Historic River Towns – Athens, Coxsackie & New Baltimore

Athens

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The Village of Athens sits on the west bank of the Hudson River, four miles north of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in Greene County. First settled in the late 17th century, the village, a port on the Hudson-Athens Ferry, became a thriving hub for shipbuilding, brick making, and ice harvesting. The small and friendly community is made up of an eclectic group of artisans, business people, and families who all enjoy the beauty of this historic area and the essence of village life.

Lower Second Street in the village has become a hub for artisan baked goods, craft beverages, great cuisine, and entertainment.  Moving west from the Hudson River, a growing manufacturing, distribution, and energy services community of businesses thrive along the US 9W corridor.

A major plot point in War of the Worlds (2005) took place in Athens. In the movie, most of the town is shown being destroyed. These are the scenes where the flaming train passes by the cast and the crowd is going towards the ferry.  Thankfully this is just fiction.

The town of Athens hosts a series of annual street festivals and concerts that draw visitors from around the region and across the country with world-class performers and great regional fare.

For more information on starting a business in Athens, contact the Greene County Department of Economic Development at 518-719-3290 or Contact Us by email

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Coxsackie

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The historic Hudson River town of Coxsackie, NY was first settled by the Dutch some 365 years ago.  In 1663, Pieter Bronck (the same family for whom The Bronx is named) built his farmstead in what was then New Netherlands – a colony that followed the course of the Hudson River from Manhattan to Fort Orange (now Albany).

The village of Coxsackie was a Hudson River port for almost 300 years, bringing people and goods to cities and towns north and south.

As roadways and rail replaced the river as main transport routes, Greene County’s port villages declined.  When the NYS Thruway opened in 1954, commercial river service to the villages of New Baltimore, Coxsackie, Athens and Catskill was all but eliminated. Businesses relocated to the highways, and some great legacy spaces were left vacant.

Today, these legacy spaces are being transformed into great new small businesses as Community, Affordability, and Support systems combine to draw more and more entrepreneurs to establish their dream businesses throughout the town from historic Reed Street to National Registry Farmsteads, to rural hide-aways.

For more information on starting a business in Coxsackie, contact the Greene County Department of Economic Development at 518-719-3290 or Contact Us by email

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New Baltimore

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New Baltimore was carved from the Town of Coxsackie on March 15, 1811 by an act of the New York State Legislature. Originally part of the homeland of the Mahican Indians, the Town’s boundaries were within the patents granted by the Dutch and English governments to early settlers such as Barent P. Coeymans and Mathias Houghtaling.

Original settlement dates from at least 1713. Even before formal creation of the Town, the area had thriving mills and farms from the hamlet on the Hudson to what became the settlements of Medway, Grapeville, Stanton Hill, Staco, and their surroundings.

Farming continued to grow in subsequent years and continues on a smaller scale today. By 1875, there were 248 farms with 33, 882 acres under cultivation. By the period between World Wars I and II, the Town was second in the County behind Cairo in acreage devoted to fruit growing and had the largest individual orchards.

New Baltimore has been closely associated economically with the Hudson. The natural little bay on the River’s west shore made a ready spot for handling cargo and passengers, with farmers and millers forming long lines to unload their goods. Shipbuilding and repair reached its peak in the mid-nineteenth century when the Baldwin family took charge and built over 150 barges, tugboats, ferries, and other craft. Because of business demands, the hamlet and other parts of Town had hotels and stores of various types, which lasted well into this century.

Today, leisure crafts make the town marina a destination for Hudson River cruising, and the town is well-suited for supporting agri-businesses for craft producers. For more information on starting a business in New Baltimore, contact the Greene County Department of Economic Development at 518-719-3290 or Contact Us by email

