Upstate New York Building Owner Will Rent Her Café for Free to the Right Chef

Heads up, chefs and restaurateurs: a space will be rent-free for one year if you’ve got what it takes.

Stamford Advocate

A building owner in Catskill, NY will let a chef rent a café for free.

If you are an “ace chef,” the town of Catskill, New York wants you!

The “CatskillActionTeam” on YouTube are looking for a chef or restaurateur to rent a café on the town’s Main Street for a year, and rent is free. They posted a video on June 26, but it has not circulated around until recently.

Catskill is a village in the Hudson Valley, two hours north of New York City on the Hudson River.

The video lists the requirements to be considered for this space: solid experience, a great concept, and ability to make capital improvements to the space.

The Catskill resident willing to rent the café out for free is the owner of the Main Street building. According to the video, she is so determined”= to find this next big Catskill chef that she’s even willing to go as far as to rent it out for free, which could potentially drew a big name away from New York.

According to the Associated Press, the hope for this initiative is to attract city dwellers to visit and possibly settle in Catskill.

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