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Lots to See, Lots to Choose From

Visiting this shopping area is more like going Back to the Future than to a mall. There are many... read more

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GettinOn
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New York, NY
Quaint St with Trendy Restaurants & Bars.

Corning was once the epitome of a company town and Main St was filled with workman's bars and shops... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Forest-Hills-Cynic
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New York City, New York
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114 Pine St, Suite 202, Corning, NY 14830-2654
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank GettinOn
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to visit and so clean. Its almost like a movie set. Beautiful surroundings Found a lovely little cafe and had Pumpkin Pie (a must in the US) and fresh coffee, just what we needed after the long walk around the museum of...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can walk from the Corning Museum of Glass or take the free bus that runs every 15-20 minutes on a four stop loop, if it is a fine day: walk. This is the heart of retail Corning and it is fine, open and friendly....More

1  Thank Prepcook
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Hand + Foot and then walked Market Street from end to end. It has some great shops and restaurants and we enjoyed the live music at Centerway Square. I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank ydnab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The historic district is a must - visit...and is dotted with a good bunch of great restaurants and antique shops..

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit the Gaffer District before going to the Corning Museum of Glass. There is a free shuttle which will take you there from the Museum’s parking lot. The Gaffer district is a small area with lots of really agencies, shops, and places...More

1  Thank cathtravels2018
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We were in the area to visit the Corning Museum of Glass. We stayed in Painted Post and when we were looking for a place to eat Friday night most of them seemed to be in the Market Street area. We ended up having all...More

Thank Weims319
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The Gaffer District is a section of Corning with restaurants and shops in restored buildings.
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