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385 Corridor

The 385 Corridor: Coxsackie and Athens Shady Harbor Marina
Full-service marina: easy approach slips, brand new docks, and a friendly and talented crew to aid in slip placement
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Boathouse Grille
Food, drinks, and a beautiful view of the Hudson River
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Midart-Tile
Tile and ceramic contractors
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DK Motor Sports
Specializing in auto repair
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Mansion + Reed
Unique Guesthouse and General Store
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National Bank of Coxsackie
a reliable hometown bank that focuses on customer service
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Sundazed Music
Vinyl and CD
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Northern Supply
Swimming pool equipment and supplies
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Ross Charles — Architect
Architect Services
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Designs of Distinction
Calligraphy services and pen and ink drawings of homes or commercial buildings
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HV Networks
Computer and systems consulting
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Massage Comforts
Therapeutic and Relaxing Massage, Swedish, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Reiki and Shiatsu
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Reuter's Dennis
Custom furniture upholstery and restoration
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Athens Plumbing and Heating
Kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets, tubs, showers, toilets, sinks, hot water heaters, sump pumps, holding tanks, well pumps, and electric sewer and drain cleaning
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Kitchen Savvy
Full service retail kitchen, bathroom, and closet company
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On Call Plumbing & Heating
Repairs, maintenance, and renovations
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Chloromerger Sales & Service
Water purification systems for your home
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Tri-Power Roofing & Painting
Painting and Roofing contractor since 1998.
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Field Goods
Local produce delivery service which delivers year round to employees and consumers at workplaces and community sites throughout the Hudson Valley.
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New Day Impressions
We provide assistance with all phases of apparel decoration and promotional products.
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New Day Motors
Family-owned and operated automotive, truck service and repair business
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The Stewart House
A unique dining experience set in an 1883 restaurant
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Bella Mia Salon
full service family salon
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Athens Laundry
self-service laundromat
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Animal Crackers Preschool
Preschool that serves children ages 3-5
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Accurate Investigative Services
Investigative services
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The Athens Cultural Center
We offer a full schedule of arts and cultural programming, community events, classes, exhibitions, and more.
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Gillaspie Gallery
Displaying a wonderful assortment of artworks.
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Guitar Source Music
Your source for all things music.
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RPM Auto Supply
Automobile parts and supplies
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Griffin's Market
Deli, pizzeria, and convenience store
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Salon 255
Cuts, Styles, Color & Chemical Services, Treatments, Hair Removal, Formals/Weddings, Make-Up, Facials, Manicures & Pedicures, Massage & Tanning
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The Cask and Rasher
Delicious pub menu with signature desserts.
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DM Gal's
Draperies, curtains and window treatments
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Loving Hearts
Coxsackie Loving Hearts Daycare — founded by moms who want to provide a full-service care and creative play center for kids in the Greene County area.
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Coxsackie Transport
Coxsackie Transport can provide the transportation services that you need.
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Contemporary Thorougbred Systems
Horse breeding
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Rhinebeck Kitchen & Bath
Full service remodeling center
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RCM Fire Extinguishers
Specializing in fire protection equipment and extinguishers.
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Massage and Therapies Unlimited
Offering a variety of massage techniques
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Dr. Marvin Gertzberg, DDS
Dentist
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Kevin J Coughlin
Residential painting contractor specializing in painting and paper hanging.
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Salvtore Liccardi
Family Medicine
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Rainbow Painting, Inc
Specializing in house painting services.
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Albany Mortgage Group
Financing
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Babars Vintage Guitars
Vintage, used and collectible guitars, basses, mandolins and amplifiers
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Hinterland Design
Graphic design, copying and printing
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Reed Street
Mansion + Reed
National Bank of Coxsackie
Sundazed Music
Law Office of Joan P Tailleur
Estate Administration, Residential Real Estate, Matrimonial and Family Law
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Heermance Memorial Library
The mission of the Heermance Memorial Library is to inspire lifelong learning and to support and enhance the cultural and recreational needs of our community.
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The Yellow Deli
Offering sandwiches, soups, deserts, and juices.
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The Reed Street Bottle Shop
Wine • Spirits • Frivolity
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Heart Land Realty
Greene County Real Estate
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Pilothouse Paper
A boutique stationery and gift shop
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Frank Shelhammer Construction
Specializing in window installation and sales, as well as roofing installation.
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D&M Alternative Energy, LLC
Solar installer
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Windows Plus
Window cleaning, pressure washing, and gutter cleaning company.
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Pam's Lil' Hairhouse
Hair salon
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Enduring Memories
The Funeral Store. Custom register books, memorial event planning, pet memorials, and cremation
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Bob Schmidt & Sons Roofing
Installing GAF roofing materials and accessories
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Greene Animal Welfare Alliance
Spay and neuter assistance programs to pet owners, humane education programs in local classrooms
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Ballast Star Inc
Your source for environmentally safe, corrosion-inhibited tire ballast liquid, as well as tank and pump dispensing solutions
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Vincent's Hair Styling
Hair styling salon
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Pellegrino's Pizzeria
Serving pizza, subs, salads, and entrees
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European Auto Experts
Specializing in auto repairs on all European car brands makes and models
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Strike a Pose Productions
Strike a Pose Photobooth turns the traditional photo booth inside out
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D.R. Evarts Library
The mission of the D. R. Evarts Library is to provide access to a variety of materials and services, which help to meet the educational, informational, and recreational needs of the members of the community.
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2nd Street
Athens Laundry
Animal Crackers Preschool
Accurate Investigative Services
The Athens Cultural Center
National Bank of Coxsackie
a reliable hometown bank that focuses on customer service
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Home Sweet Home of Athens
Assisted living facility
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Rivertown Senior Center
Providing senior citizen services that older adults need to be healthy, happy and as independent as they can be
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Crossroads Brewing Co
Restaurant and craft beers
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Salon 40
Hair Salon
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Rive Gauche Bistro
Great food and wine!
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Sally Hamilton Wine & Spirits
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9W Corridor

