With the start of a new year, the Hudson Valley has already said goodbye to some eateries while new restaurants have opened

An Ulster County, NY town was sad to see one of their favorite restaurants close their doors. However, a new pet friendly wash is now open in Narrowsburg, NY.

Coming up this year, a new sushi and seafood buffet will open in Orange County, NY.

Recently, a cheese lover's dream has come true in Ulster County, NY. Locals don't have to travel far to get mouthwatering grilled cheese style sandwiches and more.

Cheese Lovers Rejoice: New Eatery Opens In Ulster County, NY


I'm a huge cheese lover. From mozzarella to brie, burrata, cheddar and blue, it would be hard for me to choose just a few favorites. 

The ideal meal each day would consist of some sort of cheese to create a perfect balance. Other Hudson Valley residents who also love cheese can rejoice with me.

Ulster County, NY is now the home to a super cheesy eatery.

According to WRRV, this new restaurant has a story to tell.

"In addition to serving as a Ghost Kitchen for Mr. Beast Burger, Smash Shack also worked in collaboration with the crew at Mexican Kitchen after a devastating fire destroyed the business in 2022, serving up some Mexican Kitchen classics in-house as Cocina Mexicana.


Now, the New Paltz community is anxiously awaiting a new business to open their doors in the once Taco Shack turned Smash Shack turning... Melted."


Melted Is Now Open In New Paltz, NY

This new restaurant is ready to serve the community their grilled cheese style sandwiches. They also have salads, soups and sides as well. 

Melted shared, 

"Thank you for the love and support yesterday on our opening day! We are open today from 12:00PM to 8:00PM! We are happy to hear feedback and answer any questions you may have, please just send us a message."

Melted also has a kid menu and dessert options as well.

Personally, I would indulge in their Fa-Get About It Melt which includes fresh mozzarella with parmesan cheese, fire roasted peppers, basil pesto and balsamic glaze. Throw in some fries and an orange soda and I'm happy.

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What Does The Hudson Valley Community Feel About Melted In New Paltz, NY?

Melted asked Facebook users and Hudson Valley residents to share their feedback. The Facebook community asked questions and shared their thoughts in the comments section on Melted's Facebook page.

"It was delicious !!!!!!"


"the combination of tastes was exceptional and THAT BREAD 🍞😋"


" looks yummy"


"Stopped by yesterday for a great sandwich. Possible to expand the "bread" options: soft rolls, croissants"


"Good luck Guys!"


"Look forward to making it there soon."

What new restaurant in the Hudson Valley have you visited? Will you visit Melted in New Paltz, NY? Share more with us below.


255 Main Street, #2, New Paltz, NY, United States, 12561

How You Can Own A Former Favorite Hudson Valley Restaurant

Brother Bruno's was located on 17B in Monticello/Bethel, NY. Known for its Italian cuisine, this local business had a large menu with something for everyone to choose from. Their drink menu, holiday meal specials and signature pizza brought in foodies throughout New York state and more.

Hudson Valley residents were shocked to see a post on social media from Brother Bruno's, announcing that they closed their doors after many years.

Brother Bruno's has been permanently closed since September 2023.

The Community Was Sad To See This Family Favorite Restaurant Officially Close

Not only did Brother Bruno's officially close in Monticello/ Bethel NY, but it is now for sale. Information has been provided by Keller Williams Hudson Valley and Coldwell Banker Realty. 

Brother Bruno's located on Route 17 B in the Town of Bethel, NY is for sale. This is in the Mongaup Valley area within Sullivan County, NY. They shared, 

"High traffic location with 13,800+ cars per day, on average. 4 miles from Route 17 / Future I-86 and minutes from Bethel Woods Center for Performing Arts. 2 dining rooms to allow for ample seating and private parties or events."

"This location also boasts a full service 15+ seating bar area, outdoor seating / patio area overlooking the Mongaup River providing iconic water views. "

Outside, there is a storage building which is located behind the main building.

How Much Would It Cost To Purchase This Restaurant In Sullivan County, NY?

Keller Williams Hudson Valley and Coldwell Banker Realty shared additional information about this location.

To purchase the former Brother Bruno's in Monticello/ Bethel, NY it would cost $749,900. The taxes are $15,767 and the business type is listed as retail.

However, updates were made to the entranceway and bathrooms in 2018. The wood fired pizza oven and dining rooms were also updated in 2010.

Gallery Credit: Keller Williams Hudson Valley, Coldwell Banker Realty

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