As the Pavilion Grand mixed-use hotel goes up at 30 Lake Ave., rumors have swirled about the Parting Glass right next door at 40-42 Lake Ave. Will the Parting Glass be torn down to make more space for the hotel? Will the Irish pub be sold to Coldwell Banker Commercial Prime Properties of Cohoes, the owners of the Pavilion Grand? Will the two buildings be connected by a covered walkway?
Kenneth M. Raymond Jr., a broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Prime Properties, said none of these reports are true.
“We have no plans to connect to the restaurant at this point,” he said. “People have been reaching out to us to take over the Parting Glass, but right now, we are focusing on getting our building out of the ground.”
Clay Howell, marketing manager at the pub, spoke more firmly.
“These rumors are absolutely untrue,” he said. “The Parting Glass has been part of Saratoga Springs for 32 years, and we hope to be around for many more. The restaurant is not for sale—we are not being bought out or sold. We aren’t connecting to the hotel, either.”