A resilient, charitable small business that has survived a trial by fire, Bangles, Bags, & Bling stocks its 2,000-square-foot showroom with an eclectic inventory of fashionable frills. Shoppers can organize keys, wallets, and the library cards of alter egos in a black and white damask handbag ($17.99). Light beams glint off the crystal accents that dot a pair of antique gold-teardrop earrings ($10.99), illuminating lobes and the steady ticking hands of a silver-tone watch ($9.99). A polka-dotted fashion scarf ($6.99) exudes an air of couture when worn around necks on chilly days or as blindfolds during championship piñata tournaments.
We are a gallery, custom frame shop and art studio. We provide custom framing using acid free materials. We also offer a restoration service and sell art supplies. The gallery features a variety of artwork created by our three staff artists. We offer individual art lessons on site. We offer giclee printing and restore
Downtown Books & Coffee fills the minds and mugs of Syracuse residents, stacking tomes of all genres on its shelves with a focus on local literature and community events. Page-turners savor the steaming blends from local roaster Finger Lakes Coffee ($1.75/large) as they flash through the fast-paced thrills of Dean Koontz's Velocity or purchase a pound of beans ($11.50) for the slow-burning, thought-provoking labyrinth of Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves (paperbacks average $7.99–$15; hardcovers average $25.99). A large selection of children's titles plants intellectual seeds for tykes of all ages, lassoing their attention from popular digital distracters such as graphing calculators and clock radios. The local picks selection proudly displays local authors alongside regional reads, such as Slices of Orange, about Syracuse University's sports history, and Folklore and Legends of Rochester, delving into the legend of a second, subterranean Rochester.
Creekside Books & Coffee exhibits a refined collection of literature, gifts, wine, and café fare in one homey place. The bookstore specializes in fiction, local interests, travel, home and hearth, and children’s books. Unrepresented titles, provided they're still in print, will appear shortly after word munchers make a request. Hunger evoked by colorful cookbooks subsides in the coffeehouse with a half-wrap-and-soup special ($8.95) or a grilled swiss sandwich with roasted red peppers and spinach ($6.75), two of many treats gracing the menu. Coffee fiends can treat their faithful coffee makers to one of Creekside's in-house-roasted artisan coffee offerings, such as the Juanasno blend ($12.99/lb.), or sip coffee on-site along with smoothies, teas, and other beverages. Bottles and glasses of beer and wine absorb the reflections of café tables and sleek black chairs gleaming from the gray ceramic-tile floor.
At the tender age of 19, young businessman Mikeal Wood founded Upstate Party Rental in 2001, provisioning celebrations with tables, tents, and glassware while roping in a 2006 award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year from the U.S. Small Business Association. When not raising his four kids, Mikeal stays hard at work alongside his team of trusty roustabouts, hammering stakes for canopies and tents, setting out seating, or enveloping flatware in crisp linens. With a wealth of tables, chairs, silverware, coolers, and equipment at hand, Mikeal and his team can equip any style or size of gathering, from laying out cloth-clad tables for a fancy barbecue to putting down a dance floor for weddings. After each revelry, workers speedily dismantle the rented furnishings, load up their vans, remind the hosts it was all a dream, and leave backyards or banquet halls exactly as they found them.