Panza, LMT, Denise S. Mason,LMT, owner
Delaware Ave., Delmar, 475-9999, www.balancemassagestudio.com
Why get a massage? Massage therapy is an ancient healing art
that is being rediscovered for its health benefits.
Why Balance Massage Studio?
Not your typical wellness center, Balance Massage Studio offers
a variety of massage and bodywork techniques in a beautiful,
peaceful and safe environment. Our focus at Balance Massage
Studio is you and your level of comfort.
Denise Mason opened the doors to Balance in December 2001
with the help of Mary Panza. Anna Eckstein and Betsy Soares
joined them in late 2003. Most recently added to the Balance
staff are April Lasher and Todd Jones. All therapists are
New York State licensed and hold advanced certification in
their areas of expertise.
Specializing in hot stone massage, the therapists also master
techniques in Thai-yoga massage, craniosacral therapy, myofascial
release, along with pre-natal, Swedish and deep tissue massage.
At Balance Massage Studio we believe that communication is
essential to your comfort. We encourage you to call ahead
with any questions you may have regarding your scheduled session.
During your session, letting your massage therapist know what
feels right for you is the key to a positive experience.
We feel very fortunate to be in a business that enables us
to help others discover therapeutic benefits through relaxation.
Balance Massage Studio’s hours of operation are Monday-Friday
8 AM-7 PM, Saturday and Sunday 8 AM-3 PM.
Second St., Troy, 272-1055
January marked the beginning of the third year of business
for State of Grace Fine Clothing & Gifts in downtown
Troy. Over the past two years, the store has become a favorite
for many Capital District shoppers as the destination for
unique fashions and accessories. We have been honored to be
named Best Women’s Boutique for two years in a row by Metroland.
This spring should prove to be a great shopping adventure
at State of Grace with great new fashions from Mac
& Jac, Kenzie, and April Cornell, to name just a few.
Plus we have just launched an April Cornell Kid’s corner with
the sweetest little dresses and accessories you will ever
see for little girls. For your convenience, we are open 11
AM to 7 PM Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday
and noon to 4 PM on Sunday.
Lark St., Albany, 432-7090, www.ehdesigns.com
Sexy, groovy, cool—I use these words to describe my wares
at my Lark Street store in Albany, which I opened in March
of 2001. I’ve been selling my jewelry in and around the Capital
Region for the past 16 years, but I was designing jewelry
on paper long before that. As a child, I always drew princess-y
women in Victorian garb with earrings that ran the length
of their gowns and right off the page. My grownup store is
a playground for that childhood desire to adorn, and features
my own line of jewelry as well as the work of many local artists.
I love to combine fresh-water pearls and semiprecious stones,
creating pieces that border on the chunky side. I enjoy reusing
old materials that I find at flea markets, such as vintage
glass, beads and old buttons. My signature spiral is incorporated
into much of my jewelry, stained glass and wire mobiles. I
also do custom work, repairs and restringing.
has voted my jewelry as the Best-Handmade Jewelry in the Capital
Region five years in a row. One of my many clients is CNN’s
Soledad O’Brien, who was formerly with NBC Weekend Today.
At my store, you can dress your house as uniquely as your
body. Recently I’ve begun carrying wild-fiber scarves and
purses made from vintage fabric by area artists. Also, I carry
locally made pottery, frames, hand-painted furniture and hand
blown glass. Come discover Elissa Halloran Designs.
Elissa Halloran Designs is located at 225 Lark Street in Albany.
Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 11-6, Thursday and
Friday 11-7, and Sunday 12-5. I am closed on Mondays.
and Monika DeJohn (co-owners, Monika not pictured), Ryan Weber
Lark St., Albany, 436-7008, www.justinsonlark.com
It is hard to believe that only a year has passed since we
were last featured in this article for our other restaurant
across the street, DeJohn’s Restaurant & Pub. My wife,
Monika, and I never thought we would be diving so soon into
another new business venture, let alone another restaurant.
When the opportunity arose to buy Justin’s, it was a bittersweet
decision to make. Having one new restaurant was an undertaking
in itself, but how could any of us pass up on this opportunity?
A landmark in dining and as a destination, Justin’s was, and
is, one of our favorite spots ever, and just a great place
Having been loyal customers for years, and with Ryan having
worked there for over eight years, and a customer long before
that, we all were emotionally invested. We decided that although
it would be hard work, we could not let the opportunity pass.
We wanted to see just what we could do with something we all
loved so much.
My wife quickly got to work on giving the entire place a much
needed facelift. New floors, woodwork, carpeting, tiling,
lighting, a fireplace and soon a baby grand piano are just
a few of the changes we have made in just under six months.
