Shop Visit: Superior Merchandise Co.

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Superior Merchandise Co. has been years in the making. I had first heard rumblings and checked out the space SMCo. occupies in January 2014. Almost two years later, their doors are opening for real this Saturday, September 5.

SMCo. is a design shop, beer and wine bar, and specialty coffee shop in Troy, at 147 Fourth Street. They have a ton of really great items for sale, such as bags, shirts, housewares, coffee brewing supplies, cocktail ingredients, shop branded miscellany, and of course, coffee, beer and wine.

I’m excited for their coffee and coffee program. There will be a rotating selection of roasters cycling through SMCo. You can drink coffees from some of the best roasters in the country without having to do anything except order and drink it. If you’re not a coffee drinker, they’ve got some interesting tea blends as well as house-made infused simple syrups to go along with their iced teas.

And for those who need to wind down instead of wake up, they’ve got a small-but-diverse list of beers, wine and cider that are also on rotation. For now, they’ve got two beers on tap (Grimm Rainbow Dome and 2 Roads Worker’s Comp), a 8 beers in cans (Mikkeller Keeper Pils, Mikkeller Wit Fit, Evil Twin Bikini Beer, Stillwater Of Love + Regret, Mikkeller Citra Session IPA, To ร˜l Fuck Art – The Heathens Are Coming, 2 Roads Honespot Road, and White Hag White Sow Milk Stout), a cider (Nine Pin), and a selection of canned Underwood wine (Pino Noir, Pinot Gris, and Rosรฉ).

Flower Scout will have her own little piece of the shop. This is the first retail location for Flower Scout and anyone will be able to stop in and grab a bouquet, year round.

Their grand opening party is Saturday. The official ribbon cutting will take place at noon, and at 8pm The Creepy Club will be performing some tunes. Stop by when you can and check out what they’ve been up to for the past two years.

Superior Merchandise Co. is open Tuesday through Sunday 8am to 8pm (or later) and is located at 147 Fourth Street, Troy, NY. You can keep up with them on Instagram or Facebook.


Superior Merchandise Co. Announces Grand Opening

Do you remember when I stopped by 147 Fourth Street in January of 2014? Well, Superior Merchandise Co. is now actualized and is opening on September 5.

From the event page:

Superior Merchandise Co. is a design shop and specialty coffee bar located in downtown Troy, New York. Weโ€™re focused on offering our customers the very best in quality across the full spectrum of what we do. Weโ€™re proud to feature exceptionally well designed goods from a variety of artists and makers, specialty coffee from the best roasters across the country, as well as craft beer and wine. We believe that curation is the cure for common retail and we strive to present our customers with a thoughtful selection of merchandise that will improve their quality of life, or at least make each day a little better. SMCo also acts as a community gathering space, offering live music, work shops, tastings and other fun events.

Please join us Saturday, September 5th for our GRAND OPENING! The ceremonial ribbon cutting will take place at NOON and the party starts after. Come shop our selection of beautiful home goods and have a coffee or couple of beers on our sunny back patio!

Check out the Facebook event for the grand opening and mark your calendar for September 5!

Tierra on Delaware has closed

“Tierra Coffee Roasters, here on Delaware Ave will be closing on Monday, June 29, 2015 to focus our attention on our other shop on Madison Ave. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your business over the past few years. Another business will be opening at this location in the next few months and in the mean time we hope you will visit us at our location on 1036 Madison Ave, next to the Madison Movie theater. We really appreciate the support of our customers and the community and we hope to see you again very soon.

For questions or concerns please call 518-621-7299”

Peck’s Arcade Movie

After eating at Peck’s Arcade a few times and seeing all that goes into each night, I wanted to create a video giving everyone a look behind the scenes. I hope this video does that and also gives you a feeling of the space if you haven’t been yet. I can’t recommend this place enough, if you haven’t been, make a reservation as soon as you can.


Brew to host local tasting series

Brew has announced another round of great free tastings so you can try out some of their offerings without having to commit to a whole growler/six pack/bottle/can.

The series is as follows:

May 14 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Downstate Night w/ Chatham Brewing and Crossroads Brewing Company 5 PM – 8 PM

May 28 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Adirondack Night w/ Adirondack Pub & Brewery and Paradox Brewery

June 11 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Troy Night w/ Brown’s Brewing Company and Rare Form Brewing Company

June 25 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Northway Night w/ Shmaltz Brewing Company and Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

July 9 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Cooperstown Night w/ Ommegang and Butternuts Beer & Ale

July 23 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Albany Night w/ C.H. Evans Brewing Albany Pump Station and Nine Pin Cider

Check out the event on facebook and be sure to add these dates to your calendar!