Main Street Continues to Evolve
by John Conway
HURLEYVILLE, August 2020—Shortly after celebrating the fourth anniversary of its initial publication, The Hurleyville Sentinel has moved. Effective July 9, the paper’s new office is at 227 Main Street, diagonally across the street from its previous location.
The Sentinel replaces the Hurleyville General Store, which had earlier vacated its space for its own move diagonally across the street to the space previously occupied by the Hurleyville Market. The Market has been closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and operators had decided not to reopen it. Denise Lombardi, owner of the General Store, said she expects to eventually offer many of the same items the Market had, in addition to her usual lines, although it may take some time to incorporate them into her operation.
Ms. Lombardi says she is delighted to be in the larger, brighter space, and looks forward to continuing to be a popular destination.
There has been no announcement as of press time about the intended future use of The Sentinel’s previous storefront.
These changes are part of the ongoing evolution of Hurleyville’s Main Street, as construction nears completion on the addition to the rear of the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, which will house a new eatery and catering facility, slated to open in the early fall. Specific details about the exact nature of that operation are still unclear, but are expected to be made public soon. Woodstone Development was the designer and prime contractor on the project.
With the gradual easing of the months-long restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, construction has resumed in earnest on the new building at 234 Main Street, next to the Hurleyville Market. As of press time, exterior and interior framing were nearly finished. Once completed, the building will include four retail spaces on the ground floor, with eight two-bedroom apartments on two floors above. The owner of the building is developer Jeffrey Stevenson, and the architect is Peter Cirillo of Cirillo Architects, P.C. in Middletown. Liam Construction is the prime contractor.