Become A Small Business Owner | Hudson Valley Commercial Real Estate

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Hudson Valley Commercial Real Estate

Become a Neighbor

 Nothing will make you part of an Upstate community faster than opening a small business!

If you’ve been dreaming of escaping the larger places of the world and starting your own business in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, there may be something you don’t know that you should. You’ll be popular! If becoming a real part of the community where you live is something that’s important to you, you can make it happen in a second by moving to the Hudson Valley/Catskills region and starting a business. There’s something about small town living that makes residents champions of each and every small business that opens in their town. They won’t be merely curious about you and your venture, they’ll be so thrilled to have you, they’ll help!

We’ve been selling real estate here for three decades and we’ve seen it happen again and again. A new business moves into town and the community comes together and wills it to succeed – and so it succeeds. Does it matter if you’re fixing up an old hotel, or opening a health-food café, or a pizza place, or a dog spa? It does not. As long as your business doesn’t interfere with the essential character of a town or interrupt any conveniences, you will be the latest golden-child of your new ‘hood.

The miraculous thing about this community support is that it doesn’t stem from scarcity. Residents of the towns and villages of Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia, Greene, Orange, and Sullivan counties live here largely by choice; they selected their hometown because they like it – just as it is! If they live in Catskill, they’re happy with the businesses that are already there, if they live in Kerhonkson, they’re more than willing to take a little drive to a restaurant while they look at the ‘Gunk views. While they’re perfectly willing to have more choice and opportunity their enthusiasm for their neighbor’s businesses really comes from watching someone come to the same place they’ve found satisfying and seeing them do something that’s satisfying to them. These are communities built on mitfreude (the opposite of schadenfreude) – your neighbors will root for your dreams, because if your dream takes flight, it’s likely theirs will too. Now who doesn’t want to start a business under such hospitable circumstances?

We have a happy grab-bag of opportunities for new-to-Upstate entrepreneurs on the market right now.  Let’s take a tour…..


 

A Farm, An Orchard, A Stand 

Hudson NY Real Estate


Chances are good that if you’ve driven around the Columbia/Greene County area you’ve seen Taconic Orchards. The famous yellow sign is a beacon for those who are hungry for a country snack! The 4,500 square foot retail space (an eye-catching coral hued barn) has room for a lot of snacks. Right now it houses a kitchen, bakery, ice cream shop and a deli. It could house a café, cooking classes, or country-style laser-tag. Outside are 30 acres of beautiful orchards with mountain views where apples, pears, peaches, cherries, and berries grow in abundance. The farm is equipped with all the appropriate storage for an orchard of this caliber in various outbuildings. There’s also a DREAMHOUSE; a white farmhouse with green shutters sits tucked away beneath beautiful mature pine trees. Approach the porch and you’ll expect Meryl Streep to come out the screen door carrying a bucket, looking for Clint Eastwood and his camera (apologies to those of you who haven’t seen “The Bridges of Madison County” – you should stop reading this and go watch “The Bridges of Madison County”, we’ll wait for you). This is an established business in a very visible location with a tremendous amount of traffic – come put your spin on it!

 


 

The Olde Firehouse!

Catskill NY Real Estate


There’s a reason why people romanticize the turn of the century. There’s also a reason why people romanticize firehouses. If you’re a romantic pragmatist, you may have just found the building to house your business. Built in 1900 by a local builder who used local bricks The Olde Firehouse has been anchor of the Catskill, NY for more than a century (romantic). The open structural plan and high ceilings are just the beginning of what make this building worth spending time in. The original trim ads to the historic feel and makes a look out the window a romantic affair; exposed brick ads character here and there, and the backyard has secret garden potential (ahem….romantic). Right now, it’s configured as a professional office space but it could be reimagined as multifamily firehouse lofts, an art school with studio space, a restaurant, an unconventional performance space, or a truly one-of-a-kind 4000 sqft single family live work space! Located in the Village of Catskill's Downtown Historic District, The Olde Firehouse is a short walk to the Catskill Creek, Uncle Sam Bridge, Shopping, entertainment, and local parks, so….you know, plenty of your new fellow Catskillians will be coming by to encourage your venture.

 


 

Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?

Red Hook NY Real Estate


We know how welcoming the town of Red Hook is. We just opened our office down the street from this building and the Chamber of Commerce gave us a great party!

Red Hook NY is a charming Upstate Village with character, beautiful shops, restaurants, the perfect mixture of local and weekend traffic and an aura of being the next big thing'' in the Hudson Valley. 31-35 West Market Street is your opportunity to purchase a turn-key cornerstone of the business district. If you have an idea for one of the spaces, you can rent the others; there are six units, all in pristine condition. Like the firehouse, this good old building has 11 foot ceilings and great light and some romance.  The main floor currently houses a restaurant and retail space. The second and third floors, each beautifully renovated, have light, bright office spaces. Visitors to the building can park in the large lot (16-18 spaces) behind the building. If you move in down the street from us, we’ll be your top champions – particularly if you sell great sandwiches (cookies go over well too!)

 


 

We Bought A Zoo

Goshen NY Real Estate


We saved the most unusual for last.

This is Noah's Park Retreat! A 7.3 acre animal sanctuary – a home for animals and people. There’s a veterinary hospital with a surgery, exam rooms, a kitchen and parking. There’s also a grooming and boarding facility. Animals are housed in various outbuildings and locals and visitors from far afield come to visit exotic and domestic animals. The space dedicated to people is a 3,458 sq. ft. Cape Cod style built in 1938 with 4 bedrooms & 2.5 bathrooms. It is, of course, decorated to the nines apropos of being in the midst of an animal sanctuary. We’ve never seen anything like it! It’s worth a tour itself! This property would be perfect for someone who has a passion for animal protection and some flair, and/or a veterinary doctor looking to open up or relocate a practice. Vets who specialize in large animals will find plenty of space here for their practice. But it’s best use may be just what it is. Goshen’s tourism stock just went way up with the opening of Legoland. Join the community! This business has had a symbiotic relationship with the community for a long time. The animals have volunteered at the schools generations of children have come to visit them in their home. Everyone in Goshen would love to see it continue to be part of the family.

 


 

If you have a great idea for an Upstate Commercial business and haven’t found the right real estate to fit your needs, contact us.

 

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