Bacchus experiments its way into 41st year

Bacchus Restaurant is another New Paltz tavern with a surprising amount of history behind it. Now celebrating its 41st anniversary in business, Bacchus sits in a building that struggled to find a long-term use for years -- that is, until Wayne Bradford moved in and named his establishment after the Greek god of wine and partying.


Early days: Leading to the current structure

The brick building at 4 South Chestnut Street is a second attempt. Back in 1891, a smaller building occupied the site. It housed A.C. Yeaple’s barber shop and shoe repair store. That . . .

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