New Life for the Village Market
By Carol O'Biso
From Issue 47: Summer 2020
The Gardiner Gazette is excited to report that the shuttered Village Market & Eatery at 125 Main Street in Gardiner was recently acquired by Julian’s Recipe, LLC®; a Brooklyn-based food company that focuses on artisan frozen breads and waffles, waffle sandwiches, and interesting food solutions for many different parts of the food industry.
By the time you are reading this, the revamped market should be near stage one of opening, though at the time of this writing, the new name had yet to be decided.
The founder of Julian’s Recipe, Gardiner resident Alexander Dzieduszycki, says, “My parents came from Europe and brought recipes you can’t always find in cookbooks. Things had to be fresh and delicious, with a little twist that made them special. It’s what inspired me to cook for others. My son, Julian, has joyously inherited this love of cooking and he has become my muse and greatest critic, and that’s how Julian’s Recipe® was born.”
Alex will be a partner in the new business and provide marketing support, while acclaimed chefs, husband and wife team Danielle Goodreau and James Frank, will assume control of the operation. They plan to open in stages with simple, delicious, and affordable fare as they work to build out the balance of the facility in the weeks ahead.
Danielle and James excel in a myriad of cooking styles given their combined work history both abroad and throughout the United States.They are installing quality coffee systems, and will offer home-made ice cream, Belgian Frites (fries), and a long list of grab-and-go items to look forward to; great affordable alternatives expanding the options already available in Gardiner!
They will also be adding a country market with all the staples that one needs in a pinch. The new venue is expected to provide something for everyone, adding new value in Gardiner and filling a prime retail void that has been vacant for too long.
It is hoped that bringing a new market and cafe to Gardiner will encourage visitors and locals to spend more time in the hamlet.
To assist with the revamp and reconfiguration of the premises, the Julian’s Recipe team has engaged the services of Allen Ross Architecture, LLC, architects with offices in New Paltz and Greenwich, CT.