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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

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#1 Tourism Destination

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Orange County
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Woodbury Common A Simon Premium Outlet in Central Valley is the #1 Tourism Destination in Orange County. It is also the FLAGSHIP Outlet for the Internationally known Simon brand.

Woodbury Common has been going through a huge expansion that will be completed in 2018. But, don’t let that stop you from visiting if you haven’t been there.

They are known World-Wide for the #1 LUXURY Brands in the Retail Industry. There are over 220 shops with more on the horizon.

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The aesthetics of the exterior have changed and grown and include several waterfalls throughout, as well as outdoor sitting area’s nestled with Hudson Valley views.

You’ll find brands like Tory Burch, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Burberry, Coach, Tommy Hilfinger, Kate Spade,  J. Crew, The North Face and more all at savings of 25% to 65% every day.

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Let’s Eat

Market Hall is the indoor Foodie Experience At Woodbury Common. There are now 15 different dining experiences offered from Just Salad  to Shake Shack. Market Hall is located between the Hamptons and Adirondack districts. Shake Shack, Yo! Sushi and Le Pain Quotidien are located in the Niagara district and we recommend you visit these eateries as well. Le Pain Quotidien offers simple organic fare that includes coffee, amazing salads, signature tartines and baked goods. Magnolia Bakery (which originally started in NYC) is scheduled to open soon.

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View from inside Market Hall at Woodbury Common

Besides Bringing the #1 Luxury Brands, Woodbury Common offers added value in customer service and amenities like Wi-Fi. Locals shop here as well as tourists from all over the world.

Coach and Shortline USA offer daily buses almost on the hour from the Port Authority in NYC. 

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Besides offering TOP Lifestyle Brands, consumers love the “Shopping Trolley” offered by guest services that runs on weekends and holidays, and the additional “guest service” locations located throughout the shopping experience. You’ll find Ambassador’s throughout the outlet to assist you.

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Woodbury Common employs over five thousand people and that makes them one of the top employers in the area. 

Photo by www.Ramirezpix.com

Photo by www.Ramirezpix.com

Events

Making Strides of Hudson Valley is an American Cancer Society Walk in it’s 21st year! Over 10,000 walkers participate in this outdoor walk annually. This years event is on Sunday, October 16th. To sign up and participate click here!

Photo Courtesy Woodbury Common

Photo Courtesy Woodbury Common

Holiday Shopping

The Holidays are always a special time at Woodbury Common. With the kick-off of Black Friday sales to strolling carolers and of course Santa Claus! 

11/27/2015 Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Black Friday

11/27/2015 Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Black Friday

 FOCUS on TOURISM

Simon Shopping Destination International Campaign is Focused on TOURISM. That is the reason Woodbury Common is the FLAGSHIP Outlet Known Around The World!

Woodbury Common also offers a VIP Shopper Club that offer additional savings, exclusive online offers, invitations to local events, inside info on your favorite brands, email updates and more! Become A MEMBER By Clicking Here!

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WC also has an extensive Social media program where you can follow on Instagram  Watch the arrival of Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato promo + video below

Watch The Entire Promo Video Here:

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Feature Photos By Melissa Tyler

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Underground Coffee & Ales

Underground Coffee & Ales

Highland Coffee & Ales Pub A Big Attraction

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The Research

Coffee and Craft Beer are a winning combination at Underground Coffee & Ales in Highland. The Coffee Pub which opened October 2015, is the unique brainchild of Erin and Jeremy Intonti.

How do you combine coffee + beer? The answer is simple. The Highland couple live close to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and the Walkway over the Hudson and like to walk the two parks on a regular basis. One thing led to another and Erin liked the idea of combining a place that you could get a coffee and a bite to eat. The couple are craft beer enthusiasts and that’s how they combined the two.

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The couple who are the original founders of the Hudson River Craft Beer Festival on the Beacon waterfront spent years researching craft beer. They did their homework by visiting breweries, craft beer festivals and other craft beer pubs. They may call themselves “beer nerds” but there’s nothing nerdy about the brand they are building.

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Breakfast

Stop by for breakfast Thursdays thru Sunday from 9 am – 11:30 am and you’ll find menu selections like the Rail Trail Sandwich which includes fresh eggs, mixed greens, Parmesan cheese + avocado on a Brioche roll. A Caboose Sandwich includes fresh eggs, sausage, sharp cheddar, salsa + avocado on a Brioche roll. Buttermilk flapjacks, homemade Belgium waffles with fresh fruits, pastries are also just some of the menu options and of course we haven’t talked about the coffee.

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Coffee + More

Underground serves a large selection of coffees that are made locally in the Hudson Valley in Tarrytown by Coffee Lab Rosters. They serve 9 latte’s, cappuccino, espresso,  iced coffee’s, ice latte’s, cappuccino latte’s, chai latte’s and Harney & Son’s Tea. This place is a coffee lovers dream!

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The Beers

Underground Coffee & Ales is more an Artisianal beer and concept pub. They serve 10 craft taps that rotate almost daily. This is the unique experience that customers like as well. This destination pub brings it’s patrons new experiences. It truly is an adventure going as the beer you may have had yesterday, is not guaranteed tomorrow. But, that is what is popular in the whole craft beer trend. Small batches are made and the changing taps almost daily guarantee freshness!

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Bet You Can’t Taste Just One

Options, options, options! That’s what you’ll find. Not sure what you want, ask for a sample. The underground features seasonal and hard to find beers and ciders from the Hudson Valley as well as all over New York. One and Done, not quite; but today people are into UNIQUE and One-Off’s that breweries make in small batches.

