Lil' Deb's Oasis moving, expanding
Roger Hannigan Gilson reports in the Times Union that the Hudson restaurant Lil' Deb's Oasis is moving three doors down Columbia Street to a former autobody shop. Owner Halo Perez-Gallardo is moving to a larger space to include room for musical performances, art shows, and in-house catering events. Perez-Gallardo said, "How can we stretch what we're doing, give the project new life, keep the intimacy of the old team that we have, and also give everyone the chance to do more?" The new restaurant space will seat 45, similar to the seven-year-old businesses current space, but will also have outdoor seating for warmer months. And Lil' Deb's Oasis plans to continue their mutal aid efforts. All menu items there are priced at a whole dollar amount plus 69 cents, with the change donated to local nonprofit youth organizations such as the Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood, Kite's Nest, and the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement. The restaurant, which has been nominated for seven James Beard Awards since 2019. is currently before the Hudson Planning Board with its plan to move and expand. Read more about this story in the Times Union.