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RELEASE: Pine and Plaid on Main Named Montgomery County’s December Small Business Of The Month

Contact: Andrew Santillo, (518) 853-8334

Handmade Furniture & Home Décor Store Building Upon Its Brand In Amsterdam

FONDA – Pine and Plaid on Main just celebrated its two-year anniversary. The handmade furniture and custom home décor shop opened in September 2020, with a great deal of success. The store already needed a larger space, moving next door one year into operation, and they continue to come up with creative ideas such as their sign & sip evenings, where customers can spend the evening with friends having an artistic night out.

Pine and Plaid on Main has been selected as Montgomery County’s December Small Business of the Month by County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort and the Montgomery County Business Development Center because of its quality, creativity and emergence as a strong local business in the county.

“Pine and Plaid on Main is a terrific store and a developing brand with very high-quality items,” Montgomery County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort said. “By bringing its style to Amsterdam and the county, Pine and Plaid on Main is bringing customers into the area for their products and I look forward to how they will continue to grow.”

Co-owners Amie Santiago and Richard Aldi, have combined their love for creativity and design — Amie’s updated farmhouse look and her brother, Rich’s, handcrafted wood work to make this business unique and flourish. Pine and Plaid on Main also features a little something for everyone, as they have not substituted any of the quality for their more affordable items that are available in the store as well.

“Having a business in our hometown, where we were born and raised, is very special to us,” Santiago said. “We are excited to keep small businesses in our community. Amsterdam is a great city and we are both very excited to see our business grow in the wonderful city.”

Pine and Plaid on Main offers something for each and every holiday season. The store also has something for that every day design inspiration. There are large pieces of furniture available, dining room tables, coffee tables, live edge tables, hutches, mud room wall closets, barn doors, signs, cutting boards and everything for that home remodel. Each piece is customizable and very high quality. The shop uses three different kinds of Amish wood that is modified in-house for that great looking piece to make your home shine.

“Pine and Plaid on Main utilizes locally sourced products to incorporate into their brand,” Montgomery County Business Development Center CEO Ken Rose said. “They are often trying to support other local businesses, which makes them a great new member to the local business community in Montgomery County.”

Pine and Plaid on Main is located on 6 East Main Street, in Amsterdam. You can contact them by phone at (518) 866-3576 or visit their website at You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok @pineandplaidonmain.

The small business of the month initiative recognizes local Montgomery County businesses that are making a difference in the community. Anyone wishing to nominate a deserving small business for recognition next month should contact the Montgomery County Business Development Center at 518-853-8334 or email with a brief note about the positive impact the company is making on the community. Nominations can also be submitted by sharing a post and tagging the business on the Business Development Center’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.


Montgomery County Business Development Center (MCBDC) provides professional economic development assistance to businesses interested in expanding or relocating to Montgomery County. It offers real estate solutions, financial assistance and incentives, as well as business development and technical assistance. MCBDC acts as the county’s Department of Economic Development, & Planning, the Industrial Development Agency, and Capital Resource Corporation. To learn more visit

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