Barb Donaghey features “all things cat” at The Nantucket Cat, her downtown Baldwinsville shop at 49 Oswego St. Hers will be one of 18 village specialty shops hosting “Springtime in the Village.” The April 27 open house invites the public to explore the village, discover its unique retail community and experience the pleasure of small town cordiality.
Baldwinsville Eighteen village specialty shops will host this year’s “Springtime in the Village” event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27. The day showcases the village’s many and varied retail storefront boutiques. Special promotions will be available to visitors that day.
Brightly colored balloons will identify the sponsors: All Wired Up in Jewelry, Anana Gifts, Beyond the Attic Door, Bliss Bridal & Formal Wear, B’s Creations, Cottage Designs, Cozy Corner Boutique, Kiwi Country Gift Shop, La Tresse by Renee, à la Maison, Mirror Mirror Inc. Bridal Boutique, Motley Jewels Gem & Gift Shop, Pat’s of Clay, Shacksboro Schoolhouse Museum Shop, Simply Chic, Sissy’s Boutique, The Changing Room and The Nantucket Cat.
The venues cover a broad range of offerings from vintage and current fashions, artisan jewelry and pottery, giftware, home décor, bridal wear and decorative arts to a museum shop and a shop that specializes in cat-themed items.
Springtime in the Village is the April “seasonal sister” of November’s Au Chocolat event. Both feature specialty retail shops located within the village. Barb Donaghey of The Nantucket Cat is one of the original organizers. She recalled that the group recognized that Baldwinsville was rapidly developing another great resource for its resume, its growing number of unique boutiques.
“The combination of our walker-friendly historic village, convenient parking, welcoming merchants, personalized customer service and wide shopping opportunities creates an ideal environment for a great shopping experience,” Donaghey said. “Springtime in the Village is an invitation to everyone to come and see what Baldwinsville’s storefront shops have to offer; we feel confident that folks will want to return.”