As 2017 comes a close, there has been plenty of action in the Glens Falls region. Residents and business owners alike are recognizing that the area is hitting a growth spurt that will continue over the next few years. Take a look at recently-opened and announced businesses in the area:
Downtown Glens Falls
Downtown Glens Falls is ripe with potential. This year has brought many new businesses to the area, while annual events have continued to draw crowds. Albany Business Review recently pointed out that downtown has seen more than $50 million invested in new businesses, hotels, and apartments. Here is some of the latest from downtown Glens Falls:
A new retail store, Rude Betty, has opened its doors. As a sister store to Happy Jacks in Bolton Landing, Rude Betty embraces snark and light-hearted fun. If you still have some shopping to do for your friends or siblings, check out Rude Betty’s crass products that are definitely not made for kids.
SUNY Adirondack will be moving their culinary program to 14 Hudson Ave in early 2018. The move will bring more students into the downtown area and help support the growing Arts, Wellness & Entertainment district.
Talks are underway for a new restaurant to open at the former Superior Cantina space at the corner of Bay and Maple Roads. Specifics are not available at this time, but we’re looking forward to more great eats in town!
190 Grille & Cinema has closed its doors so owner Heather O’Neill can focus on family and her food truck. Proposals for new tenants in the space are already in the works, but the details are not yet public.
Queensbury has seen a number of vacant buildings brought back to life this year. Check out the latest openings:
A new indoor gun range is open for business in Queensbury. Adirondack Gun & Range has 18 lanes in a heated building plus retail sales and safety classes. The range welcomes pistol shooting for those with permits as well as long guns that use pistol caliber ammunition.
Buck’s Tavern at the corner of Route 9 and Glen Lake Road is now open. The restaurant is the third in the region from Deric Buck, but his first foray outside of a golf course. Stop in for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week.
An expansion is also slated for one local business owner. Monty Liu of Monty’s Discount Wine & Liquor has plans in the works for a 5,500 square foot plaza behind his store. The plaza is slated to have a bank, two shops, and a seafood shop owned by Monty.
Senator Chuck Schumer called Hudson Falls “inspiring” on a recent visit and we can certainly see why. Here are the latest happenings:
A dream of two veterans is coming true in 2018. After serving together in Afghanistan, Kris March and Ryan Birdsell have teamed up to open SlickFin Brewing Co. The brewery will open in the former bowling alley on Court Street. Two more breweries are in the works for Hudson Falls in 2018 as well.
Jo & Co Fashion Boutique at 214 Main Street has already opened. The clothing store is working on an initiative to empower women to volunteer at the store or in the community in exchange for a free item. Shoes, clothing, and accessories are available both in-store and online.
We’re excited to see so much growth during 2017 and can’t wait to find out what 2018 holds! What are you hoping to see come to the region next year? Let us know in the comments.