Greene County Success Stories

Hickory Hill Market – Creating a One Stop Provisions Shop in Windham, NY - November 12, 2019

Jim Miltenberger and Charley McGuffog looked at the growing number of people coming to the mountaintop town of Windham, NY and saw an opportunity.  Their newly constructed Hickory Hill Market is designed to be an up-scale and welcoming convenience destination for both visitors and residents – selling the essentials needed for the day, the weekend, or year-round living.

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Greenville HS Music Technology Students Produce Buy-In-Greene Holiday Radio Spot - November 5, 2019

Photo L to R: Vocalists Riley Hempsted, Baillie Kappel, Carmela Bucci, Tess Herwick, Jenna Barry, Maeoni Mazzzarese and Sound Recording Technician – Brianna Haggerty.

Each year, the Greene County Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Planning promotes Holiday Shopping & Dining at local businesses through its Buy In Greene initiative. Traditional online advertising is augmented with...

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The Tasting Lab – Creating a Local-vore Destination in Greenville, NY - October 16, 2019

The rising popularity of farm-to-table eateries and craft beverages was most certainly not lost on Madyson Vance and her father Tom when they combined both to create their comfort-food & drink emporium – The Tasting Lab.  This is the second joint venture in Greene County for the father/daughter team who opened Hop Barn Brewing in 2017, just up the road at the family’s Maple Street farm.

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Saint Bernard Dog Show Opens the Season for Quintessential Catskills Family Resort - May 13, 2019

Ellen & Mike Mansey and their daughter Lauren weren’t quite sure what to expect when they opened their family’s Wolff’s Maple Breeze Resort a week early this season to host an AKC Specialty Dog Show Cluster and welcome 50 of the Top Saint Bernards (and their exhibitors) from across the country.

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The Marble Rock House – A Revitalized Live-Music Destination in Leeds, NY - April 26, 2019

Longtime friends Neil Murphy and Terry Lynch, both native to the charming hamlet of Leeds, NY,  have begun to realize a shared dream - bring live music back to Greene County at an unparalleled level.

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Keeping the Upholsterer's Craft Alive at Sewing Room’s Workshop in Greenville, NY - March 25, 2019

With so many diverse home furnishings and clothing items so readily available in big-box retail and online, the idea of reupholstering a piece of furniture, or altering a suit or dress seems quite alien to more and more of us.  Eunice Hamilton grew up in a time when consumers bought products for the long-haul, and when the showed wear, or needed repair people didn’t kick them to the curb or...

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Spirits of Cairo: A Passion for Potent Potables - February 14, 2019

Tom Vasquez started Spirits of Cairo to create a wonderful destination for wine and spirits enthusiasts while contributing to the return of Spirit to what he refers to as “the sleepy little town I now call home”.  His shop at 217 Main Street in Cairo, NY (set to expand later this year) has become a vibrant part of the great fabric of this rural community at the foot of the Great Northern...

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The Windham Local: Creating a Mountaintop Public House - January 30, 2019

Dave Liatti knows one fundamental truth about most humans – We love to gather in welcoming, familiar places to eat, drink, share songs, tell stories, and sometimes just to watch and listen to other people. This was the concept behind British Public Houses as far back as the 16th century when neighborhood patrons began referring to these establishments as ‘Our Local’.

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Subversive Malting & Brewing Taps into Downstreet at their Catskill Beer Café - January 11, 2019

Max Ocean and Zane Coffey found the perfect location to bring their ‘Radically Local Farm Beer’ to Greene County.  Their Catskill Beer Café lives in a newly restored storefront between Village Pizza II  and DiStefano’s New York Barber Shop at 414 Main Street, Catskill, NY.

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Celebrating Community, Connecting with New Customers: The Athens Victorian Stroll - December 11, 2018

The Historic Hudson River Village of Athens, NY comes together the second Saturday of every December to revel in its storied past, celebrating the holidays as in a bygone era.  Welcoming storefronts invite visitors from near and far to step inside and become part of this unique community as imagined in the 19th century.

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