12/06/16 7:30am


Infinity Lounge has been open on Liberty Street since the summer. Apologizes for just now giving notice of this. Many of us refer to 102 Liberty Street as the old Moo & Oink space. It was a gourmet food market that opened in 2008 and barely lasted a year. Since then, the storefront has been vacant. It is quite a large space on the east side of Liberty Street where there aren’t many commercial spaces compared to the west side. Naturally everyone was curious what would end up moving in. Infinity Lounge caters to the Mexican palate and from what I have seen, it’s open in the afternoons till late at night.

The lounge doubles as a venue for private events. I’ve heard of some pretty lavish affairs being held here. Everything from weddings to baby showers.  You will have to contact them for rates. See their Facebook  page for photos and details.

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11/02/16 7:30am


The three month pop-up shop Chime-In is over and now a new fashion boutique called Cream will be moving into 188 Liberty Street. Judging by their Instagram feed, Cream will be carrying high end name brands. To find out more, you can attend their ribbon cutting this Saturday, November 5th at 11am – 12:00pm. They are also hiring. They are looking for a part time sales associate who is reliable, fashion savvy, great with people, and available to work Thursdays and Fridays. If this is for you email creamnewburgh@gmail.com.

10/31/16 12:33pm


Sometimes when one business closes, it opens the way for a new one to come in. So is the case at 71 Liberty Street. Seoul Kitchen has closed their doors in Beacon, and has now made their way to Newburgh. Korean cuisine is hard to come by in the Hudson Valley, so it is particularly special that owner, Hee Won Marshall would choose to relocate her restaurant in Newburgh. She is a joyful woman, full of smiles and laughter as I caught a few seconds of her time as she was moving in. Hee Won is making friends quickly, already becoming friendly with the owners of the new Calabash restaurant next door. They have all started to bond and depend on each other. The restaurant should open hopefully in November. It will be open for lunch and dinner. You can read all about her story in this Hudson Valley Magazine article.

If this excites you, make sure to visit Seoul Kitchen when it opens, 71 Liberty Street, Newburgh.



08/17/16 7:30am


The new hardware store in Newburgh is probably the most talked about and mentioned new business in the city. Hales Hardware is located at 199 Broadway in between City Terrace and William Street. All over social media everyone is saying “finally I don’t have to drive all the way to Home Depot!”

In a city with the second largest historic district in NY State, these buildings need a lot of repairs. Hales carries everything for the weekend warrior or contractor. And, they carry plenty that is not in the store. On their soon to be launched website, you’ll be able to order things online and pick them up from the store.


Uncle and niece, Mel and Tracey. They are new to Newburgh having moved two years ago from Harlem and Brooklyn respectively. Tracey loves living in Newburgh, and her witty uncle seems to fit right in.

Support local businesses because they support Newburgh. Keep your dollars local! We are so excited for Hales Hardware!




08/08/16 11:30am


There’s new retail on Liberty Street, a letterpress shop from Newburgh’s own RagHaus by Markus Hartel. It is located at 133 Liberty Street, right in the middle of all the development happening by Washington’s Headquarters. Right across the street is the Juice Headquarters which, recently announced they will be open 7 days a week, 10am-8pm. Markus creates cheeky cards and apparel. You can find his coasters at the Liberty Street Bistro and burlap totes at Newburgh Mercantile. But to see everything he creates, come check out his shop. This is very exciting as newcomers bring their talents and skills to Newburgh, opening new businesses.

Markus is also in the midst of creating a Newburgh zine and is looking for contributors. If interested, contact him 42@raghaus.com.

-Photo by Markus Hartel, RagHaus

07/27/16 7:30am

Chime In Pop Up

Liberty Street has a great burgeoning food scene that is firmly taking hold. A nice mix of retail would wonderfully compliment the area and I am so pleased to see that a pop-up thrift shop coming to northern Liberty. They will also be selling items made locally in Newburgh. This is just a pop-up shop, but perhaps if they do well they might consider a permanent location. So come to the opening party August 5th and 188 Liberty! For more details on Chime In, check out their website or Instagram.