Restaurants in the Catskills

Success Stories

Greene County is a great place to build a successful business rooted in the fabric of a vibrant community. Steady economic growth, hard work and ingenuity, paired with support and resources has paved the way for a number of businesses, both large and small to establish a profitable location in our area. Check out some of the successful businesses located in Greene County, and read the latest news about businesses opening and expanding every day.

 

International Travel Site Names 5 Greene County Restaurants “Best In the Catskills”

December 4, 2017

Sheena & Erik (aka DIY Travel HQ) describe themselves as "Partners in Crime & Independent World Travelers" from Adelaide, Australia and New Jersey, USA.  Having visited over 80 countries on 6 continents, they are currently based in NYC and excited to bring their loyal following lots of tips and recommendations from the Big Apple!

Their recent trip upstate produced a variety of blog posts, including the excerpted below that is near & dear to our program…. 

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Rip Van Winkle Brewing Company – the Southern Gateway to the Catskills Beverage Trail

November 15, 2017

Ok – So the quickest way up to Hunter Mountain when driving from the south is to get off at NYS Thruway Exit 20 in Saugerties, then head up Route 32. Just before you leave Ulster County, at the flashing light you have a choice: Bear Left up Route 32A to through Palenville, or Bear Right and continue on 32 towards Story’s Corners.

Here’s A Great Reason to Bear Right at the Light

In less than 3 minutes, you’ll be at the most southern stop on the Catskills  Beverage Trail, some of the tastiest brews you’ll ever find and arguably the Best Pizza ever! (not to mention a menu of amazing Italian-American fare) Joey LoBianco and his family are no strangers to the hospitality business with 3 restaurants across the Hudson Valley, and from the minute you walk through the door, that’s what you feel – welcomed and comfortable with a steadily growing appetite!

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Revitalizing a Rural Town at the Heart of Greene County, NY – The Cairo Development Foundation

October 18, 2017


Ask Margie Juszczak why she established Think BIG – A Tiny House Resort in the town of Cairo, NY and her answer is simple: the Cairo Development Foundation. Co- President Sherry True and Margie met at the Cairo Dog Park and began talking about Cairo, how unique the area is, and the endless possibilities available. (She also learned that in Greene County, Cairo isn’t pronounced like the city in Egypt, it’s Care – Oh)

After careers in the New York Metropolitan area, Margie and her family knew they wanted a lifestyle business Upstate.  In fact, they already owned vacation rental properties in Ulster County. But in their search for the most desirable location for their new venture into a get-away destination based on Tiny Houses and Glamping, they considered three factors Cairo, NY has in abundance:

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Tiny is the New Huge! Think BIG - a Tiny House Resort in South Cairo, NY

September 20, 2017

Thinking BIG is second nature to Marjorie Juszczak and her daughter Melissa.  They are the daughter (and granddaughter) of Bob Malkin – the business man who, with his artist friend Phyllis Prinz created Think Big!®– the line of oversized versions of everyday products that originated with 6-foot pencils and 5-foot Crayola crayons.  Iconic through the 1980s, the Think Big!® retail store originated in SOHO (before it was the SOHO we know) and its products were featured in blockbuster films like BIG and Forrest Gump – both starring Tom Hanks.

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Destination Downstreet – Businesses Build Community on Main Street Catskill, NY

July 25, 2017

The Historic Hudson River village of Catskill, NY was built along the Catskill Creek in the 18th century.  Its Main Street ran from docks on the river at ‘The Point’, along the creek to the business district. There it intersected with streets leading up the surrounding hills to homes and farmsteads.  Villagers heading to the shops, the post office, the docks, the court house or the banks walked or rode downhill to get to where business was done, so they referred to these trips as going ‘Downstreet’.

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Community Placemaking for the Creative Economy in Greene County, NY

June 22, 2017

While the traditional hubs of what is known as the Creative Economy have been largely urban, the cyber-scape of American business is continually advancing, much to the benefit of rural destination-communities like those in Greene County.  So why do rural communities care about the Creative Economy in the first place? The short answer is JOBS. 

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Invest In Greene Program Engages Second Home Owners in Greene County, NY

June 5, 2017

The Greene County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism announced an expansion of outreach to individuals and families that own second homes across the county in response to the results of their survey of Greene County Second Home Owners conducted in 2016.

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Bringing 21st Century Hearing Health Care to Greene County in Coxsackie, NY

May 31, 2017

Robert J. LaCosta, BC-HIS, has helped thousands suffering hearing loss hear well again. His passion to provide affordable hearing health care led him to establish a boutique-style, one-hour stop-and-shop dispensary called hEARt Ear Boutique where patients can land ‘boutique savings’ without sacrificing quality in products and services.

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The Return of a Thriving Greene County Mountain Community

April 24, 2017

It’s been over 5 years since Tropical Storm Irene swept through many mountain communities in Upstate New York and Vermont, leaving severe devastation in its wake.  Even today, a Google Search on Prattsville, NY still returns first page results on the aftermath of the storm.

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Flipping the Equation - A Creative Couple Transforms Their Lives on Main Street in Catskill

March 30, 2017

Alon Koppel and his wife Melissa, photographers and graphic designers, had traveled back and forth from their Manhattan studio to rental houses in Columbia County in an effort to balance city life and working with country living an weekend getaways.

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