• Two of the three local Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen franchises owned by Troy resident Tom Savchick have undergone facelifts. His 900 Central Avenue, Albany, and 1112 State Street, Schenectady, venues have been spruced up with new colors, digital boards and the like. Savchick tells me he is not sure if he will do the same with his 220 Hoosick Street, Troy, spot near the RPI campus, but the age of the building and other considerations are part of the decision-making process. You can get a look at the corporate menu for Popeyes online.
DiCarlo's Gentlemen's Club, a Colonie strip club whose owner and founder, Sal DiCarlo, died two years ago. The new owners plan to renovate the club and continue its principal activity, and will resume lunch service, according to the Business Review. DiCarlo's is located at 1165 Central Avenue, near the Colonie-Albany line.