Happy Halloween from The Community Store

by General Manager on October 31, 2013

Wishing everyone a Happy & Safe Halloween!

The colder weather has arrived and those balmy fall days look to be gone for yet another year. If you haven’t stopped in lately, we are adding fall fashions and cold weather gear for the whole family. From winter jackets, sweaters, fleece, hats and gloves new arrivals are coming in weekly. We hope just about everything that you might need to fend off those dropping temperatures!

With the Holiday season just around the corner (see the attachment below that will be running over the next few weeks) we are also bringing in all types of gift giving items. Be it for a special friend, teacher or family member – come in and take a look at some of the new additions to our locally made products, book section and food items!

For weekly product updates, pictures and events – check us out on Facebook.

Community Store Holiday 2013

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Angus Robertson, visiting from the Isle of Skye – located off the coast of Scotland – paid a visit to Saranac Lake and The Community Store this past month. As part of a tour of the New England states, Mr. Robertson and one of his contacts stateside, Paul Bruhn, spent a good bit of time taking in the community and The Community Store. Please refer to the article that was run in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise (posted in our “In the News” section). We want to thank Mr. Robertson and Mr. Bruhn for taking time to visit with us and hope that the information and insights that they left with were helpful.

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New at The Community Store –

by General Manager on September 30, 2013

Fall is definately here – pleasant days and cool nights! The Community Store has a nice selection of fall weather apparel for the entire family. Flannel shirts – everyones favorite – are in with a wide assortment of plaids for everyone.  Fleece, coats and jackets are here – come in today for the best assortments. Flannel lined jeans and work pants have arrived for men as well as offerings for the women.

Did you know?  We can offer you “special order” options from Dickies. Men’s and women’s pants from their basic line-up. If you have special size needs – they may have something for you. Ask us about this program and we will be happy to explain how it can work for you.

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The Community Store – Ethical Sourcing Policy

by General Manager on September 26, 2013

At the Annual Shareholders meeting this past August, we shared our “Ethical Sourcing Policy” with those in attendance. Below is posted this policy that has been developed by the Board of Directors for The Community Store.

Ethical Sourcing Policy

The Community Store is committed to providing customers with affordable, quality goods that have been manufactured and shipped in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations and industry standards.


In order to ensure this, The Community Store has put in place a process for working with its vendor/partners to ensure that their global suppliers are meeting the ethical sourcing standards as outlined and monitored by organizations such as the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (http://wrapcompliance.org.)


These standards include but are not limited to:

  • Providing workers with a safe and      healthy workplace.
  • A zero-tolerance for exploitative      or abusive workplace conditions once known.
  • Compliance with all national and      local laws and regulations.
  • Providing workers with a fair      wage, that is at least in line with the minimum wage required by local law      and shall provide legally mandated benefits.
  • Ensuring that workers have      appropriate time off and that they are not required to work excessive      overtime hours.
  • Compensation for overtime hours      at such premium rate as is legally required in the country of manufacture      or, in countries where such laws do not exist, at a rate at least equal to      their regular hourly compensation rate.
  • Compliance with environmental      rules, regulations and standards applicable to their operations.

All existing vendor/partners and future vendor/partners will be required annually to outline their global sourcing policies and procedures. If a vendor/partner is unwilling to do so, The Community Store will not purchase product through that source.

The Community Store recognizes that such a policy will not be relevant to all of its vendor/partners because of their size (ie. local artisans) and will waive the requirement in those cases.

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Did You Know?

by General Manager on September 7, 2013

The Community Store has gone through many changes over the past year and we invite you to stop in and take a look! Our “home essentials” department has added many items for the kitchen, an expanded bath and bedding area and more. Over the next few months look for some new and well known brands to be added to the mix.

We are always trying to add new titles of interest to our small, but relevant, book section. If there is a “title of interest” that deals with the region – let us know and we will see if we can add that to our list of available titles.

Every Monday we “celebrate” our Senior Citizens by offering a 10% discount off of their purchase. Anyone who is 62 “years young”, just let us know at time of checkout and we will be happy to extend that discount to you. Just Remember – Monday’s are Seniors Day!

Starting this month (September) we will be launching our “Local Discount Day”. The third Thursday of every month we will offer all local residents a 10% discount off of their purchase. All we ask – please – present us a current Drivers License showing residency in the Tri-Lakes area and we will be happy to extend this offer to you. Please, one discount per month, per person.

But don’t wait for these days to pay us a visit! Every week we are bringing in something new and changing things up. Some of these special buys don’t last long so for best selection – make us a stop on your visits to Downtown Saranac Lake.

The Community Store – open seven days a week – conveniently located next to the Public Library. DISCOVER US TODAY!

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Many Changes at The Community Store…

by Melinda on April 16, 2012

We’ve been very busy these last few weeks….. If you happen to be driving by, please check out the new front window display, including the addition of a hutch to show off some of our “Home Goods.”  We’ll also be spiffing up the building facade over the next month or so with new paint around the windows and a new, improved, entry gate to the alleyway so keep your eyes peeled.

And we have a new look inside. Hope you like it. Here’s a preview:

The next event on our calendar is a Book Signing with Barbara Delaney, author of “Finding Griffin.”  Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 6th from 1-3:30 pm.  If you have any ideas for Community Store events, please let us know.

And while you’re in the Store check out the “WOW” items currently featured. Here’s a sample to whet your appetite.


“Northwest Blue” Men’s Polo shirts in Assorted Colors & Sizes for $4.99 and Men’s Denim Carpenter Jeans for $14.99.

See you soon.


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Closing for Inventory

by Melinda on March 22, 2012

The Community Store will be closing on Thursday, April 5th at 3 pm for Inventory.  We’ll reopen for business on Saturday, April 7th at 9 am.  Sorry for any inconvenience!

We will be open on Easter Sunday, April 8th if you’re in a shopping mood.



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Join Us for Our Spring Fashion Show

by Melinda on March 4, 2012

Spring has arrived at The Community Store and we want to share it with you!  Come join us at our First Annual (assuming you like it) Spring Fashion Show on Saturday, March 10th from 11 am to 1 pm. Enjoy some refreshments while you watch friends & neighbors modeling our new Spring Clothing Lines, accompanied by the witty commentary of Jason Brill. Here’s a sneak preview:

And while you’re here, don’t miss the swimsuits (including Plus Sizes) that have just arrived along with flip flops and dark glasses for EVERY member of the family.


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Saturday, February 18th begins our Week-Long Sheet & Bedding Sale.

We’ll also be hosting a book signing. Sybil Bath, author of “The Greenhouse Murder,”  will be on hand from 11 am to 3 pm. Hope you’ll come by, chat with Sybil and check out the sheets and more…….

In addition to our Loft 21 Sheets shown below, we’ll be offering for this one week only:

  • “It’s My Room” Twin Sheet Sets in Lavender, Pink & Blue for only $9.97!
  • Our 2 & 3 piece Comforter Sets (Twin & Full) for only $21.97 and $27.97, respectively.
  • 10% Off on all of the Pillows in stock.

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Stay Warm This Saturday

by Melinda on February 7, 2012

Well, it looks like Saturday’s going to be a chilly one!  We invite you to come in and get warm at The Community Store. We’ll have hot chocolate and cookies to ward off the cold. And don’t forget, local Candle Crafter, Sue Amell, will be demonstrating how she produces candles from 10 am – 1pm.

And, if you want to dress up your outfit for the Winter Carnival Parade, we have some wacky hats, glasses and other useful paraphernalia.  Check it out!

Happy Winter Carnival everyone!

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