Fond Farewells (Photos)

On Saturday (Feb. 26), residents showed their appreciation for two retiring main stays of Main Street: Jeff Consaga, owner of the Foundry Cafe for 26 years, and Leonora Burton, proprietor of The Country Goose for 37 years.

Jeff Consaga

Friends, fans and the Fab Foundry All-Stars gathered at the Cold Spring firehouse to honor Consaga (above), known for his French toast and generous portions, and marched down Main Street to surprise Burton (below), who is returning this month to her native U.K. (She’s Welsh, if you didn’t know.) Cold Spring Mayor Kathleen Foley presented each with the “keys to the village.”

Goodbye Leonora

Goodbye Leonora

Consaga photo courtesy Denise Pace; Burton photos by Amy Kubik

One thought on “Fond Farewells (Photos)

  1. I want to join the chorus of appreciation for three longstanding local businesses. For more than a quarter of a century, this beloved trio –C&E, The Foundry Cafe and The Country Goose -— has enriched my daily life here. I will miss them terribly! Besides providing valuable services, each created treasured memories for me as well as for my family, friends and colleagues. Thank you Susan, Jeff, and Leonora for bringing your special sparkle to Main Street.