Holiday Shopping Hours 2016

by General Manager on December 13, 2016


Thursday 12/15: Local Shopping Day 9:00am-7:00pm
Friday 12/16: 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 12/17: 9:00am-7:00pm
Sunday 12/18 9:00am-5:00pm
Monday 12/19 9:00am-7:00pm
Tuesday 12/20 9:00am-7:00pm
Wednesday 12/21 9:00am-7:00pm
Thursday 12/22 9:00am-7:00pm
Friday 12/23 9:00am-7:00pm
Saturday 12/24 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday 12/25 MERRY CHRISTMAS Closed

Normal store hours will start back up on 12/26.

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Great Gift Ideas at The Community Store

by General Manager on November 30, 2016

1)    Great Gift Ideas. Locally made gifts are a personal and thoughtful way of wishing that special someone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday. Make The Community Store your local destination for wide selection of local/regionally made items. For your consideration:

·        Soy Candles in assorted sizes and holiday scents – burn clean, smell wonderful

·        Handcrafted soaps in a selection of everyday and seasonal fragrances

·        Extra warm & comfy “recycled sweater” mittens and beanies, fleece lined

·        Handmade jewelry – earrings, necklaces and bracelets something for just about every occasion

·        Maple syrup and maple products your thing. A huge selections of locally produced syrups, candies, cookies and dressings – a wonderful addition to any gift basket

·        Chocolates in every size, shape and flavor – the perfect “sweet tooth” remedy

·        Assorted foods and mixes

2)    Looking for the last minute “hostess gift”, we are sure that you will find just the right thing for those holiday visits and parties

3)    Books, many by local authors, puzzles for all ages, art supplies for the “budding” artists and craft kits – there is something for everyone in the family

4)    For the “practical gifter” – you need to stop in and shop our selection of apparel for the entire family: socks, PJs, fleece lounge pants, robes, thermal underwear, fleece lined leggings, hats, gloves, scarves and so much more –

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Extended Shopping Hours – November/December 2016

by General Manager on November 20, 2016

Friday (11/25)  8am – 6pm, Saturday (11/26) 9am – 6pm, Sunday (11/27) 10am – 4pm

Thursday (12/1) 9am-6pm, Friday (12/2) 9am-7pm, Saturday (12/3) 9am-6pm, Sunday (12/4) 10am – 4pm

Thursday (12/8) 9am-6pm, Friday (12/9) 9am-7pm, Saturday (12/10) 9am-6pm, Sunday (12/11) 10am – 4pm

Thursday (12/15) 9am-6pm, Friday (12/16) 9am-7pm, Saturday (12/17) 9am-6pm, Sunday (12/18) 10am – 4pm

Christmas week to follow.


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Busy Week at The Community Store!

by General Manager on November 20, 2016

Busy – Busy week at the store this week and some important updates!

First – remember that Monday is always Senior Shopping Day at the store. ALL “Seniors”, 62+ will receive 10% off their entire purchase.

Thanksgiving is this Thursday! Where has the time gone. We will be closed on Thursday to spend this day with family and friends. We wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving

Friday we kick off with special hours at the store. Why drive out of town when you can Shop Locally! We will be open at 8:00am until 6:00pm.
We also are looking forward to having Lorraine Duvall doing a book signing for her new book – “In Praise of Quiet Waters”. Join her at the store this Friday from 1pm – 3pm.

Saturday is “Small business Saturday”. We along with a vast majority of businesses throughout the Tri-Lakes support this event and encourage everyone to participate by supporting your local partners.

Additional shopping hours on Saturday (9:00 – 6:00) and Sunday (10:00am – 4:00pm). Continue to check back for extended hours throughout the month of December or visit our website:

More local additions from our day at the Local products Trade Show. From “Saratoga Inspirations” beautiful handcrafted jewelry, earrings and necklaces. Plus a percent of all sales are donated to regional food pantries.

Lastly from “Maple Mountain NY” a few unique maple based products that round out our broad selection of locally produced maple products. The cookies are to die for!

The Community Store – “where the locals shop” – visit us today.

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Retail Buyer Position

by General Manager on November 4, 2016

Newly posted in our “Jobs” page is a job description for this position. Does this match your skill set or do you know someone that might fit this position – the search is on.

