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kirche Celebrates Installation of New Carillon, Reopening, with Ribbon Cutting

Posted: 5/20/2023 - 3-Minute Read

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kirche Celebrates Installation of New Carillon, Reopening, with Ribbon Cutting

NORTH CREEK, N.Y. — kirche celebrated its reopening for the 2023 season and the installation of a new carillon on Friday, May 19, with a ribbon cutting ceremony coordinated by the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB.

kirche offers a truly unique and newsworthy shopping experience in the region! Everything old is new again at kirche, the southern Adirondack’s newest shopping destination for unique and eclectic vintage and antique gifts, collectibles, home decor and art located in a 19th century former church! kirche is German for church.

The new carillon brings musical bells back to North Creek daily, 3 times a day. It plays hymns and Christmas carols during the holiday season.

“I brought kirche to North Creek as a way of bringing the community together - through showcasing the iconic church that was an important part of North Creek’s history, and offering an ever-changing array of art, home decor and gifts that are eclectic, fun and sustainable. As part of kirche’s focus on community, a portion of all sales is donated to regional nonprofits.  My hope is that every time you walk through the red door, you find something that makes you smile. At kirche, everything old is new again!” said Owner Jennifer Zimmerman.

Zimmerman opened kirche in May 2022. The unique retailer is open seasonally.

“kirche's retail plan taps into the growing trend of sustainability in home décor. By offering art, antiques, vintage, and unique home accessories, kirche provides customers with a wide range of options for repurposing beautiful decorative items. This is especially appealing to visitors and second home owners, who may be looking for unique pieces to add to their vacation homes,” said Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB Executive Director Gina Mintzer.

“In addition to being sustainable, kirche's retail plan also has the potential to be very profitable. The market for vintage and antique home décor is growing rapidly, and there is a strong demand for unique and one-of-a-kind pieces. kirche is well-positioned to capitalize on this trend by offering a wide selection of high-quality items at competitive prices,” Mintzer added.

“We’re lucky to have her as part of the community and we’re lucky to have this,” said Johnsburg Town Supervisor Mark Smith. “I think we’re very lucky to have this. I think it is a revitalization of the street as we’re looking to the future of getting more and more shops here…not even revitalization, not even jump starting but accelerating our economy.”

“We’re so grateful to have her and the restoration of the carillon. It increases the richness of the town. Rolling into town just now was such a pleasure to hear it,” said Molly McCarthy, representing the North Creek Business Alliance.

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