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Back in Business!

Posted by Bethany Haswell on

Back in Business!

It has been a few months since our last blog post, and Stomping Grounds is now back in business! The grand (re)opening was held on April 7 & 8. Many thanks to those of you who made a special point to pop in over the weekend. We had a great turnout, and we enjoyed showing you the new digs at 41 Seneca Street. As we've settled back into business as usual this past week, everyone who works at Stomping Grounds has agreed that we love the new building. The store is bright and open, the layout suits our purposes very...

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Renovation!

Posted by Bethany Haswell on

Renovation!

As the Moving Sale at 22 Castle Street draws to an end, we turn our attention to completing renovations at our new home, 41 Seneca. We started work on the Seneca Street location in early January. The first step was pulling down unnecessary walls. Luckily, our good friend Kevin has a talent for demo. With his help, the space opened up pretty quickly. Here he is at work with my dad. In the back of the store we decided to combine two of the existing offices for use as our framing workshop. We like the idea of having an "open kitchen" for...

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The Rumors are True... Stomping Grounds is Moving!

Posted by Bethany Haswell on

The Rumors are True... Stomping Grounds is Moving!

Yes. We're moving again. The building we rent at 22 Castle Street is for sale. For awhile now we've been wondering what the future of Stomping Grounds would look like if our building sold. We weren't quite sure what we wanted to do; how best to move forward. When an opportunity to relocate the business to Seneca Street came our way, we decided to go for it. The Seneca Street location, formerly Shari's Derma Technologies, is just a block away from our current Castle Street home.  It's close to downtown parking and other retail shops. Its size, though smaller than our current...

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Thanks to Radio Stations WXXI and WEOS for Hosting Stomping Grounds!

Posted by Bethany Haswell on

Thanks to Radio Stations WXXI and WEOS for Hosting Stomping Grounds!

This week co-owner of Stomping Grounds, Beth Haswell, was invited to join a panel discussion on WXXI's Connections. Beth spoke from the local public radio affiliate, WEOS, in Geneva. The featured topic was "The Future of Libraries and Bookstores," a subject approached as part Connections: Summer Book Week.  Beth's co-panelists were:   John Cieslinski, co-owner of Books, ETC. in Macedon Matt Krueger, teen services librarian at the Irondequoit Public Library Cassie Guthrie, director of the Greece Public Library Some of the recurring themes of the show included the opportunities for community building afforded by local libraries and bookstores, and the...

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Hello World!

Posted by James Haswell on

  Hi there! While we would love to have you all visit us in person- some of you just aren't close enough. So we hope this site will let you keep in touch with us, as well as get your hands on some of our favorite products, rare items, and our extensive image archive. We've got about a thousand images in our archive, so it'll take us a little while to get them all moved over, but you should see new pieces on a regular basis.   -James & Beth

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