Business
Economic stress shutters Barclay Heights McDonald’s

Economic stress shutters Barclay Heights McDonald’s

For some, the closing last weekend of the McDonald’s on Route 9W in Barclay Heights is one less place to grab a quick meal. For others, it’s the end of an era. The family-friendly McDonald’s location with the indoor children’s Playland, reportedly the first area location for the worldwide chain, shut its doors for good...
Dragon Inn developer must seek approval from Historic Review Board

Dragon Inn developer must seek approval from Historic Review Board

Brooklyn broker Jason Moskowitz has finally filed his deed of ownership for the Dragon Inn with Ulster County, according to Eyal Saad, village code enforcement officer. And in making his ownership of the fire-gutted building official, Moskowitz has been awarded a reminder from Saad that if he wants to do any work on the building...
Saugerties Holiday Inn subdivision approved

Saugerties Holiday Inn subdivision approved

A proposed hotel behind the Sunoco station on Route 32 came one step closer to reality as the town planning board of Saugerties approved a subdivision of a ten-acre hotel property from the 561-acre Winston Farm following a public hearing. The approval does not include the overall site plan, which is still under review. A public...
Saugerties stallions break new ground, get sponsorship money

Saugerties stallions break new ground, get sponsorship money

New owner Kevin Hinchey continues to follow through on his pledge to put energy and money into the collegiate-level Saugerties Stallions baseball team which had little of either in its debut season last year. On Dec. 14 the team and the town of Saugerites held a ground-breaking for a seating area with 124 seats at...
Paddle your own boat

Paddle your own boat

A new business provides kayak and paddleboard rentals and tours on the Esopus and Hudson. Gail Porter’s I Paddle NY operates out of Lynch’s Marina on Ferry St. and the old carousel building at the foot of Partition St. “It’s a great way to see the creek up close, its animals, its flora, and relax...
Sparklers will be sold in village

Sparklers will be sold in village

Village of Saugerties trustees have decided not to ban the sale of sparklers for the Fourth of July. County legislators recently approved a measure allowing the sale of sparklers in the county for July 4 and New Year’s Eve. That law went into effect on Monday, June 1. Still, towns and villages can opt to...
Business of the week: Deli-Cioso deli and bistro

Business of the week: Deli-Cioso deli and bistro

If you like Caribbean food, you’ll love Deli-Cioso deli and bistro. The front cover of the menu calls the restaurant the “home of the Cubano sandwich,” and indeed this combination of grilled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, spicy mustard and mayo leads the Deli-Cioso signatures section of the menu. It’s joined by such Caribbean specialties as...
Horse shows return to Saugerties

Horse shows return to Saugerties

Trucks and trailers making their way to Washington Ave. from the Thruway each morning. A noticeable uptick in foot traffic and patronage in village shops and restaurants. The weather is warming up. Ever since 2003, these signs have heralded the return of the horse shows to Saugerties. Dates for the first session are as follows:...
Is the mall doomed?

Is the mall doomed?

After 34 years, JC Penney, an anchor of the Hudson Valley Mall since the mall’s opening in Town of Ulster in 1981, is no more. Also gone are The Children’s Place, Deb Shops, and RadioShack, the last two victims of corporate bankruptcy. And across Route 9W, Office Depot, located in the hangar-like building that once...
Art and style on Market St.

Art and style on Market St.

Headspace Salon & Gallery, which opened last September in a storefront at 12 Market St., is not just about having your hair done. It’s also a place to check out some cutting-edge artwork, linger, relax, chat and get a respite. “People are seeking an experience,” said proprietor Heather Williams, 29. “The name of Headspace means,...
Hazards of new fortunes

Hazards of new fortunes

[portfolio_slideshow id=6597] If the perceived economic potential of a community can be determined by the amount of time it takes shuttered shops to be replaced by new ones bright with hope, then the village of Saugerties is indeed an encouraging location for would-be entrepreneurs. In many cases, shop owners that went out of business this...
A cut and a shave

A cut and a shave

The recently opened Union Shave on Partition St. is an old-fashioned barber shop, said David Kolbinski, co-owner along with brother Jake and A.J. Lewis. All the partners have cut hair locally and are bringing their experience to the business. David Kolbinski, who is the brother with whom we spoke for this article, worked at the...