Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus visited three restaurants in Highland Falls on April 27 as part of his “Open for Business” initiative. Neuhaus started his tour on Main Street at Thayer Gate Deli and Café, moving on to Pied Piper Pies and Migliozzi Pizza Co.
“Businesses such as these will help move Highland Falls forward. It was great to meet with these three hard-working business owners and their employees and families,” Neuhaus said.
After 16 years in the restaurant business, Joseph Klimoski started managing Thayer Gate Deli and Café last March, and bought the operation six months ago. “We are a small community and we appreciate the support,” Klimoski said. “Mr. Neuhaus really cares about Highland Falls and we hope to see him back in town real soon.”
Suzanne Quillen opened Pied Piper Pies in February at 307 Main Street. She previously baked from home and sold her pies, pot pies, and other baked goods at festivals and farmers markets.
Christopher DePaolis and his wife, Kara, opened Migliozzi Pizza Co., located at 265 Main Street, in late-March. Christopher DePaolis also works as a contractor and named the restaurant after his grandmother, the former Christina Migliozzi, who emigrated to the U.S. from Italy.
“Opening up this restaurant was a dream for my husband and me,” Kara DePaolis said. “We were honored that County Executive Neuhaus would want to come and visit with us. It’s a real shot in the arm for our family, as well as the Highland Falls community.”
Whether you are a large firm or a smaller family operation, Neuhaus invites new businesses in Orange County to contact his office to schedule a time for him to visit your establishment as part of the “Open for Business” program.
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