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Farm store proposal for Hudson falls through

Jan 20, 2015 7:18 am
John Mason is reporting in the Register Star the plan to locate a Hawthorne Valley food store at the corner of Warren and Fifth streets in Hudson has been abandoned by both Hawthorne Valley Farm and the Galvan/Initiatives Foundation, owner and developer of the property. Unanticipated costs overwhelmed the farm store, and hoped-for funding failed to materialize. Galvan was responsible for construction of the core and shell of the building located at 449 Warren St. Hawthorne Valley was in charge of the build-out of the ground floor retail and the second story classroom spaces. Martin Ping, executive director of the Hawthorne Valley Association, said Mon., Jan. 19, Hawthorne Valley is still committed to finding a space in Hudson. “We all gave it our best shot,” he said. “Everybody worked in good faith. But the condition of the site was more than we anticipated....and the numbers weren’t really working." Galvan will now complete construction work at the location and lease the building for any allowable commercial purpose. Read the full story in the Register Star.