The Bonura Hospitality Group has reached a contractual agreement to sell Anthony’s Pier 9, a well-known wedding and catering facility in the Town of New Windsor. The sale is expected to close in June 2021.
Bonura Hospitality Group will continue to operate its showcase facilities in the region, and will offer the Anthony’s Pier 9 customers the opportunity to move their events to other company locations. They include The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Shadows on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, West Hills Country Club in Middletown and a new outdoor venue on the Newburgh waterfront adjacent to Bonura’s Blu Pointe restaurant.
As part of the sale, all Anthony’s Pier 9 employees will retain their jobs. Anthony’s Pier 9 customers with events thru June 13 will still take place at the venue. Events after that date are invited to migrate their events to other Bonura Hospitality facilities. If they elect not to do so, their pre-payments will be refunded in full. Principal Joseph Bonura Jr. pointed to the pandemic as a prime reason for selling what has been a cornerstone of the family’s business since 1980.
“It has been an honor to help countless families celebrate special moments and we will continue to contribute to the Hudson Valley’s regional economy,” said Bonura Jr. “Unfortunately, sale of the venue means that Anthony’s Pier 9 is unable to host events on-site after June 13. We apologize for the inconvenience and are in the process of notifying affected parties. We hope that we will be able to host them at one of our other locations for their memorable events.”
Michael Bonura, also a Principal in the company, will retain fond memories of Anthony’s Pier 9. “This was our parents’ first catering facility and we have been proud to carry on that legacy,” Michael Bonura said.
The purchaser intends to convert the 70,000-square-foot building on Route 9W into a motion picture production studio.
Amanda Dana, Orange County’s Director of Tourism and Film, envisions numerous economic opportunities created by the new use as a film set.