The 9W Corridor: New Baltimore, Coxsackie, and Athens Flegel Farm
Organic beef, hay and grain
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C & A Guns Plus
Minor gunsmith services, guns for sale, reloading equipment, hunting and fishing licenses, and misc. hunting equipment
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Greene County Septic Cleaners
Professional septic cleaning services for all homes and businesses in the Climax, NY area
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David L Rundell, CPA
Full service CPA: Individual and Business tax returns, business advice, sales tax reports, payroll, and financial statements.
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Apogee Media
Offering design, web development, and marketing services
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Boehm Farm
Apples, Peaches, Nectarines, Pears, an assortment of Vegetables, Apple Cider, Apple Cider Donuts, Handmade gifts, and more
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Bender Brian Heating & Cooling
Specializing in heating and air conditioning services.
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Albright's Dairy Farm
Dairy, beef, and pork. Also hay & balage
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Linnea's Handcraft "Paint Your Own Ceramics"
Fun for all ages. Birthday Partys and Workshops; ceramics, candles, and soaps
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JAZ Hair Design
Hair Salon
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Anspacher's Upholstery and Furniture Restoration
Upholstery, furniture restoration, and custom wood turning
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Bank of Greene County
Full service banking
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Empire Alliance Auto & Detailing
Late model used cars, many still under factory warranty. Several different Detailing Services available.
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Coxsackie Chiropractic
Cynthia Beojekian-Pena, MD is a Chiropractic specialist.
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Greene County YMCA
Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility
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Henke Warren Insurance Agency
Insuring cars, homes, apartments, businesses, boats, snowmobiles, RVs, and ATVs, as well as life and motorcycle insurance and financial planning services.
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NEXT Financial Group
Certified Financial Planner specializing in retirement planning
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SOGO Sushi Steak & Seafood
Japanese restaurant serving sushi, steak, seafood and more
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Subway
World’s largest submarine sandwich chain
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Justin's Barber Shop
Great cuts and a laid back atmosphere
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Universal Inc
Full service laundromat and dry cleaner, with a car wash and dog wash
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Paws and Claws Dog Grooming
Dog grooming services
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Bob Schmidt & Sons Roofing
Installing GAF roofing materials and accessories
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Greene Animal Welfare Alliance
Spay and neuter assistance programs to pet owners, humane education programs in local classrooms
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CA Albright & Sons
Certified auto technicians
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W&W Truck Transmission Repair
Specializing in truck service and transmission repair
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New Baltimore Animal Hospital
Veterinary care for dogs, cats, and pocket pets
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Dr. How's Auto Repair
Diagnostic and auto repair facility
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Batza's Body Shop
Specializing in auto collision repairs
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Boat N RV Warehouse
Selling and servicing new and pre-owned RVs & Boats
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Barber Ed Consultant
Business Consulting
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Best Western
Pet-friendly hotel. Free full breakfast, indoor swimming pool, hot tub and fitness center
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Diederich's RV
RV sales and service for those looking for an RV, popup, trailer, fifth wheel or motor-home
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Coxsackie Antiques Center
Over 100 fine antiques and collectible dealers
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D K Motor Sports
Specializing in auto repair
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Lick's I Scream
Soft serve ice cream
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Witti Wash
Laundry facility, with drop off wash/dry/fold
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Columbia-Greene Federal Credit Union
Member-owned financial cooperative
