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Main district in Corning

The Gaffer district is the main drag in Corning. Charming, walkable with many restaurants, artist... read more

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Lewiston, New York
Something for everyone

The Gaffer District has something for everyone, whether it be shopping, dinning, going to the... read more

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“market street”(31 reviews)
“antique shops”(16 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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114 Pine St, Suite 202, Corning, NY 14830-2654
+1 607-937-6292
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 November 2014

With lots of specialty stores and charm, the Gaffer District is a fun place to "hang out". Add the Corning Museum of Glass, Rockwell Museum of Western Art the Benjamin Patterson Inn, local Finger Lakes, and very scenic areas, a visit to the Gaffer District...More

5  Thank Bills2018
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 March 2015

There are several, several places to shop along Market street however, they are SOOOOO over priced on MANY things that it is almost ridiculous! Some of the eaterys are fine.. But most of it is just not worth the price!

2  Thank Barbara S
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All reviews market street antique shops several blocks corning museum of glass great area to walk historic downtown spend an afternoon hand foot van heusen rockwell museum pedestrian bridge both sides main st clock tower walk around visiting corning few hours
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Reviewed yesterday

The Gaffer district is the main drag in Corning. Charming, walkable with many restaurants, artist shops and services.

Thank pollysci79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the name given to the shops and storefronts on Market Street. There are some interesting restaurants (pretty much the only places to eat in Corning) but the shopping is terrible. Do if you have time (the free shuttle takes you right there) but...More

Thank moorejjbb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gaffer District has something for everyone, whether it be shopping, dinning, going to the movies or just browsing. On a warm sunny day walking the district is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

1  Thank 860Vetman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can take the shuttle from the Corning Glass Museum or the visitors center and stop here. No need to worry about parking. On a nice day it's a great walk. Lots of resturants and gift shops. There are also other glass studios along the...More

1  Thank 770MCP
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Explored the Gaffer District after the Wineglass Marathon and found quite a few great places to dine and shops to visit. Parking right close by and a quick walk to the Corning Museum.

Thank michaeldsikora
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Small towns are having a hard time with the small businesses. It was a little disappointing as there are many stores vacant. However we found the people to be very nice and friendly.

Thank dennis l
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Visiting this shopping area is more like going Back to the Future than to a mall. There are many good old fashioned shops, some more upscale designer stores and several outlet locations. If you visit the Corning Museum of Glass, it is a stop on...More

3  Thank GettinOn
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Interesting historic neighborhood with shops and restaurants. Interesting architecture and nice ambiance. We relaxed for a while on a couch at the Chamber of Commerce office which is open to the public and has public restrooms.

1  Thank 179cynthiaf
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Corning was once the epitome of a company town and Main St was filled with workman's bars and shops where craftsmen cut the glass from blanks made by the Corning factory. Now it is all trendy shops, antique shops and fine restaurants. Worth the mile...More

Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Here on September weekend, weather was pleasant and the area has many choices for dining and shopping. The benches along the street face the shops instead of the street, which was a little unusual for those who like to people watch and the overall activity....More

Thank Kevin K
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30 April 2016|
Response from kmehl | Reviewed this property |
The Gaffer District is a section of Corning with restaurants and shops in restored buildings.