It's possible to think there might be in the future some competition between the two craft breweries Upper Hudson Brewing Co. and Return Brewing, located as they are right across the street from each other, but who imagined that the first competition would be which brewery would open first.
The restoration of Hudson Upper Depot was completed months ago, and the phasing plan needed for the building to get its certificate of occupancy was approved by the Planning Board back in May. Still, three months later, the brewery is yet to open.
Meanwhile, across the street, work proceeds apace on Return Brewing, although what's been done doesn't seem to conform with the plans presented to and approved by the Historic Preservation Commission last October.
An interesting coincidence: the buildings in which both craft breweries will be located are owned by the Galvan Foundation.
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