Celebrating 75 years of Making Your Life Easier!

Original Schuylerville Shop

Stewart’s Shops has been evolving over the years to “Make Your Life Easier.” The 75 year evolution has taken the iconic convenience store chain from a simple ice cream shop to the neighborhood store with something for everyone.  The First Stewart’s Shop In 1945, Charles V. and Percy Dake purchased the first Stewart’s Shop with…
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Gary Dake Accepts Hot Dog Challenge for Charity!

Gary eating hot dogs

We knew our president, Gary Dake was pretty awesome, but we didn’t really understand the level of his awesome-ness until the Hot Dog Challenge was presented. It all started on National Hot Dog Day when Kristi Gustafson Barlette, Times Union Blogger, said she would never eat a convenience store hot dog. All that changed when…
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Slate Valley Trail Runners Refuel with Stewart’s Shops Chocolate Milk!

Runners drinking chocolate milk refresher

Did you know that chocolate milk is an excellent post-exercise recovery drink? Stewart’s chocolate milk contains high-quality protein and key electrolytes that help you refuel after a good workout. Recently, we were able to donate our delicious Super Rich Whole Chocolate Milk to Slate Valley Trails, Inc. for the very first Slate Valley Scramble. Slate…
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Congratulations to Gary Dake for being inducted to the Junior Achievement 2020 Tech Valley Hall of Fame! 

Congratulations to Gary Dake

Congratulations to our president and favorite leader, Gary Dake for being inducted to the 2020 Tech Valley Hall of Fame! Individuals chosen to receive the award must not only meet the high standards established for the honor, but should themselves be a sign of the quality of the award. The honorees are part of an…
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Double Header Grand Openings: Rotterdam and Schodack on Friday, 9/18

Group image of the ribbon cutting in front of the Port Henry shop. Grand Opening!

We have several double header Grand Openings happening very soon; it is baseball season after all.  On Friday, 9/18, we are celebrating our brand new shop in Rotterdam and our completely rebuilt shop in Schodack. Rotterdam Grand Opening Celebration Location: 2970 Guilderland Avenue Rotterdam, NY  Date: Friday, Sept 18th Time: Food, Drink and Gas Specials all…
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Stewart’s Shops Named a COVID-19 Community Champion!

Stewarts/Dake Family Receive COVID Champion Awards

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many non-profit organizations have been presented with crucial challenges that have been difficult to overcome. Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family recognized these challenges and have made every effort to provide support through such a trying time. To date, we have allocated over $1 million in monetary and product relief to hundreds of…
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Stewart’s Shops/The Dake Family Are Proud Supporters of WAIT House

During these difficult times, our Donations Team has been diligently working to provide support to non-profits in our communities. We have seen non-profit organizations impressively adapt to current circumstances and are proud to be able to assist them in continuing all they do. Recently, Stewart’s Shops/The Dake Family was able to provide $4,500 to WAIT…
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Stewart’s Shops Allocated Over $1 Million in COVID-19 Relief to Nonprofits

COVID-19 relief from Stewart's

With the current circumstances, many nonprofits are struggling due to COVID-19. Stewart’s recognized there was an urgent need; we acted quickly and provided over $1 million in monetary and product relief to hundreds of impacted organizations. While we are taking a pause on  COVID-19 relief applications for the time being, we will re-evaluate the need…
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