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Hudson Street Café to Open in Newburgh


Newburgh, welcome yet another player to the local cuisine scene: Hudson Street Café. The local favorite closed just before Thanksgiving after a seven-year stint along its namesake, Hudson Street in Cornwall. It’s expected to make a debut in the town of Newburgh at 190 South Plank Road by mid-December, featuring many of the same dishes, and a similar, warm and welcoming atmosphere.

But don’t fret, old fans; the menu will still feature favorites, like corn and oat bran pancakes, topped with bananas and molasses, sandwiches like the griddled turkey and brie with toasted nuts and apples, and a myriad of seasonal salads, featuring ingredients from the restaurant’s own organic garden.

There is one grown-up addition, however, that co-owners Anne Pavek and Donna Hammond are particularly excited about. The new location will be obtaining a liquor license, adding a selection of locally sourced brews, a wine list, and mimosas using their popular blueberry lemonade. The two always expressed a desire to acquire a liquor license, however, the Cornwall location was too close to the village elementary school. Under New York State’s 200’ Foot Law, applicants within 200 feet of a school or place of worship are restricted from obtaining a liquor license.

With that, Hammond says she hopes to collaborate with local liquor veterans like Angry Orchard and Newburgh Brewery Company. Hammond has catered events at Angry Orchard in the past, and created recipes that incorporate their hard ciders such as cider thyme cake, cider-infused chicken sausages, and biscuits and jelly made with cider.

Both Hammond and Pavek feel confident that their Cornwall customers will follow them to Newburgh, but welcome new prospective customers, and want them to feel comfortable in the space. “I believe that it’s really not my restaurant,” said Hammond. “It’s the customers’. The people make the place.”

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