Hudson Valley Musing


A piece of history is no more - Blue Store Inn and Restaurant

Blue Stores Inn and Restaurant

I was sad to learn  that the Blue Store Inn and Restaurant renamed Historic Blue Stores Restaurant, built in 1804 was no more.  Last night a fire ripped through the structure, and although many fire department responded they were unable to save it.

Over the years I have dined there, attended a wedding and a 60th wedding anniversary.

Many residents have very fond memories, a place where special occasions in their lives were celebrated.

I commuted north for years and the Blue Store Inn and Restaurant was the landmark I looked forward to, because I knew I was almost home when I saw it.

Blue Store Hotel



  162 Deer Run Road, Red Hook NY 12571| 845-758-6842| Cell 845-594-9947

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Comment balloon 6 commentsJennifer Fivelsdal • March 15 2014 07:45PM


It is sad that a historic building was burnt down by fire. I hope the property owner may replicate the building.

Posted by Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale (Kwee Huset Realty) about 6 years ago

Very sad Jennifer. I love the old buildings and architecture.

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) about 6 years ago

Kwee so sad.  It would be extremely expensive to replicate this building.

Janis me too.


Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 6 years ago

Jennifer it is always sad to see a structure and business with the loan history of Blue Stores Restaurant and Inn being destroyed.  Even is the owners choose to build again it is never the same.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 6 years ago

Jennifer tears are coming out of my eyes, how sad, we have so few historic buildings and landmarks....on a side note Los Angeles County is the worst out of the other areas when it comes to preservation, it saddens me to see it. I am all for progress but we also need to be considerate of our historic buildings and communities., Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 6 years ago

Jennifer-from 1804 to now is an impressive run. Do they plan to rebuild?

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) about 6 years ago

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