The Hudson Valley is home to many locally owned eateries. Residents enjoy supporting these local establishments and find it as a place to gather with friends and family.

We often form friendships with Hudson Valley businesses, their owners and other foodies within the area over time.

The Hudson Valley community was shocked to learn that a popular restaurant had closed their doors after several years in business.

The Jolly Onion made an announcement on social media in September of 2023 that they would be closing.

Where Was The Jolly Onion Located Within Orange County, NY?

The Jolly Onion was located in Orange County, NY within the black dirt region of Pine Island. This landmark and staple within the community was a place where locals gathered for many years. 

In September of 2023, The Jolly Onion made a post on social media that surprised many residents.

"Dear valued customers, it is with a heavy heart we announce we are permanently closed. This was an extremely difficult decision. We are so grateful to all of our patrons, especially our regulars. We truly will miss you all!  If you would like to post a photo or memory from your visit with us we would love to see and hear them!"

There was over 378 reactions along with 180 comments and 161 shares on this post made by the Jolly Onion. The Jolly Onion also reimbursed all gift cards that were purchased during a certain time period.

Hudson Valley residents have been curious as to what would replace the previous Jolly Onion's location, they now have a definite answer of what's to come.

What Fan Favorite Restaurant Will Take Over The Former Jolly Onion In Orange County, NY?

This popular restaurant is known for serving delicious Italian cuisine. They take pride in their old world style food options in a modern setting.

An exciting post was made on social media from Pasta D'oro about their new journey in Orange County, NY.

On May 1, 2024, Pasta D'oro shared,

"Hi everyone Edison and Christian from pasta D’oro in wurtsboro here . We are excited to announce that we will be revamping and reimagining, this beautiful and historical landmark, the Jolly onion . We will be bringing our unique dining experience with around the world flavors and keeping some of the home town classics . We are very excited to meet everyone and and build , everlasting relationships, fond memories, and great times . Cheers "

There were over 734 reactions to this post along with 193 comments and 79 shares on this social media post.

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What Does The Community Feel About Pasta D'oro Taking Over The Former Jolly Onion In Pine Island, NY?

"Congrats, guys. We are super excited for you to open! Please swing in anytime and introduce yourselves... Cheers!"


"Just don't take down the knotty pine wood paneling. It's iconic and it's been there since the building was built by my great grandfather."


"Love the food in Wurtsboro, Congratulations on the Jolly Onion"


"Amazing!!! Love Pasta D'oro & so great you'll be closer to me "


"Congratulations and good luck!!"


"How exciting! I remember going to The Jolly Onion Inn 40+ years ago."

Pasta D'oro is located in Sullivan County, NY in Wurtsboro and they will soon have a new home in Orange County, NY at the former Jolly Onion in Pine Island.

Additional information can be found on Pasta D'oro's website and social media accounts. Congratulations to Pasta D'oro and the Orange County, NY community!

Did you ever go to the Jolly Onion in Pine Island, NY before? Will you visit Pasta D'oro in the former Jolly Onion when they open? Tell us more below.

Restaurants and Stores The Hudson Valley Misses The Most

If you could bring back any store, restaurant or favorite business from the past, which would you choose?

The Hudson Valley was filled with places to visit for our favorite meals, special occasions or simply just for grocery shopping. Some of us may have spent our birthdays at these locations or shared sweet memories that we will remember forever.

Here Are The Restaurants and Stores The Hudson Valley Misses The Most

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay, WRRV's Facebook Page,

How You Can Own A Former Favorite Hudson Valley Restaurant

Brother Bruno's was located on 17B in Monticello/Bethel, NY. Known for its Italian cuisine, this local business had a large menu with something for everyone to choose from. Their drink menu, holiday meal specials and signature pizza brought in foodies throughout New York state and more.

Hudson Valley residents were shocked to see a post on social media from Brother Bruno's, announcing that they closed their doors after many years.

Brother Bruno's has been permanently closed since September 2023.

The Community Was Sad To See This Family Favorite Restaurant Officially Close

Not only did Brother Bruno's officially close in Monticello/ Bethel NY, but it is now for sale. Information has been provided by Keller Williams Hudson Valley and Coldwell Banker Realty. 

Brother Bruno's located on Route 17 B in the Town of Bethel, NY is for sale. This is in the Mongaup Valley area within Sullivan County, NY. They shared, 

"High traffic location with 13,800+ cars per day, on average. 4 miles from Route 17 / Future I-86 and minutes from Bethel Woods Center for Performing Arts. 2 dining rooms to allow for ample seating and private parties or events."

"This location also boasts a full service 15+ seating bar area, outdoor seating / patio area overlooking the Mongaup River providing iconic water views. "

Outside, there is a storage building which is located behind the main building.

How Much Would It Cost To Purchase This Restaurant In Sullivan County, NY?

Keller Williams Hudson Valley and Coldwell Banker Realty shared additional information about this location.

To purchase the former Brother Bruno's in Monticello/ Bethel, NY it would cost $749,900. The taxes are $15,767 and the business type is listed as retail.

However, updates were made to the entranceway and bathrooms in 2018. The wood fired pizza oven and dining rooms were also updated in 2010.

Gallery Credit: Keller Williams Hudson Valley, Coldwell Banker Realty