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Corning’s Gaffer District Recognized as Top Shopping Destination by I Love New York

Corning, NY - Corning's Gaffer District is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a top shopping destination by I Love New York in honor of the gift giving season.

The accolade comes as a result of being included in I Love New York's recent New York Gift Guide, a campaign meant to entice locals and visitors alike to "give the gift of New York" by offering exciting travel opportunities and unique experiences. People may enjoy the guide at www.iloveny.tumblr.com.

The gift guide is categorized into topics such as shopping, food and wine, adventure, family friendly travel and much more. Only the best and most unique attractions and locations are included in the I Love New York Gift Guide, and Corning's Gaffer District is pleased to have been mentioned as one of only seven major shopping destinations in all of New York State.

"New York boasts some of the most unique, varied, local shopping destinations in the country," states the official I Love New York Gift Guide. "We encourage everyone to book a trip to these one-of-a-kind marketplaces."

An overwhelming majority of the Corning's Gaffer District shopping locations are small businesses and galleries owned by independent merchants and retailers. Patrons can find anything from high fashion in local boutiques to handmade glass and jewelry, galleries filled with local artist's work, or homemade crafts and antiques to cigars and the region's most celebrated Finger Lakes wines.

"We are so honored that our downtown is included in the I Love New York Gift Guide," said Coleen Fabrizi, Executive Director of Corning's Gaffer District. "Our businesses are passionate in their commitment to provide a memorable experience for customers."

"Whether it is dining, shopping, entertainment or pampering, our downtown is a place to explore and enjoy...the perfect gift. The dedication of our business owners makes it all possible, and I am so pleased their effort is being recognized."

"Being a business owner on Historic Market St. is an amazing experience," added Sarah Files, owner of Pip's Boutique. "Everyone comes together to support one another and share ideas. It's a great place to flourish in all of your creative ways; whether it be fashion, glass making, or food! Corning has so much to offer and I truly feel it's a one of a kind town!"

For more information on the I Love New York Gift Guide, please visit www.iloveny.tumblr.com.

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