Complete Renovation Of Historic Hotel To Start in Downtown Saratoga Springs

July 11, 2014

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The ownership group of the Adelphi Hotel will spend multiple millions of dollars on an historic renovation of the 137-year-old building on Broadway
By Barbara Pinckney

After a lengthy delay, the owners of the Adelphi Hotel expect to officially begin their multimillion dollar reconstruction of the historic building in August.

The project will take about 18 months to complete, said Jeff Ward, construction manager for RBC Construction, an arm of property owner Adelphi Hotel Partners. It involves a full historic renovation of the 137-year-old, 4-story building at 365 Broadway.

"Every square inch is going to be touched and felt," Ward said. "This is an incredible undertaking in time and money and commitment, and is going to be totally amazing."
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Reports: GlobalFoundries And Samsung Are Set To Produce Microchips For Apple

July 11, 2014

Samsung and GlobalFoundries have landed orders from Apple to produce the 14-nanometer A9 processor starting next year, according to a report in DigiTimes, a daily newspaper for semiconductor, electronics, computer and communications industries in Taiwan and the greater China region.

These 14nm chips will be created in GlobalFoundries' Fab 8 factory in Malta, which Samsung will also use to produce Apple's A-series chips. Apple's 14-nanometer A9 processors are expected to be used in the company's iPhone and iPad models starting in 2015.

Media reports from wide-ranging sources are reporting the situation. However a spokesman at the Malta plant said on July 2, "We have a number of customer design wins for our 20nm and 14nm technologies at Fab 8. But beyond that, we don't provide details on customer products or relationships."
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Halfmoon Cellars Winery In Clifton Park Opens Downtown Saratoga Tasting Room

July 11, 2014

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John Reyes, one of the owners of Halfmoon Cellars winery, stands in the company's new tasting room on Caroline Street in Saratoga Springs
By Liz Witbeck

Halfmoon Cellars in Clifton Park is opening a new wine tasting room in Saratoga Springs this month.

The winery already operates in Halfmoon, the namesake of the company. The owners, Alison Bauder and John Reyes, are excited for the opportunity to expand into to Saratoga Springs.

"We're from this area and we love the atmosphere of Saratoga" said Reyes. "They've done a great job of expanding the city. I think we'll have a lot of walk-in traffic, a lot of people who are going to be interested in coming to do a wine tasting before heading off to the track."

Halfmoon Cellars, at 24 Caroline St., will join the lively restaurant and bar scene in Saratoga.
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Saratoga Economic Development Corp. Creates An Advisory Board Of Governors

July 11, 2014

The Saratoga Economic Development Corp. announced the creation and implementation of a new board of governors.

By unanimous vote of its board of directors, SEDC created an advisory board consisting of 45 members across multiple industries. The economic development group will rely on the new board and engage with it to tackle the various economic development matters facing Saratoga County.

The new advisory group will meet quarterly with the board of directors and SEDC staff and be briefed on specific economic development challenges. It will gather to discuss ways their individual talents and expertise may be enlisted to address the challenges.
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Day Spa, Juice Bar At New Hotel Services In-House Guests And Walk-In Customers

July 11, 2014

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Renee Mantello, left, co-owner of All Things Good II spa and juice bar at the Pavilion Grand Hotel, demonstrates cosmetic techniques with Maria Sagatis, a staff cosmetologist
By Jill Nagy

With All Things Good II , sisters Renee Mantello and Kim DeVito bring their Loudonville spa services and juice bar to the new Pavilion Grand Hotel on Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs.

The Saratoga location opened in early May. Their clientele, so far, has been split about evenly between hotel guests and people "off the street," including some Loudonville customers who live or work in Saratoga, the owners said.

The business is "all about wholistic healing," DeVito said, using fresh natural ingredients and chemical-free cosmetics. The spa offers an array of services, including facials, "all kinds of massages," manicures and pedicures, yoga classes and nutrition advice. There is also a juice bar offering cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juice blends.
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Saratoga Pool & Tub Co. Does Swimming Pool, Hot Tub Installation And Servicing

July 11, 2014

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Jonathan Lerman, owner of Saratoga Pool & Tub Co. on Weibel Avenue, stands among the many types of chemicals he sells for keeping swimming pools clean and safe
By R.J. DeLuke

Saratoga Pool & Tub Co. jumped into the local swimming pool market a little slowly this season, its first. Like all local pool companies, the harsh winter and cool spring was the cause.

But as summer comes into full swing, owner Jonathan Lerman and his staff of about 10 are busy. Field and service work "has been relentless" with the advent of better weather, he said.

Working out of an office at 68 Weibel Ave. in Saratoga Springs (near the golf driving range), Lerman opened the business in April. He's been in the pool business since 1999, including work in Florida for a time.
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Busy Professionals Can Save Time Having 'On The Go Concierge' Handle Life Details

July 11, 2014

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Donna Connor performs errands and tasks busy people don't have time to do
By Jennifer Farnsworth

Many people from all walks of life wish there were more hours in a day to get tasks accomplished. For some, life could be easier if there were someone who could take care tasks like pet duties, or planning an upcoming party.

These were some things weighing on Donna Connor's mind. The professional mom and pet owner realized if she was always searching for more time for tedious tasks, more than likely others were facing the same obstacles.

That led to her new business, On the Go Concierge LLC.
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New Italian Restaurant In Congress Plaza Hopes To Be Ready For Opening This Fall

July 11, 2014

By Jennifer Farnsworth

As the Congress Plaza renovations continue, new retail businesses and restaurants are looking to be a part of this Saratoga Springs location.

Part of the draw of Congress Plaza in Saratoga Springs renovation is the Main Street outdoor mall feel, something that both residents and visitors find attractive.

Entrepreneur Alex Nickola was excited to announce this as the location for his Three Vines Bistro and Meatball Room, an Italian restaurant with a twist that he and his two brothers-in-law are hoping will become a new local favorite place to dine.
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Patio Plus Furniture Comes To Saratoga, Occupies Building On South Broadway

July 11, 2014

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Bob Scott, owner of Patio Plus Furniture, sits in his new showroom on South Broadway in Saratoga Springs where he moved his business, formerly located in Granville
By Liz Witbeck

Patio Plus Furniture has moved to a new location at 136 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs in June.

Bob Scott founded Patio Plus Furniture in 1987. Both his father and grandfather were involved in furniture sales. He decided to continue the family tradition and opened Patio Plus in Granville.

After almost 30 years of business, Scott decided to move operations to Saratoga Springs. "A vast amount of my business has been from Saratoga" said Scott.
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The Bourbon Room On Caroline Street Brings Classic Drinks Into Rustic Setting

July 11, 2014

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The Bourbon Room, 8 Caroline St., a new Saratoga Springs bar, opened in June
By Dave Windsheimer

The Bourbon Room, at 8 Caroline St., a new Saratoga Springs bar, opened on June 13 with a charity event benefitting the Ballston Spa-based Gateway House of Peace.

Bourbon Room owners Jason and Rebecca Southwood, who also own the neighboring Paddock Lounge at 6 Caroline St., say their new establishment has the nostalgic feel of an old Saratoga tavern.

Guests can sip a favorite libation under the building's original 14-foot high tin ceiling that has been restored to its initial copper color. Also intact is an original brick wall that was once the exterior of a neighboring structure.
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