Cafe Space Still Looking for Occupant

Safe Harbors of the Hudson sent out a request for proposal for a cafe space in one of their store fronts a few months back. They are requesting proposals again. It is kind of sort notice, but they are giving a due date of February 17th. See below for the press release:

Safe Harbors of the Hudson is seeking proposals from qualified restaurateurs who appreciate, understand and will enhance neighborhood culture with a healthy, reasonably-priced, fresh food cafe. Safe Harbors will work with the selected restaurateur to create their vision. Safe Harbors will contribute to certain build-out as well as offering an incentive rent structure, free local and long distance telephone service for the first year and 24/7 security.

The available space is approximately 1,500 square feet. The café is conveniently located on the ground floor with exposed brick, lots of natural light, direct access to the street and the potential for sidewalk seating. The adjoining Cornerstone Residence is home to 128 with a staff of 30, and though there is currently limited foot traffic on Broadway, there are an estimated 1,500 workers and 2,000 college students within 3 city blocks. Safe Harbors will also offer a trained workforce through our tenants in the Cornerstone Residence.

Safe Harbors of the Hudson is a unique non-profit organization whose mission is transforming lives and building communities through housing and the arts.  As part of a major redevelopment project in the City of Newburgh, Safe Harbors transformed the infamous Hotel Newburgh into attractive, well designed supportive housing, is restoring the City’s only remaining historic theater and opened the Ann Street Gallery and the Ritz Theater Lobby, creating a cultural destination on lower Broadway.  

Letters of intent detailing a restaurant concept are requested no later than Friday, February 17, 2012. Pending review, applicants will be asked to submit a formal proposal to include the following information: overall concept, business plan, financials, proposed menu, history of applicant’s business and key management biographies. Please submit letter of intent to: Lisa Silverstone, Associate Director, Safe Harbors of the Hudson, 111 Broadway Newburgh, NY 12550 or email

For more information regarding this request for proposals, call (845) 562-6940 or email Please call to schedule a site visit. Complete request for proposals with detailed information and photographs is available on our website