Business Features2024-07-12T12:08:35-04:00


Chef to Mushroom Entrepreneur: Devon Gilroy, Founder of Tivoli Mushroom

We sat down with Devon Gilroy, the founder of Tivoli Mushroom in Hillsdale, NY, to learn about the mushroom business and how he made the switch from being a chef to a mushroom entrepreneur.

How did you go from being the acclaimed chef at The Corner at Hotel Tivoli to growing mushrooms?

Maybe it started when I worked at Chanterelle in New York, the classic Tribeca restaurant. […]

By |June 27th, 2024|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Talking Wilderness Therapy with Ed Thorney

Ed Thorney has an affinity for the woods; as he says: “I’ve always wanted to be outside.” 

Ed is a certified Gestalt therapist, wilderness guide, experiential educator, and life-long advocate for people and nature. He has worked in the outdoor education field since 1982 in various capacities and founded Wilderness Therapy & Mentoring to blend his passion for the outdoors with his desire to help […]

By |May 31st, 2024|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Mystery Business – Dutchess Millwork

Inspired by the popularity of our series on “mystery houses,” Main Street decided to extend the category to mystery businesses whose products, customers, and purposes elude our attention. Dutchess Millwork, in existence for almost 50 years, is our first mystery business and, as with so many mystery houses, change is coming. 

What’s in that building on Route 44 by Troop K?

For 47 years thousands of […]

By |May 1st, 2024|Monthly Entrepreneur|

Ridgway Farm: The Business of a Family Farm

Being a farmer is hard work. It requires long hours and deep dedication. But the rewards of cultivating the earth and feeding people cant be quantified. We were able to catch up with Gordon Ridgway of Ridgway Farms in West Cornwall, CT, to learn about his journey to becoming a farmer, how he contributes and gives back to his community, and how hes passed on […]

By |March 27th, 2024|Monthly Entrepreneur|


Behind the Billboard: The Salisbury Garden Center

I’m pretty okay with words. But for some reason, when it comes to plant names, my mental dictionary has a gaping hole. The best gardener lingo I can muster is “forsythia,” and I only remember that because I face a wall of it every time I look out my front window. There is a small, bushy plant with heart-shaped leaves near my chimney, and a […]

By |May 31st, 2024|Business, Main Street News|

Abode Home Goods Celebrates One Year

Abode Home Goods, located on Main Street in Millerton, NY, is celebrating its first anniversary in June. 

Susan Maloney opened Abode Home Goods after a lengthy career in design. She previously worked as a fashion editor, set designer, stylist, and entrepreneur and has renovated multiple homes. Throughout her career, one thing has remained constant: her love of interior design, art, and architecture. She had always […]

By |May 31st, 2024|Business, Main Street News|

Southern Charm

Once you enter House SFW in Rhinebeck, NY, you’ll be enveloped by bold pink and yellow floral-patterned walls topped by a deep green ceiling. Upon first glance, you’ll notice that the vivid colors, busy patterns, and eye-catching displays at this home furnishings shop are markedly different from other Hudson Valley destinations. Sunshine floods in the oversize windows of the artistic shop, which is adorned with […]

By |May 1st, 2024|Business, Main Street News|

Demeter Home Hosts “Meet the Artists” Event

Demeter Home in Pine Plains, NY, hosted their first “Meet the Artists” event on Saturday, February 10. Alex Athanasiadis, owner of Demeter, hosted the event as a way to connect artists with the folks who purchase their work. “For us, it’s all about community building,” he said. “We always carry so much art from local artists and we just wanted to give a […]

By |February 12th, 2024|Business, Main Street News, Out and About|
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