There’s a renaissance happening in Peekskill. And Louie Lanza, who owned 12 restaurants in New York City between 1986 and 2008, is at the forefront.
“I’ve seen the potential for Peekskill for years,” says Lanza.
He’s now bringing his talents to the historic city with a mission to keep it unique, artsy, and intimate. Since opening The Hudson Room with partners Cheng Ling and Jose Quinoy last August, Lanza has gobbled up a few other properties. Here, he shares his plans for the city’s future.
A fusion restaurant using locally sourced ingredients; the space has a stage, and The Hudson Room features live music on the weekends.
Location: 23 S Division St
A taco bar with a dive bar theme serving affordable tacos made with local ingredients
Location: 51 Hudson Ave
A restaurant featuring all-American dishes and spirits (think Louisiana Crab Cakes and Maine Lobster)
Opening in: Summer 2016
Location: 21 S Division St
An event space, distillery, restaurant/brewery, arcade/bowling alley, and more; for the project, Lanza has joined a team led by Diamond Properties that also includes Scott Vaccaro of Captain Lawrence Brewing Company and John Sharp of Birdsall House and Gleason’s.
Opening in: Late 2016 / 2017
Location: 5 John Walsh Blvd
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