Lenny's Blog

  1. Taking Care of Business - Small Business Of the Year

    Taking Care of Business - Small Business Of the Year
    On the other side of the coin, Lenny's Shoe and Apparel at 285 Tom Miller Road in Plattsburgh received the chamber's 2019 Small Business of the Year Award. Owner Todd McCarthy said that location, which opened in 2013, has under 20 employees. The small company was started by McCarthy's dad, Leonard "Lenny," in 1990 when he opened the first shop...
  2. Filling Their Father's Shoes

    Filling Their Father's Shoes
    Back in the day, not so long ago, communities all over Vermont had their iconic local stores and markets, where neighbors were apt to come across each other in the aisles. Merchants stocked inventory perfectly suited to their customers. They knew how their customers’ tastes and needs differed from the mass American market. In central Vermont, hands down, that store...
  3. Maple - Vermont Gold

    Maple - Vermont Gold
    How many gallons of sap does it take to make one gallon of maple syrup? How many gallons of maple syrup did Vermont maple producers make last season? Ever been curious what it takes to get the syrup from the tree to your pancakes? A Vermont tradition that has been passed down the generations, maple, it seems, flows in the veins...
  4. Redeem Your Lenny's Loot: January 22 – February 5, 2019

    Redeem Your Lenny's Loot: January 22 – February 5, 2019
    If you shopped with us in December, we'd like to say "thank you" for supporting local businesses like Lenny's! We'd also like to remind you that you may have earned Lenny's Loot with your qualifying purchase. Check the bottom of your in-store receipt for your Lenny's Loot coupons, which range from $5 - $20. This free money can be used...
  5. Moonlight Over Sasquatch

    Moonlight Over Sasquatch
    For the second year, Lenny’s teamed up with the folks at Darn Tough Vermont to create a new, limited-edition sock for a great cause. Released in October, the 802 Sasquatch Sock received an extremely warm reception and was sold out by mid-December. This year’s design featured our much-loved Sasquatch silhouetted by a full moon and the iconic 802 stitched with...
  6. Over 1,000 Local Children Receive Holiday Cheer

    Over 1,000 Local Children Receive Holiday Cheer
    The holiday season shined brightly for over 1,000 local children as the generous community made their Christmas wishes come true. The Salvation Army teamed up with the Star 92.9 radio group, Members Advantage Community Credit Union, and Lenny's Shoe & Apparel for the annual Christmas is for Kids holiday gift drive. Through the month of December, the radio group shared...
  7. Spreading Holiday Cheer with our Furry Friends at the Humane Society of Chittenden County

    Spreading Holiday Cheer with our Furry Friends at the Humane Society of Chittenden County
    Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel donated over $800 of pet food and supplies to the Humane Society of Chittenden County today during their 8th annual donation drop off. This donation was made possible on behalf of Lenny’s generous customers through a coin-drop game. The money translated into 604 cans of dog and cat food, 181-pounds of dry food, 36-pounds of peanut...
  8. Earn Lenny's Loot: December 1-24, 2018

    Earn Lenny's Loot: December 1-24, 2018
    We're celebrating our 7th annual Lenny's Loot holiday tradition, where you earn Loot while you shop! December 1 – 24, 2018, every time you shop with us in-store and spend $25 or more, you’ll receive Lenny’s Loot coupons, ranging from $5 up to $20! Check the bottom of your receipt for your coupons. This free money can be used at...
  9. A Year with A New Online Store

    A Year with A New Online Store
    When a traditional brick and mortar store decides to open an online storefront, most would assume that it would be as easy as setting up a web presence, adding products, and voila! The reality is it takes months of planning, adjusting, re-adjusting, and finalizing. Here are five things we learned in just over a year. It’s never as easy as...
  10. Fall Activities and Foliage in Vermont

    Fall Activities and Foliage in Vermont
    Everywhere you look during fall in Vermont, there are bursts of color. The days are getting shorter and the nights longer. For most Vermonters, we know that means we need to get out and enjoy the sunshine before snow flies. We also know that there are a ton of activities that only happen this time of year that we can’t...

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