A Spring Reception to Welcome Luddite, A New Antique Store in Germantown
224 Main St | Germantown, NY
Two weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon, not only did we welcome the returning robins and blooming crocuses of spring, we welcomed a wonderful new business to Germantown, a favorite town of ours just two hours north of the city. It was together with Gaskins that we organized a gathering of friends, locals, and makers to toast and celebrate the opening of Luddite, a beautiful new antique store relocated from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with a focus on early electric lighting, owned by Germantown residents Luke Scarola and Rebecca Squiers.
We were so excited to hold the party in their store, an airy space teeming with the couple’s distinctive finds and country sunlight beaming through the windows. Guests drifted in from the crisp, cool air, arriving with their sincerest congratulations and good wishes.
Fragrant bouquets of Icelandic Poppies, arranged by floral designer Ariel Dearie, set the perfect mood for a spring reception. Sarah and Nick Suarez, owners of Gaskins, prepared a delectable spread of cheeses from Jasper Hill Farm, cut up chorizo, and flaky biscuits from Bonfiglio & Bread in nearby Hudson, while Field Apothecary and Herb Farm’s Dana and Michael Eudy kept glasses filled with a trifecta of delicious herbal beverages.
“We are thrilled to welcome Luke and Rebecca’s beloved antique store to Germantown,” says Sarah. “Treasures from Luddite can be found in our restaurant, like the striking bar lighting fixture that Luke restored from a pool haul in Maine. We were already neighbors and friends, and are so happy to have them as fellow local business owners. They’ve created yet another reason to come seek out our little hamlet for the day.”
We are so thankful to play a small part in the flourishing of upstate communities and look forward to welcoming more exciting businesses to the region.