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Changing of the guard

by General Manager on October 18, 2016

As you know, our founding manager/buyer, Craig Waters, asked for his role to be reduced to part-time at the beginning of 2016 in anticipation of retiring. In the months that have passed since then, he has primarily focused on his role as buyer, while Terry Reed, our operations manager, has overseen the Store’s day-to-day operations.

Craig has now elected to retire as of the end of the year and, accordingly, we are initiating the search for a new buyer who will have big shoes to fill: Craig was on board from the beginning — six months before the Store opened — and played a huge role in defining our brand and establishing strong supplier relationships. We are very grateful to Craig for his exceptional dedication and steadfast commitment to the Store’s success.

If you know of anyone who might be interested, please let us know. The job will be a part-time, salaried position.

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5th Anniversary – Shareholders Private Reception

by General Manager on October 18, 2016

It’s hard to believe that just five years ago we were putting the finishing touches on this space and getting ready to open the first community owned department store in New York State!

Come help us celebrate what we’ve accomplished together at a special Shareholders Birthday Reception on Friday, October 28th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Store. We’ll have tasty refreshments and lots of special 5th Birthday goodies.

And if you’re not already on Facebook, we urge you to “like” us so that you can also participate in the daily specials we’ll be offering in the week leading up to our Birthday.

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Book Signing – Thursday July 28th, 3pm-6pm

by General Manager on July 27, 2016

Linda Smolarek, author of “Adirondack Audacity,” will sign her books from 3 pm-6pm, Thursday July 28th at The Community Store in Saranac Lake.

A self-described naturalist and aficionado of the Adirondack Mountains, Smolarek’s first novel “Adirondack Audacity,” is a lighthearted celebration of the history, scenery and beauty of what some affectionately call the North County.

Set in the heart of the mountains, Adirondack Audacity weaves romance, humor, and drama into the laugh out loud tale of Ellen McCauley. From hiking boots to high heels, Ellen’s misguided adventures begin as a nature counselor at Camp High Point and follow a trail to the star studded coast of California. Spanning the decades Adirondack Audacity crisscrosses the country on a hilarious journey, coming back full circle to the mountains in search of love.

Adirondack Audacity is the first of three books in the “Audacity” series. The second book, “Audacity on the Water” is due out in the fall, a humorous tale of competition on the Adirondack Canoe Classic.

Smolarek, a lifelong resident of Western New York, got her start in writing by freelancing for family and nature magazines

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New Arrivals and New Suppliers – Welcome!

by General Manager on March 14, 2016

We welcome some FUN new looks as well as new suppliers to the store. As our spring/summer fashions continue to arrive from Ruby Road (petite sizes have been added this season) we suggest you check out new accessories from Organic Tagua Jewelry & Calypso Studios.
Hot new fashion idea this year – cork and canvas handbags in assorted sizes and colors. “Pop” the favorite outfit with colorful jewelry. Be creative – there is no right or wrong – just what makes you feel happy!
Also, new leather accessories (including a new line of leather belts for women) from Classic Look, Inc. Well priced leather goods for men and women.
Lastly – some new looks in our tabletop department from Park Designs. Get set for your upcoming entertaining needs by checking out our new arrivals.

We are open daily for your downtown shopping convenience. Senior Shopping Days are Monday – 62+, 10% off your entire purchase! We look forward to your visit so we can point out our new arrivals




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New Spring Fashions are rolling in!

by General Manager on March 6, 2016

IMG_1250 IMG_1251 IMG_1252Spring is in the air and really only a few short weeks away. New Spring fashions are making their way to the selling floor and we think that you will truly like the bright colors and fun fashions that we are offering this season.Whether you are looking for complete outfits or just an accessory item to update your favorite outfits – we would ask that you keep us in mind and take a look around. Shared below are just a small sampling of “what’s new” at The Community Store. We would be remiss if we didn’t give a “tip of the cap” to a new line of plush from Douglas. New this season, hand puppets and plush “music” animals – along with many other favorites.Our “end of the season” sale is winding down and we have made final price moves on a wide selection of winter apparel and discontinued items. Just two weeks left, so shop now for next fall/winter.Check back with us later this week for some more updates. We hope to see you soon!

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