Our wreaths are going up downtown in preparation for our Holiday Season! Big shout out to our staff & The Middletown DPW for all their help in preparing and placing our wreaths. Remember to shop local this holiday season!

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Thank you to all who made the 2020 Farmer's Market a success this year! We will see you next year!

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Today Rock Fantasy turns 35! Mayor DeStefano and Director of Middletown OECD Maria Bruni presented Rock Fantasy with a Certificate of Recognition! A Downtown Middletown staple, Rock Fantasy sells concert tickets, band tees, vinyl records, and tons more! Congrats to 35 years in business, and many more to come!

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Lieutenant Governor of New York Kathy Hochul came by and took a tour of our Downtown & the improvements that have taken place since the announcement of the DRI Award in 2016!


Lieutenant Governor's Visit to the Downtown

The City of Middletown would like to thank the Run 4 Downtown Organization for their donation of $60,000 for the creation of a pavilion at Erie Way Park! The pavilion will be the new home of the Middletown BID Farmer's Market, and was included in the City’s DRI Strategic Plan. The City would not have been able to move this project forward without the support of the R4DT Organization!

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Last night Mayor DeStefano presented a key to the city to Armando Collarelli, who owned and operated Tailoring by Armando on North Street for the past 44 years. Earlier this year, Armando made the tough decision to retire from the business. The Mayor also proclaimed the day of October 20, 2020 as “Armando’s Tailor Shop Day.” Enjoy your retirement Armando, and thank you for being a valued member of our community!

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Curious about the work going on in our downtown? Check out our landing page to learn more about the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and the ongoing projects funded through this program!



Recently, we have produced 9 commercials featuring different businesses in Downtown Middletown letting the community know, We are open for business. Check out this mashup! Just click on the bid logo below! 

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Congratulations to Oak & Reed Downtown on winning Hudson Valley Magazine's "Best New Restaurant West of the Hudson Valley!"

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September 16, 2020

CONSTRUCTION PARKING PLAN – As we move to a new phase of the parking lot and sidewalk construction, parking in the center of downtown is at a premium. We must address the needs of merchants, employees, tenants and visitors to our center city during this transition.
The city has implemented the short-term parking plan below. We will monitor it daily to make any necessary adjustments as we continue with construction. We recognize that each impacted group has its own specific needs as it relates to public parking lots. The city is in the process of developing a long term Parking Management Plan that will address this problem as this project nears completion.
In the meantime, we apologize for the inconvenience that it will create for you. Reconstructing drainage systems, parking lots, new sidewalks, new lighting and so much more requires some inconvenience. The rewards will be tremendous.
Remember, as construction progresses in one area and comes to completion in another, we will adjust these parking guidelines. We would appreciate your feedback on both the long and short term parking needs as they relate to you, your business, employees and downtown residential tenants. Please forward by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Parking guidelines and maps are available on the City of Middletown social media pages and our web site.

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