Solved! Parillo plans to buy former Topper/ All Star dealership location

Frank Parillo's attorney, Bob Sweeney, confirmed to me this afternoon that his client is under contract to purchase the long-abandoned car dealership on South Broadway. Sweeney said an LLC Parillo owns, Saratoga Prime LLC, will likely complete the sale in April. He would not comment on the purchase price.

Sweeney said Parillo is "looking into possibilities" for the location but has not committed to anything yet. He added that the location — which was a Champion Pontiac-Buick-GM dealership until June 2009 and the Topper car dealership before that — will NOT be a car dealership again.

Parillo owns the Wilton Travel Plaza and Scotty's restaurant, both at exit 16. He is also an investor in the Hampton Inn/High Rock Ave condo complex.

I left a message for Frank, inviting him to comment on his plans for the location. I'll let you know what I hear. 

So, what do you think South Broadway needs? A committee has been formed to tackle that very question and is expected to issue a report in the spring. Managing Editor Barb Lombardo recently wrote an editorial about the possibilities for a South Broadway Renaissance.

Let me know in the comments what you think Parillo should do with that location, I"m curious to hear your suggestions. (I think we can all agree we hope it doesn't become more condos, right?)

-- Emily


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm. "He added that the location...will again be a car dealership". So my guess is a car dealership.

Monday, February 27, 2012 5:44:00 PM 
Blogger Saratogian Online said...

Uh whoops, that should have said "will NOT" be a car dealership again. That's fixed now, my bad.


Monday, February 27, 2012 6:53:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard it was 2.3 million -/+ for 3.2 acres - or vice versa now my dyslexia might have that backwards !


Monday, February 27, 2012 7:24:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Odd 'doings' when Mr.Parillo tried closing on the property, seems as tho the price inched upwards...think the lawyers have (or are) discussion.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:41:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love to see a kids themed restaurant in Saratoga - on this side of town. I love Rainforest Cafes - such a fun place!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:24:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about an upscale spa? We need one with great parking! Perfect location.

Sunday, March 04, 2012 8:02:00 AM 
Anonymous maureen maloney said...

how about an authentic steak house? Something priced between the log jam and Prime

Friday, March 16, 2012 11:10:00 AM 

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