I happened to be downtown the other day and I was happy to see some signs of new stores going in. There are still some empty storefronts, but with the sidewalk cafes being open and the weather turning warmer, I am thinking positively about downtown Saratoga Springs.
With the help of reader Mr. Sunshine, this blog was the first to write about the Saratoga Olive Oil Co coming to town. The Table Hopping blog also wrote about it, which linked a story from the Post Star. It is at 484 Broadway, next door to Encounter. According to the store's Facebook page, the projected opening for the store is April 15th, and the Saratoga Olive Oil's web site will be running soon. These olive oil stores seem to be really catching on, and here is an article about an entrepeneur who has opened three such stores in and near my hometown of Buffalo.
You can read about the reopening of Aggie's in the Times Union here. It was good to see signs of new life in downtown Saratoga Springs, and I hope every place is full by summer.