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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Special Black Friday Troy Night Out this week

Shops in downtown Troy will stay open late this weekend for a special Black Friday Troy Night Out, designed to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize locally-owned businesses instead of lining up outside major retailers this year. As part of the monthly event, shops will stay open Friday, Nov. 26 until 9 p.m., with many offering sales and specials for the shoppers.

In particular, 'TightKnit', the independent craft and artisan show held weekly near the Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market, will return to to TNO this week at the Frear Building at 3 Third Street.

For more information, check out the full release below. For a complete listing of all TNO activities and a map, visit

Troy Night Out – Black Friday comes Downtown

Troy, New York, November 24, 2010 – Big box stores open early in the morning the day after Thanksgiving. Troy Night Out is encouraging you to sleep in! As part of the monthly event in Downtown Troy, shops will all stay open late this Friday, November 26th – ‘till 9:00pm – and there will be plenty to see and do, along with sales and specials for the shoppers.

“Downtown Troy is home to many small, local, independent retailers” said Elizabeth Young, Interim Director of the Downtown Troy BID, and founder of Troy Night Out. “Shopping local keeps more needed dollars here in our local economy. We are challenging folks to ‘Shop 12180’ – doing as much of their holiday shopping as possible within our local zip code.”

During Troy Night Out, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm the streets of historic Downtown Troy are alive with art openings, exhibits and receptions, live musical and theatrical performances, retail shop open houses and wonderful restaurants and cafes offering special events and discounts.

Of special note this month is the return of ‘TightKnit’, an independent craft and artisan show, featuring a wide variety of vendors selling gifts, jewelry, art, and much more, all made by hand. The event takes place at the Frear Building, 3 Third Street, Troy.

A full list of the over 50 events taking place this Friday can be found on our website For additional information, contact Elizabeth Young at 518-727-9786.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Free massages for veterans Thursday at White Sands Massage

The White Sands Massage in downtown Troy will be offering free 10-minute chair massages to veterans Thursday in honor of Veteran's Day. Massages are on a reservations-only basis from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at their location at 455 Broadway in Troy. Refreshments will also be served.

Interested veterans can call White Sands at 272-3636 to reserve their time slot. Veterans must bring valid military ID. For more information, visit

Anyone know of any other special deals going on for veterans tomorrow? Leave them in the comments.