Friday, October 12, 2018

Opening & Closing & Developing

• The latest reports from the Greater Capital Region on restaurants and food vendor openings, closings and transitions, as well as occasional entries from Vermont, the Berkshires, and the Catskills.


• Seasoned at 14, the student-run downtown restaurant of the SUNY Adirondack culinary program, will serve its first dinners next Wednesday night for its opening week. Seasoned had its ribbon cutting on September 26, and began lunch service this week as a run-up to the dinner service. Chef-instructor Matthew Bolton is directing the students in preparing meals. Reservations may be made online. The cost per person is $24.95 and during the opening week it is asked that customers pay by cash or check. The credit card processing is scheduled to begin October 16. The dining room is located at 14 Hudson Street in Glens Falls. The program website lists days and hours of operation.


• This may be a local record for non-chain expansion speed. Liza Morgan, who barely a month ago held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for her first healthy food restaurant -- Liza’s, in Troy -- now says she also will open a Schenectady location in "winter 2018." The precise location has not yet been revealed, although her Facebook page confirms it will be on State Street. Morgan is in the process of recruiting full- and part-time staff. The Troy Liza’s is located at 53 3rd Street. Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday. Phone: 518-805-8881.


Spirits of Old Bennington, a craft distillery that has operated for about two years at 1514 North Bennington Road in North Bennington, VT, is going out of business, according to Kenneth Lorenz, the sole remaining owner of the original partnership that included Jeb Gorham and Stacey Hills. Lorenz, who plans to hold a farewell party on Saturday, October 20, said he will close the distillery before the end of the year. Spirits of Old Bennington is housed in leased space in the old Vermont Tissue Company plant, adjacent to the Paper Mill Village covered bridge on Route 67A. This was the first distilling venture for Lorenz, who said he has no plans to remain in the industry.

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of student-run restaurants. The Schenectady CCC program runs a good one, and I hope to try the Adirondack version.