And as of today, the cultural/business initiative known as BluePrint is, materially, just a series of Covid-safe summer events on a makeshift stage in the parking lot on the former IBM campus. But BluePrint is a vision of, and a proposal for, something much more: a kind of making good on the defaulted promise this building represents.
Woodstock area | Business
Like the Catskills themselves, the local real-estate market has its ups and downs. Right now, prices for single-family homes in Ulster County are on a strong upward slope.
If you’ve been shopping for a new or used car in the Hudson Valley recently, you may have noticed a diminished selection and higher prices. The reason is a global shortage of semiconductor chips that shows no sign of ending any time soon.
There’s a high-end artisan chocolatier in town now, enviably perched right on the edge of the Village Green, in the space that used to be a Win Morrison real estate office at 2 Old Forge Road. And the chocolates are divine. It’s only a matter of time before visitors won’t dream of leaving Woodstock without a box of EJ Bonbons tucked in their totebag.
“We wanted to use really cool apple varieties— funky, weird, wild apple varieties that we were surrounded by,” said co-founder Martin Bernstein. “Most of those orchards are totally wild or were planted by settlers way back when.”
For $30, local entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts will have an opportunity to have their startup ideas evaluated and guided by experts this July at Techstars Startup Weekend Hudson Valley.
Need some artwork to cover those barren walls? How about hard-to-find original Pyrex cookware? Or some plates to replace chipped and broken ones? The Needful Things Curated Thrift store may just be the place to look and you’d be helping a worthy cause.
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.
The Chill Cricket, a gift shop and gallery featuring paintings, artwork, photography, jewelry, woodworking and more opens in Phoenicia.
There’s an exciting new culinary enterprise underway in an old structure in Woodstock: the Millstream Tavern, which opened on April 1 in the 18th-century millhouse, most recently operated as Provisions, at the Woodstock Golf Club. A major renovation, modernizing the building’s systems while preserving its historic appeal, has been completed, and the doors are now open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday.