Monday, February 11, 2019

Liberty ARC changes food direction in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM -- While the Liberty Fresh Market closed its Route 30 storefront operation last Friday after a 4 1/2-year run, citing financial difficulties, its idea remains a part of the Montgomery County food scene.

Its parent company, Liberty ARC, is switching to a new venture it refers to as a "boutique cafe.” Liberty ARC is the Montgomery County chapter of The Arc New York, a statewide advocacy organization serving people with disabilities.

“While the closing of Liberty Fresh Market was a very difficult decision; being able to open this smaller, more intimate operation is an extremely exciting opportunity and will help to continue our mission of employing individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” Liberty ARC CEO Jennifer Saunders said in a prepared statement. “Scaling back the menu, offering the finest quality foods; all while being able to keep the connection of the cherished bond we had with our loyal customers at the market was vital to us.”

The cafe will be established in the organization’s building at 43 Liberty Drive, off Route 5S, and will offer a limited line of deli, bistro and bakery items. Management still is working on a name for the new effort anticipated to open by the end of March. Breakfast and lunch options will be served at the cafe which will be open to the public as well as Liberty clients and staff.

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