“I LOVE THAT MOST EVERYONE WHO WALKS THROUGH THE DOOR GIVES ME A HUG AND A KISS WHEN THEY ENTER AND AGAIN WHEN THEY LEAVE.”
Bridget, a Saugerties native, worked for the previous owner of Ecce Terra. In addition to her restaurant experience, she also has a background in massage therapy.
“When I closed my massage practice, buying [Ecce Terra] seemed like the next logical phase of my life” she says.
Since taking the reins in October of 2012, Bridget has continued to uphold the restaurant’s excellence.
“I was fortunate to purchase a turn-key operation,” she says. “We had the closing at 2pm, and I opened the bar at 3pm the same day. The next day, we opened for dinner service. It was a really easy transition.”
Bridget has expanded the menu to include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free choices, added more hours, and even had new awnings installed over the outdoor seating area.
She also could not be happier in her roles as a hostess and a business owner, enjoying the freedom that comes with being an entrepreneur.