The Poughkeepsie Journal’s recent State of Dining Report: 2020 lauded the explosive growth of the food and beverage scene in Dutchess County. Thanks to a steady flow of talent, increased investment, and forward-thinking communities seeking to offer residents an exceptional quality of life, new businesses are flocking to Dutchess while local favorites are taking the opportunity to expand. Here are just a few to look forward to:
- Between 2014 and 2018, the beverage manufacturing industry grew 125% in Dutchess County, NY. Leveraging this explosive growth, companies like Zeus Brewing Co. are being attracted to growing city centers like Poughkeepsie to combine great food and dining experiences with emerging residential communities and business-friendly benefits leading to success for everyone.
- Our agri-business industry powers a robust supply chain of production and support services for food and beverage facilities. Meanwhile, The Culinary Institue of America churns out some of the top culinary arts and business talents in the world to keep the F&B industry moving forward. The combination of these benefits were a key factor in attracting international Sake manufacturer, Asahi Shuzo, to open a distillery and tasting room in Hyde Park, NY. The facility is set to open in 2020.
- Some local favorites are expanding into new areas and developments. Crafted Kup and Pizzeria Posto will join open additional locations in the $90 million Eastdale Village community. And with more than $1 billion in economic development planned in the City of Poughkeepsie alone and more than 800 residential housing units planned or in the pipeline, existing F&B businesses have plenty of opportunities to grow their footprint. Read more about the recently announced Eastdale expansions HERE.
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