OK, so when is Mexican Radio really going to open its new downtown Schenectady location? Let's put it this way. Owners Lori Selden and Mark Young didn't create long-term successful Mexican Radio venues in New York City and Hudson by being slapdash about their operations.
In answer to questions from consumers and some speculation on social media, on Tuesday they posted this message on the Facebook page of their in-development restaurant at 325 State Street: "We know everyone is very eager to see us open. We can't say how flattering the response has been. And we know that some in the press have made unconfirmed announcements of opening dates in late April, which has been causing some confusion. Our goal is to be 100% done with construction, including the outdoor space, before we open the doors for business. The last thing we want is for you to be eating while hammers are pounding.
"Sadly we have hit some small delays and we are going to miss our Cinco De Mayo goal. That said -- it shouldn't be long after. We appreciate to no end, everyone's support and patience. We will not make the opening date a secret and we will be announcing it VERY SOON."
For those who have not had the occasion to visit either of the existing Mexican Radio restaurants, you're in for a treat -- authentic Mexican cuisine, excellent drinks, colorful atmosphere. And, for those unfamiliar with where the name Mexican Radio came from, here it is:
"I wish I was in Tijuana eating barbequed iguana. / I'd take requests on the telephone. / I'm on a wavelength far from home. / ... I'm on a Mexican radio." That tempting morsel is from the 1980s Stan Ridgway song performed by the band Wall of Voodoo.