Greene County Success Stories

Water Street Welcomes Walking-Loop Wanderers in Catskill, NY - November 10, 2021

It’s been almost 3 years since the renovation and repurposing of the Black Bridge linking Water Street to West Main across the Catskill Creek. The creation of the Catskill Creek Walking-Loop coaxes pedestrians creekside and provides ample foot traffic for the growing number of businesses along its path. From Crossroads Brewing, to the Avalon Lounge, Church Street Bakery, Left Bank Cidery,...

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Brewery LaHoff is Honoring Hudson Valley History in Coxsackie, NY - October 27, 2021

Andre Latour, like many Greene County residents, has a deep appreciation for the region and its rich history. Though he spent most of his life downstate, he was captivated by the Hudson Valley and its many opportunities for success. Armed with a passion for brewing and an eye on the perfect property to realize his dreams, he moved upstate. Now, the newly opened Brewery LaHoff at 50 Vedder...

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Citiot is Creating Camaraderie & Communicating with the Community in Catskill, NY - September 28, 2021

Pim Veegers considers himself more of an outsider than the area is used to. He’s not only new as a full-time resident of Greene County, he’s still somewhat new to the States as well. But he hasn’t let either of those things stop him from embracing opportunities here and learning as much as he can in the process. His can-do mentality has made his transition from New York City to Catskill easy....

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Mama’s Boy Burgers is Building Brotherhood & Burgers in Tannersville, NY - August 23, 2021

Michael Koegel has paved a diverse path through life, having worked as both a network television producer and a restauranteur. The networking and organizational skills he developed in the entertainment industry prepared him for transitioning to the restaurant industry. But nothing prepared him more for his career shift than moving from the hustle and bustle of New York City to the relaxed...

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Classic Meets Currant at Current Cassis in Catskill, NY - July 15, 2021

Rachael Petach has always had an appreciation for the intersection between living life and enjoying food and drink. She is particularly interested in how people can bond over a bottle of wine or spirits and form lifelong memories because of it. It’s these twin passions that drive her latest enterprise, Current Cassis at 150 Water Street in Catskill. In her cozy production facility located...

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Making Great Baking at Potters Table in Catskill, NY - June 16, 2021

Marta Edmonds’ passion for the Locavore Lifestyle and creative collaboration led her to establish her business that “crafts hand rolled rustic flatbreads, wafers and crisps that highlight the bounty of the Catskills”. Since moving her production facility into the ARC Mid-Hudson building on 9W in Catskill, she’s expanded her workforce to expand her offering of delectable edibles throughout the...

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Revitalizing the Region and Working Wonders at The Wire Event Center in Coxsackie, NY - May 24, 2021

Aaron Flach and his wife Rebecca have a deep appreciation for all the beautiful and storied buildings throughout Greene County. Though time has taken its toll on some locations, they know history is worth preserving. That’s what drives their latest passion project – developing a multi-acre Coxsackie riverfront site into an event center and hotel. The finished property will run from the end of...

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Superior Soaps, Scents, & Small Town Support Are What Drive What.The.Soap. in Prattsville, NY - April 21, 2021

Melissa Peters knows that COVID-19 has changed the way many of us work within Greene County. But she also knows that the bonds that tie the community together have made it possible for everyone to grow stronger and make the most of a stressful time. She and her husband Matt own and operate What.The.Soap. at 14520 Main Street in Prattsville, and now they’re doing their best to give back to...

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Collaboration, Community & Connectivity Combine at WorkSpace in Tannersville, NY - March 22, 2021

Gillian Telling knows the impact COVID-19 has had on the working lives of those around New York. She especially knows how it has affected the Greene County community. As the owner of WorkSpace Tannersville, she provides a quiet and cozy co-working space for those who need it. Located within the heart of Tannersville at 6041 Main Street, she has opened her doors to the young and old looking to...

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FELLOW Café Showcases the Best of the Area in Hunter, NY - February 10, 2021

Marc Chodock is passionate about welcoming a new generation of year-round urban explorers to the beautiful Great Northern Catskill Mountains. As managing partner of Escape Hospitality, he promotes destination communities in the town of Hunter to an ever-growing number of creative people making their way to the area. His newest property at 7883 Main Street (in the heart of the village) is a...

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