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March 14, 2011


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Mr. Sunshine

Dan, allmediterranea is owned by Thilo Ullmann. It is advertised on the screen at Saratoga Film Forum, of which Thilo is a Board member.


OK thanks for that info - that ties things up neatly.


Couple plan olive oil store in Saratoga Springs
StoryDiscussionCouple plan olive oil store in Saratoga Springs
THOMAS DIMOPOULOS - tdimopoulos@poststar.com The Post-Star | Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:42 am | (2) Comments

Font Size:Default font sizeLarger font size.SARATOGA SPRINGS - In a city that offers shoppers an array of unique businesses, the most recent will come in the form of Saratoga Olive Oil.

The business, which will feature more than 60 different olive oils, vinegars and sea salts, is a collaboration between Clinton Braidwood, his wife, Barbara, and his brother, Chad.

Clinton Braidwood, who lives in Queensbury, touted the Adirondack theme of the family-run business, which he said has the goal of providing customers with healthy options. The idea for the new store was born out of spending the past several years working and studying everything from depression to cancer, he said.

"All three of us came from a background where we did clinical research, and the underlying problem that we saw was obesity," said Braidwood, who added that research indicates people who incorporate olive oil into their diets have lower cholesterol and enjoy many health benefits compared with those who do not consume olive oil.

Each of the oil products at Saratoga Olive Oil will be available for sampling inside the 1,500-square-foot store, which features more than 60 different olive oils, vinegars and sea salts from around the world.

The family is working with the California-based Veronica Foods company, which conducted health-related research on the products it offers and imports more than a million gallons of extra virgin olive oil every year through exclusive contracts with olive groves worldwide, Braidwood said.

Bread for the store's sampling will be provided by Rock Hill Bake House, and images by artist Tom Myott will hang on the walls. The store will also feature wood creations by Michael Falk, who makes shelving units from timber that is salvaged from northern lakes.

The Braidwoods hope to open their shop on Broadway in mid-April and call their enterprise a true family business.

John Braidwood, the father of Clinton and Chad, has been helping to apply a terra cotta finish to the interior walls, and the latest addition to the family ensemble is Clinton and Barbara's daughter, Sophia, who was born on March 23.

Last fall, the partners began pooling their finances when they got the idea for the shop after visiting a similar business in Maine. They said the next-closest ventures of its kind are in Boston and New York City.

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.Posted in Local, Business on Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:42 am | Tags: Olive Oil, Olives, Cooking Oils, Botany, Clinton Braidwood, Mediterranean Cuisine, Business_finance, Barbara, California

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