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With over 50 places for you to #shoplocal, the Gaffer District has something for everyone.

#SHOPLOCAL in Corning's Gaffer District


Our stores are open and ready to welcome you with all the proper social distancing measures in place to assure your safety. Click here for our full business directory!


When you shop locally in Corning's Gaffer District, it makes a difference! You help support small business owners and support the community where you live, work, and play. Discover a new delicious restaurant, visit your favorite store, and explore one of the many galleries and museums. Remember, when you support the shops in the Gaffer District you're helping to strengthen the local economy. So plan a day to shop, eat, play, and stay in Corning's Gaffer District. We are excited that we are rated as a very walkable downtown!


Shop Locally From the Comfort of Your Home

The Gaffer District believes that you want to know your store owner's name. We believe that people who make things should have actual addresses. When you make a purchase on Shop Corning, you know that you're supporting small businesses—and that your money stays in local economies.


Feeling Good About Where Your Money Goes
In a time when nearly everything is available online, we want you to know where your money goes. That's where Shop Corning comes in; an online marketplace that offers you the very best of local goods.


The Best of Corning, NY delivered!
Shop Corning is an online marketplace for businesses located in the Gaffer District, Corning, NY, and members of the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce. This new eCommerce site is the easiest way for you to support locally-owned businesses even when you can't visit in person. Click below to start shopping!


>>Link to Shop Corning online




Thank you to the Radisson for their continued support of Corning's Gaffer District!

Shops in the Gaffer District
Wooly Minded
Wooly Minded
Welcome to Wooly Minded – Corning, New York's only collection of top-quality yarns, and knitting & crochet supplies! Located at 91 East Market Street, Wooly Minded has offered a bright, friendly yarn-filled space since 2007. Fiber arts are now...
Airgas - North East (Corning)
Airgas - North East (Corning)
30 Years Strong and getting Stronger. Airgas is the United States' Largest supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases as well as a product line of safety products, welding equipment, specialty tools, and MRO products. Shop Airgas, you'll...
Pip's Boutique
Pip's Boutique
Mention that you saw us on the Gaffer District page and receive 15% off your purchase! Welcome! We are open, and following strict covid-19 guidelines to help you have a SAFE and enjoyable shopping experience! <3Pip's has been in business for...
Full Business Directory
Full Business Directory

Choose from more than 250 businesses located in Corning's Gaffer District!


Corning's Gaffer District welcomes a new fine art gallery, 60 East Gallery, to Corning's downtown.

Nov 17th, 2015

The Source at Factory No. 2, formerly Beyond Baskets, has made a big move both in location and by bringing many facets of the business under one name.

Nov 11th, 2015

Gaffer District businesses have decided to give back in a big way for several months out of the year, beginning this November.

Oct 8th, 2020
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