ADDED: For information on Saratoga Olive Oil's Demo on March 30, 2012. click here
Following up on some information that Mr. Sunshine wrote in a comment last week, I was on Broadway the other day and I snapped a picture below of the planned location of the Saratoga Olive Oil. I can't find anything out on the web about it, and I haven't had the chance to chase down any other leads either. The location is 484 Broadway, a few doors north of City Hall.
I was at the Ballston Spa Farmers Market last fall and I bought some expensive Spanish olive oil there from a gentleman - it was worth every penny and my wife and I loved it. The brand was Marques de Valdueza and the web site listed on the bottle was for a distributor called Allmediterranea, which listed both a web site and a phone number 877-286-9958. That web site, interestingly, listed 244 Maple Ave here in the Spa City as the local address and a phone number of (518) 587-9409. Why was that interesting? Because a quick Google search of that address and phone number showed it was also used for many Democratic party operations, including Joanne Yebsen's recently unsuccessful State Senate run. Aha! A conspiracy to take over the world via olive oil! Well something tells me there are a few readers that know the players involved here and can shed some light as to who's who. Back to Saratoga Olive Co, I don't know if it is a new business with different owners or an offshoot of Allmediterranea. In any event if they have great products I'll certainly shop there, and it's always good to see another downtown empty storefront get filled.