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Quarry Steak House
Restaurant with catering, banquets, parties, weddings, and fund raisers
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Pinnacle Wealth Strategies
Independent financial services firm
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Coxsackie Eye Associates
Specializing in Vision Care, Optometry, and Contact Lenses
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Red's Restaurant
Serving Lunch, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch
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Occupations, Inc
Community-based rehabilitation agency that provides human services
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National Bank of Coxsackie
a reliable hometown bank that focuses on customer service
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Guitar Source Music
Your source for all things music.
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RPM Auto Supply
Automobile parts and supplies
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Griffin's Market
Deli, pizzeria, and convenience store
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Salon 255
Cuts, Styles, Color & Chemical Services, Treatments, Hair Removal, Formals/Weddings, Make-Up, Facials, Manicures & Pedicures, Massage & Tanning
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Cask and Rasher
Delicious pub menu with signature desserts.
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DM Gal's
Draperies, curtains and window treatments
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EmUrgentCare
Walk-in medical facility providing unscheduled treatment for urgent and non-urgent illnesses and injuries
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Chrissy and Tim's Diner
Serving breakfast and lunch
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Tropical Rays
Specializes in tanning services
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Paul's Pizza & Pasta
Specializing in Italian and American cuisine.
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Nexgen Wireless
Telephone service providers that specialize in cellular and wireless
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Dragon Garden
Chinese take-out
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Hope Plaza
Tops Supermarket
Henke Warren Insurance Agency
Next Financial Group
Sogo Sushi
Subway
C & C Graphic
Justin's barber Shop
Universal Inc
Paws and Claws Dog Grooming
Intelligent Technology Solutions
Specializing in computer repair and sales
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Excel Physical Therapy
Comprehensive physical therapy services dedicated to minimizing pain, maximizing function, and educating the community
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Kool-Temp Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Service and installation of gas, oil, hot air, hot water, geothermal and central air conditioning systems
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Cruise Planners
an American Express Travel Representative
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Coxsackie Transport
Coxsackie Transport can provide the transportation services that you need.
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Rhinebeck Kitchen & Bath
Full service remodeling center
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Vedder Research Library
Non-circulating research center with a wide range of primary and secondary resource material depicting the historical development of Greene County.
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Pegasus Restaurant
Restaurant with spacious banquet room
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Hi-Way Drive-In Theater
Drive-in movie theater featuring new releases
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Country Armory
General sporting & outdoor goods, including but not limited to firearms, ammunition, bows, hunting licenses, and apparel
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North Country Landscapes, LLC
Landscaping, Outdoor Living, and Gardening
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The Outdoor Store
Outdoor living and leisure store
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Black Horse Farms
Country store with unique gift items as well as homemade baked goods and farm fresh fruits and vegetables.
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Field Goods
Local produce delivery service
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Schmidt Bros.
Vehicle & equipment servicing
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Athens Generating Company, LP
Producing efficient reliable energy
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AmeriGas
The nation’s largest propane company
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Glen's Carpet & Linoleum
Floor covering sales, installation, and repairs
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Knoth Electric
Electric Contractor
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Rexcroft Farm, LLC
Vegetables, fruits and meats
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