Saranac Lake Community Store


minimum investment: $100.00

Saranac Lake, New York

The first & only community-owned department store in the Northeast

We are a small, independent department store in downtown Saranac Lake, NY. In 7 strong years of business, we've focused on selling apparel for all family members, home essentials (tabletop, kitchen, linens, bathroom, etc.), crafts, yarns, locally made products, local interest books, and more to the residents and visitors of our beautiful town.

Funding target: $50,000 – $107,000 by 11/1/2018

Regulation Crowdfunding: Equity ()

Minimum investment: $100

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  • Raised $541k from 750 NY State residents during the financial crisis.
  • Featured story on front page of the NY Times’ Sunday Business Section on Nov. 12, 2011 and in their daily video coverage.
  • Have established ourselves as a vital resource to the community by meeting the needs of local residents and organizations.
  • Signed up 1,800 people for our Customer Rewards Program since May 2017, plus 500 more in our Yarn Club.

For our brick & mortar operation, we want to be both THE place that visitors come to when they travel to Saranac Lake and the first place that ALL residents shop for essential items. Concurrently, we hope to have a robust e-commerce site that provides the thousands of annual and seasonal visitors to SL a way to share their love and connection to the region with their family and friends.