WURTSBORO — Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther recently presented Canal Towne Emporium with the designation of being one of only 100 businesses on the New York State Historic Business …
WURTSBORO — Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther recently presented Canal Towne Emporium with the designation of being one of only 100 businesses on the New York State Historic Business Registry.
The New York State Historic Business Registry, established in 2020, is for businesses that have been in operation for at least 50 years and have contributed to their communities’ history. Businesses recognized by this list have helped to shape the history, heritage, and identity of the communities they serve.
At a time when many businesses face new and unique challenges, the registry recognizes and honors historic businesses, while providing educational and promotional assistance to ensure their continued viability and success.
“The designation of Canal Towne Emporium as a New York State Historic Business is a great honor and a recognition of this store’s fantastic history in the Wurtsboro Community,” Gunther said. “With five generations continuing the store’s operation for nearly two centuries, Canal Towne Emporium is a cornerstone of the community and a destination for visitors from around the world.”
“It is an honor to have Canal Towne be one of the 100 businesses included in the NYS Historic Business Preservation Registry,” said Carolyn Holmes, 5th generation store manager. “We’re proud that our store has stood the test of time and we’re very grateful to everyone who has made that possible. Thank you to Aileen for nominating us, and a big thank you to all the friendly faces who continue to support our small family business.”
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