Our chef, John Futia, former assistant to the prior executive
chef, has incorporated Justin’s classic dishes with an eclectic
twist on traditional fare. Our jazz program will feature music
seven days a week by year’s end, featuring the best in local
acts, as well as great names gracing our stage as part of
our visiting-artist series. Finally, one of the things that
has always set us apart is our friendly, capable and accommodating
My wife and I still consider this a labor of love. We take
great pride in creating a new Justin’s not just for us, but
for you as well.
Tattoo and Viva Lark Vegas
Martin and Rebecca Hatfield
Lark St., Albany, 432-1905 & 278 Lark St., Albany, 434-4907,
Lark Tattoo has been in the same location pumping out the
finest custom ink since 1993. Partners Tom “T-Bone” Martin
and Bruce Kaplan, art school pals since 1984, decided that
in order to keep up with the huge demand for professional
body piercing a separate location needed to be opened. So
in the summer of 2002 Viva Lark Vegas was born.
Only 2 doors down from the legendary tattoo shop, VLV is a
unique gift store and body piercing salon. Open 7 days a week
until 10 PM and run by the beautiful and talented Rebecca,
they offer the most extensive selection of body jewelry in
the Capital District. Large gauge, carved bone and tusk, or
exquisite 14k gold with gemstones are all to be found in the
vast displays. The piercing is done in a sanitary and private
back room by both licensed body piercers, whose professionalism
and courteousness is as superb as their skill.
Besides featuring the huge selection of jewelry, VLV also
carries hard-to-find products such as Manic Panic, Blue-Q
and Dirty Girl beauty products. Tattoo and body-mod magazines,
books and all sorts of tiki, lounge and retro cocktail items
fill the store.
Come down to Lark Street and check out Viva Lark Vegas and
Lark Tattoo, keeping Albany interesting and colorful for 12
years. Check out larktattoo.com to visit the online portfolios
of T-Bone and all the artists at Lark Tattoo.
Mariah, Luka and Filiberto LEON
Crescent St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2346, www.leonsmexicanrestaurant.com
Leon’s takes pride in serving every dish with only the freshest
ingredients. All of our meals are prepared daily including
our chips, salsa and cheese sauce that we serve to every table,
I was born and raised in Oaxaca, Mexico. I came to the United
States when I was 17 years old. After a 10 year career as
a jockey riding at my favorite racetrack, Saratoga, I decided
to pursue the restaurant business. I knew Saratoga Springs
lacked a great Mexican restaurant so I took some time off
from riding and opened Leon’s.
There are many factors that have contributed to our success.
Some important parts are that I love to bring my Mexican heritage
into my restaurant as well as using recipes from my mother
that were prepared for me when I was a child. My family is
a huge part of our operation, everyone is involved and that
helps create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We were also
a featured guest on Rachel Ray’s popular Food Network show,
as well as a part of her book.
We thank all of our loyal customers for helping us to grow
and make our restaurant such a success. For those of you who
haven’t tried us, come treat yourself to an authentic Mexican
dish of mole tamales wrapped in banana husk or our famous
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail.
We look forward to our third year in Saratoga Springs and
the grand opening of our new restaurant in Oaxaca City, Mexico,
de Laoyza and morsel
Colvin Ave., Albany, 489-0505, www.somegirlsboutique.com
Some Girls Boutique is a Greenwich Village-SOHO shop right
here in Albany. Open nine months, it is already a destination
for women and girls who want hip new styles. More importantly,
though, visiting Some Girls is an experience. Maybe it is
the colorful, cozy atmosphere, or maybe it is the rewards
cards for frequent shoppers, or maybe it is being greeted
at the door by Morsel the resident Pomeranian who has designed
her own doggie T-shirt line!
This special shop has something for everyone. We travel regularly
to NYC and LA to hand-pick a selection of unique handbags,
dazzling jewelry, funky belts, stylish hats, cool scarves,
trendy T-shirts and fabulous clothes.
It is the type of place that you can frequent once or twice
a week for something exciting to wear on the weekend without
breaking your bank. We add new things all the time so the
choices are fresh and new!
Some Girls Boutique is the exclusive Capital District outlet
for the House of Bimbo T-shirt line available in hundreds
of stores across the country. In fact, 17 Colvin Avenue is
the headquarters for the House of Bimbo Company. When you
visit the store, check out the large map of the United States
behind the desk where you can see all of the stores that carry
our line. You can see Hailey and Hillary Duff, Lucinda Williams
and Angie Harmon wearing Bimbo T-shirts in press clippings
that are placed all around the store.
