City Storefronts Ready for Rent

(Pictures courtesy of Chris Hanson from Historic Newburgh Homes) 

113 Liberty Street-Rent $895 monthly

Liberty Street has definitely seen a lot of changed in 2008 and, there are many more changes to come for 2009. This year so far there has been the opening of a bakery, and now the Wherehouse restaurant has a tentative opening date of February 16th. There are still many store fronts available for the adventurous entrepreneur like the one pictured above. The space has been divided, so you can rent half, or have the partition wall taken down and rent the entire space. Certain parts of Liberty already have a noticeable different vibe. Liberty Street could use eateries for the venturous palate. One of my favorite cuisines is Thai food.

(taken from q2thainyc) (taken from Long Tan) (taken from Free Williamsburg)
(Picture taken from Highline)

Thai restaurants always have the funkiest and chicest decor with an industrial feeling. From the outside it’s always dark, but with these huge bursts of color inside. The food is always yummy but friendly on the pockets. And, they usually always seem to know when an area is up and coming and brave the ghettos while attracting young urban crowds. With colleges nearby Newburgh fits the bill. Williamsburg must have at least 25 Thai/Sushi/Vietnamese restaurants (if not MORE).

126 Liberty Street, Rent $900 monthly 

The above place could be some kind of spa or boutique maybe. The space really looks bright and offers a lot of potential. The natural light would be great for a small gallery. This space is right next to graphic designer- Design by Sue. Simple Gifts and Goodies right down the street has a similar decor. What do you think? What kind of shops could Newburgh use in it’s revitalization? This is about capitalizing on Washington’s Headquarters-one of Newburgh’s main tourist attractions, and bringing in productive business to support the ones existing overall and the ones to come.

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7 Comment

  • Can you get us some restaurants in Beacon while you’re at it?

  • The fluorescent lighting is pretty amazing…very spa like.

  • I love old spaces that have such inspirational ambiance! Nothing beats aged wood and detailed construction.

  • For now, Liberty Street could definitely use (and support) a bagel shop, a nice pet supply store, and maybe a small restaurant with a very simple menu and fresh ingredients that’s open until late at night.

    Liberty Street definitely does NOT need more lunch restaurants that will be in direct competition with the consistently excellent Caffe Macchiato. There aren’t enough people patronizing the businesses that already exist on Liberty to warrant a slew of additional storefronts opening. I would really hate to see a bunch of shops open and then have to close a year or two later (something that has already happened to numerous places on Liberty since I moved to Newburgh).

    “And please do not say that there need to be shops that the local poor will want. Because from what I see there are enough fried chicken, bodegas, barber shops, and liquor stores to go around.”

    That’s a pretty offensive statement. Last time I checked, being poor doesn’t mean fried chicken and liquor stores are all you need in life. Newburgh desperately needs facilities and services to aid those residents who are living in poverty. Like it or not, a huge portion of the population of Newburgh is living below the poverty line, and it’s totally unrealistic (not to mention unethical) to expect the city to become completely gentrified to the point that its current residents are left behind or forced out.

    What would I like to see MOST on Liberty Street? I’d like to see the vacant lot next to Washington’s Headquarters turned into a public park, with a playground for children. I’d also really like to see a publicly-funded children’s arts center opened. The greatest benefit to the community would be a facility that employs local people, too.

    I didn’t leave Brooklyn and move to Newburgh just to try to turn Newburgh into Brooklyn. OF COURSE I’d like to see unemployment and crime levels here drop, and I would absolutely like to see landlords held accountable for their properties (vacant or occupied). Everyone who lives here deserves a better quality of life, but that doesn’t have to come at the expense of those who already call Newburgh home.

  • Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Thanks for your input.

  • PS-I wrote what I wrote about the “local poor” because I have read opinions about the shops on Liberty Street in other postings that state that nobody will buy drawing pencils and cakes. So to that I meant to say (inoffensively) that there are enough shops that cater to the status quo.

  • Thank you, Anna! I couldn’t have said it better.

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