Pistana Brothers Pizza will open for business on Tuesday in the Stewart's Plaza at 52 North Greenbush Road (Route 4) near Hudson Valley Community College, a location just vacated by SaraBella Pizza. (See item under "Closing.") Brothers Al and Mike Pistana will be offering a wide range of pizzas as well as wraps, salads, dinner entrees, wings, and sides. The complete menu is available on their website. Phone: 518-272-7200.
SparX Fine Chinese Cuisine has opened at the 1570 Route 9 shopping strip in Halfmoon. It is the first ownership for Peter Wang, whose family has been involved in New York City restaurant operations. The new spot is anything but stereotypical Chinese eatery decor, with its sleek upscale look you can check out on the Facebook page. No menu available online. Hours this week: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Starting next week, it will be closed on Tuesdays. Phones: 518-280-0020 and 518-280-0060.
expansion of Colonie's SaraBella Pizza into North Greenbush didn't last long. Less than five months after debuting in the Stewart's Plaza at 52 North Greenbush Road (Route 4) near Hudson Valley Community College the venue has closed. Owners Domenic and Lisa Fuda continue operating their original, located at 391 Sand Creek Road, opposite Colonie High School. Phone: 518-482-2253.
• Work has begun on repurposing the former Kmart Plaza on Shelburne Road in South Burlington, VT, to accommodate a new Hannaford supermarket. Interior demolition is being carried out at the former departrment store which closed two years ago. Upgrades to sewer and storm water systems will continue through early spring, according to the Hannaford chain. Hannaford currently operates a supermarket store on an adjacent parcel, next to Lowe's.