Who is the genius behind all this? Diva de Loayza—yes Diva
is her real name—designer, entrepreneur, and Albany hometown
If you want to be noticed as a style leader, stop in for some
personal attention from Diva, the style goddess herself.
on the Park Restaurant and Bar
and mike Kellom
Madison Ave., Albany, 449-2492, www.magnoliasonthepark.com
Magnolias has been open for one year and we are excited to
be located in the Historic Lark Street district across from
Washington Park. We are offering a unique dining experience
that focuses on cuisine with a distinct southern flair. Although
we have been in the Capital District area for nearly 15 years
and call it home, we were raised in Augusta, Georgia, and
Mike has trained in many of the south’s finest restaurants.
We have put together a collection of our favorite recipes
including Charleston Blue Crab cakes, coconut shrimp, Georgia
baby-back ribs, pan-fried catfish and a variety of outdoor
grilled steaks and seafood all served with our favorite side
dishes, such as red beans and rice, black-eyed peas and cream
To further your dining pleasure, we feature live music Thursday
through Sunday with an open jam Thursday and Sunday. We also
have rotating works of art provided on consignment by various
local artists. Our dining room is open for dinner six days
a week and for brunch on Sundays. So if you’re looking for
classic southern fare served with a side of southern hospitality,
Magnolias On The Park is the place to be.
Sanders Custom Jewelers
Western Ave., Albany, 464-9636, www.druesanders.com
Drue Sanders first opened her doors in 1975 in the long-forgotten
“Shoppers Village” in Menands, an early version of today’s
malls. In the nearly 30 years since our inception we have
evolved, from leasing space at Stuyvesant Plaza to building
our own store, which houses a complete state-of-the-art jewelry
Our mission continues to be creating custom quality handmade
jewelry for a reasonable price. In a world of mass production,
it is nice to purchase a product that is crafted by hand.
There is no comparison in weight or feel.
Platinum, platinum, platinum: Our best seller right now is
one of the hottest products on the market. From young couples
purchasing their first engagement ring to lifelong clients
rebuilding family heirlooms, platinum is the “drug” of choice,
so to speak. People have to have it. Period.
Our store is unique because we design and build over 80 percent
of our product in-house. We have had customers referred to
us by other local jewelers who were unable to fulfill their
customers’ requests. Our client base has reached its third
generation, mainly grandchildren of many of our original customers.
We are technology driven, and are constantly updating our
tools and machinery. We are the only store in the Capital
Region that has “Solidscape” rapid prototype machines. These,
when coupled with “JewelCad,” allow our clients to be involved
in each phase of the building of their jewelry item. This
has allowed us to put out a consistent product and remain
one of the best in our field for almost 30 years.
Being in the top of her field earned Drue Sanders the Governor’s
2005 Award of Excellence, celebrating the annual observance
of Women’s History Month. This award is given to celebrate
the achievements of outstanding women in New York who inspire
us with their remarkable strengths and talent. Drue was chosen
as this year’s “Artist”.
Johnson Road, Latham, 786-8048, www.diamondeight.com
It has been another great year for Diamond Eight, all thanks
to the great support shown by this region’s pool players.
Thanks so much!
We are well into our second year hosting the weekly APA pool
league on Sunday nights. Two Diamond Eight teams advanced
to Las Vegas in August 2004 and competed against the top 8-Ball
teams in the country. We are so proud of them!
The APA (American Poolplayers Association) is the world’s
largest pool league, with more than 200,000 members vying
for the chance to compete in the national tournaments in Las
Vegas. The new league session starts June 5th—reserve a spot
for your team now!
In December, Diamond Eight and the APA presented Mike Massey,
world artistic pool champion, who performed his magical trick
shots to a captivated audience. You never know who will show
up at Diamond Eight this year.
We are gearing up for the (5th annual!) Edward M. Skawinski
Memorial Golf Tournament. Join us on Sunday, July 10 to play
golf, pool and enjoy great food and great company, all to
benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region. Visit
the Diamond Eight Billiards Web site at www.diamondeight.com
for more information and to download the registration form.
With 17 full-size pool tables, a billiard table, a raised,
35-foot full-service bar and viewing area, electronic darts,
foosball and more, we are still the No. 1 choice in the Capital
Region for a fun-filled experience regardless of your playing
Don’t forget our awesome Monday night karaoke with Mark the
Shark and our popular Tuesday night 9-Ball tournament! And
please continue to support all of the small businesses in
our area! See you soon!
Rudolph and Company
River St., Troy, 273-4532, www.danarudolph.com
I opened my dream shop on Troy’s historic River Street almost
two years ago. I knew there were other jewelry artists like
me who had searched for a good source of fabulous beads and
supplies in the Capital District. That search is over. If
you’ve ever had the desire to make you own bead necklace or
bracelet or earrings, you simply must stop in to see our collection.
