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In Saranac, a Retail Alternative

  • Aired: 12/16/2011
  • 26:46
  • Rating: NR
Saranac Lake, a village of less than 5,000 people, is a popular vacation spot but, despite a vibrant main street, it lacked a department store. 'New York NOW' meets with Saranac Lake residents who wished to avoid bringing in a large retail chain and have now opened their own community-funded store. Also, Capitol reporters discuss the recent tax deal struck between Gov. Cuomo and the legislature.
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Saranac Lake residents eschew 'big box store' trend and build their own retail store.
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