Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fire-damaged Hamlet & Ghost reopening on Thursday

Hamlet & Ghost main entrance
The first of four Saratoga Springs businesses closed by a Thanksgiving Day fire will reopen this Thursday.

The cocktail bar Hamlet & Ghost will open its doors at 5 p.m. with a full bar and light food menu available while fire restoration work continues.

An intense fire that started in the adjoining restaurant Mio Posto, which was destroyed and the building subsequently razed, forced the closing of Hamlet & Ghost at 24 Caroline Street as well as Sperry's and The Ice House, all clustered into the same area of Caroline and Putnam streets.

"After the fire we found some of the rafters in our kitchen and a wall needed to be rebuilt," said Brendan Dillon, co-owner and lead bartender of Hamlet & Ghost. "That area still is under repair, so our usual kitchen is closed. In the meantime, chef Colin Murphy has created some delicious pairings of cheese and meat, drawing on traditional tavern fare that customers will enjoy."

No word has yet been publicly announced about reopening of the other businesses.

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