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Beer Flight

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few years, Beer Flights are the way to go! It’s part of the whole Craft Beer experience. Tasting several types of beer light and dark, mixing and matching and finding out what your favorites are. That combined with a great pub menu of soups, cheese board, burgers, apple onion sausage sandwich, grilled pesto & mozzarella chicken sandwich and we can personally say the best black bean burger we ever had.

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Art + Music

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Live Music + Entertainment is available several times per week and it’s best to check the Underground Facebook page for daily + weekly updates. The day we were there was the opening exhibit of  Jeffrey Anzivino’s phototography and he also played a set with his band mates

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Why You Should Visit!

This coffee pub has craft beer that rotates their taps almost daily. The beer is brewed in small batches so it’s big on flavor. They support local brand coffee’s, teas, beer + music and are conveniently close to the Rail Trail and Walkway Over the Hudson.

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Photos By Melissa Tyler

Tuthill House at the Mill

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More then 5 years ago I did a story on Tuthill House at the Mill for a local tourism publication and it was too long since I visited. This past Saturday, I enjoyed a delightful late lunch and cocktails while speaking with Lucia Civile; the Front House Manager and George Gorsky the General Manager.

Tuthill House 1 FWe knew that Ralph Erenzo and Brian Lee founders of Tuthilltown Spirits had purchased the restaurant.  We have featured Tuthill Distillery on THEHVStory last year. But, this was the first chance we had to actually experience the restaurant for ourselves. Here’s a word of advice, if you have not been to the restaurant make sure you get here soon, because it will become a fast favorite! Locals and tourists flock here for some of the freshest and unique cocktails made from spirits right here at the distillery! Unique, fresh cocktails, local farm to table dishes and great service is what you’ll experience.

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Grist Mill History

This rustic, historic restaurant makes fantastic food and cocktails using local products and infuses their signature line of spirits  in the cocktails and dishes they serve. Tuthilltown Spirits produces the Hudson Whiskey, Gin, Vodka and bitters.

The Tuthilltown Gristmill has a history as the oldest continuously operated water powered gristmill and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The original gristmill structure was constructed in 1788, by 18 year old Selah Tuthill. It was one of three gristmills that operated on the Shawangunk over the past 300 years. In the early 1980’s, the mill began grinding kosher matzoh flour which continued through 2003. The grist mill also produces it’s own Cacao Liqueur, Triple Sec and Cassis.

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Today

We had heard  about the good food and fantastic cocktails served weekly to locals and tourists and couldn’t wait to find out for ourselves! The Tuthill House team filled us in. Lucia and George  are excited to announce that Jeremy Berlin a graduate of The French Culinary Institute in New York City will be the new Executive Chef. He is well seasoned chef that has worked in restaurants in New York City, Colorado and California. In addition, Tuthill House will launch a new menu this spring and will be working with many more local farms and companies as possible. The restaurant changes it’s menu seasonally.

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Cocktails

Our barman; Sean Davis recommended we try a Fresh Blackberry & Plum Gimlet. It included Half Moon Gin, fresh blackberries, plum bitters, fresh lime, simple syrup and egg white. It had a very unique berry taste that was very complimentary to the dishes I ordered. As I sipped my drink and watched Sean and my server Rachel make cocktails for other patrons, I knew I was in the presence of great mixologists. I’ve never had such fresh tasting cocktails and that’s because they are made fresh with the Tuthill Spirits brand. Patrick Pierpoint, the bar manager created  all the cocktails on the menu.

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Let’s Lunch

For lunch, I had the Roasted Mushroom Cakes and Roasted Apple Flat-bread. Both were incredibly delicious! The flavors were all so different but yet blended together so well with my cocktail!

Lunch is served from noon – 5pm on Saturday and Sundays and starting April 1st, they will be open every day except Wednesday. Other customer favorites include are classic and chorizo burgers, baked jalapeno bacon and mac n’ cheese.  Menu’s change seasonally, so we look forward to visiting again in Spring and Summer  when the outdoor deck will also be open.

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Dinner

The evening really showcases the mood of this restaurant. The lighting, the music…their is a vibe to this restaurant that the customers enjoy. Even if it’s your first visit the friendly staff is known for making people feel welcomed and the ambiance is homey and comforting. Whether your sitting at the long copper bar or dining under beautiful crystal chandeliers with candles on the table. This restaurant exudes ambiance! Popular favorite dishes for dinner are Cauliflower Gratin for an appetizer, Braised Bison Short Ribs and Seared Salmon.

The restaurant will also be serving Sunday Brunch starting Easter Sunday. It is an al a cart menu with breakfast and lunch items, burgers, flat-breads and smoked items that feature an infusion with Tuthill brand liquors.

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Tasting Flights + Events + Weddings

Tasting Flights are available and they can be ordered different ways. You can choose a beer or wine flight or a Tuthill Spirits flight. This is where you can taste a selection of four different Tuthill spirits distilled from right here at the distillery.

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Customers and tourists both like the rustic historic decor, the post and beams, the old staircase and the decor and the history of what was the original grist mill. Tuthill is also known as a place to celebrate events and weddings. This year they will be bringing more events to the restaurant and the grounds that house the distillery. One popular event is the Sunflower Festival. Tuthill also accommodates banquets, weddings, luncheons, town and business meetings and more. You can  also inquiry to rent out the restaurant for an event. With over 30 acres to walk around no wonder this is a destination place in Gardiner!

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A variety of events are offered and more are coming this year including live music, arts, sip and paint events and more!

THEHVStory advises  you to experience this restaurant for the first time or all over again!

We might just be sitting at the bar next to you!

Photos By Melissa Tyler

 

 

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