Saisonnier is a family-owned beer, cheese and sundries bar and shop located in the heart of Kinderhook. Founded in 2018 by Kasey and Patrick Kenny, the business offers 150 craft beers, local artisanal cheese, select wines, choice charcuterie, and provisions for dine in or takeaway. The majority of their products and ingredients are produced by local farmers, artisans and brewers.
Kasey and Patrick moved from Brooklyn to the Hudson Valley to start a family as well as a small business. They found an ideal live/work situation in a historic building on Chatham Street in the Village of Kinderhook.
“The entire community has been supportive of our plan from the beginning,” according to Patrick. The couple and their two-year-old son live upstairs while the tavern occupies the ground floor.
Shortly after arriving, Patrick enrolled in the 8-Week MicroBusiness Seminar Series offered by Columbia Economic Development Corporation. He took advantage of the free Technical Assistance to finish his business plan and learn QuickBooks. A small business loan from CEDC helped finance the start-up costs. “CEDC provided the gap financing that made the project come together,” said Patrick.
Saisonnier provides a comfortable space for the community while also supporting local agriculture. It is open for lunch and dinner every day except Tuesday. Events and parties can be scheduled using the space by calling 518.610.8100.