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Loretta Thayer at her hamburger place, the Silver Leaf. Photo: Julie Grant
Loretta Thayer at her hamburger place, the Silver Leaf. Photo: Julie Grant

A safe haven, and homemade pie, at the Silver Leaf

North Country highways are full of diners, cafes, and coffee shops. The sign on the Silver Leaf in DeKalb Junction calls it a diner. But owner Loretta Thayer says it's really a hamburger joint.

She decided to open the place after the September 11th attacks. Thayer is 80 now, and the place is still running.  Go to full article
Ken Hebb in the future space of the St. Lawrence Brewing Company. Photo: David Sommerstein
Ken Hebb in the future space of the St. Lawrence Brewing Company. Photo: David Sommerstein

Canton's first microbrewery prepares to set up shop

Like Governor Cuomo at his beer, wine, and liquor summit Wednesday in Albany, a pair of Canton entrepreneurs is hoping craft beer sales will provide an economic lift.

Ken and Katrina Hebb, owners of the Blackbird Cafe in Canton, are starting St. Lawrence County's first microbrewery. The St. Lawrence Brewing Company is leasing space in a new industrial building in Canton. They're ready to start moving in next week and hope to start selling beer by St. Patrick's Day.

Ken Hebb gave David Sommerstein a tour.  Go to full article
Jeremy Morrow works at his shop in Canton.
Jeremy Morrow works at his shop in Canton.

Framemaker business means good, steady work

Continuing our occasional series on North Country entrepreneurs, we talk with Jeremy Morrow. Morrow owns the Harvest House framing shop on Main Street in Canton.

He's had a couple locations in the last few years: his shop was in a restaurant that closed down, and now he's on the second floor of a building that doesn't get much walk-by traffic. Although he says he's tried advertising, he gets most of his business from word-of-mouth.  Go to full article

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