Like I said in my post from yesterday, I am on a lot of email lists. Here is one I just received from the Saratoga Farmers Market:
My email address is on a few Saratoga Springs business mailing lists and, just like junk mail, that has spawned off into being on other email lists. I don't mind, they are all Saratoga area lists and it keeps me informed as to what's going on in the business world.
One new email I just received was from Tark's Indoor Golf Club at 60 West Avenue. I assume it's a new business because I haven't heard of it before and this is the first email I ever received from that place.
From Tark's web site: "Tark's Indoor Golf Club is a year-round, golf entertainment and training facility where perfect weather is always guaranteed. In our relaxed country club atmosphere you can take off on an amazing 3D golf adventure playing one of our 40 world-famous golf courses, work on your game using the most sophisticated game improvement technology in the industry, or just sit back and enjoy your favorite beverage and a bite while watching one of our ten HDTVs."
Well I'm not crazy about golf these days, but come February the idea of simulating any warm-weather sport may not seem like such a bad idea and I may find myself over on the west side - but I'll be stopping at The Local first.
More thoughts and follow-up from the past several days:
Saratoga Coffee Traders is not as spacious as Uncommon Grounds, but their coffee is good and they offer some nice options including wraps and salads.
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Steve Barnes, writer of the Times Union's Table Hopping blog, blogs about his last meal at Chez Sopie Restaurant and has great pictures to show what he was served.
Here is what will be one of the last e-newsletters from Chez Sophie Restaurant as they get so close to their Wednesday September 30th closing.
Click here if you haven't heard about the overnight change the location will make to the Brindisi owned Union Grille Restaurant.
Our last weekend brunch Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, will feature steak and eggs ($14); apple cinnamon French toast with your choice of bacon or sausage ($12); Carribean eggs Benedict ($14); and seafood quiche with a side salad or fries ($14).
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Here we go with some more random thoughts on the Spa City and its environs:
Well that's about it for now. Thanks for reading!
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These construction companies sure aren't going to break any speed records with the pace of building these condos in town, are they? Of course with the struggling economy there is no reason to go too fast - it seems like slow and steady is the prudent approach at this point. Even with that unhurried approach, these buildings are still taking shape with windows and other signs that they are getting closer to the finish. I took some pictures last week of the condos known as The Lofts at 54 Phila Street as well as 38 High Rock Condominiums. The first set of pictures are from The Lofts at 54 Phila Street.
Here's an interesting and peculiar development at 54 Phila. When I took some pictures earlier this year of the work being done at there, the sign below, from January, stated that the condos there would be starting at $593,000. Sometime between then and now, a new sign went up (which is the second picture below) stating that the condos would be starting at $724,200, which is a 22% increase during a recession. If anyone has an explanation, I'd be interested to hear about it.
The below photographs are from the Condos at 38 High Rock. You will note from one of the pictures that the builder is having an issue with one of the local labor unions on this project.
I don't have any pictures from Park Place Condominiums (on Broadway overlooking Congress Park) but I know it is partially occupied as work continues so of the three developments that by far is the furthest along - here is a Times Union article from last month about it. Next time I'm over that way with my camera I will take some pictures of it.
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Here is the latest newsletter from Chez Sophie, which will close in 13 days!
Our brunch Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, will feature sausage, mushroom and red pepper quiche with your choice of salad or fries ($12); broiled rainbow trout filet ($15); mixed grill with roasted fingerling potatoes ($14); and penne pasta with Bolognese sauce ($12).