Jerry Gretzinger & WNYT Staff
Created: June 01, 2020 05:38 PM
The owner of Artique in Clifton Park describes her business as kind of a semi-permanent craft fair - a place where artists and vendors can sell and create their wares.
Like all other brick and mortar retail shops, they had to close their doors due to coronavirus.
Instead of giving up, they got creative, and found a way to stay open for business.
Potters, handbag, and jewelry makers - you name it - you'll find it there.
That environment of creativity was key when owner Angela Ledtke had to close her doors. She turned to Facebook to do live sales and events. It's been a great help to Angela - and her vendors - many of whom rely on the opportunity Artique provides to reach customers.
When she's allowed to re-open her doors, Ledtke expects live sales will remain - as will the relationships this has helped forge with owners of similar shops.
They had just opened new locations in Crossgates and Colonie Center before the pandemic.
Learn more about how these efforts are now helping owners, by watching the video of Jerry Gretzinger's story.
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