Amsterdam small business recognized by the county

FONDA, NY (NEWS10) — Pine and Plaid on Main just celebrated its two-year anniversary. The custom handmade furniture and home decor store opened in September 2020 to great success. The shop already needed a bigger space, moving next door a year after it opened, and they continue with creative ideas such as sign and sip nights, where customers can spend an evening with friends in an artsy night out.

Matthew L. Ossenfort and the Montgomery County Business Development Center selected this company as Montgomery County’s Small Business of the Month for December. It was chosen “for its quality, creativity and emergence as a strong local business in the district”, according to a spokesperson for the business development centre.

“Pine and Plaid on Main is an excellent store and growing brand with very high quality items,” said Montgomery County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort. “By bringing their style to Amsterdam and the district, Pine and Plaid on Main brings customers to the area for their products and I look forward to seeing them continue to grow.”

Co-owners Amie Santiago and Richard Aldi have combined their love of creativity and design—Amie’s updated farmhouse look and her brother Rich’s handcrafted woodwork—to make this business one of a kind. Pine and Plaid on Main also offers something for everyone, as they haven’t traded any of the quality for the more affordable items available in the store.

“It’s very special for us to have a job in our hometown, where we were born and raised,” Santiago said. “We are excited to keep small businesses in our community. Amsterdam is a great city and we are both very excited to see our business grow in this beautiful city.”

Pine and Plaid on Main offers something for every holiday season. The store also has something for that everyday design inspiration. Large pieces of furniture, dining room tables, coffee tables, live edge tables, hutches, mud wall cabinets, barn doors, signs, cutting boards and everything for home remodeling are available. Each piece is customizable and of high quality. The shop uses three different types of Amish wood that is modified in-house for that great looking piece to make your home shine.

“Pine and Plaid on Main uses local products to incorporate into its brand,” said Montgomery County Business Development Center Executive Director Ken Rose. “They often try to support other local businesses, which makes them a great new member of the local business community in Montgomery County.”

Pine and Plaid on Main is located at 6 East Main Street in Amsterdam. You can contact them by phone at (518) 866-3576 or visit their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok @pineandplaidonmain.

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