Sunday, October 21, 2012

Of Interest

Metroland has an article about our fair city entitled "Why Hudson? The skinny on what made, and makes, the city of Hudson the way it is today." Nothing new, but interesting nonetheless to see ourselves as others see us. 


  1. The recent Metroland story about Hudson drives home the rationale that the purchase of Tortillaville, the 10,000 plus customer per 80-day season food truck is a very wise purchase, especially at $125K and owner financing with $65K down. The sale includes; the location (with owner approval), the equipment, recipes, mentoring and 10,000 plus customers. Ideally suited for the Crimsom and Sparrow's and Fish and Game restaurants already with kitchen/prep staff in place. If (seriously) interested, you can contact

  2. And here I was supposing that what literally made Hudson the way it is was the imposed lack of public participation in its planning.

    I stand corrected. Perhaps this only applies to the way Hudson WILL be.

  3. David Kermani asked me to post this comment for him:

    The article states: "The town’s historical Warren Street thoroughfare was left in a state of disrepair when the mid-century vice industry failed to deliver anything economically sustainable. Then, in the mid-’80s, Alain Pioton opened the Hudson Antiques Center, followed closely by the English Antiques Center." The fact is that artists and "creative types" began coming to Hudson from the NYC area in the mid- to late-1970s (we got here in 1978, on the recommendation of friends who were already living here--Edward Avedisian, Chris Scott, et al.). By the mid-1980s there was indeed enough of a critical mass of potential customers for Alain to open his antiques center, but Bobbie's Flea Market and Tanner's Wat-Not Shop were already meccas for those in the vicinity furnishing their newly acquired properties. Alain and Byrne didn't "start" the revival, they were in the right place at the right time to make the most of it.