With freshly painted white horse fencing in place and extensive work being done on the property, the conversion of Sloatsburg’s historical Waldron property is underway.
Michael Bruno’s Tuxedo Hudson Company has been working late spring and into early summer throughout the 1/2 acre property in Sloatsburg’s village center. The initial renovation effort is laying the groundwork for the planned French Resistance Coffee House & Cafe, Bruno’s proposed European-style coffee house that will include prepared farm fresh foods, an outdoor garden and a courtyard in the footprint of the original Waldron livery stable — now styled the Rose Courtyard due to a flurry of newly planted rose bushes.
The white horse fencing that runs along the front of the property on Route 17 may become a signature visual element at other properties that THC hopes to roll out under its leisure and hospitality umbrella.
The Tuxedo Hudson Company has also apparently purchased from the Dr. S. Serbes estate and family an additional parcel of properties between Mill Street and Route 17 that includes three houses, a small apartment building and other buildings and open space — all together the purchases will exceed two acres.
The constellation of properties is envisioned to become part of a larger complex of businesses that cater to surrounding park adventurers and other activities in the corridor communities.
The French Resistance Cafe will serve as a sort of Sloatsburg anchor for Bruno’s foodie vision for the Sloatsburg/Tuxedo corridor. Bruno’s company is simultaneously involved in renovating the Tuxedo Junction and IGA properties in Tuxedo, NY.
The deadline for the first phase of construction is an early July fundraiser to honor Yaddo, the iconic artist community in Saratoga, NY. The event will also preview a taste of the French Resistance’s planned Hudson Valley food culture.