Nineteen beloved businesses, including restaurants, bars, supermarkets and retail stores suddenly closed in the Hudson Valley.

At the start of the year, less than six months after opening, Uncle Huck’s Louisiana Kitchen off of North Plank Road in the Town of Newburgh announced on Facebook they were permanently closing.

Also in January, CEX, which sold everything from used phones, computers, graphics cards, DVDs and video games, closed in the Poughkeepsie Galleria.

Crave Restaurant and Lounge near the Walkway Over The Hudson on Washington Street in Poughkeepsie closed in March after serving the Hudson Valley for over 9 years.

In late March, after just eight months in business, the Carl's Jr. on Ulster Avenue in Kingston closed.

Shortly after, the Carl's Jr. on Route 211 in Middletown also closed 

In April, Regal Cinemas announced plans to close their doors at the Hudson Valley Mall in Kingston in August.

In early June, bold red letters spelled out the words "Restaurant Closed" at Perkins location on Route 211 in Middletown.

In June, customers showing up to The Derby on Main Street in Poughkeepsie where shocked to learn the bar closed for good on June 1. The Derby later reopened under new management.

Just before their fourth anniversary, North River Hops and Brewing in Wappinger Falls announced they were closing in June.

Then in August, we learned we wouldn't get scared at the Forest of Fear in Tuxedo Park this fall. The park couldn't open due to rain and wet field conditions.

We also learned that month Oasis Cafe and Katana Sake Bar in New Paltz wouldn't reopen in the fall after a seasonal closure.

In May, a sign outside The Tilted Kilt in Poughkeepsie read, "Due to the economic downturn, we are closing the pub permanently as of May 11th, 2018."

In September, the Just A Buck store at the Hannaford Shopping Plaza in Wappingers Falls abruptly announced they were liquidating their assets and closing their doors after two decades in business.

In late October, Copperfield's on Route 44 in Millbrook announced on Facebook they were closing for good on Nov. 4.

The College Diner located at 500 Main Street in New Paltz served its last meal around Thanksgiving. The building is for sale.

Also in October, Sears Holdings Corporation announced the rumors were true and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company also announced plans to close 142 unprofitable stores near the end of 2018.

Shortly after the news broke, we learned The Kmart in Mahopac and Sears in Nanuet and Yorktown Heights will shut down for good by the end of 2018.

It's unclear what will happen to employees at those locations, but 71 employees at the Poughkeepsie Kmart will be out of work by Dec. 23.

In late November, Macy's announced plans to close down their location on Route 59 in Nanuet after Christmas.

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