You will definitely be inspired. If you’re not sure where
to begin, we hold classes in the shop.
Some of the items we carry in the shop are: gemstone beads
and pearls, Swarovski crystals, Thai Tribe silver, Turkish
silver, vintage Tibetan beads, Bali, Miyuki, Matsuno and Czech
glass beads as well as all of the tools and supplies you will
need to start creating your own beautiful jewelry.
I’ve been designing and creating jewelry for more than 25
years, so if you don’t want to make your own jewelry, we will
design it for you. We have some stunning pieces of jewelry
in the shop and were thrilled to receive the Best Classic
Jewelry Award from Metroland in 2004. We will design
a custom piece for that special occasion. Wedding parties
are a specialty.
We have an eclectic variety of gifts and fashion accessories
for that special person. In addition to our great selection
of jewelry, we have beaded bags and purses, luscious scarves,
hand blown glass, spiritual and meditation items and Burt’s
Bees products. And River Street in Troy is a truly fun place
I’d like to thank everyone who has made my second year in
business such a success.
Vail & Roxy, Katie Vail Roark, Linda Dwyer
Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-9993, www.joyellesjewelers.com
Joyelles is celebrating our 15th anniversary as a moms-and-daughters
shop. We are located in the heart of Delmar and offer the
latest technologies with our state-of-the-art laser welder.
We are experts at catering to the customers’ needs whether
it is a simple repair or the purchase of a lifetime. Our master
jeweler, Mary Vail, can turn your idea into reality with her
custom design work. Joyelles is a fun, friendly atmosphere,
with an experienced staff of talented women. In addition to
jewelry we carry gifts and glasswear, makeup, cards, body
products and much more! No matter what your tastes are we
have what you are looking for. At Joyelles you, the customer,
are our No. 1 priority. Stop in and let us dazzle you!
Westervelt and Paul Pagano
County, 893-2004, www.about-space.com
About Space is a full-service interior decorating company
designed to “turn your home around.” We offer an array
of services to suit any decorating need. We want to offer
everyone in the Capital Region and North Country the opportunity
to experience what happens on many of the popular TV decorating
shows. One of our specialties is interior refining, a.k.a.
the “Use What You Have Makeover.” This service allows us to
really shake up a client’s home. With pieces found throughout
the house, we revamp the space and use existing furnishings
in interesting and surprising ways. The result is an interior
that is inviting, functional and fabulous!
We also specialize in home staging, or what we like to call
a “Sell Your Home Makeover.” There are a variety of steps
that a seller needs to take before putting a house on the
market. We have all the secrets that will increase
the value of a home and have prospective buyers making offers
you can’t refuse.
Other services include: consulting—we give you the ideas and
you implement the design; color consultations—interior and
exterior paint, tile, window treatments, flooring, etc.; new
construction, renovations or existing décor; holiday and event
décor, or any decorating project.
We firmly believe that all budgets deserve good design. About
Space will bring order to chaos and create a “new direction
within the same dimension” no matter what your budget is.
Experience what About Space can do for your home.
Be sure to visit our Web site, www.about-space.com, to view
amazing before-and-after photos and learn more about us and
our services. Contact us at our business office (518) 893-2004
or e-mail us at email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!
and Johanna Friedman
Nelson Ave., Saratoga Springs, 584-4466, www.mexconx.com,
Every night’s a fiesta at the Mexican Connection Restaurant
and Cantina! Join us for great food and fantastic margaritas
in a fun, casual setting located across the street from the
flat track and a half-mile north of the Saratoga Gaming &
Raceway Nelson Avenue entrance. Everything on our menu is
homemade to order by Donna, our chef for over 15 years, and
our entire menu is available for take-out. We have a full
bar featuring 80 kinds of 100 percent blue-agave tequila,
the area’s largest selection of premium sipping tequila. Please
come and enjoy great food and drink in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
Voted Best Mexican restaurant in Saratoga this year; we are
thrilled to continue the tradition of the Mexican Connection,
serving Saratoga for over 25 years. ¡Viva la tequila!
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 226-0088, www.thecurtainexchange.com,
At The Curtain Exchange we offer new, luxurious, ready-made
curtains designed in a variety of fine fabrics. Almost all
curtains are lined and interlined, and all are finished to
a high standard. Our styles have a custom look without the
“custom” price. Our curtain panels are made extra long to
accommodate a variety of windows, and if needed we will hem
them for you at no extra charge. We can also special order
custom sizes and different headings.
