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A year like no other in local real-estate

A year like no other in local real-estate

Prices of single-family residential real estate in Ulster County took a big leap upward in 2020, increasing in value close to 13 percent. But new figures not yet released by the industry show that prices in 2021 blew the proverbial doors off 2020. According to data available from Ulster County’s Multiple Listing Service, the median price of sold single-family homes increased from $290,000 in 2020 to $349,000 in 2021, a jump of 20 percent.

The Colony makes its case to Woodstock’s planning board

The Colony makes its case to Woodstock’s planning board

Woodstock’s planning board is willing to give The Colony beer garden on Rock City Road another chance at lowering the sound level of its music. A new proposal from the owners will offer to feature bands whose sounds don’t carry through the hills and valleys of the town famous for its music. Colony co-owner Alexia Howard also floated the idea of an agreement on hours, sound level and type of music

Hurley planners reject Dunkin’ drive-thru application

Hurley planners reject Dunkin’ drive-thru application

The Hurley Planning Board unanimously denied an application for a Dunkin’ drive-thru at the intersection of Routes 28 and 375, citing numerous traffic safety issues, on Monday, January 10. The Dunkin’ was proposed for the Northwest corner on a lot owned by Virginia Barthel that formerly housed her Booked by Barthel agency and an Allstate insurance office.

Aid Tibet Thrift Store reopens in roomier digs

Aid Tibet Thrift Store reopens in roomier digs

The Aid Tibet Thrift Store, which for ten years was housed in the basement of the 875 Route 28 headquarters of the Tibetan Center, a project of Tibetan Charities, Inc. The Tibetan Center’s programs include meditation classes, teachings on Tibetan Buddhism, talks on selected topics, musical and other performances and film screenings.

Phoenicia getting a new pharmacy

Phoenicia getting a new pharmacy

In 2014, when the 64-year-old Phoenicia Pharmacy was put on the market, pharmacist Ed Ullman attempted to buy the building and take on the business built by Marty Millman over the course of more than three decades. Unable to obtain financing for the renovation required, Ullman opened a shop in Tannersville, Wellness Rx, which offers prescriptions, traditional medical products, and natural remedies. The Phoenicia Pharmacy closed in 2016 and later became Phoenicia Arts and Antiques.

Site plan revisions sought for Colony Woodstock

Site plan revisions sought for Colony Woodstock

Since an emergency order allowing spaces for outdoor gatherings has expired, establishments now must obtain site plan approval if they want to make changes permanent. Colony Woodstock presented updates to its site plan earlier this month to make its beer garden permanent. Nicholas Ballinger, owner of Early Terrible, a bar, and Mud Club, a bagel shop, both at 43-45 Mill Hill Road, presented his plans at the October 21 Woodstock Planning Board meeting.