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November 2, 2013

Print, design shop open in ex-Bresee's building

The Daily Star

---- — Kari Pollock, the owner of Printigree, wants you to know that her business is housed in Klugo Parkside Place. But she doesn’t expect you to remember it right away.

“Everyone still calls it the Bresee’s building,” noted Pollock.

Pollock’s graphic design and printing business had a soft opening when the ribbon was cut on the renovated former department store Oct. 15. The business offers “all your basic consumer printing,” Pollock said, including business cards, newsletters, brochures and any other small business printing needs, as well as graphic design services.

“The graphic design aspect can be as small as image correcting, to as large as logo branding,” said Pollock.

While two-dimensional designs are Printigree’s specialty now, Pollock said she hopes to add another dimension — literally — to her business soon.

“3D printing is step two,” Pollock said. “A lot of architects and designers like to print out prototypes and artists print 3D moulders.”

Pollock’s business, in a nut-shell, “does high-quality printing and graphic design,” said Pollock. “We do all your basic consumer printing,” she stated. “We specialize in local business.”

When asked why she chose to start a printing and graphic art business, she quickly responded that digital art is her passion.

“Every graphic artist knows you need to know a lot about printing,” she said. “That’s how you make your art real.”

Pollock spoke fondly of the reception her business has received thus far from the community.

“We have about four to five people a day come in,” said Pollack. “It is very encouraging.”

Printigree is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Nov. 15.


The Delaware County Industrial Development Agency recently completed a building renovation project to attract a new business into the Industrial Park in Sidney. Cobalt Packaging LLC, a woman-owned, full service contract packaging company that specializes in complete project management, has moved into the building at 8 Winkler Road.

Formerly home to AJS and Viking Distribution, the site was purchased by the Delaware County Industrial Development Agency in 2010. As a result of a $160,000 investment by the IDA in a variety of renovations, including the installation of a second loading dock, the building now provides space for Cobalt’s packaging and fulfillment operations, and warehouse space for Huff Ice Cream.

Cobalt was founded in Rochester in 2009 by Kim Crandell-Ashworth. According to a media release, the new facility will allow for the on-site processing and fulfillment of promotional packing orders for a growing customer base. The company expects to add about 20 jobs over the next two years.

The increased processing capabilities are anticipated to result in the creation of approximately 20 jobs over the first two years of operation.

Sidney Village Mayor Andy Matviak hailed the development, noting that, “Anytime we can bring new job opportunities to our residents it’s exciting.

“John Redente, the village’s economic development official, played a key role in initially approaching Cobalt and facilitating an introduction with Delaware County Economic Development and the IDA.” Matviak added.

For more information about the IDA, visit the County’s Economic Development website at, call 746-8595, email or find the IDA on Facebook at


The third beer in a series of “Game of Thrones”-inspired brews is being crafted with rye and spelt wheat to evoke the nomadic character of the Dothraki people, according to a media release from Brewery Ommegang.

The Cooperstown brewery has partnered with HBO to produce the themed beers, each of which is inspired by different characters on the popular fantasy drama series, which is set in an imaginary world similar to medieval Europe. Fire and Blood Red Ale, inspired by House Targaryen and its dragons, will be released in spring in advance of the debut of the fourth season of the show.

According to the release, the red ale is brewed with pilsner, spelt, rye, and other specialty malts. It’s hopped with Styrian Golding and German Tettnang hops and spiced with ancho chilies. Aromas include ripe fruit, raisins, slight spice and malt, with a slight floral, spicy hop character.

“Once again, we really worked hard to ensure the beer tied nicely into the themes of the show,” Brewery Ommegang Brewmaster Phil Leinhart said in the release. “Obviously the use of ancho chilies pays homage to the dragons, but the use of rye and Spelt wheat links back to the Dothraki people that Daenerys is leading — they are nomads of the plains and these are the grains that would be well at home there.”

The beer is expected to retail for $8.50 per bottle. A specific release date has not yet been announced.