Heating up the Nori’s revitalization project
Nori’s first opened its doors in 1989 with a simple mission: to deliver healthy, organic, and locally grown and produced foods to the greater Saranac Lake community. In 2019, we will celebrate our 30th birthday. We’ve made a lot of changes over the last three decades, but we remain steadfast in our commitment to nourish mind, body, and spirit with products that are environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.
From our humble roots as a small storefront in the Masonic Lodge building on Broadway to our move to Main Street in the old Sears building, Nori’s has grown to become a mainstay of the downtown Saranac Lake business community.
In 2015, we moved to our new location at the corner of Church and Woodruff streets with a vision of revitalizing a long-neglected commercial space on the banks of the Saranac River. We completed an extensive environmental clean-up that enabled us to secure future financial investments — investments that make way for us to create a clean, customer-friendly space.
To date, our ownership team has invested over $1 million in the expansion project. We’ve also used a $30,000 matching grant from the Village of Saranac Lake Main Street Program in a renovation completed in 2017. This year we received a $50,000 grant from the Cloudsplitter Foundation, and a $10,000 gift from a local supporter, Tom Boothe. We’re inspired by and grateful for the generosity of these organizations and individuals.
As the temperatures dip and winter settles in, our top priority is the purchase and installation of a high-efficiency hot water and in-floor radiant heat boiler. Our goal with this Ignite campaign is to raise $5,000 to offset the cost of this phase of revitalization.