POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Underwear Factory has certainly made its mark in Poughkeepsie.
The Underwear Factory, which held its grand opening in March, is being honored as the non-profit of the year by Think Dutchess at its annual Business Excellence Awards Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie.
Hudson River Housing headed the $7 million rejuvenation project, which features Poughkeepsie Open Kitchen, a look at North River Roasters coffee, the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, a Cultural and Community Center and residential apartments.
"It has been a transformative project for Main Street," Think Dutchess CEO Sarah Lee said. "It's quickly become a community hub, it brings a lot of life to the area. It provides jobs, education, affordable housing. It's a place for the community to gather."
More than 100 years ago, the building was renowned for making underwear.
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