The splashy billboards were just raised along Route 17 with a ‘Coming Soon’ message, but the Tuxedo Hudson Company has already made a local impact in Tuxedo and Sloatsburg.
Michael Bruno’s new lifestyle company has captured the trail town vibe by announcing a new gateway community adventure for this area that might include everything from a company store in downtown Tuxedo to dining, antiquing and the sporting life.
And Sloatsburg is a part of the THC plan.
THC has already bought the historic 10-acre Stewart Farm on Route 17 in north Sloatsburg, known locally as the old greenhouse. Bruno’s company envisions restoring the property as a working farm that will also serve “as a bucolic backdrop for weekend antique shows, Hudson Valley farmers markets and private events.”
The company also has a contract on a village center property.
Bruno’s Tuxedo Park home and efforts in the Sloatsburg/Tuxedo corridor were recently covered in an article by Heidi Mitchell in the New York Post.
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The Tuxedo Hudson undertaking includes a just-launched Realty arm that will reside in the company’s planned market headquarters that Bruno hopes will help sale the area as it develops.
Locals who live in the Ramapo Mountains, surrounded by green parks, can forget how attractive the area is for visitors. The Bruno plan is bold and could provide a catalyst for economic growth for the Western Ramapo region and Tuxedo, acting as a magnet for homegrown arts and crafts and foodie culture
Bruno’s THC launch dovetails with a nascent local revitalization movement that is looking at ways to enhance Sloatsburg’s Village center in ways that improve quality of life and make it more economically attractive for businesses.