Revitalization effort under way

"It's bringing lots of traffic back into the heart of downtown which has been needed," she said. "It offers expanded shopping choices, plus each successfully revitalized building and new business attracted to downtown acts as a catalyst for economic growth and has a positive effect on the quality of life for the entire community."

Deb Malaney, Ticonderoga supervisor, agreed the new Two Brothers is a boost for downtown.

"It's wonderful, exciting," she said. "It's the perfect business for downtown. We finally have our local market.

"Hopefully this is just the beginning of private investment in our downtown area," Malaney said.

The formal grand opening of Two Brothers Meat Market will be Monday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m.

Two Brothers Meat Market offers fresh meats, cheeses, produce, groceries, homemade sandwiches, subs, hot foods and more.

As part of the grand opening celebration Jan. 31 Two Brothers will have complimentary food and refreshments and will raffle a $25 gift certificate, a $50 gift certificate and a beef tenderloin. Customers can enter to win these raffles the week prior.

In addition the store will offer special promotions throughout the week including 10 percent off fresh cut meats and deli slices. The grand opening week celebration will run until Saturday, Feb. 5.

"We invite you to join the chamber, the town of Ticonderoga, PRIDE of Ticonderoga, the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance, as well as other area organizations and community members as we celebrate with and support Two Brothers Meat Market in their grand opening at their new location at 109 Montcalm St.," Courtright said.

Two Brothers opened April 1, 2000, near the LaChute River. In the past decade it out-grew its 900 square feet location. The new store is 2,100 square feet with a kitchen. The extra space has allowed the business to serve hot lunches and increase its inventory to include groceries and local produce, when available.

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