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Capital Region Restaurant Rundown: July 17-21

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The restaurant industry is ever-changing with restaurants opening, closing, relocating, or just doing their thing. Here’s a recap of the latest Capital Region restaurant news, July 17 through 21.

Hill Creek Tavern opening in Brunswick

Hill Creek Tavern is set to open in the former Brunswick BBQ & Brew space. Owners Ashley and Kevin Sweet are hoping to open in early to mid August.

Capital Region Chick-fil-A locations ready to open

NEWS10’s Skylar Eagle got a sneak peak at the new Chick-fil-A location in North Greenbush before its grand opening.

Bakery opening up storefront in Cambridge

Renee Zellars started Sage’s Heavenly Baked Goods in September 2021 as a home food processor. Now, she’s opening up a storefront in Cambridge.

Traffic advisory for Clifton Park Chick-fil-A opening

With the grand opening of Chick-fil-A in Clifton Park and North Greenbush on Thursday, heavy traffic is expected for the entire weekend, especially around the Clifton Park Center Mall. A few agencies have issued suggested routes for drivers to take if going to the Chick-fil-A in Clifton Park this weekend.

‘Most loved’ businesses in the Albany area, according to Nextdoor

Nextdoor, a neighborhood network app, has released its 7th annual Nextdoor Neighborhood Faves Awards. The program honors the businesses “most loved by locals” in different areas.

Pizza Hut in Ballston Spa closes, joins 4 others

Pizza Hut in Ballston Spa has permanently closed its doors. This brings the total recent Pizza Hut closures in the Capital Region to five.

Work on Hattie’s at old Lombardo’s building continues

The sound of power tools buzzed from inside the nearly 100-year-old former Lombardo’s on Madison Avenue in Albany Wednesday. The Italian restaurant, considered by many to be an Albany institution, closed in 2018, and will soon take on some Louisiana charm.

Local teen goes from high school graduation straight to the kitchen with new business

A local Guilderland High School grad wasting no time getting his future started. Seventeen-year-old Mateo Sánchez cooking up a storm with a passion. Just one week after graduating high school, the ambitious teen set up a Hispanic-inspired café bearing his name—Café TEO.

Hundreds flock to Chick-fil-A’s grand opening in Capital Region

Hundreds of people came out to the Capital Region’s newest restaurant chain, Chick-fil-A, which opened in Clifton Park and North Greenbush on July 20. Some lined up as early as midnight to get the first taste.

Popeyes opens new location in Latham

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has opened another location in the Capital Region. The new restaurant is located at 753 Loudon Road in Latham, in the former Boston Market space.

For more restaurant news, make sure to check out the Restaurant Rundown category under the Community tab on the NEWS10 website.

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