Hudson Valley One - Saugerties Performing Arts Factory opens this weekend

When Erica and Gerard Price first visited the abandoned 55,000-square-foot factory off Ulster Avenue just west of the village of Saugerties in 2010, the roof was caving in, puddles covered the floor and poison ivy vines the size of tree trunks snaked around the exterior. The building certainly posed a challenge; but it also was blessed with rows of clerestory windows, flooding the interior with natural light, and “good bones,” as Erica put it. Seeking to expand their business on Partition Street, Uniforms USA, they bought the building with the idea of converting half the space into their industrial laundry. The roof and windows were replaced, the hardwood floors refinished and radiant heat installed.