Druthers to open Wednesday
Grand Illusion salon and Smoke & Fire moving (updated July 12)
(UPDATED at 7 p.m. July 12 with info about Smoke & Fire next door also moving, scroll down to the bottom)
Noticed this on my way home from work yesterday, Grand Illusions hair salon on Caroline Street is planning a move to 81 Railroad Place.
Managed to get my thumb in the frame in this one...
|... and caught myself in the reflection in this one. A photographer I am not.|
“At least no one was hurt; everything else was just material stuff," Levine told me at the time.For a few months after that fire, Levine worked out of a different Malta salon — Innovation - A Salon — whose owner, Maggie Caruso, offered her temporary space to work after hearing about the fire.
Grand Illusions was closed today, a sign on the door said there was a family emergency, but I hope to get in touch with Levine asap for more info on her latest move.
UPDATE: Much thanks to the anonymous commenter who pointed out that Smoke & Fire, located right next door to Grand Illusions, is also moving. According to Smoke & Fire's facebook page, they'll be closed July 30 and 31 while they move to Broadway. Here's more info from their facebook:
Now I've got to figure out what's going on in those adjacent Caroline Street buildings...
Drumroll please... The building formerly known as Pepper's Market will be...
So says Mamatoga, who's got a great scoop here. She writes that the people who run the Pura Vida fish stand at the Saratoga Farmers Market are taking on the location. Read her full post here.
You may remember plans announced wayyyy back in November to open a Bon Ton Fish Market in Wilton (in the plaza with Five Guys, Hatties, The Meat House etc.)... still hasn't opened, not sure what's up with that.
I'm working to set up an interview with the Pura Vida folks asap.
From the inbox: Miss Scarlett Boutique opening Clifton Park store
Here's the full press release:
Jonesville store closed, again (updated at 7:45 p.m.)
According to their facebook page, the Jonesville Store has closed once again, this time "until further notice."
UPDATE: We got in touch with the owners and they say environmental issues are to blame for the closure. Read more here.
The post reads as follows:
Do to circumstances beyond our
control, one in which is a continuing environmental issue,
we regret the closing of our store until
Any outstanding gift certificates
can be redeemed by calling us at
Our off premise catering services
will still continue at our corporate site.
Please call Maria Decker at
518-877-0507 to place your
Thank you so much for all of your continued support, we are deeply touched by all of our customers.
Stay tuned for news here on our Facebook Page.
You may recall that this is not the first sudden closure for the eatery, which is locally famous for its pancakes.
The previous owners, John and Jean Travis, closed the store in December 2011 citing financial difficulties. Here's an excerpt from Paul Post's Dec. 16, 2011 story:
CLIFTON PARK — John and Jean Travis opened the Jonesville Store five years ago with a dream, but the past few days have turned into a nightmare before Christmas.Read more about the closure here.
Faced with a perfect storm of financial difficulties, the couple plans to sell their popular business, leaving its 14 employees facing an uncertain future right before the holidays."Jean is still hoping for a Christmas miracle," John Travis said Thursday. "I don’t know. There were a lot of tears here yesterday."Wednesday was when the Travises notified workers that they’re negotiating to sell the quaint store, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has operated almost continuously since 1854.
Just 48 hours after closing, though, the Jonesville Store was back in business, this time under new management. Maria and Robert Decker of Clifton Park bought the building and revamped the menu. Read more about the reopening here.
Reporter Glenn Griffith has a call into the Deckers for more information about their recent decision to close. As soon as I've got more for you, I'll put it up here.
RAVENOUS, Saratoga’s only creperie and European café, has unveiled several new menu additions for the summer season. The locally-owned & family-operated business has also expanded its hours for July: Open Tuesday - Sunday.Now open weekends at 9am (Sat & Sun) and open later evenings.Tues-Thurs: 11:30am-8:30pmFriday: 11:30-9pmSat & Sunday: 9am-9pmClosed MondaysAdditions to our Lunch & Dinner Menu................Kings Pulled Pork Crepe – This crepe features slow, roasted pork smothered a citrus, bourbon mop sauce. Topped with a drizzle of barbecue sauce and served with a side of mom’s coleslaw (red & green cabbage, cranberries, apples, almonds and celery).Crepe Toulouse - Fresh, ripe berries of the day paired with our homemade lime curd. Bursting with summertime flavor! Today we're using locally-grown raspberries....THREE NEW DIPPING SAUCES FOR POMMES FRITES:Sweet Ginger Mango Mayo, Zesty Curry Mayo & Smokin' Sriracha Sauce.We sampled several new sauces with Ravenous customers and the three above were the runaway favorites. So all three were put on the summer menu. We now have 12 different dipping sauces to choose from!Brunch menu additions................– This Louisiana-inspired crepe features Andouille sausage, hard boiled egg, freshly diced tomatoes, caramelized onions & a dollop of cheesy grits. Served with a side of crispy pommes frites.Banana Walnut Crepe - Sliced bananas and walnuts sauteed in a Jamaican rum sauce combined with a moist banana crumble filling. Topped with freshly whipped cream.