Jamaican Restaurant, Calabash Coming to Liberty Street


We’ve all seen the work happening at 69 Liberty Street. The first floor of this building had been boarded up for years, just recently revealing it’s past use as a hardware store. Calabash Jamaican Restaurant is almost ready to open their doors at this new location. Previously, they were located at 118 Broadway. They closed their doors and have been working on their Liberty Street space since February this year. Owners, Ruddy and Debbie have built everything in the restaurant. They decided to change locations because of better rent and a better location. They also didn’t want to leave Newburgh. The hope is that they will officially open in November.

Liberty Street is becoming ‘restaurant row’ with French, Korean, Mexican, American and now Jamaican cuisine. Calabash specializes in typical Jamaican and vegan cuisine. A calabash is a gourd, which is used as a bowl to eat food.

They are definitely seeing changes in the city. Debbie says “it’s crazy to see all these new people in Newburgh buying houses.”

Debbie’s daughter is an aspiring opera singer, and they are planning to host Classical Sundays in the restaurants event space in the month of December. It is also available for rent for your own events. Call 845-787-4462  for more details.




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