How many different businesses have tried making it a go at 38 Caroline Street in the past several years? You should win a prize if you can name all of its incarnations. I'm talking about the building across from D'Andrea's Pizza that formerly housed It's Confidential, The Backstretch, The Artisan, Madame Jumel's, Hurricane Sam's, and a few others I don't know about.
In any event,The Chronicle newspaper out of Glens Falls reported that David "Dango" Johnson, owner of several establishments in the Glens Falls area, closed on the property (for a reported $600,000) December 2nd and intends to open Dango's Saratoga by new years. Johsnon told the Chronicle "We're building booths and putting TVs up and making it look like one of my places". Dango further stated that he expected to hire 30 part and full time employees at the bar-restaurant. He told the Post-Star back in August that the place would be called Dango Fitzgerald's Irish Pub Steakhouse & Sports Bar and would feature pub fare - chicken wings, steaks, burgers and fries.
I hated to see the place so empty like that (since the summer of 2009), and it seems like Johnson has had success with several other establishments, so let's wish him well and hope he has what it takes to be an asset to that section of Caroline Street.