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Beacon in the NYT: "Williamsburg on the Hudson"


Everyone blanche: the opening picture is of East Main Street, Beacon.


But the picture caption says: "Main Street in Hudson, N.Y., shows elements of both the town's economic struggle and its influx of city émigrés."


Good read nonetheless.


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Comment by Attila Szendrodi on August 20, 2011 at 6:12pm
Well if you need a 16th Im right across the street :)
Comment by The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls on August 20, 2011 at 2:55pm

I know you're not supposed to respond to trolls but I'll bite.  On the construction side, about 90% of the work was done using companies based in the Hudson Valley, including several Beacon companies.  Our laborers are all Beacon residents.  Many of the finishes (decorative and structural) in the buildings themselves are being created by Beacon artisans.    


On the restaurant side, all but 3 of our 15 employees live in Beacon and walk to work.  The owners are Beacon residents, all but one member of the development team are professionals with offices and/or residences in Beacon, and hiring and buying locally is an important tenet of our philosophy.


We're doing our best to support the local economy, bring in new dollars to Beacon, and keep the momentum going.  We just ask that you get the facts straight before you post.  Give us a ring if you have any questions...




Comment by Attila Szendrodi on August 20, 2011 at 12:28am

Steve - Thats probably the smartest thing on this whole thread.

Willie - Normally I agree with most of what you write on here (I still laugh about the smoke in the window incident) but with my genius-level IQ I have already come to terms with that fact. Thanks for your input though.

Comment by Steve Knowles on August 19, 2011 at 3:40pm
"Home of the $13 cocktail", could become, under the right circumstances, an awesome marketing slogan. 
Comment by Attila Szendrodi on August 19, 2011 at 11:53am
Yeah, I wrote it hastily due to having just had to walk home. Sorry about that.
Comment by The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls on August 19, 2011 at 10:44am


I'm sorry that you feel ignored, but to say we never got back to you is not fair.  Our response to your request was that if an appropriate opening arose, we would be in touch.  Unfortunately, we can't have every candidate come in for an interview.  Right now we're having trouble keeping up with the number of applicants we are getting on a daily basis.  Rather than voicing your complaint on a community website, a better approach would have been to give us a ring.


Regarding your parking comments...municipal parking (street or lot) is for everyone, residents and visitors alike.  If you feel there isn't enough parking, you should contact the City or voice your concerns at a City Council meeting.  Per our project approval (which can be reviewed at the building department), we are constructing enough parking (about 150 spots) to meet the City's building code and accommodate all of our guests (and then some).  Additionally, we've directed our employees to park in our lot off of East Main Street or in our gravel valet lot near Herbert Street to minimize the impact to residents like yourself.  I'm sorry if you feel otherwise.  If you want to talk about it, come by the restaurant and one of our "infamous" $13 cocktails is on us....

Comment by Ben Royce on August 19, 2011 at 8:13am



perhaps reopen the Beacon Line to relieve congestion, it's owned by the M.T.A. already




Comment by Attila Szendrodi on August 19, 2011 at 2:09am
When you consider I live across the street....
Comment by Attila Szendrodi on August 18, 2011 at 9:32pm

Yeah, sorry if I was a little rash in my comments. Just a bit annoyed by all this. Im all for new development but when it begins to adversely affect my daily life I feel the need to take a stand.


Comment by Anna West on August 18, 2011 at 9:16pm

Nothing is wrong with Quinns, it doesn't count as "eating out", it is almost home to many people.  :)


Gosh, Attila, your parking situation doesn't sound good.   BTW, many companies get so many resumes they don't respond to them all. Yes, it is rude but pretty common now.

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