View our 2016 Annual Report, Discussing the highlights of the Events that took place in our Downtown in 2016! Now available in our Document Center in our Documents Folder!
Two of the BID's local restaurants made the list! Congratulations to Holy Dog and Tortilleria Parvinci, The Taco Factory!
Pisco Sour Peruvian Restaurant Bar & Grill Ribbon Cutting took place January 6th 2017. Located at 14 North Street. Pisco Sour is a Peruvian restaurant with roasted chicken, seafood, soups, lomos great cooking and price as well as great service. Welcome to the neighborhood!
The State of New York is investing $10 million in each of ten communities (identified by the Regional Economic Development Councils) to help them transform into more vibrant communities. Downtown Middletown was selected as the Mid-Hudson Region’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) community. Middletown is in the midst of a renaissance, with city government, many non-profits, educational institutions and the business community all working together toward making Middletown into a more robust downtown that serves all residents of the City and the surrounding region. Much has already been accomplished; with an infusion of state technical and financial assistance under the DRI, Downtown Middletown could see this progress continue and expand in new ways.
You are invited to join the conversation about the opportunities for Downtown Middletown!
The next DRI Committee Meeting on January 11th at 5 PM at Thrall Library, 11 Depot St, Middletown, NY 10940
What is a DRI Strategic Plan?
The product of this study will be a DRI Strategic Investment Plan. This plan will include an assessment of downtown assets and opportunities. It will also define a unique community vision that will guide and direct investment within and around the Downtown. The plan will also identify the priority economic development, transportation, housing, and community projects for the State to invest the $10 million, and which can be leveraged for additional investment.
Equilibrium Brewery Ribbon Cutting from December 15th 2016. Located at 22 Henry Street. The founders and owners are Ricardo Petroni and Peter Oates both with graduate degrees from M.I.T. in environmental engineering, which provides mastery of concentrations of “stuff” in water.Equilibrium will insert itself in the beer market by selling cans and kegged beer to bars and restaurants in the initial local market: Orange, Sullivan, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester counties. Welcome to the neighborhood!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 marked the arrival of the Downtown Middletown Christmas Tree. The tree was donated by Jillian Ye, and was cut on Ashley Ave. on the Middletown Community Campus. John Tresch of JHM Tree Service, cut the tree around 8:30 a.m. and it was erected in Festival Square at approximately 10:45 a.m. The Middletown Police Department escorted Regional Trucking as they transport the tree from Ashley Ave. to Festival Square. Mark Pengal and a crew of City Department of Public Works employees supervised. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will decorate the Tree with lights on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Don’t forget to join us on Friday, November 25th at Festival Square for our Annual Tree Lighting and Parade. Festivities begin at 6 PM, and Parade step off taking place at 6:30! Followed by a Free showing of It’s A Wonderful Life taking place at The Paramount Theatre. Plus don’t forget that Silver Bell Saturday is taking place Saturday, November 26th. Shop local this holiday season!