Main Plus building has that exact spark you may recall.
Owned by Linda Robbins, the Creamery was offered to her last November by the previous owner, this being her first year in the business. “I want customers to know that we make everything by hand, handmade with love,” said Linda, who is very proud of the items they have to offer. Their rich and creamy ice cream, Gifford’s brand, is brought to them from Maine. If you asked anyone on the street during the summer where they had great ice cream—it was definitely at the Creamery.
What makes the Main Street Market and Creamery so special is the retro feel when you walk in. Both Linda and Eric are friendly, down to earth people who will greet you with a smile. “I want people to come here, have fun, and really enjoy their time here,” she says.
Other than ice cream, the Creamery has many baked goods, and classic diner style foods for you to enjoy. Across the room you will find their other business Liberty Tree Chocolates, handmade chocolates that you can buy by the piece or order for any special occasion. As for the future, Linda has big hopes to get a fountain for the Creamery—which would complete their vintage package.
Tues – Sun: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
267-4788 254 Main Street
267-4818 250 Main Street Visit Website
All your holiday and party needs are satisfied with handcrafted and homemade chocolates. Planning a birthday or wedding? we have all sorts of confections to meet your needs! Locally made and locally owned. Come and enjoy the tastes of Liberty Tree Chocolates
Tue – Sun: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
432-3352 164 Main Street
441-3232 12 South Main St.
432-0344 10 South Main St. Visit Website
Fred and Ruth Cleveland grew up in the Oneonta area, opening their store, The Eighth Note, in July 1971 at 5 Broad St. At the time, there were only two music stores in the Oneonta area; the second closing early that year was where Ruth and Fred decided to take root. Hanging above the closed store front was an outline of a music note, which happened to be an eighth note, “so what better name than the Eighth Note?” They said. And still today Ruth and Fred run The Eighth Note, now on 10 South Main Street.
The Eighth Note has made several moves since it’s start on Broad Street. In 1975 they moved to 252 Main Street, then to 12 South Main Street for 10-12 years before settling in their current spot today. Fred started out as a piano technician, having a base of clients all around Oneonta. Being much more than just an instrument shop, you will find two additional piano technicians who do tuning and repairs, two guitar repairmen, as well as a band instrument repair service on staff.
The Cleveland’s feel rewarded when they give back to their community. They offer a wide variety of music lessons, with seven teachers on site. They also carry a surprisingly large inventory. As you walk into The Eighth Note the room almost seems endless with warm wooden instruments, pianos, and drums. There’s also a display of vintage instruments dating back to the earlier 1900’s. It has the feel of a major music store with the service of a knowledgeable family. You are greeted with genuine smiles and friendly conversation.
When asked about their future at 10 South Main Street, they said “We’re looking to offer more services to our customers and our son Christopher is coming into the business. Chris grew up around the music store and has a lot to offer.” As if they were meant to bring The Eighth Note to Oneonta, the Cleveland’s are keeping music alive and well in their hometown.
The Eighth Note is Oneonta’s oldest and largest full line music store. We have been making music since 1971.
Mon – Wed: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thur: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
267-4025 9 Elm Street Visit Website
Denim & Diamonds Hair Salon is a full service salon conveniently located on Elm St in Oneonta! At Denim & Diamonds we put quality and customer service above all else. We have 25 years of combined experience in the beauty industry and look forward to serving the Oneonta and surrounding communities for all their beauty needs!
Tuesday – Saturday by appointment only.
(855) 413-3544 265 Main Street Visit Website
Buying a home or student rental? Getting your first credit card? Opening a business? Look no further than The Delaware National Bank of Delhi – the oldest bank in Delaware County, the third oldest in New York State, and the 26th oldest in the Nation. We are an established, local community bank right here in downtown Oneonta with our loan production office in the Shops at the corner of Ford and Main Streets.
A bank should be your financial partner. Whether it be a new home, car, vacation, or business financing, let The Delaware National Bank of Delhi assist you with all your financial needs.
With competitive terms and rates we can partner with you to make your investment a reality. The Delaware National Bank of Delhi will pay most of the closing costs for purchases and refinances of commercial property. We continue to pay most closing costs for residential refinances, purchases, and home equity lines of credit. We now extend that promotion to our commercial customers as well. Some restrictions do apply.
Come see our office on the corner of Ford and Main Streets and let any of our loan officers’ help you establish and meet your financial goals. Visit our other branch locations in Delhi, Margaretville, Davenport, or Hobart.
Too busy to meet one-on-one? Utilize our internet banking services at www.dnbd.net. Or use our mobile app to maintain your accounts from the convenience of your own home or smartphone.
The Delaware National Bank of Delhi “Your Community Bank since 1839”
Member FDIC. An Equal Housing Lender.
Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
267-4957 261 Main Street Visit Website
Collage Food Boutique is located in the Shops at Main & Ford building at 251 Main St. Having previously lived in China, Frank Lopez and his wife Jin Lan-Lopez started the restaurant 3 years ago.
After 27 years in the food industry, 7 years being an East Hampton private chef, Frank wanted to scale back to a more intimate and family-oriented restaurant.
When one thinks of a collage, we imagine a bright motif of different shapes and colors that make one beautiful picture. Collage, the restaurant offers an ever-changing menu that is a fusion of Caribbean, Asian, and Italian influences to create a distinctly different – even artistic – dining experience.
Collage IS unique. Locally, no one does what they do. They have a large variety of salads, burgers (non-beef!), and a large case of prepared-cooked items that Frank calls “food in your face.” No matter what your diet choice is, chances are Collage has something you’ll want to try.