As in an exclusive clothing store, the merchandise changes
frequently. Although some “collections” are made in very small
quantities, we always carry a wide selection of curtains in
all colors, styles and price points. We also offer a fine
selection of hardware, tiebacks and shades to complement our
Feel free to bring us any of your paint colors, fabric swatches
or photographs of your room, but most importantly your window
measurements. Let us help you pick out some fabulous curtains
to take home and try out on approval. You can also make an
appointment for us to come to your home for a private consultation
and let us do the measuring for you.
Stop by our recently expanded store and see our new line of
Curtain Exchange bedding.
Lake Inn & Bistro
Remy, Eric and Jolee Masson
Route 9P, Saratoga Lake, 587-8280, www.saratogalakebistro.com
Saratoga Lake Inn & Bistro at Brown’s Beach offers great
wines and award-winning French and Continental cuisine. This
historic lake house is a four-season destination that is perfect
for both casual dining and special occasions.
Meet for dinner or just for drinks at Saratoga Lake Inn &
Bistro’s full bar. Choose daily specials from the prix fixe
menu or order à la carte. Stay overnight and enjoy bed-and-breakfast
accommodations in the quaint and comfortable seven-room inn.
Come before sunset and take in the view from what has the
distinction of being the best place to watch the sunset on
Chef/owner Eric Masson, formerly of Ferrandi’s, and his talented
staff present a stunning array of palate pleasers including
the best escargot in the area, country pate, cheese fondue,
filet au poivre, duck a l’orange, frogs’ legs, sole almondine,
coquilles St. Jacques Cardinale, Raclette, local and French
cheeses, crepe Suzette, crème brulee, fondue au chocolat and
so much more!
Saratoga Lake Inn & Bistro’s covered “Banquet Cove,” shaded
by a grove of trees, offers room for lakeside outdoor parties
for 20 to 300 people. The outdoor party menu includes a myriad
of options from casual to formal. And, for that very romantic
lakeside wedding, Saratoga Lake Inn & Bistro will customize
formal or more casual wedding packages to make your special
day memorable and uniquely yours. In the summertime, come
by boat and enjoy porch dining with a raw bar, public beach,
and snack bar; complementary docking and private beachside
dining is offered.
We invite you to add your name to our e-mail distribution
to be notified of special events including special dinners
like the one for Bastille Day, cooking classes, and BOGO wine
offers. Reservations are suggested.
Amsterdam Road, Scotia, 887-3026, www.auntkatiesattic.com
Located on Route 5 in the beautiful Mohawk Valley, housed
in the 103-year-old Hoffman’s school building you’ll find
aunt katie’s attic; a unique, friendly multidealer
shop, filled to the brim with fun, funky and functional merchandise.
Enter our groovy shop and experience a different spin, a step
back in time, with our eclectic inventory featuring a mix
of vintage to antique, including the largest collection of
vintage kitchen items in the Capital District.
We are known for our interesting and colorful displays that
change frequently and spark the imagination. We have helped
many a customer find that difficult item to complete that
decorating project. The lively staff at aunt katie’s enjoy
assisting you with your questions or purchases. We love to
help you locate that elusive item; the fun is in the hunt.
Join us for our fabulous open house on Saturday, April 2,
to celebrate our 10th anniversary in business. We know how
to throw a party.
aunt katie’s has been evolving over the years and is ready
to debut our new and spacious showroom. Come see the unique
mix of creative displays throughout the store, including our
newest vintage boudoir and super funky retro den. We offer
everything from primitive to retro, always keeping in mind
that there is something for everyone. Time and time again,
customers remark on how affordable our prices are, and we
intend to keep it that way. Our tight-knit “family” at aunt
katie’s enjoys making customers happy. We are collectors as
well, and are constantly on the prowl for new and affordable
Mark Saturday, June 4, on your calendar to attend our annual
outdoor flea market, 9 AM until 4 PM.
When you come to aunt katie’s be prepared for a stimulating
experience. If you’re looking for something different, then
we have the destination. We are open Wednesday through Saturday
11-5 and Sunday noon-4.
Tantillo and Wenonah McLauchlin, and (not pictured) Len Tantillo
and Edra Nehme.
Broadway, Albany, 689-1212, www.tantillogallery.com
We are a family-owned and -operated art gallery celebrating
our one-year anniversary in May 2005. We specialize in the
historical and marine art of L.F. Tantillo and we also feature
works by Len’s daughters, Wenonah McLauchlin and Edra Nehme,
his wife, Corliss, and brother, Joe. We are the only gallery
to offer the complete works of L. F. Tantillo, many of which
are produced by the artist in custom-sized prints to meet
all of our clients’ needs. We provide quality framing for
both private and corporate customers, and our gallery is available
for private receptions.
