When Samantha Fagan returned to her hometown of Troy, NY, in 2012, it sparked a chain of events that rapidly led to the opening of Culinary Square, the gourmet kitchenware store she co-owns with her mother, Carolyn Fagan.
“I grew up in Troy and when I moved back home, I saw how amazing the city was becoming. It was really going in a direction that was exciting. After being back for a few years, I realized that I wanted to become a part of what made Troy so great — small, local businesses,” said Samantha Fagan.
Local Food Focused Culture Drives Sales At Culinary Square
While bigger cities such as New York, Nashville and Chicago might be known for their “foodie culture,” smaller cities and suburban towns also come alive with burgeoning food scenes of their own.
Troy, NY, home to independent gourmet retailer Culinary Square, is one of them. According to co-owners Samantha and Carolyn Fagan, Troy has a booming restaurant scene, as well as residents with a love of all things food and drink, has been a boon to business.
Culinary Square Marks One Year In Business
Troy, NY-based Culinary Square is celebrating one year in business. The store opened on April 19, 2016 and is owned by mother-daughter duo, Sam and Carolyn Fagan.