TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership sponsored a downtown Ticonderoga clean-up day May 22 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Business and property owners, youth and adult volunteers joined the effort which included a free lunch for all participants.
Some of the most significant changes downtown include major renovations at the Gunning Agency to facilitate the relocation of Sugar and Spice Country Shoppe into its new 3,000 square foot space while new Gunning Agency offices have been constructed at the rear of the building.
Exterior and interior renovations are under way on the property purchased recently from PRIDE to house a new bookstore, LaChute Books, plus an adjacent rental space and the owner's living quarters to the rear of the building.
The purchase of the former Silvestri building has made room for the relocation of the Times of Ti office.
Renovations will soon be under way on two buildings owned by the Reale family where Video King and AmeriGas are scheduled to relocate.
Sunshine Laundry has installed 14 new dryers and two new washers, all state of the art, commercial, high capacity machines. They have also upgraded facilities and systems to serve customers better, and established a new website which will be gradually updated to include promotions and laundering tips.
Other recent new business openings include Chiropractor Jan Guffey next to Burleigh's Luncheonette, Lil Cyber Arcade and Classy and Sassy Hair Salon.
Medda Mold Pottery, Little Duffers This N' That Shop, and LaChute Books will be opening soon.
Mountain Time Furniture recently made interior renovations to accommodate its new Ashley Furniture line.
In addition, the long awaited Black Watch Memorial Library expansion project has begun and the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum is installing a new water power exhibit in time for its summer opening.
"The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is working to help revitalize downtown Ticonderoga and extends congratulations and thanks to all the business owners, volunteers and other stakeholders for their good work to date," said Susan Rathbun, the group's chairwoman. "It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint and sparkling clean windows can do to begin the journey to a better tomorrow, one that welcomes businesses, citizens, visitors, families and friends. Visit downtown Ticonderoga, capture the spirit, and help us change."