Famous Hudson Valley Resort Sees Potential Redevelopment
The 1,200 acre Hudson Valley resort that inspired the iconic Dirty Dancing movie could be on it's way to being back in business. The Times Herald-Record reports, at a recent Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency board meeting, they unanimously approved an agreement with Sullivan Resorts LLC that opens another door for the possible redevelopment of the former Grossinger's property.
This is phase two of a three-step plan to bring new life to the property. The first was a sales tax abatement that allowed for the demolition of the old buildings which included some environmental cleanup.
According to their application to the Industrial Development Agency (IDA), Sullivan Resorts LLC plans to pursue a $50 million resort for the property. Grossinger's closed in 1986 and fell into ruin so the proposed 250 room hotel and renovated golf course would breathe new life into a property that has sat dormant, other than some visiting graffiti artists, for more than 30 years.
A convention center, music venue, and wellness center are just a few of the proposed attractions. And with Resorts World Catskills only 23 minutes and Bethel Woods only 28 minutes away, they're in the right neighborhood for growth.
Grossinger's was once one of the most popular hotel resorts in the entire region. Have a look back at the glory days compared to how it ended up.