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Mixed holiday for businesses

Some thrive, others get by this Easter

John Cook of Troy and Samantha Wirth of Rensselaer browse a selection of chocolate Easter Bunnies at Krause's Homemade Candy on Central Avenue in Albany Saturday afternoon.
Photographer: Barry Sloan
John Cook of Troy and Samantha Wirth of Rensselaer browse a selection of chocolate Easter Bunnies at Krause's Homemade Candy on Central Avenue in Albany Saturday afternoon.
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Easter business has been up for Perreca’s Bakery on North Jay Street in Schenectady, but manager Maria Perreca Papa attributes the sales more to cupcakes and Facebook than holiday tradition. Papa said Perreca’s new cupcakes have outsold other Easter favorites like Easter bread, a frosted sweet bread also called panettone, containing raisins and dates, and Easter pies, which contain ham, ricotta or rice. She said the down economy has caused her business to innovate with ...


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ella
April 12, 2009
8:29 a.m.

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I am glad that some businesses are doing well.
I hope they remember that 72% of the children in Schenectady are on free or reduced lunch and help them.

RCordone
April 12, 2009
9:26 p.m.

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Ella, I hope you remember that these businesses and their patrons also help pay for those lunches through their taxes.

Saturday I stopped first at Brueggers on upper Union and spent about $12. Next I went to Perreca's and spent just over $20 and then on to The Open Door Bookstore where I spent $23 and then back up the hill to the Price Chopper on Eastern Ave where I spent about $60.

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