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Comeback Kid Kingston

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Last Updated: 10/17/2016 9:05 am
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Even more mouthwatering deliciousness awaits just up the shoreline. Opened at the former Hutton Brickyards this past summer is the Hudson Valley wing of Smorgasburg, the wildly popular outdoor market begun in Brooklyn in 2011 by business partners Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby. "We'd been eyeing the Hudson Valley for two or three years and had really wanted to do something up here," says Butler, who with Demby also co-founded Brooklyn Flea in 2008 and has since exported the Smorgasburg concept—vendors selling artisanal and locally made food, crafts, and vintage goods, with a smattering of live music, at reclaimed industrial sites—to Downtown Los Angeles as well. Open Saturdays from 11am to 5pm through late October, the family-friendly Smorgasburg Upstate was packed with attendees on its opening day and has continued to draw visitors from the Kingston area and beyond. "We're so glad to see this historic place being used and preserved, instead of torn down and replaced with condos, which was what was being planned before we approached the city about doing Smorgasburg here. And it's really been going great. You know—sitting on the bank of the Hudson River on a nice, sunny day, drinking local beer? There are definitely worse things in life."

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