December 7, 2011 —
The building that for generations housed Heinle’s General Store is getting a makeover, and already has been enlarged to what seems like twice its former size. The building has been purchased by Nick and Laura Santana, who also own the complex of shops known as the Narrowsburg Mews.
According to Diana Chiques, who is now managing Narrowsburg Roasters, which has also been purchased by the Santanas, plans for the Heinle’s spot include a gas station, a convenience store, an ice cream parlor and a bakery. She added, “And we’re hoping to open a restaurant with a bar.” She said the owners are hoping to have everything up and running this spring.
Also, she said there are changes planned for Roasters. The name will soon change to Coffee Creations, and it will feature an expanded menu. Chiques said the shop will be closed for a week or so in January so it can be remodeled. She said additional Coffee Creations in other locations may also be opened.
Will Geisler, the former proprietor of Roasters, said he will be serving as the baker when the Heinle’s facility opens. He said it’s still early in the planning process, but he will be providing baked goods to Coffee Creations and perhaps other places as well as selling them in the bakery, which will be part of a larger market that may include a deli and perhaps a kitchen for catering.