What’s New at McKinney and Doyle
This week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Andrew Sarubbi, the café manager at McKinney and Doyle, as he spoke to me about all the exciting changes that have taken place there.
The Corner Bakery is new and improved, and totally devoted to the sweet things in life. Aside from the usual and delicious baked treats and coffee delights, you will now find an old fashioned soda fountain where the bar used to be. It is a dedicated space for your sweet tooth that invites you to “set a spell,” and where kids and teens are welcome at the counter or at the new ice cream parlor style tables and chairs. The new specialty beverage and ice cream menu includes fruit smoothies, milk shakes, old fashioned ice cream sodas, malteds and even Brooklyn egg creams. Does a banana split tickle your fancy? How about a hot fudge sundae? It’s all here. Step into the Corner Bakery and step back into a simpler time. Just walking in the door will make you smile.
The new bar at M&D’s has been moved and now serves its usual high quality wines and cocktails in a new comfortable and spacious setting. It occupies some of the square footage that was once a part of Good Tidings Gift Shop, and the space’s availability allowed Shannon McKinney’s long standing dream of expansion to be fulfilled. Walking through the new entrance, one is transported into an upscale, sophisticated area with small town charm that is warm and welcoming. The brick wall has been exposed; the wood floors are original; and the new chandelier is exquisite. Additional dining space is available in the rear with a small fireplace that adds to the ambiance along with antiqued carriage doors along one wall. This area is available for private gatherings or parties of sixteen or more. In fact, the whole renovation provides dining accommodations for an additional forty people, so walk-in traffic on a busy weekend night can now be seated.
Aside from the lovely aesthetics, McKinney and Doyle’s growth has created about ten new jobs in our community, and continues to provide a wonderful gathering place for young and old alike. It is located at 10 Charles Coleman Boulevard. Reservations can be made by calling 845-855-3875, or drop by anytime. Their friendly, capable staff will be happy to serve you!
This article is sponsored by a generous grant from M&S of Pawling: