We tend to associate abbeys and monasteries in medieval Europe with contemplation and learning. But historically, they were also one of the main sources of wine and beer, which were promoted as safer alternatives to dubious local water sources, especially during times of plague.
New Paltz area | Business
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After a year of plastic cups, distanced tables and takeout specials, restaurants are finally able to return to near-normal service just in time for summer tourist season. Customers are ready. Restaurant owners are ready. But servers and cooks are not.
It’s as if someone hit the “reset” button along a stretch of the north side of Main Street in the village: three new eateries will have their doors opened by early June, if all goes according to plan. They are: Green Bar, Apizza, and Burger Box.
“I think that many people are trying to take their health and wellbeing into their own hands, and we’re providing tools that can help them do that,” said owner Dana Cooper.
“Friendship, Loyalty, Love” was the motto of Murphy’s Restaurant and Pub, and all three were on ample display when the venerable New Paltz watering hole had its final day of operation on Sunday, April 18.
Like so many of us one year ago, Leann VanDerHeyden was forced to reinvent her life when Covid-19 came around.
The former location of Murphy’s is being transformed.
This town of many coffeeshops has long lacked a place downtown where tea aficionados can buy their favorite loose teas in bulk. To fill the gap, the Ridge Tea and Spice Shop opened its doors on Saturday, March 27, and word is already getting around.
Garvan McCloskey, owner of Garvan’s Gastropub on Huguenot Street, is looking to make some changes to settle in for the outdoor dining that could be becoming the norm. McCloskey would like to erect a 12-by-10-foot shed outside that will be used for storing of furniture and other items so that servers don’t always need to walk all the way back inside to get everything ready for the next diners. The application also includes a request to extend the right to have outdoor dining that came as an emergency pandemic authorization, and also a proposal to build a 256-square-foot deck for Maggie Mae’s, the eatery that has replaced Upstairs on 9 at the site.