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Monday, February 18, 2019


Cochecton Fire Station Ribbon Cutting

COCHECTON - The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce is proud to promote Cochecton Fire Station at 1 Depot Rd. Cochecton, NY 12726 on Wednesday, August 22, starting at 12PM.
After an 18-month renovation, the COCHECTON FIRE STATION -- located at 1 Depot Road in the town of Cochecton, New York in Sullivan County, right next to Cochecton Mills -- opens in August 2018.
Originally the town's actual fire station, owners JOSIAH EARLY and EZEKIEL MILLER have converted the building into a community bar and restaurant. Highlights include a special wood-burning oven and a custom-designed bar that can facilitate creatively inspired custom craft cocktails, as well as revived classics.
The space's interiors have been designed and constructed entirely by Josiah and Ezekiel, and together they transformed the wood-plank interior to an earthy black color, a subtle nod to the warmth and beauty of burned wood.

An antique “firemen's pole ladder” the two found hiding in the attic has found a new home behind the bar. Architectural details include brass accents consistently integrated throughout the interior, along with an inspired yet simple lighting design. The overall feel invites each guest to make themselves at home.
Open from 12noon to 10pm Wednesday-Monday, the COCHECTON FIRE STATION has been created as an everyday gathering spot for locals, as well as appealing to those visiting the western Catskills.
Together Josiah and Ezekiel share an enthusiasm about the history of mixology, and at the COCHECTON FIRE STATION their drinks will highlight their love for making specialty beverages. They will offer such signature drinks as the Feed & Seed, the Ornery Old Fashioned, the Hook & Ladder Punch, along with the critically-acclaimed Barren Mary, which they created and debuted at nearby Henning's Local earlier this year (and available there for only a limited time).
In addition to the cocktails offered, their custom-made soda fountain aims to indulge not only children, but also the inner child of every age yearning for an old fashioned Egg Cream or more modern takes on the soda jerk experience such as the refreshing Cucumber & Orgeat Soda.
The intentionally pared-down beer list includes Guinness, Founders All Day IPA, and a recently-discovered newcomer and now favorite of the COCHECTON FIRE STATION, Sunday Beer, a fun and affordable anytime, easy-drinking lager.
Josiah and Ezekiel have collaborated on the food menu with their friend and local neighbor, Norwegian chef Henning Nordanger of Henning's Local in Cochecton Center. For the COCHECTON FIRE STATION, Henning has created a specific selection of dishes that are enhanced by the use of the wood-burning oven. The menu is in two parts: ‘$5' and ‘Not $5'. The $5 items includes quintessential bar food such as Macaroni & Cheese and Crispy Rice & Beans, but also Roasted Romaine, Crispy Chicken Thigh, Hasselback Potato, Cuban Corn, and to top it off, S'mores like no other. The ‘Not $5' menu features Skirt Steak, Roasted Cheese Board, Shrimp & Pineapple, and the delicious Cedar Plank Trout using the daily catch from a Sullivan County gem, the Beaverkill Trout Hatchery. All food options have been conceived as both for individuals and for lots of sharing.
Of note: Josiah and Ezekiel are also the team behind The Horses Mouth, an events and consulting business, with a focus on creating specialty cocktails and doing cocktail-making and cocktail history workshops. In 2017, they created the craft cocktail menu at Henning's Local and annually host “Mad Mixology” at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in nearby Bethel.
Please join us for a sampling of our food and a champagne toast.
For more information contact 845-932-5141 or email

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