In 1963 Alfred Sports Center was founded by the Curran family of Alfred, NY. The Sports Center began as a ski and sporting goods shop providing goods and services to the surrounding area. The Currans also owned and operated Happy Valley Ski Center, a small ski hill in Alfred. In 1980 Alfred Sports Center purchased screen printing and vinyl cutting equipment and began providing the community with team uniforms, custom t-shirts, fraternity and sorority shirts, professional wear and more. With this foundation, the Curran family has been an essential part of the Alfred area small business community for over half a century. In October of 2009, the Alfred Sports Center building located at 3 Main St was tragically lost in a structure fire. The entire sporting good inventory as well as the original screen printing and vinyl cutting equipment was destroyed in the fire. On June 1st, 2010, with the help of the local community, friends, and family, The Currans were able to re-establish their business just down the road at its current location at 43 North Main St.. With the sporting good inventory gone, Alfred Sports Center began concentrating on screen printing, vinyl cutting and promotional products. With this change in its main focus, the Alfred Sports Center began to transition its name to HotSilk Screen Printing. Over the years The Curran family have established two more small businesses located with HotSilk at 43 N. Main St.. Gallery 2 is a local artist co-op gallery featuring the diverse and locally made arts and crafts of over 50 different artisans. The businesses also share their space with Phil's Frames, a full service and professional framing shop that specializes in customization.
Here at HotSilk we specialize in a variety of professional and promotional products including custom apparel, team uniforms, signs, banners, decals and more! HotSilk is proud to be a local family owned business serving Alfred, NY and the surrounding area for over 50 years. Come see us in our historic building at 43 North Main St. We can't wait to see you there!