Smorgasburg closing two weeks earlier than planned
Smorgasburg Upstate’s inaugural season is coming to a close two weekends earlier than planned.
The outdoor food and flea market at the former Hutton Brickyard in Kingston will close for the season Oct. 15, according to Jessica Martin, marketing manager for property owner MWest Holdings.
The market was to be open through the last Saturday of the month, Oct. 29, “but that has since changed,” Martin said in an email.
Information about why Smorgasburg was closing early was not available Thursday, but Martin said in her email that the market will reopen at the Hutton site next May.
Smorgasburg opened for the season Aug. 6 and has operated every Saturday since. The opening day drew large crowds to the Hutton Brickyard, with some of the food vendors running out of their products well before the 5 p.m. closing time.
MWest Holdings, based in Los Angeles, bought the Hutton Brickyard property two years ago from a bank that had foreclosed on it. The company partnered with Brooklyn Flea LLC to bring the Smorgasburg market to Kingston.
Brooklyn Flea founders Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby began the outdoor food vending emporium Smorgasburg in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn before bringing the venture to Kingston.
The Hutton Brickyard site, at the edge of the Hudson River, was used for brick manufacturing from 1865 to 1890 by Cordts and Hutton Co. and from 1890 to 1965 by the Hutton Brick Co. It later was sold to the Jova Manufacturing Co. and then the Staples Brick Co., which lasted until 1980.
A restaurant operated at the site briefly in the late 1980s.