The Developer of this project is the Bonura Family, who have owned and operated various businesses in the Hudson Valley for over 45 years.
The Bonuras’ family business history dates back to 1972 when Joe Bonura Sr. opened the first Perkins Pancake house in New York with his wife Mary in Newburgh. The family business expanded several times over the years. The Bonura family now owns and operates seven Hospitality Venues including: The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Shadows on the Hudson, The Grandview, Anthony’s Pier 9, Billy Joe’s Ribworks, Blu Pointe, and West Hills Country Club. The Bonuras act as developers and general contractors for each property they own. In addition to the Hospitality Venues, the Bonuras own several commercial and residential rental properties including: the buildings and parking that comprise the entire Newburgh Waterfront, the Water Club Apartment Complex, various retail locations, warehouses, and office buildings. The Bonura family companies currently employ over 1200 individuals and are proud of the workforce job training and in house promotion opportunities they have created for thousands of people over the last 45 years.
The Bonura Family continues to be very involved in the communities in which they live and do business. Mary and Joe Sr. still serve on various non-profit boards and donate their services each year to organizations like Hospice, Miles of Hope, Newburgh Armory Unity Center, and Mount Saint Mary College. Michael and Joe Jr, who now run the day-to-day operations of the family business currently or have served on the boards of directors for The Orange and Dutchess County Chambers of Commerce, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan County, Boy Scouts of America, Walkway Over the Hudson, The Poughkeepsie Alliance, and Hudson Valley Economic Development Council. Often times community projects need a sponsor and the Bonura Family has been there to help. The new soccer field at Lincoln Park in Poughkeepsie and Walkway over the Hudson Volunteer Building in Highland were constructed in large part by the Bonura Family.