NORTH CREEK ANTIQUES:
Jim Scaccia Jr’s new antique store opened its doors Feb. 1, on Main Street in North Creek.
Once inside the quaint shop you’ll find one of a kind collectables including a variety of antique fishing lures, baseball gloves, large antique trunks and much more.
Those looking to find something rustic like an old buck saw or a pair of primitive snowshoes should look no further than North Creek Antiques.
Scaccia said he and his father, also Jim, have been picking their entire lives through garage sales all over the Northeast.
“It’s addicting, half of the stuff in the store I’m going to have a hard time parting with,” said Scaccia.
Originally from East Greenbush, Jim said his parents live in North Creek and after visiting the town he immediately fell in love.
“The way all of the businesses work together is just unbelievable,” said Scaccia. “Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming and that’s hard to find.”
Scaccia hopes his new business will attract folks from the Saratoga and Glens Falls area because of the train access.
Saratoga and North Creek Railways runs a train from Saratoga to North Creek with stops in between from April to October.
“We’ve gotten our items at very good prices and in return are able to offer great prices to our customers,” said Scaccia.
THE GORE MOUNTAIN LODGE:
When the Parobeck family purchased what used to be the Valhaus Motel on Peaceful Valley road in North Creek in July they saw the potential for the entire property.
Mark Parobeck renovated all 12 rooms, artistically designing them throughout the facility.
New floors were installed, bedding and bathroom upgrades were also priorities.
Solar panels, on demand hot water and insulation were also added to maximize efficiency in the building.
“One of the reasons we made the purchase is because it’s the closest hotel to Gore Mountain,” said Marks brother Matt Parobeck.