Owner of defunct ‘Dirty Dancing’ resort seeks cleanup help
LIBERTY, N.Y. — The owner of the now-defunct Catskills resort that inspired the film “Dirty Dancing’’ is seeking government help in cleaning up contamination left behind during the property’s glory days. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports a subsidiary of Westchester-based Cappelli Enterprises has asked the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to designate the former Grossinger’s resort site a brownfield. Such a designation would make the dilapidated property eligible for state aid in removing contamination from underground fuel tanks, dry-cleaning chemicals and other resortrelated operations.
The owner wants to demolish the last remaining buildings and construct a 300-room hotel and housing complex.