Personally speaking – Theresa Fall

Theresa Fall, the owner of Jar’d. (photo by Lauren Thomas)

Theresa Fall, the owner of Jar’d. (photo by Lauren Thomas)

Born and bred Paltzonian Theresa Fall has opened Jar’d, a cozy wine pub and bistro, at the Water Street Market at the gateway to the Village of New Paltz. “After being in the restaurant business for 28 years, I finally gained the courage to embark on opening my own business,” said Fall, who serves as the events coordinator for the Water Street Market. Her sister, Joan Fall, is the owner of the popular Mountain Bistro at the base of the Gunks. She said that being the events coordinator, in combination with owning her own business at the Market, is a “dream come true.”

“I love serving people — especially all the dynamic folks who make New Paltz what it is.” Jar’d has seating for 13, and during the nicer weather there will be seating outside on the porch, with gorgeous views of the Shawangunk Mountains. “It is a funky, energetic and intimate atmosphere with a fun and casual approach to wine, beer and tapas,” she said, noting that the wine and beer will all be served in Mason jars — whence the name.



What is your business?

Jar’d Wine Pub.


What is your occupation?

Bartender/owner and community event coordinator.


Where are you from originally?

New Paltz.


What makes New Paltz unique?

Its people. Its diverse community of very opinionated and dynamic folks.


What do you like about this community?

How supportive it is.


What is your favorite hangout?

Water Street Market.


Tell us something we never would have guessed about you.

I use to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before swim meets for Chief Crunchie ice creams when I was a kid.


What keeps you here?

The community.