New York State’s Historic Business Preservation Registry has one more member, Stewart’s Shops!
Both Senator Jim Tedisco and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh nominated Stewart’s Shops! Our President Gary Dake accepted an official citation commemorating our spot on the registry, presented by the Senator and Assemblywoman. We held a ceremony at the site of the very first Stewart’s Shop to commemorate the occasion.
“Stewart’s Shops are more than just stores, they are community centers and truly deserving of statewide recognition and induction into the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry,” said Senator Jim Tedisco.
Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh added, ““I’m very excited to have had the opportunity to nominate and now recognize Stewart’s Shops for their incredible presence in the Capital Region, and beyond.”
Local businesses are the backbone of villages, towns and cities across the state. They have helped to shape the history, heritage, and identity of the communities they serve. In 2020, at a time when many business were facing new and unique challenges, the Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation created the registry. The goal is to highlight business who have stood the test of time and have contributed to their communities’ history. Elected officials like the Governor, Lieutenant Governor or members of the Senate and Assembly can nominate businesses.
For the 77 years we’ve been in business we have supported and served the communities we are in. We believe we are only as strong as the communities we serve. In 2022, we have a goal of donating over $8 million to non-profit organizations in our market area. In addition , our Holiday Match program has contributed over $34 million to thousands of organizations since it began.
Check out the video down below for the highlights of the ceremony!
NYS Historic Business Preservation Registry.mp4 from Stewart’s Shops Corp on Vimeo.