Thursday, January 16, 2014

Massage Envy

Cortland - downtown, Riverside Plaza or Cortlandville
Destiny USA - Syracuse
Clay - COR Center
New Hartford - Sangertown Square
Downtown Syracuse
Fairmount or Camillus
Junius Ponds (Waterloo Premium Outlets)
DeWitt (Shoppingtown or Paradise Plaza)
Colonie Center

Friday, November 22, 2013

Local everyday

It starts at home!

I've mentioned shopping local before but I found myself taking it to the next level in recent months where I go to a small and/or locally based business at least once a day; sometimes three.  Even when I buy a lot of things that the boring big box could have for a bit less, I know more than half of what I've spent is recycled into the community.  Whether you're in a small town or big city much of the industrialised world will make this possible somehow.  When certain holidays come around one may tend to run to the big boys but the indie can offer goods the other place might not.  This may be the best grassroots campaign I've come up with in a long time.  I didn't exactly plan to do this.  I noticed a pattern so I went along with it and more.
One reason this is important to me is because many small businesses in the past whether near me or on the road that I've been to have closed their doors either because no one seemed to care or the economy did them in.  It's a right shame to let that happen but we can be part of the solution if we change out choices at times.  Doesn't mean only shop local as that's not always an option.  Economic reform like charity begins at home. Also the little guy can be more convenient than some faceless corporation much of the time.
Next time you have to shop, eat out or order takeaway be sure to see if there is an alternative to the chains in your area.  Every penny spent makes a difference in the community.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The New Melody Maker: Contact information

The New Melody Maker: Contact information

Ross Stores suggestions

Ross Dress For Less in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Allegany County store in PA.

Clay - Former Marshalls or Walmart (moving next door)
DeWitt - Former Hechinger
North Syracuse - Former Media Play or TJ Maxx
Camillus - Township 5
Chittenango - Former Ames
New Hartford - Former Price Chopper
North Syracuse - Former TJ Maxx or Media Play
Fulton - Former kmart
Colonie - Former kmart (Albany)
Flushing - Former Caldor (NYC)
Palatine Bridge - Former Ames (Mohawk Valley)
Syracuse - Destiny USA in Former Circuit City
Auburn - Former P&C
Oswego - Former Tops or Pebbles
Irondequoit - Medley Centre (Rochester)
Batavia - Former Lowes
Cortland - Former Flea Market in Riverside Plaza

Heard of Ross through amazon.

Costco suggestions

Costco in Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Mayfield Heights, OH store near Cleveland.
Camillus - Township 5 (confirmed but not yet built)
DeWitt - Shoppingtown
Chittenango - former Ames/Brand Name Deals
Clay/Liverpool - Build from scratch on NY 31 or the Shops at Seneca Mall (former Price Chopper) on County Rt 57.
New Hartford - Former Price Chopper
Colonie - Former kmart (Albany County)
Fulton - Former kmart
Auburn - Former P&C
Cortland - Riverside Plaza
Palatine Bridge - Former Ames
Oswego - Former Tops
Rochester (Irondequoit) - Medley Centre
Batavia - Former Lowes
Other locations TBD.

I've only been to the Costco in Arlington, VA (DC area).  Almost went in Dedham, MA (Boston suburb).

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Topco items are sold at the following:

Price Chopper*+
Green Hills*
King Kullen
Big M
Top Foods (Washington State)

*Top Care
+Full Circle