The redevelopment of the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory is the anchor project in Hudson River Housing's work to revitalize the Middle Main Street corridor. We renovated this three story, 22,000 square foot building as mixed-use, with two thirds consisting of apartments, and one third as a commercial community hub.
Our vision is to bring the rich bounty of arts and food in the Hudson Valley into the city of Poughkeepsie, and to use it as an educational tool and community connector.
Here's what's happening:
Poughkeepsie Open Kitchen (POK): a shared-use commercial kitchen with
affordable dry and cold storage available for kitchen members at the lower level.
Hudson River Housing Coffee House, Kitchen & Cafe
Coffee House Hours: Monday -Friday, 8am-4pm
Cafe Hours: Monday -Friday 8am-2pm
HRH is now sole operator of the coffee house, which still features food from Earth, Wind & Fuego. Earth, Wind & Fuego offers healthy meals, locally-sourced, and affordably priced. Gluten/soy/dairy/sugar-free options available. Nourish your mind, body and soul! Visit earthwindfuego.com for more info.
North River Roasters
Poughkeepsie's first coffee roaster, North River Roasters, roasts coffee that is sourced mindfully from farms that provide fair wages and use sustainable farming methods. Visit northriverroasters.com for more info.
PUF (Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory) Studios: Flexible artist studio spaces
available for artists and artisans on a monthly basis and printmaking open studios
and art classes for the public all run by the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center.
Hudson Valley's leading arts organizations have merged and now utilize space in
the factory for youth arts programming.
A variety of studios and one bedroom apartments for individuals and families to
work and live. Every unit, on all three floors, is ADA accessible.
Want to know more? Watch this introductory video!
We are capitalizing on this building's history as an innovative center of industry, and bringing it back to life as a dynamic and inclusive community space and a great place to live. This project is ripe with opportunity for those seeking a forward-thinking, innovative space to collaborate, build community, and achieve their #poughtential!
See how this project is changing lives!
Read more about this project!
Think Dutchess Honors the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory - ThinkDutchessHonorsUnderwearFactory-PoughkeepsieJournal.pdf
The Best Way to Spend a Day in Poughkeepsie - Hudson Valley Magazine
The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory Creates Hope as a New Community Hub - Hudson Valley Magazine
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