Retail

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Owner Shelley Fracalossi opened Mid-Century Mad Vintage Variety, located at 12 Brinkerhoff St. in Plattsburgh, in October 2012. While she focuses on quirky and one-of-a kind items, Facalossi sells a variety of second-hand items, including vintage glassware, radios, jewelry, paintings and more. (Gabe Dickens/P-R Photo)

Bargains to be had at Mid-Century Mad

By: DAN HEATH

PLATTSBURGH — The shop features vintage collectibles, mainly from the '50s through the '90s.

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New store at Champlain Centre

By: DAN HEATH

PLATTSBURGH — 25 Silver Boutiques to open Saturday at Plattsburgh mall, featuring women's jewelry, handbags, fashion accessories and gift ideas.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to allocate an additional 2,000 officers across the country, including about 20 at the Champlain Port of Entry. In this Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, a car approaches the United States and Canada border crossing. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz, File)

Staffing increases planned on border

By: DAN HEATH

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced plans to add up to 2,000 officers across the country, including some in Champlain.

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Red lines show where early discussion indicates streets in Plattsburgh might be closed to create a pedestrian marketplace similar to the one in Burlington. Common Councilor Josh Kretser feels the change could increase traffic to the area, benefiting businesses there. (Image provided by Google Maps)

City councilor to explore idea of closing streets

By: JOE LoTEMPLIO

PLATTSBURGH — Josh Kretser would like to make a pedestrian-friendly marketplace in downtown Plattsburgh to increase business.

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New use for old Lowe's in Ti

By: LOHR McKINSTRY

TICONDEROGA — The sale of the building to a Midwest farm, clothing and tool retailer is pending, company official says.

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Barbara Hugus, owner of Caché Elegante at 26 City Hall Place in Plattsburgh, poses with a few items she sells at her consignment shop, including a magenta Ivanta Trump handbag and turquoise Caché blouse with matching necklace and earrings. (Gabe Dickens/P-R Photo)

Style and value at Caché Elegante

By: DAN HEATH

PLATTSBURGH — The boutique features womens' fashions, accessories and home decor at affordable prices.

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Duane Bibeau, owner of Bayside Chimney & Stoves, sits in the showroom located at 10 South Platt Street in Plattsburgh. Bibeau offers chimney cleaning and relining, stove pipes and chimney caps installed, masonry repairs and water proofing, repairs to all brands of stoves and more. Call 566-2066 for more information. (Rob Fountain/Staff Photo)

Bayside Chimney and Stoves expands

By: DAN HEATH

PLATTSBURGH — Owner Duane Bibeau has acquired the assets of Adirondack Chimney Service.

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