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Business

Lodge, Dack Bikes get board approval

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Waterfront Lodge got approval from the village Development Board on Tuesday for several additions to the hotel property, some of which were already in place. The lodge, and Dack Bikes, a bike-share company which has installed a bike rental hub at the hotel front ...

Something’s brewing at Bitters and Bones

SARANAC LAKE — Ten large tanks were lifted from a flatbed truck outside Bitters and Bones and moved into the bar Wednesday morning. It was the brewing equipment bar co-owners Jimmy and Johnny Williams hope to start making beer with in the near future. “It’s a big day, man,” Johnny ...

Business brings Island Vybz to the North Country

PLATTSBURGH — In a time when many businesses were being shuttered, Showayne Telfer decided to bring a taste of the Caribbean to Plattsburgh last year. Island Vybz opened on Clinton Street in downtown Plattsburgh on Sept. 5, 2020, with the one-year anniversary of the day quickly ...

Vinyl and plastic

BLOOMINGDALE — A new store opened up in Bloomingdale earlier this month, and it’s become a haven for music lovers, people looking to get in touch with their inner child and collectors around the area. The proprietor, Tim Branfalt — he goes by “Timmy B” — is an energetic music ...

Fungi fermentation

TUPPER LAKE — Two well-known local manufacturing companies — Birch Boys Chaga and Raquette River Brewing — are teaming up to produce a first here in Tupper Lake — a chaga-infused beer. Birch Boys founder Garrett Kopp said the idea started brewing four years ago, in conversations ...