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The hunt for restaurant workers

The hunt for restaurant workers

Like many businesses across the country, Ulster County restaurants cannot hire enough servers and kitchen staff to maintain their hours. Coming out of the pandemic, the food industry may be irrevocably transformed, with fewer, perhaps better paid workers, higher prices and fewer dining out options.

Rosendale’s Red Brick Tavern reopens as Santa Fe Burger Bar, with expanded patio

Rosendale’s Red Brick Tavern reopens as Santa Fe Burger Bar, with expanded patio

Rosendale’s Red Brick Tavern has reopened as Santa Fe Burger Bar, under the day-to-day operational leadership of Roxana Guerra, a longtime manager at the Santa Fe Kingston branch. New owners, Annie and Jimmy Demosthenes and David Weiss, have put their own brand on the place. It’s not the same Mexican food as the Santa Fe chain, the menu features craft burgers, craft beers and fancy milkshakes.

Progress of long anticipated Williams Lake project grinds on

Progress of long anticipated Williams Lake project grinds on

With three lakes and miles of trails — ideal for summer hiking and biking as well as cross-country skiing — Hudson River Valley Resorts saw a magnet for monied New Yorkers, less than two hours from Manhattan. The company would tear down the shabby, 1950s-era lodgings, put up a grand new hotel and spa and surround them with townhouses and private homes. Unfortunately for locals, a beach club was not in their plans — at least not for the foreseeable future.