Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Update 3: Ground broken for City Squire Ale House project

Ground breaking crew makes symbolic statement. (Facebook photo)
The City Squire Ale House project in Schenectady certainly has been on a fast track to creation.

It was only early March when a public announcement was made that the business, closed for about 2 1/2 years, was about to be sold and approval sought for a new venture to be built in its place. Several weeks later, city approval was received, then demolition workers began tearing down the original structure.

Now, as you can see in the photo above at Tuesday's ceremony, just three months since the original announcement the ceremonial ground breaking has taken place and construction work has begun on a two-story building.

The Lecce Group LLC and John and Katrina Isopo behind the initiative at 1018 Keynes Avenue. It will have a second-floor outdoor patio with a view of Upper Union Street. First-floor seating will be for 100, with 35 of those seats on the outdoor patio. Second floor seating would have about 60% of its 100 seats on the balcony.

The proposed new restaurant. (Drawing from  Lecce Group LLC)

• Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail
• Go here to visit Dowd On Drinks
• Go here to visit Dowd's New York Wines Notebook

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