We offer a distinct collection of handmade crafts, jewelry
from New York state artisans, and books focusing on the history
of the Hudson Valley.
Beginning in April our unique gallery will be periodically
featuring a new work by Len Tantillo. Each new release will
be introduced by Len Tantillo in a “Meet the Artist” forum.
We will be hosting area art shows and auctions and welcome
tour groups. We are also hosting the upcoming exhibit and
silent auction “Art Saves Animals” for the Mohawk Hudson Humane
Society on April 25-29. Other shows will be announced.
The Tantillo Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10
AM to 5 PM, and Saturday from 11AM to 3 PM.
Lake, Lawrence Elliott
Jay St., Schenectady, 372-3000, firstname.lastname@example.org
We Write Everything® is a start-up company, part of Elliott
Productions, Inc., providing avante-garde solutions for growing
and demanding businesses. The firm utilizes a unique a la
carté approach for all corporate communication necessities
with a team of tremendously talented freelance resources from
the Capital Region, Boston and NYC. The company provides professionals
in all fields, making available stylized and knowledgeable
writing and production support, which can cut traditional
temp services by at least 40 percent.
We Write Everything ® is headed by Lawrence Elliott (seated),
who has more than 25 years of experience in advertising and
public relations, working with major firms like Creamer Dickson
Basford in New York City. He has won numbers awards for his
creative concepts and corporate slogans for IBM and Saab.
Elliott received his BA and PhD in English from Yale University.
Joining Elliott are partners Timothy Lake, a graduate of the
SUNY at Plattsburgh and a ThD in Germanic Theology and Colleen
McGrath, a Stamford graduate, receiving her PhD in cultural
anthropology. Each brings dynamic corporate capabilities to
meet any need, as simple as generating form letters to developing
new business proposals and collateral materials to ensure
excellence and market recognition for each client.
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 691-6000, www.eugenioscafegelato.com
I opened Café Gelato two years ago out of love for my Italian
heritage and the need for real Italian gelato in Saratoga
Springs. We offer 24 varieties of gelato (Italian-style ice
cream) made on premises with only imported Italian ingredients.
Gelato is more rich and decadent than traditional ice cream,
yet has only 2-4 grams of fat and 120-160 calories per 3.5-oz
We also feature homemade Italian pastries, cakes and cannolis—all
made from family recipes passed down for generations. Cakes
and pastries can be special ordered for holidays and parties.
If you want a real cup of coffee, you need to try ours. We
use only fine imported espresso beans as the basis for our
coffee drinks, like the Café Gelato—coffee and gelato topped
with whipped cream and caramel!
Our newest menu items are pannini sandwiches, homemade lasagna
and baked ziti. Stop by for coffee, gelato or lunch and experience
Italian style and hospitality.
Front St., Ballston Spa, 885-2005, www.saratogaorganics.com
Located in historic Ballston Spa, we sell specialty indoor-
and outdoor-gardening supplies. After a year of planning and
a home-equity loan, we opened in September 2003. Our reason
for opening was to fill the gap for a quality outlet for organic-
and hydroponic-gardening supplies. We cater to the environmentally
conscious gardener, small farmer, homeowner and hydroponic
enthusiast. We are your local source for OMRI-Certified liquid
and organic fertilizers (including lawn fertilizers), beneficial
insects, organic seeds, natural pesticides, hobby hydroponics
systems and accessories. We stock an array of items and are
constantly adding more to our inventory as we go.
Our store motto is “The growing season never ends.” Using
sunlight and/or horticultural lighting, it is possible to
grow wholesome fresh herbs, greens, flowers and most veggies
throughout the winter season. Urban dwellers without access
to an outdoor area only need a small designated space to have
their own indoor garden. Hydroponics is a fun and easy way
to enjoy gardening (organically or hydroponically) throughout
the year. Hydroponics is a great hobby for people who live
here in the northeast, where the winters seem to go on and
on. Just think of being able to enjoy fresh, homegrown tomatoes
through the cold season!
Having a family, we are concerned about the extreme use of
the many synthetic substances used in agriculture, livestock
and food production. We truly believe in and support organic
and sustainable agriculture. And there is nothing we know
that’s more gratifying then harvesting the best produce—your
own. Please call 885-2005 or (800) 850-GROW for more info
or please visit our soon to be updated Web site: www.saratogaorganics.com.
Savoy Center of Dance
Wolf and Keira Lemonis
Wells St., Saratoga Springs, 587-5132, www.saratogasavoy.com,
Social dancing is our specialty. At the Saratoga Savoy Center
of Dance, we teach many different styles of dancing: Latin,
ballroom, Argentine tango, West Coast swing, lindy hop, belly
dancing, hiphop, and more.
