Ithaca to welcome four new businesses on Monday

On Monday, November 23, 2015, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance, City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, and the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce will welcome four new businesses to downtown Ithaca.At 2:00 PM, there will be a ribbon cutting for Ithacamade at 215 North Cayuga Street (main floor of the Dewitt Mall). Says proprietor Jan Rhodes Norman, “By providing a thriving marketplace for local products, Ithacamade promotes and builds our area’s arts, culture, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit. We love being downtown now because it’s small enough to become comfortable and evolve personal relationships with the store owners and regulars, but large and dynamic enough to keep offering something new. Every time we step out of our shop we seem to see many people having a lovely time!” At 2:15 PM, there will be a ribbon cutting for Subway at 220 The Commons (next to Titus Gallery). Explains manager Deep Patel, “We made the decision to reopen Subway on the Commons to provide quick nutritious meal options to the Ithaca community. Subway is a leader in fast healthy food. The quick service provides customers with custom sandwiches, salads and flatbreads options that are made to order right in front of the customer with freshly baked breads and a variety of delicious toppings. We also provide catering options for local businesses and events within city limits.” At 2:30 PM, there will be a ribbon cutting for Concord’s Maine Squeeze at 171 The Commons (in the Center Ithaca atrium). States co-proprietor Gretta Dickerman, “We are two registered nurses offering a healthy alternative to commercial juices and other beverages. Our process utilizes low RPMs to obtain the most nutrients available from hand-selected produce juiced daily. We offer a menu of well-balanced flavors but encourage people to have fun creating their own combinations from our fresh produce list. We chose downtown Ithaca because we find it to have a positive energy that resonates with our lifestyle.” At 2:45 PM, there will be a ribbon cutting for Well Said Media at 330 East State Street (on the second floor above CSMA). Remarks co-owner Hilary Shaw, “We are a production company specializing in video, motion graphics, and promotional strategy. Our mission is to serve the Ithaca community by creating world-class content on a local scale. We strive to create engaging content with a measurable, positive impact. Our dedication stems not only from a passion for multimedia but also from a commitment to the city we call home. We are proud to be a part of the downtown Ithaca community.” All of downtown Ithaca’s ribbon cuttings are free and open to the public and members of the press.

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