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Main Street Mondays: Williamsville

Posted at 11:30 AM, Nov 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 08:50:45-05

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — If you're struggling to figure out what to get everyone on your list this year, head on down to Main Street in Williamsville.

With hundreds of shops in the Village, there's something for everyone. Debbie Steinbruckner owns the Village Artisans right in the middle of Main Street. Everything in her store is made from local artists.

"I feel like we are doubly contributing to the community," Steinbruckner said. "It's local people that get a chance to sell their stuff and it contributes to the fabric of the Village."

Her store even has "Cheat sheets" for everyone on your list.

"For guys we have some great glassware... we have chicken wing merchandise," Steinbruckner said as she brought 7 Eyewitness News Reporter Rebecca Thornburgaround the store to check everything out. "Great ideas for anyone's mom is great soaps, bath bombs or candles because woman do not buy these items for themselves."

Just down the street, Maggie Schwartz has owned Pumpkins Fine Children's Clothing for 30 years. She's a pro when it comes to holiday shopping for the youngest ones in your family.

"My shop is a collection of about 50 different designers and I hand pick everything," Schwartz said. She says trendy clothing that's comfortable is very popular right now.

The tender love and care business owners put into their businesses is what keeps the Village growing.

"Three quarters of every dollar you spend at a local business goes back into our community," Tricia Browne, Owner of the Eagle House and on the Williamsville Business Association Board said. She has helped her family run the Eagle House for 40 years.

The Village of Williamsville is a great place to start your holiday shopping.