DRAMA IN MONTICELLO: Protest At Monticello’s ‘Mountain Mall’ As Outdoor Seating Sparks Controversy


Title: “Disruption at Monticello’s ‘Mountain Mall’ as Outdoor Food Market Sparks Controversy”

In a Catskill Scoop exclusive, drama unfolded at Monticello’s newly opened ‘Mountain Mall’ when the owners announced plans to construct an outdoor food market and seating area. The intention was to provide visitors with an opportunity to order food from various establishments and enjoy a meal with their families in an open-air setting. However, this development has faced opposition, leading to a disruptive incident that took place on Monday.

According to eyewitnesses, a group of individuals took matters into their own hands and arrived at the Mountain Mall to express their discontent. In a disruptive act, they proceeded to overturn tables and chairs in front of the popular eatery, “Upstate Burger.” The incident immediately caught the attention of the Monticello Police Department, who promptly responded to the scene.

The Catskill Scoop report highlights that the mall’s owners have invested millions of dollars in the facility, successfully attracting a variety of stores that now operate year-round. The new outdoor food market was seen as an enhancement to the overall mall experience, offering patrons an opportunity to enjoy food from different vendors while taking advantage of the pleasant outdoor setting.

In an interesting twist, Catskill Scoop also points out that there are other establishments located just a mere 20 seconds away from the Mountain Mall, which already offer outdoor seating options without experiencing any similar issues. This observation raises questions about the motivations behind the opposition to the mall’s outdoor food market.

The management of the Mountain Mall and local authorities are now working together to address the incident and ensure the safety and well-being of both visitors and business owners.



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  1. The editors of Catskill Scoop need a refresher course in Journalism 101. It would be helpful to know if the protestors are the guys in yeshivish lvush shown in the photos. If so, it would also be helpful to know why they are protesting (not that such ehrliche yidden need a reason to turn over tables but perhaps they shared their rationale with the Catskill Scoop reporter covering this breaking news event)

  2. You should consider changing the headline to, “Some People Overturn Table at Shopping Mall.” It is just as informative, and it immediately informs the reader of the importance level of this story.

  3. You left out the main part of the story. Why were these protesters upset about. Did it take away parking? Does it make a mess? Need some details

  4. The editors of Catskill Scoop needs more then just a refresher course in Journalism 101. Seems like he is inviting trouble onto the mountain malls neighbors. Why doesn’t he just list all places that have outdoor seating.

  5. Why must we learn from the Goyim how to express our displeasure? Is there no better way? No diplomatic way? Something doesn’t seem right. Has this been with the directive of any Torah personality?

  6. Let’s start with the editor’s using proper English and sentence structure. This (and all their articles) are written with second or third grade level English, at best. Just sayin ya know?

  7. TO chareidi amiti July 4, 2023 4:44 am at 4:44 am
    I fail to remember where outdoor seating is banned in Jewish Law.
    Just for your information it just happens to be a gemara
    Kiddushin 40b:13
    תָּנוּ רַבָּנַן: הָאוֹכֵל בַּשּׁוּק הֲרֵי זֶה דּוֹמֶה לְכֶלֶב. וְיֵשׁ אוֹמְרִים פָּסוּל לְעֵדוּת. אָמַר רַבִּי אִידִי בַּר אָבִין: הֲלָכָה כְּיֵשׁ אוֹמְרִים.
    I don’t know the specifics of this case. I’m just answering your question.

  8. I checked on all the national and international media but sadly, none have covered this earth-shaking event in Monticello so the reasons behind the Mountain Mall Meshugaas remain a deep mystery.