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Who Will Be the New Tenants at 7 Garrison's Landing?

There are some interesting comments, on both sides of the issue, attached to Sunday's Journal-News story on the new use of the Guinan's building, including one speculating that one new tenant may be another not-for-profit. The comments are mostly anonymous, however, so sourcing is far from firm.

Journal-News: "Guinan's site slated to become office space"

February 22, 2009
Guinan's site slated to become office space
Barbara Livingston Nackman

The Journal News
GARRISON - The former Guinan's Country Store and Pub is all but gone from its Garrison Landing location.

The nearly 4,000-square-foot space, tucked into a ledge at the Hudson River shoreline just steps from Metro-North tracks, has been gutted. It is ready for new tenants - two local businesses and a resident.

Garrison Station Plaza, the owner of the property at 7 Garrison Landing, presented plans Thursday to the Philipstown Planning Board showing how it wants to reconfigure the structure. It is more than 100 years old and is in dire need of renovations, which include a septic system and new electrical wiring.

Guinan's operated as a local gathering spot for morning coffee and newspapers and for evening beers and Irish music for nearly 50 years before Jim Guinan, its patriarch and owner, retired in January 2008.

Guinan's customers, many of whom think of themselves as extende…

Guinan's Celebration at the Depot Theatre

A CELEBRATION FOR GUINAN'S: An evening of traditional Irish music, storytelling, and video
March 11th, 2009, 7 p.m.: Philipstown Depot Theatre, Garrison, NY (directions below)

COMMEMORATE Guinan’s, Garrison’s most renowned gathering place. LISTEN to Irish music, played by musicians who played during Irish NightsHEAR stories of favorite memories of the bar/country store and SHARE stories of your own SEE videos of life at Guinan’s CELEBRATE community, and the love of small places.

Admission:$15 Adults; $12 Students/Seniors. Note: As this is a one-night only event, all reservations must be paid in advance. All proceeds will benefit the creation of an original play about Guinan’s that will be performed at the Depot Theatre in 2010.
For tickets and info, call the Depot Theatre box office at (845) 424-3900. The Philipstown Depot Theatre is sponsored by Philipstown Recreation and Philipstown Performing Arts.
Directions: By Car: Four miles north of the Bear Mountain Bridge off Route 9D - Garri…

Appeal for Public Comment on Fate of Old Guinan's Building

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Message from the Committee to Preserve Community on Garrison's Landing:

HELP SUPPORT A NEW STORE ON GARRISON’S LANDING

Update:

First, thank you all for expressing your support! The Board of the Garrison Station Plaza was presented with a print copy of the petition including all the signers and comments at the meeting on June 14. As a result, the members of the Board agreed to revisit whether there should be a store or similar public venue housed in the building formerly known as “Guinan’s.” In July, the Board solicited for proposals and received several including one from Mary Ellen Yannitelli that was in keeping with the spirit of Guinan’s.

Ultimately they rejected all proposals for a new cafe or gathering spot similar to Guinan's. A Journal-News story by Barbara Livingston Nackman quotes several board members, one of whom says the board is now considering proposals for offices and a rental apartment. People familiar with the board's plans say it is close to or has already si…