In recent decades, Gardiner has become a hotbed for herds of grass-fed beef cattle — including Brookside, Brykill, Four Winds, Full Moon and Kiernan Farms — supplying the region’s restaurants with prime chemical-free meats. A few farms also raise pigs or goats organically. But sheep raised that way for milk and meat, rather than for wool, are a rarer find.
“Surround yourself with smart people, remove obstacles, and get out of the way,” says Christopher Short. The new executive director of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce is describing his own hands-off type of leadership style, but his concept applies just as well to local entrepreneurs seeking guidance from the Chamber on how to build their businesses.
Sad news for Gardinerites: The era of “Lobster All Day, Every Day” in the hamlet is done.
For fashion lovers who want to honor that human beings are behind the clothes we wear and wear clothes that deserve respect, Caroline Brevetti of New Paltz has opened up Conscious Co. Boutique on North Front Street in Kingston. Her goal — establish an ethical and sustainable marketplace for everyone.
The owner’s vision is “a neighborhood French bistro,” the type of place to meet friends for lunch or go solo for coffee and croissant but equally suitable for a romantic dinner.
After 39 years in the Grandia family, the beloved Rt. 28 bakery/diner will change hands.
Entrepreneurial ventures can take a while to get off the ground. But when Melissa and Andy Peck launched Peck’s Pickled Peppers at last month’s Gardiner Day, they sold a case of their product before the event even began.
Mike Anello has 42 plus years of great stories about his time at Woodstock Garage, which he and partner/brother-in-law Anthony Tampone are looking to sell.
“Sleeps up to 18. Right next to our brand-new sports courts & pedal kart track, Cindy Bear’s Palace is a fantastic option for a large family getaway! Live life in luxury for a great vacation! Starting at $520/night.” So reads the Lazy River Resorts, LLC website’s pitch for rental of the most capacious (and costly) option for overnight accommodation at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp in Gardiner. Trouble is, the building at 46 Bevier Road lies on a separate parcel from the rest of the campgrounds and hasn’t been approved for such use by the town.
For years the New Paltz-based CareMount Medical office was located at a small, cozy office in the Village, just off the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and within walking distance of several downtown shops. The problem, according to CareMount officials and the office staff, was that there was no room to expand in the 2,100-square-foot site, and very little parking for their patients.