Awesome shoutout for

by Thrillist! Check out the article featuring Upstate Black-owned businesses, and make sure to stop by the Bee for some great food and drinks! #BlackHistoryMonth #shoplocal #downtownmiddletownny #middletownbid

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2021 is flying by and Valentines Day is practically here! Downtown Middletown has everything you need to have the best Valentines Day Ever! Shop for a present, grab some sweet treats, pick up a card, or make dinner reservations. You can even check out our downtown activity venues; including bowling, axe throwing, corn hole and arcades! Downtown Middletown has it all! #Shoplocal #DowntownMiddletownNY

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Looking for a place to park downtown? Check out this map of Downtown Middletown Municipal Parking Lots.

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The Middletown Lion's Club put their wreath up on Equilibrium today! It looks awesome! Be sure to drive through Franklin Square and check it out!


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Downtown Middletown is our local hotspot for shopping, eating, and being! We have a variety of services, retailers, and restaurants. Visit our map to help find what you're looking for at middletown

We are pleased to announce that The City of Middletown is no longer in a Micro-Cluster Zone!
The decision means our area is now only subject to statewide COVID-19 rules and restrictions, rather than the stricter rules that came with a micro-cluster designation.
For more information on the Original NY Forward Restrictions, please visit
If you need assistance or guidance please call our Economic Development Office at (845) 346-4170
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on your Grand Reopening! Be sure to show your support! Visit or give them a call at 845-467-4138 to find their hours, menus, and more!

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Festival Square is looking fabulous! Construction is nearly complete, and we are so excited! Celebrating at Festival Square is going to be better than ever!

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Keep your car running smoothly in the winter months. From low tire pressure, to frozen fuel lines, to road salt damage, winter can take its toll on your vehicle. Give one of our wonderful BID Mechanics a call today to set up an appointment to keep your car running smooth all winter long!

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To qualify for the program, an establishment must:
• Be full-service restaurants (NAICS code 722511), or establishments engaged in providing food services and meals prepared on-premises to patrons who traditionally order and are served while seated (i.e., waiter/waitress service), including on-premises food and drinking establishments licensed through the State Liquor Authority (SLA). Establishments providing take out or grab and go food services due to COVID-19 restrictions are also eligible;
• Franchises are not eligible;
• Have no more than $3 million in 2019 revenue;
• Be located in New York State;
• Have been in operation on or before March 1, 2019;
• Certify and demonstrate that they have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19
• Agree to comply with all applicable New York State and local reopening guidance and COVID-19 health and safety policies, including the New York Forward reopening guidance and Cluster Action Initiative guidance, as well as SLA and DOH regulations.
How to Apply:
• Restaurants can apply to the Rising the NYS Bar Restaurant Recovery Fund starting Monday, January 11, 2021.
• The online application can be found at: as well as at the Diageo, Southern Glazer and NDC webpages.
• The online grant portal may close temporarily should the number of applications exceed funding availability. If grant funding remains available due to the exclusion of ineligible applications, the online grant portal will be reopened following an announcement by the Empire State Development.
• To apply, applicants will need the following required documents:
o Current Government-issued photo ID for every owner of 20% or more
o 2019 Federal Business Tax Returns
o 2020 Year-to-Date Income Statement
o Copy of SLA License
o List and proof of eligible reimbursable COVID-19 response related expenses incurred since 9/1/2020 (If a capital expense please include receipts for equipment, labor and/or construction)
• Any program announcements and/or updates will be posted to the ESD website.