The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, Ulster County Tourism and representatives from both Ulster and Dutchess counties were on hand for a special ceremony June 1. The Turk family was presented with multiple plaques, as well as a proclamation from Ulster County Legislator Herb Litts commending Rocking Horse Ranch on 60 years of serving guests and the local community.
Village officials believe the new owner of 19-century mansion that has stood vacant since the early 90s is serious about fixing it up. “In the past, people were buying [the property] just to try to flip it,” said trustee Terry Parisian. “No one really had any solid plans.”
“We look forward to working with [Congressman Faso] in the future,” said business owner Tony Montano. “He’s been a strong supporter of the industry.”
“My vision for this place is to walk in and be able to pretend I’m in a cafeteria at a 1985 roller rink,” says Lou Milano about his newly-opened Boombox Kitchen and Bar on Main Street.
The proposal is to build a new store and breakfast/lunch spot where the Lake Hill General Store, popularly known in its last incarnation as Murphy’s, once stood at the corner of Mink Hollow Road and Route 212 in Woodstock.
The Woodstock store is making use of the former Rite Aid space. “There’ll be a bigger and better produce section, and we’ll be setting up a new coffee and juice bar over the summer.”
Parts made and shipped from the LoDolce Machine Company in Malden can be found on New York subway trains, in dental x-ray machines, on F-22 fighter planes, on trains throughout the country, and in IBM brackets used around the globe.
Glo Spa has taken over the former Riverrock building on Ricks Road in Woodstock and will be offering an abundance of services from massages to saunas to beauty treatments.
Longtime Glasco resident and mobile barbecue purveyor Desi Dutcher has expanded his operation from catering gigs and a parked food truck in the Twin Maples area of Saugerties to a permanent storefront on Route 9W.
Public hearings that involve business projects before the Woodstock planning board tend to get feisty when they involve the changing hamlet’s residential neighborhoods.