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  • "Dateline" 2014
    NBC 'Dateline' uncovers contract hit on rich banker in 'The Charleston Affair'
    “Dateline” (NBC) can be seen each Friday evening at 9/8 p.m. Last night's episode on Sept. 19, 2014 was called, “The Charleston Affair” which was the season premiere. The Saturday night episodes have ended as the new TV...
  • Burger 21's first NYS venue announces an August 25 opening
    Burger 21's first NYS venue announces an August 25 opening
    The official opening date for the Burger 21 chain's first New York State location was officially revealed on Thursday. It's 11 a.m. Monday (August 25) at 622 New Loudon Road in the Albany suburb of Latham. The first 100 guests will receive...
  • Latham site swaps Italian for a Thai martini bar
    Latham site swaps Italian for a Thai martini bar
    It was just a few years ago that it was difficult to find a Thai restaurant in the Capital Region. Now, they seem to be opening at about the same pace Chinese and pizza places fold, the latter usually as a result of market saturation.The latest is...
  • Latham's Lager House joining the paint-and-sip fad
    Latham's Lager House joining the paint-and-sip fad
    The latest drinking fad in the Capital Region isn't a matter of downing a shot every time someone on social media misspells something, or every time the Obama administration has to backtrack on something it said. No, instead it's picking...
  • Price Chopper opens its 4th Ben & Bill's Deli
    Price Chopper opens its 4th Ben & Bill's Deli
    Price Chopper on Friday officially opened its fourth Ben & Bill's Deli, this one in the chain's Latham store that is in the process of being expanded and reimagined.Its first has been operating for several years in its market at 1395...
  • Saati adding fish market-grill in Latham
    Saati adding fish market-grill in Latham
    Noam Saati, owner of Saati Deli & Catering in Newton Plaza, will be expanding his presence in the Town of Colonie shopping complex.His newest business, called Sea Fish Market & Grill, is scheduled to open on Monday, July 15, according to...
  • New York roundabouts and Jersey jughandles
    New York roundabouts and Jersey jughandles
    Probably the biggest change in driving and transportation in New York State in recent years is the introduction of roundabouts. They are not entirely new to the area. Latham Circlecontrols the flow of traffic atRoutes 9 and 2 and has done so, with...
  • Joe's Crab Shack nearly ready in Latham
    Joe's Crab Shack nearly ready in Latham
    LATHAM -- For those seafood lovers who are anxious for the opening of the first Joe's Crab Shack in the Capital Region, a drive past the Latham Farms construction site will serve only to stimulate their appetites.Work is proceeding rapidly on...
  • Joe's Crab Shack rising in Latham
    Joe's Crab Shack rising in Latham
    LATHAM, NY -- A drive-by check today revealed that the foundation has been laid for the first Joe's Crab Shack in the Capital Region.The venue is at the Route 9 entrance to the Latham Farms shopping complex where the Dakota Steakhouse was...
  • Otis & Oliver's barbecue going golfing
    Otis & Oliver's barbecue going golfing
    LATHAM, NY -- After operating in Cocca's Motel since 2005, Otis & Oliver's is going golfing. Sort of.Owner Don Wade has signed the paperwork to allow his barbecue-centric restaurant to move a short distance to the Mill Road Acres Golf...
  • Albany Co. newcomers follow trailblazers
    Albany Co. newcomers follow trailblazers
    Several restaurants have just opened in the Albany County market:• Crispy Basil Artisan Pizza, 571 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham. If that address sounds familiar, it may because of its umerous prior tenants such as Bombay Grill and Tokyo...
  • Hot Harry's adding 4th Cap Region site
    Hot Harry's adding 4th Cap Region site
    LATHAM, NY -- The Capital Region's fourth Hot Harry's Fresh Burritos shop will open in January at the Shoppes at Newton Plaza.The business was founded by Samir and Maggie Abdallah in 2004 in Pittsfield, MA. It has locations in Schenectady,...
  • Actress-turned-waitress in Latham
    Actress turned waitress in Latham
    LATHAM, NY -- It's not unusual for a young woman to work as a waitress while trying to get her acting career started. Eva Mendes has reversed the process.The 37-year-old actress worked a four-hour shift incognito at the Route 7 Diner in this...
  • Sushi X makes NYS appearance in Latham
    Sushi X's first NY appearance in Latham
    LATHAM, NY -- A New England-based sushi restaurant has opened at 710 New Loudon Road (Route 9) offering what just may be the best-priced deal in the Capital Region.Sushi X, which has locations in West Haven and Stamford, CT, as well as Ridgewood,...
  • Longtime Latham restaurant closing doors
    Longtime Latham restaurant closing doors
    LATHAM, NY -- After a run of more than two decades, The Olde Shaker Inn will be closed as of June 12.Owner Thom Wallace, who says he plans to leave the area, is giving public notice that the restaurant, located in a former farmhouse at 1171 Troy...