Frank also does small-event catering and private dinners. Much like with Collage, he doesn’t like to have a pre-made menu. Instead, “I like to sit down with the person and talk it out. I want to create it with them, really get the customer involved.” He also offers to surprise the customer with a special menu.
As for the future, Frank and Jin Lan are very happy where they are. They enjoy the positive atmosphere Peter Clark creates for them. Frank would like to continue with Private catering and possibly start personal cooking classes for people in their homes.
Mon – Sat: 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
432-5335 261 Main Street Visit Website
Meet the People Who Make the Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care Thrift Shop Possible:
Bernadette Cannon, long time hospice volunteer had the dream to open a Thrift Store for Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care as a way to give back after benefiting from having her husband on Catskill Hospice services. She spent months researching and creating a business plan to present to the CAHPC Board of Directors.
In the spring of 2008 they approved her plan. The shop opened May 10, 2008 and was located at 269 Main Street. In 2012, they moved to the current location at Shops At Ford and Main utilizing a single suite in the rear of the plaza and in 2014 expanded to a second suite with window exposure and desperately needed space.
The Thrift Shop is unique in that they accept gently used clothing for women, men and children, jewelry, pocket books, knick knacks, shoes and household items. The store has the look and feel of a real Boutique, which can only be experienced by visiting.
Run by volunteers, all the proceeds support patients and families in Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie Counties. If you want to feel good about shopping, donating or volunteering, please stop in!
Tue – Sat: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
278-2445 4 South Main St. Visit Website
Having been a chef for thirty years in Sacramento, working in Five Star restaurants and country clubs, Tim was seeking a change in his life. Tim Raymond then decided his next step was to bring his expertise to Oneonta as well as impeccably fresh seafood—Capt. Cook’s Seafood Market.
As you enter the small market, the place is lit up through the natural light and brightly colored wooden sea creatures. You’ll hear upbeat music playing from a boom box, and a friendly ‘hello’ from Tim behind the counter. On the walls you will find vintage style fish posters, seafood recipes, and the occasional giant lobster!
Tim prides himself in giving customers the kind of honesty and service of the old days. Doing small events at the market, such as sushi dinners, Tim wants the customers to feel like family at Capt. Cook’s. Included in his customer service Tim offers culinary advice to anyone that asks, having the experience and confidence to answer any question you may have. “Where else could you go to buy a piece of fish and have a guy who’s been so well trained to help you out for free?” Tim even welcomes customers to call him.
On occasion Tim will cater parties, whether it’s sushi night at the market or a private party that has been requested. There’s no doubt that even if you do not find what you’re looking for, he will gladly help you out. If you’re an avid seafood lover, too, keep up with Capt. Cook’s Seafood Facebook Page where he posts the ‘Catch of the Day’ and keeps you up to date on what’s happening.
Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
353-7027 261 Main St Visit Website
As you enter the Shops at Ford and Main building, you’ll see Monkey Barrel Toys on your right, and Blossom & Sprout on your left. Both stores are owned by Kristian and Mew Kwan House. The couple is proud to be a local resource for high-quality, well-made children’s clothing.
Having opened last December, Kristian and Mew Kwan “decided to utilize the original toy store location and create Blossom & Sprout.” Since then, Blossom and Sprout has nestled into the building quite nicely, adding splashes of color to the abundance of natural light in the space. (Shoppers can’t help but smile at the adorable owl or elephant patterns on the snuggly, brightly colored apparel.)
For such a small nook, Blossom & Sprout has quite the selection! “We carry clothing lines that you can’t find at other local stores. These include Zutano, Mud Pie, and Woolrich, among others. We also carry a nice selection of diaper bags and baby accessories from the company Skip*Hop.” With a boutique feel, everything is laid out in a way that you can shop with ease. On one side you have girls clothing and some accessories, and the other is for boys. If you have any questions, the staff keeps a look out for both stores, making themselves happily available if you need anything.
As for the future, the couple plans to continue offering unique, quality clothing for children from birth to size 6. No matter what your taste is, you’ll definitely find something cute and comfortable for your child at Blossom and Sprout.
432-6845 244 Main St Visit Website
In those short golden days of fall, our reconnection with the beauty and bounty of nature is a fleeting joy. But the essence of autumn; the walks in the woods, the visits to farm stands and orchards, has been preserved and transformed into a unique dining experience by Tim Johnson & Andy Resney, owners of Oneonta’s Autumn Café.
Before there was a “farm to table” movement, The Autumn Café was first, and they’re still at the forefront. They proudly serve freshly cooked food that is sourced from local farms, and have been since 1980.
The specials offered change with every meal, supplementing a regular menu of sandwiches, omelets, salads, and specialties. Most bread, desserts and all soups are made from start to finish in the cafe’s open kitchen. Fresh seafood, poultry and meat dishes are presented with taste and creativity, as are the various vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free entrees for which the Autumn has gained a loyal clientele. They also feature an extensive selection of local beers and over 23 wines available by the glass.
Located in an early 20th century building with high tin ceilings, the restaurant boasts the only rooftop deck with views of The Susquehanna River Valley in Oneonta.
The Autumn Cafe has become a focal point for much of the surrounding community, regularly hosting events and entertainment.
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall… In Oneonta, there’s nothing like the Autumn.
Tue – Thur: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm, Fri – Sat: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm, Sun: 10:30 am – 2 pm