The temporary sign is down and the space at 438 Warren, formerly occupied by Mix, has now finally opened, a chic blend of it own with handsome pieces from numerous periods, save perhaps the Ming, successfully arranged by someone not named George. (She’s a lady.) Pictured here: an eye catching arrangement of vintage 20th century wall paper.
A Horatio Alger story in motion, the delicious bakery formerly called Loaf and soon to be renamed Bonfiglio and Bread has moved up from a display case on the right hand side of Swallow (and, briefly before that, on top of the little freezer counter at Lick between ice cream seasons), into a newly refurbished space all of it own, next to and on a design par with the Crimson Sparrow at 748 Warren. Owner/baker Gabriele Gulielmetti says it will have it all: café tables, subway tiling and that de rigueur Hudson accoutrement: a new, amazingly high tech behemoth of an oven all of it own. Gulielmetti says it will all be ready by Labor Day, but in the meanwhile it’s worth a look to see how it’s being labored on: truly a testament to the power of carbs and youthful determination (and good bread).
A new gallery EB Fine Arts: Curatorium has dared to locate itself where few fine art galleries have dared to go before: 60 Front Street “In the industrial section of Hudson, New York” as the cute little bound pamphlet I received quaintly put it. –Scott Baldinger