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Hudson Business Coalition’s Statement on Rent Increases, Road Work Affecting Hudson’s Businesses

400-block of Warren St. in January 2024

As an addendum to the recent feature published in the Register-Star and online at HudsonValley360.com, Hudson Business Coalition board president has issued the following statement.

We know how challenging the past few months have been for so many Hudson business owners— perhaps the most challenging period since the early days of the pandemic.

For months, National Grid has left large parts of Warren and Columbia Streets inaccessible due to their gas line work, and we’ve heard horror stories about certain property owners and landlords being completely unaccommodating to commercial tenants.

Our hearts go out to all those who have had to close their businesses as a result of these factors— as well as those facing increasing operating expenses, a drop-off in customers and consumer spending, and rents that are growing prohibitively expensive. We never want to see an entrepreneur’s dream cut short because of factors like these.

As the advocacy organization for Hudson’s small business community, Hudson Business Coalition is always thinking about and working on solutions to these very issues. We plan to bring you announcements in the weeks ahead regarding some of the ways we’re doing so.

With that said, we always want to hear from business owners about the challenges they face, and hope to provide help directly, whenever and wherever we can. We’re always accessible at hello@hudsonbusiness.org or via message here.