Local Merchants Shine, in GVCCC’s ‘It’s Time for Chelsea’ Campaign

Chelsea Community News is proud of our content partner, the Greenwich Village – Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), for their tireless dedication to small businesses, old and new alike. As we emerge from the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic era, campaigns like the one you’re about to read about are more important than ever, in terms of building awareness and encouraging us to shop local. Below, find the essential information on the campaign, as written by the GVCCC–and keep checking out our “Support Small Businesses” section for new feature stories on some of the participants in the It’s Time for Chelsea campaign.

Celebrate and support local Chelsea businesses this fall as the Greenwich Village – Chelsea Chamber of Commerce hosts It’s Time for Chelsea from October 15th to November 15th. Local businesses will be offering special promotions and deals to get you into their shops. Visit and post about our partners to enter and win some fabulous prizes. Follow our Instagram account @itstimeforchelsea for daily updates on giveaways and prizes. The more you visit, shop, dine, and post on social media, the more chances you have at winning! Visit any of the businesses listed below, snap a picture and tag @itstimeforchelsea and the corresponding business to enter our raffle. Did you purchase something? Snap a picture of the receipt DM it to us (or send via Chat on this website) and you get even more entries!

192 Books – 192 10th Ave.

Blender Workspace – 135 Madison Ave., 8th Floor

Blick Art Materials 23rd Street – 237 W. 23rd St.

Cafe Grumpy – 224 W. 20th St.

Chelsea Market Baskets – 75 9th Ave.*

Chelsea Dental – 235 W. 14th St.

Chelsea Dental Studio – 420 W. 23rd St.

Counter & Bodega – 216 7th Ave.

Damselfly Flowers –  75 9th Ave.*

Down to Earth Farmers Markets – 23rd St. & 9th Ave. (Market held on Saturdays, 9am-3pm)

Escape Virtuality –  130 W. 29th St.

Feeling Great Cleansing – 231 W. 21st St. #B (Sorry no walk-ins; by appointment only.)

Filaga Pizzeria – 75 9th Ave.

Fonda – 189 9th Ave.

Galleria Ca’ d’Oro – 179 10th Ave.

Garber Hardware – 207A 9th Ave.

INA – 207 W. 18th St.

JoAnne Artman Gallery – 511 W. 22nd St.

L’Arte del Gelato – 75 9th Ave.*

Landmark Wine & Spirits, Inc. – 167 W. 23rd St.

Lasagna Chelsea Restaurant – 196 8th Ave.

Li-Lac Chocolates – 75 9th Ave.*

Lobster Place – 75 9th Ave.*

Neighborhood Goods – 75 9th Ave.*

Nestapple – 444 W. 19th St.

New London Pharmacy – 246 8th Ave.

Pastai – 180 9th Ave.

Paula Taylor Psychic – 130 W. 15th St.

Qanoon – 180 9th Ave.

Seed + Mill – 409 W. 15th St.

Sohung Designs – 325 1/2 W. 16th St.

The Chelsea Bell – 316 8th Ave.

The Practice Room – 205 10th Ave.

Towne House Grooming – 288 8th Ave.

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*Inside the Chelsea Market

*Raffle winners will be announced at the end of the campaign.

To Be Announced at the end of the campaign (Nov. 15), winners will receive one of the following amazing prizes:

         1st Prize: $700 in Gift Cards

        2nd Prize: $300 in Gift Cards

        3rd Prize: $100 in Gift Cards

(Winners can choose at which participating stores to use their prizes)


Chelsea Market is considered one of the greatest indoor food and retail marketplaces in the world today and is located in the heart of NYC”s Meatpacking District. When you think of Chelsea, New York, you think of Chelsea Market. Some of our participating businesses can be found at this iconic culinary destination. We are more that honored to have them as one of our sponsors.

NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson | In Council District 3, Corey Johnson has brought people together to achieve many long-sought community goals, including the creation of the first new public park in East Chelsea in decades, the creation and preservation of thousands of units of affordable housing and the saving of Hartley House, a 121-year-old community services center. He believes elected officials should always be fighting to do the most good for the people who need it most, and will never stop working to make life better for all New Yorkers. Thank you for being a sponsor and an advocate for the community.

ABOUT THE CHAMBER | Since 1949, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce has served as the leading voice of businesses in their communities. The Chamber is actively involved in promoting a business climate that encourages growth and prosperity, ensuring the future vitality of their world famous neighborhoods. The GVCCC focuses on diverse areas such as government policy, small business concerns, economic development and tourism promotion in Greenwich Village, Chelsea, SoHo, NoHo, Flatiron, Union Square, and East Village.​

What started out as a few dozen businesses banding together, has now grown into an organization with hundreds of members. Membership ranges from sole proprietorships to major institutions and organizations. Their diversity is one of their greatest assets, providing participants with unique opportunities and a strong voice from which to address business issues. The Chamber also offers numerous benefits and services including networking opportunities, business and educational seminars, government advocacy, marketing and promotional campaigns and much more.

​​Highlighting their neighborhoods, promoting commerce and enhancing the quality of life in their neighborhoods are top priorities. The Chamber is here to help businesses in the community succeed!

Click here to register as a GVCCC member


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