new business

A new store on Route 20 near Carman Road sells its own farm-fresh meat, wood-grown mushrooms, as well as other farmers’ market products. Co-owners Christine and Bob Chandler started selling their own products at farmers’ markets about 10 years ago and decided to open a store to bring fresh products to customers during the week and to expand their customer base, Christine Chandler said.

ALTAMONT — Ellen Schreibstein, who manages the front desk for The Enterprise, told her husband about a visitor who came to the news office asking where in the village postcards of Altamont could be purchased.

The answer: Nowhere.

Three new local businesses — a sandwich shop, a dog groomer, and a men’s grooming salon — have opened in Guilderland. They are all located in Hometown Dental Plaza, formerly known as Park Place Plaza, near Carman Road.

A 25,000-square-foot children’s play emporium has opened on the third floor of Crossgates Mall.

There are no idle hands as the new owners of The Spinning Room meet to discuss business.

Guilderland has two new restaurants and a third established one that has a new name.

Business owners Gary Guyette and P. J. Hognestad want to expand or start up agriculture and outdoors supply businesses along Route 308.

A café, a prosthetics maker, and an insurance agency have all opened in the village.

WorkFit Medical has a new home in Guilderland.

Van Horn said it is different than some of the bigger box stores because it has more of a family atmosphere, and the employees often get to know the customers and their needs.

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