As we approach our third year in Saratoga Springs, we are
proud of our past accomplishments and look forward to creating
many innovative programs and performances in the future. Since
our inception, we have been offering people in the Capital
District a place to learn about all aspects of dance: the
moves, style, and technique, as well as the history. We have
built up an extremely popular dance program for young adults,
produced high caliber Argentine Tango performances with some
of the world’s most famous dancers, and created a huge, monthly
multi-generational swing dance called the Diamond Dance.
Part of our mission is to offer the finest instruction at
an affordable price. Our instructors are all incredible, energetic
individuals who are highly experienced and trained. They are
devoted to sharing their knowledge with all of their students.
Our most recent additions to the teaching staff at the Savoy
are Diane Lachtrupp and Johnny Martinez, owners of the highly
successful Stepping Out Studios in Manhattan. They compliment
our existing list of instructors, as well as our extensive
list of guest artists, including lindy-hop icon Frankie Manning
and international tango sensations Claudio Asprea and Agustina
We are extremely dedicated to social dancing. We are so dedicated
that if you don’t have a partner for class, we will find one
for you. However, our classes are not strictly about finding
one partner, but dancing socially within a community. We are
committed to building a dance community that is open to everyone.
We want people to learn and, above all, have fun.
and Ed Caro
Route 9, Malta, 587-9420, www.furnituretheatre.com
What is Furniture Theatre? Furniture Theatre is a furniture
store situated in front of the Malta Drive-In Theatre on Route
9 in Malta. We’ve been here for three and a half years, but
have been furnishing the region for 19 years, formerly as
Furniture Plus. In addition to running the store, we have
operated the Malta Drive-In Theatre for the last 16 summers.
Furniture Theatre has distinctive home furnishings for every
room. We have an especially wide selection of country, cottage,
mission and Adirondack lodge styles for your home. If your
living room needs some help, let us show you our comfortable
sofas, chairs, recliners, occasional tables, lamps, art and
Have a big television? Our great selection of entertainment
centers can accommodate it.
Need some new dining furniture? We have a plethora of dining
tables and chairs, china cabinets and curios. Ready to redecorate
the bedroom? We have a variety of suites to choose from, many
with solid wood construction and dovetailed drawers. Don’t
forget a new mattress for a restful night’s sleep. We carry
Serta and premium Masterpiece bedding.
Over and over again visitors tell us our store and selection
is different from everything else out there. Our non-commissioned
sales people are friendly and informative. We receive nothing
but compliments about our delivery guys. See what we can do
for you and your home. See you at the Theatre!
Plaza, 594 New Loudon Road, Latham, 220-9040
24 years of being a stylist/salon owner, I decided to change
careers. Along with the salon, I operated The Boutique at
Profile on Western Avenue in Albany for the last five years.
It continued to grow steadily until we outgrew the space,
so I decided to “retire” from the salon to pursue The Boutique
Now called LilyBelle’s Boutique, Ltd. the new space is located
at Newton Plaza in Latham. LilyBelle’s will carry the FLAX
(petites to generous sizes), Salaam and Fat Hat Clothing.
Also included will be handcrafted jewelry, pottery, glass
and other arts, handbags, candles, lotions and so much more.
Stop in to check it out. You won’t be disappointed.
Barclay, Jennifer McInerney (owner, not pictured)
Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-6868, www.flauntboutique.com
On Nov. 11, 2004 we opened the doors of Flaunt Boutique to
the Capital Region. Located in the heart of Delmar in a renovated
Tudor style home, we have established a cozy, friendly shopping
environment. Trendy, sophisticated and sexy is how we would
describe our store. As Albany has begun to gain new vitality,
we realized there was a need for a unique women’s boutique
in the area. Our goal has been to have designers featured
in magazines such as Lucky, Glamour and Cosmopolitan
to be readily available to women in the Albany area. We have
rapidly gained attention as well as loyal customers with designers
such as Nanette Lepore, Juicy Couture, Betsey Johnson, Citizens
of Humanity, Blue Cult, Adina Necklaces (which have been featured
on the hit show “Desperate Housewives”),and many more.
On March 25, 2005 we launched our Web site, giving global
access to our store. Online we feature most of our apparel
and pictures of our store, as well as an opportunity to sign
up for in-store promotional events.
Since our opening we have had a wonderful response and we
have enjoyed getting to know our customers, as well as our
business neighbors. We believe we have set ourselves apart
from other clothing stores as we truly value our customers
and we try to make them feel as welcome and comfortable as
possible. We appreciate all the support we have received from
our families, friends, and customers. Please come visit us
as we are receiving more spring and summer lines which will
include designers such as French Connection and Rebecca Taylor.
