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.

 

The Woodhouse Lodge: Creative Professionals Build a New Destination in Greenville, NY

July 24, 2018

 

Megan Pflug and her husband Jay Penry share a vision: Build a sustainable space to live and work together, in a place they love.  Now this vision is realized in The Woodhouse Lodge.

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The Evolution of the Farmers’ Market Across Greene County, NY

July 13, 2018

Market Day has been a weekly event common to village cultures for hundreds (if not thousands) of years. Growers, Makers and Producers would bring their wares to a central hub to meet, greet, buy, sell, and trade. It’s a fundamental concept in human civilization. The personal connections people made at markets went far beyond just acquiring goods – it served as time to experience new things, meet old friends, make new friends, hear the latest news, find out what your neighbors were up to, and exchange views.

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Re-defining ‘Family’ in Family Resorts: The Next Generation Comes of Age in East Durham, NY

June 26, 2018

East Durham, NY has been a community where ‘families welcomed families’ for nearly 100 years.  During the decades following WWII, tens of thousands of moms, dads, aunts, uncles, and cousins flocked north from NYC, Long Island, and New Jersey to experience natural beauty and hospitality at the foot of the Great Northern Catskill Mountains

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A Tale of Two Storefronts – Mahalo and Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty in Catskill, NY

May 25, 2018

Maureen (Mo) Sullivan Kinch had been out of real estate for a while when she bought a relatively well-established downstreet gift shop with a fiercely loyal following of returning visitors.  Mahalo was (and is) the embodiment of the ‘Unique-Boutique-Magnifique’ shopping experience revitalizing small town destinations throughout the Hudson Valley.

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Sustaining a Gardeners’ Destination for Over 60 years in Freehold, NY

April 18, 2018

Heading west on Greene County Route 67 from the hamlet of Freehold, NY, you’ll see the Catskill Creek on your left as you pass the local airstrip just before arriving at Story’s Nursery – growing since 1956.  Started by George Story when Eisenhower was POTUS, the business quickly gained a reputation for producing high-quality trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, bedding plants and greenhouse crops. 

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Value-added Manufacturing, Wholesale, and Retail All in One Downstreet Business in Catskill, NY.

March 26, 2018

Ben Lebel & Blake Hays shared a common story long before they ever met (even before they were born).  These entrepreneurs and proprietors of Village Common Mercantile share a passion for uncompromised quality with roots reaching back two generations and 50 years.

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Sfoglini Pasta brings Value-Added Manufacturing Facility to Coxsackie, NY

February 27, 2018

Scott Ketchum & Steve Gonzales had a high-class problem to solve. They needed to add production capacity to handle the growing demand for their product.  The friends had talked for years about bringing a superior, locally produced pasta to New York City, and their vision became a reality in July 2012 when they opened Sfoglini Pasta in the old Pfizer building in Williamsburg, now home to several small food manufacturers.

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Creating a Farm to Glass Brewing Destination in Greenville, NY

January 29, 2018

Tom Vance has a passion – to create uniquely drinkable craft brews with ingredients sourced entirely from New York producers.  Self-described as “Owner-Brewer-Drinker” of Hop Barn Brewing, his current offering of 12 ‘delectables’ (including a Sour, Two Stouts, a Kolsch, an IPA, a Belgian Strong, a Pilsner, a Red Ale and a Cider) are on tap at 94 Maple Avenue, Greenville, NY beginning at 4PM on Fridays & Saturdays.

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An Outdoor Adventure Hidden Treasure in Prattsville, NY

January 15, 2018

Hidden Treasures are never easy to find.  That’s the point, really – the journey to somewhere special to experience something exceptional, off-the-beaten-path, known and loved by those lucky enough to have discovered it. 

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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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