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Main Street Mondays: Ellicottville

Posted at 7:31 PM, Dec 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 06:37:30-05

ELLICOTTVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — At the four corners of Washington and Monroe Street in Ellicottville, there's more than a dozen locally owned shops to check out.

With the Holiday Valley Ski Slopes as the backdrop, walking down the streets of Ellicottville you can shop for the winter season at Daff Dry Goods, get a night on the town outfit at Ava Grace Fashions, grab a gift at Alexandra or some comfy socks at the Purple Doorknob.

"Christmas time, Ellicottville kinda lights up it reminds people of a Hallmark Movie," Barb Pump, the Project Development Manager said.

Another special part about the shopping district, the majority of businesses are owned by women.

Rachel Northrep owns the Purple Doornob, a former antique store that has turned to selling solely socks.

"I'm bummed out when my feet are cold, it's a simple thing but it can be really profound on our day to day life," Northrep said.

Laura Solly owns Daff Clothing store and has followed in her mom's footsteps as she has owned businesses in Ellicottville too.

"It's not the city, you come out to the woods and have an experience here with a small quaint town," Solly said.

Jessica Gilbert has owned Ava Grace Fashions for four years, and she says soft comfy clothes are really a great gift for anyone.

"We are trying to make shopping as easy as possible," Gilbert says.

Ellicottville is about an hour from downtown Buffalo, a great day trip check out the Christmas town packed with a Winery, Brewery and many other great restaurants.