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Major NYC restaurateur to expand food options at Saratoga track
May 26, 2010 at 10:26 am by Steve Barnes, senior writer
Dining mogul Danny Meyer, responsible for some of the most successful restaurants in New York City over the past 20 years, and his company, Union Square Hospitality Group, will bring new variety to the Saratoga Race Course this summer with the introduction of two restaurants and an upscale bar.
Under a partnership announced Wednesday with the New York Racing Association, Meyer’s company will open racetrack versions of Blue Smoke, Meyer’s Manhattan barbecue restaurant, and Shake Shack. The latter is a casual burger-dog-milkshake chain with multiple locations in New York, including at the Mets’ ballpark, Citi Field, and elsewhere. The two will be located where the Paddock Tent previously was, just off the clubhouse entrance adjacent to the paddock. The hospitality group’s catering-and-events wing, called Union Square Events, will also design, build and operate a new watering hole called The Paddock Bar, serving specialty cocktails, beer and wine.
“I’ve made family pilgrimages to (Saratoga) since I was 15 years old, and it is going to be a thrill to bring our food and hospitality to my favorite track,” Meyer said in a statement released by NYRA.
“Meyer’s critically acclaimed restaurants have long offered New York City residents and visitors an unparalleled dining experience, and we can’t wait to introduce our loyal guests at Saratoga Race Course to their culinary and hospitality expertise,” said NYRA President and CEO Charles Hayward.
The Saratoga Race Course’s 40-day meet runs July 23 to Sept. 6.
Union Square Hospitality Group’s holdings include Union Square Café, Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park, Tabla, Blue Smoke/Jazz Standard, Shake Shack, The Modern, El Verano Taquería and Box Frites (both at Citi Field) and Maialino.
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Construction close on downtown Price Chopper
May 26, 2010 at 1:25 pm by Christen Gowan
This old Price Chopper, ready for a Bonacio face lift.
Developers are waiting for their building permit from the city then construction will begin on the new Railroad Place Price Chopper.
Local developer Sonny Bonacio unveiled plans last summer for a six-story building that includes an 18,000-square-foot grocery store, small retail spaces and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, located just steps off Broadway at 19 Railroad Place. The rent for the apartments is planned for $1,200 to $1,800 per month.
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