The engineer from McDonald’s may have thought the renovation of its New Paltz franchise would be a simple process. But planners have asked for parking lot connections and a design that would fit in with the community’s aesthetic. “New Paltz is not a strip,” said one planner. “We want New Paltz to be its own brand.”
Ulster Commons is a 14.66-acre property with six lots along Ulster Avenue, five of which are already developed; the hotel would be built on the sixth lot. Already at Ulster Commons are a CareMount Medical building, a branch of Ulster Savings Bank, a recently opened Smoothie King, a Tractor Supply Co. store and a vacant fast food restaurant building that was briefly a Hardee’s.
After being without a movie theater since last August, the Hudson Valley Mall will once again host Friday-night movies. Here’s what’s showing.
What could be the community’s next big land use battle has emerged in the past week as news appeared that The Lodge at Woodstock, featured on TV as one of the nation’s worst hotels just five years ago, sold March 13 for $2.8 million to an international “Lifestyle, Travel and Hospitality Platform” that’s become one of the hottest international real estate ventures since being formed in Central America 11 years ago.
As the city’s planning board is working to decide just how extensive the environmental review for the Kingstonian should be, an engineer for the developers of the site said this week he believes his bosses will pull the plug on the $53 million proposed residential, commercial and parking project if planners demand they produce a full environmental impact statement.
Don and Judy Tallerman say they decided to open CoWork Kingston because they saw a gap in the market. So much of Kingston’s population is young and entrepreneurial, and yet have no place to work with people like themselves.
Tasting some unfamiliar cheeses at your favorite deli or wines at your neighborhood liquor store are all well and good; but where do you get to slosh together samples of flavor-infused oils and vinegars to see how different combinations work together? In New Paltz, those in the know will point you to Scarborough Fare Fine Olive Oils & Gourmet Specialties, the North Front Street emporium for serious salad-makers. Only now, they’ll have to point slightly to the south: As of April 1, Scarborough Fare has moved across the street to #15.
The wait is almost over: According to a representative of Owosso, Michigan-based Neighborhood Cinema Group, the new luxury seating cinema at the Hudson Valley Mall will open for business on Friday, April 19.
Ellie Leffler, a lithe pre-teen with wild curly brown hair, moves with poise and distinction beyond that of the typical 12-year-old. Running through a “kata” — a Japanese word for a choreographed series of blocks and offensive movements — her form is perfect and her mind, it appears, is blank or elsewhere. She exemplifies “mushin,” a Japanese word for “no mind” that describes the ideal, reflexive way in which a kata is performed once it has been rooted in a student’s muscle memory.
It was a model that seemed to fit the disparate values of New Paltz residents: a dollar store run specifically to provide jobs for disabled individuals who often struggle to find employment, despite being qualified. It addresses both cost-conscious concerns and the desire to help people with a disadvantage to get a leg up. Unfortunately, Just-a-Buck has resulted in a loss on the books of Ulster-Greene ARC ever since it was opened in 2014, and that’s a loss which has been determined not sustainable.