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What are you doing Saturday?

Posted by Sara on 5th Apr 2015

And by "Saturday," I mean every Saturday from April 18 to December 12?

Yea, Steve was a little overwhelmed when I decided to commit to being in Romulus, NY every Saturday for basically an entire year. But I'm very excited about this old/new venue: "Shops at Traders Village".

Check it out! I've included their press release below so you can get all the lovely details. (Out booth will be near the beer pavilion. For obvious reasons.)

These are views of the Shops at Traders Village and the Boathouse Beer Garden. Check out that stellar lake view!

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In recent months, despite the hard winter, work has been feverishly on-going as two brothers renovate and bring back to life a local landmark business: Traders Village. Located on Rte. 89's Cayuga Wine Trail in Romulus, NY, Traders Village (also known as Thee Amish Market) had become synonymous with locally made crafts, Amish built furniture and fresh produce from the Finger Lakes region. The sprawling collection of bright red buildings had closed for a time but is now set to re-open Saturday, April 18th. Doors will open at 10am to reveal a brand new place that both reaches back to its roots and re-invents itself as a unique destination. Now known as Shops at Traders Village, it will be home to literally dozens and dozens of local craftspeople, artisans, food vendors and farmers offering their wares and fresh foods every Saturday throughout the year to mid-December.

The newest feature at the Traders Village location is the creation of Boathouse Beer Garden. With 24 taps at their bar, visitors may be hard pressed to choose which of the many locally crafted beers to enjoy first. Boathouse Beer Garden will also feature a wide selection of locally made hard ciders, the Finger Lakes renowned wines and a selection of tasty appetizer foods sourced from the region. As its name indicates, Boathouse is just that; a place where visitors will enjoy looking at a large selection of Finger Lakes boats provided by the Finger Lakes Boating Museum. Boathouse Beer Garden will now be the Cayuga Lake representative of the Hammondsport based Finger Lakes Boating Museum.

The revitalization of this beloved destination overlooking Cayuga Lake, located at 6128 Rte. 89, was the collaborative effort of brothers John and Peter Arena. They wanted to bring back their family's business and do something unique for the local community and economy. When asked why they put this time and energy into re-opening Traders Village and creating Boathouse Beer Garden, John Arena summed it up by saying "We wanted to honor our father's original vision for Traders Village. He saw what a wonderfully unique and bountiful place the Finger Lakes is and always sought to provide an appropriate venue to showcase all the region has to offer. We like to think he's smiling at us from heaven as we embark on this newest chapter at Traders Village."

For more information and store hours, people may call (607) 869-2078 or 518-524-5456 cell also at www.shopsattradersvillage.com or www.boathousebeergarden.com

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