We highly recommend that if you haven’t seen the renovated Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory on Main Street, you give yourself a treat soon!
The redevelopment of the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory is the anchor project in Hudson River Housing’s work to revitalize the Middle Main Street corridor. Hudson River Housing renovated this three story, 22,000 square foot building as mixed-use, with two thirds consisting of apartments, and one third planned as a commercial community hub. Their 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. This award-winning pro made amazing strides over the past year, securing anchor tenants and formalizing our plans. The Underwear Factory has been opened since March 30th, 2017, and they want the whole City of Poughkeepsie to be part of it!
Here’s What’s Happening!
First Floor/Lower Level:
Poughkeepsie Open Kitchen (POK): a shared-use commercial kitchen with affordable dry and cold storage available for kitchen members at the lower level. North River Roasters Coffee House & Community Hub is open Mon-Fri from 8am-4pm and Sundays 10am – 2pm. During North River Roaster’s operating hours, the Hub is open for patrons to sit and enjoy coffee and treats. Outside of operating hours, it is available for rent to community members.
Earth, Wind & Fuego: Serving lunch Mon-Fri 11am-2pm. Healthy meals, locally-sourced, and affordably priced. Gluten/soy/dairy/sugar-free options available.
PUF (Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory) Studios: Flexible artist studio space available for artists and artisans on a monthly basis and printmaking open studios and art classes for the public.
The Art Effect: Spark Media Project and Mill Street Loft, two of the Hudson Valley’s leading arts organizations now have a new name an utilize space in the factory for youth arts programming. Fifteen Loft Apartments: 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!
Hudson River Housing is 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
Read more about this project!
Think Dutchess Honors the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory
The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory Creates Hope as a New Community Hub
Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory Transformation Receives Two Awards