Ribbon cutting to mark historic store's transition

May, 2022

A local icon since 1927, the Silver Bay General Store will add locally sourced items, say new owners

SILVER BAY | The Silver Bay General Store, in coordination with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC), the Center For Businesses In Transition (CBIT), and the Adirondack North Country Association, will host a Business Transition Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Thursday, May 26, at 5 p.m.

The event at the store's 8417 Lakeshore Drive location will kick off Memorial Day Weekend in the Ticonderoga area, officially welcoming the new owners, Paul and Joanne Budd, as well as highlighting the expansion of the community staple and anchor business.

Despite the challenges many small businesses are currently experiencing, some are not only surviving but growing, including ones under new ownership, like Silver Bay General Store.

The store has been serving residents and visitors of the lakeside hamlet of Silver Bay since 1927. Under Budd’s leadership, the store has expanded its products and services, made significant upgrades, and plans are underway to continue to diversify their offerings.

“We’re hoping to continue to revitalize the General Store to better serve the varied needs of both year-round residents and seasonal visitors,” Budd said. “We don’t want the store to simply carry basic staples and sundries, as we are not just another convenience store. We’d like to offer a wider variety of locally made and sourced items and make the store a destination rather than an afterthought. By purchasing from local suppliers, artisans and businesses and providing quality food and services, we’ll support the surrounding community and provide a more unique Adirondack-style experience."

Read the full article in the Sun Community News