By R.J. DeLuke
The vacant building at 17 Maple Ave. in Saratoga Springs—long a nightclub and most recently a high-end restaurant—is coming back to life.
A new craft beer garden and restaurant, with an old-fashioned coin-operated game room—the Sinclair—is set to open perhaps by early this summer, according to Hillary Morrison, who will be the owner and operator.
Morrison recently moved to the area from Los Angeles with her husband and two children. After years in operations management in Los Angeles at some of the city’s top venues, she said she is ready to realize her vision in the Sinclair. She is the daughter-in-law of local business owners Mark and Betty Straus.
“Saratoga has an incredible sense of community and I am so excited to be a part of such a great town. The beer garden and game room will be a place where everyone can enjoy outdoor vibes, and have some nostalgic fun,” she said.
The name, she said, comes from a restaurant of the same name that her great-great grandfather operated in Manhattan that was closed in 1925 for serving alcohol during the Prohibition.