Before and After: 109 Liberty Street

It’s been almost a year that 109 Liberty Street has undergone a full face lift, and it wouldn’t be a proper renovation without a look back at what it used to look like. This building was originally a labor union headquarters and years later up until recently it served as a church. The storefront never actually had stores in them. Adding two new public gathering spaces to Liberty Street has greatly improved the walkability of the area. Visitors who come for a croissant or pastry then head to one of the boutiques or general stores across the street. The bicycle museum is open to the public and has plans to expand to the upper floors. This change has created interconnectivity of businesses and made Liberty Street more of a destination.

Small businesses are important, so is opening up walled off storefronts. We have so many here in Newburgh.

In the warm weather the Flour Shop has sidewalk seating where people can gather and enjoy Liberty Street

What it looked like for the longest period of time

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