The French Resistance Cafe Effort Gets Underway in Sloatsburg

Posted on 30 June 2016 by Editor

THC SloatsburgWith 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.

A peek at the planned garden area at the Tuxedo Hudson Company's French Resistance Cafe property in Sloatsburg's village center.

A peek at the planned garden area at the Tuxedo Hudson Company’s French Resistance Cafe property in Sloatsburg’s village center.

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.

A section of newly installed white horse fencing in Sloatsburg that may become a signature visual feature for Tuxedo Hudson Company properties.

A section of newly installed white horse fencing in Sloatsburg that may become a signature visual feature for Tuxedo Hudson Company properties.

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.

Part of the complex of properties recently purchased by the Tuxedo Hudson Company in Sloatsburg, NY.

Part of the complex of properties recently purchased by the Tuxedo Hudson Company in Sloatsburg, NY — both may have originally been Waldron brother homes.

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.

 

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5 Comments For This Post

  1. E Smith Says:

    Now, if we could just get someone to remove the Trump banner from the hillbilly “sporting goods” store down the road.. this may really look like “Nantucket”.

  2. Kathy Says:

    Kudos to Michael Bruno for breathing new life in the historic Sloatsburg village center!

  3. Sissy Says:

    A fresh breeze is coming into Sloatsburg.

  4. Linda Says:

    Shout out of praise to Michael Bruno for seeing the potential in our beautiful town/s. He is the “shot in the arm” we need to bring the community together and with increased tourism in the foreseeable future. Congratulations!

  5. STEVE Says:

    GO FOR IT LIFE COMES BACK TO SLOATSBURG

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