Just over I-84 into the Town of Newburgh, a new bookstore and bar is coming. Called, The Barking Goose, it will be a bar and a cafe. The grand opening date hasn’t been announced yet, but you can read more details in a story published in the Chronogram.
A new bookstore is also slated to open in downtown Newburgh, by none other than Thornwillow Press.
As a self-professed design nerd, the arrival of Hendley & Co is one of the most exciting new businesses to arrive in downtown Newburgh. Designer Jessica Lynn Williams is the owner and shop keeper of this shop that not only offers interior design services but also beautiful curated home items.
Join them January 26 11am-7pm for their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at 87 Ann Street. See below for some of the goodies you’ll be able to find.
You can order sofas from Interior Define, a furniture company that sells mostly online only except for very limited locations.
Look out for their sign on the corner of Ann and Liberty Streets, just across from the Wherehouse Restaurant.
In a recent post on Instagram, Jodi Cummings, owner of Caffe Macchiato announced that the cafe will be closing Jan 2. Jodi bought the cafe from the previous owners who started the business over 10 years ago when Liberty Street lacked retail and destination options. It has been a favorite for lunch and brunch, filled with families and friends. We are sad to see the restaurant close but happy Jodi will be able to take the break that she needs.
The owner of North Plank Tavern has signed a lease for the space and will take over with a brand new restaurant.
We’ve been waiting for months and the end is almost near. Hudson Taco is set to open this coming January. The date was apparently set back by the installation of an outdoor patio of the West Shore Train Station. They have already created a separate entrance for the restaurant and are keen on Newburgh pride. Extra parking spots will be added as well a new crosswalk that the owners hope will bridge the gap between the waterfront and the Liberty Street restaurants.
The first ever shopping crawl in Downtown Newburgh was November 24, and oh what a day it was! Twenty-eight businesses participated, offering discounts and specials for shoppers. We handed out approximately 160 passports and estimate 300 shoppers came downtown. The message was loud and clear, everyone is excited to shop in Newburgh. As one business owner said, “one take away is how many people had never been to Newburgh or hadn’t been in decades.” Overheard many times was, “this is how Newburgh used to be.”
It was a welcome sight, stores so full shoppers were spilling out on to the sidewalk, items selling out, and all the families walking about. “Let’s just walk”, “I haven’t been there in ages” or “have you been to this new place?” were the conversations shoppers were having.
Thank you to everyone that participated, whether you shared the event on social media or you came out the day of the crawl. It was a boost of encouragement for everyone to keep going, to keep doing what they love.
The shopping crawl was featured on Spectrum News as well as a full page spread in the Times Herald-Record.
You are cordially invited to attend the first ever shopping crawl in the City of Newburgh!
Shop small, shop unique, shop downtown Newburgh all day long! Spend the day strolling between shops and restaurants all while enjoying the unique experience the city has to offer. Purchase one-of-a-kind gifts while enjoying sales, specials, and a chance to win a grand prize raffle!
What: Small Business Saturday Where: Downtown City of Newburgh. Register at Newburgh Mercantile or APG Pilates When: November 24, 2018, 12-5pm
Small Business Saturday Passports:
Register and sign up for your Shop Small Passport in Newburgh Mercantile (75 Broadway) or APG Pilates (87 Liberty Street) starting at 12pm.
Get your passport stamped at every business* you visit. For every 5 stamps you earn you will receive one raffle ticket. Look for the white and blue balloons. *Restaurants require purchase.
Bring your stamped passport back to Newburgh Mercantile prior to 7pm for your chance to win a grand prize basket valued at over $1,000 courtesy of local businesses.
Participants Include: APG Pilates, Blacc Vanilla, Caffe Macchiato, Color Cube, Cream, Cream Vintage, DMU Music, Field Trip, Fxded Barber Shop, Grit Works, Hale’s Hardware, Hip Hop Heaven, Hudson Valley House Parts, Liberty Street Bistro, Liberty Street Vintage, M. Lewis Boutique, Ms. Fairfax, Newburgh Art Supply, Newburgh Brewery, Newburgh Flour Shop, Newburgh Mercantile, Orchard Valley CrossFit, Palate Wine Shop, Rafka’s Food Truck, Shapiro’s Furniture Barn, Shelter House Cafe, Terrace Tavern, and more.
This is a collaborative effort to support businesses in the city and increase foot traffic for everyone. Please distribute widely. We can’t wait to see you there!