If you can’t make the trip, check out our Web site at www.flauntboutique.com.
Candles & Gifts
and Don Hammel
Damask Drive, Clifton Park, 383-2648, www.northeastcandlesandgifts.com
Northeast Candles & Gifts was created in February 2004
after I decided to become a working stay-at-home mother. Having
been a registered nurse since 1996, I traded my stethoscope
for a wick trimmer and became an independent distributor for
Gold Canyon Candle Co., an Arizona-based, privately held direct
sales company that provides premium scented candles, products
and accessories. Nursing was and is one of my passions, but
once I smelled a Gold Canyon candle, I was hooked. It was
love at first scent.
Northeast Candles is no stranger to the community. Whenever
there is a need, we donate. Northeast Candles has donated
candle baskets to organizations such as the Alpha Pregnancy
Care Center, WMHT’s The Great TV Auction, the Shenendehowa
Senior Care Center and the Capitol District Youth for Christ,
to name a few. We help out as much as we can; we want to be
involved as much as possible.
Another way Northeast Candles helps others is through Gold
Canyon’s Prayer Child Program. The program was created in
September 2000 when Gold Canyon joined forces with its 17,000
distributors and demonstrators, such as Northeast Candles
& Gifts, to aid children whose paths have led them to
live in lesser circumstances. Through this program, a portion
of every sale by Northeast Candles helps raise proceeds to
assist various children’s charities. If people were aware
that their purchases are changing the lives of children, I
am sure they would purchase more and more candles.
Known for its signature scents such as Apple Orchard Pear’adise,
Autumn Walk and Sugar Cookie, Northeast Candles & Gifts
provides a vast array of scented candles and also offers a
line of carefully crafted candle accessories that serve both
decorative and functional purposes. Northeast Candles brings
“The World’s Finest” candles and accessories to area consumers.
Just try us. You’ll be hooked!
In 1986 I began to lead traditional contra, circle and square
dances for community and private celebrations. Live acoustic
music creates a cheerful and natural atmosphere, played at
a decibel level that allows people to easily interact and
talk to each other. And when the dancing starts, the steps
are easy enough for everyone to participate: the young and
old, the nimble and not so nimble. Everyone has a great time!
It’s my goal to help people rediscover the time-honored tradition
of community dancing, an activity that naturally fosters a
sense of togetherness and goodwill, and which has been taking
place throughout the world for thousands of years. Yes, barn
raisings can happen with or without the barn!
Homespun Occasions offers a fun-filled alternative for any
public and private event. Live music, presented by skilled,
personable performers appropriate to the venue and audience,
makes these events memorable.
As a dance caller and director of the Dance Flurry Festival
for 18 years, I have first-hand knowledge of hundreds of musicians
throughout the Northeast, and a huge repertoire of traditional
dances for all participants to enjoy. I’m able to provide
the best possible live music for events ranging from weddings,
reunions, anniversaries and birthday parties to elementary
school workshops and family dances, conferences and conventions.
I can find the appropriate musicians from genres as diverse
as swing, klezmer, Celtic, Cajun, jazz or classical.
Why settle for recorded music, when my contacts with great
regional musicians can transform your event from dull to divine!
If you would love the sound of a fiddle or flute flowing through
your event, or would like someone to teach traditional American
and/or ethnic dances, contact me to make your next special
occasion a Homespun success!
Wine & Spirits
State St., Albany, 434-5776, www.capitalwine.net
We purchased Capital Wine and Spirits four years ago with
the intent of providing the Capital District with an upscale
and comprehensive specialty wine shop. Voted Metroland’s
Best Neighborhood Wine Store (Best Of 2004), our mission is
to offer our customers an unmatched selection of competitively
priced products and exemplary services. While renovating the
shop, our goal was to create a comfortable and pleasurable
environment that accommodates “1,000 wines in 1,000 square
feet.” In-store tastings on Wednesday evenings give customers
the opportunity to learn about and sample a wide variety of
wines. The addition of a store Web site (www.capitalwine.net)
conveniently allows customers to explore wines from around
Medley, Timothy Lake with Isis
Jay St., Schenectady, 631-0556, email@example.com
Spring Eagle is one of the variety of fascinating shops located
along the Jay Street Promenade, located at 123 Jay St. across
from the Open Door Book Shop in downtown Schenectady. From
its humble inception in 1999 by the Rev. Dr. Timothy Lake
(pictured left), Spring Eagle has been transformed into the
Capital Region’s best destination for authentic Celtic, Gothic,
Wiccan and Mythic accessories, including a collection for
Harry Potter fans!
It’s a charming retail shop filled with a wide selection of
the best essential oils, incense, herbs and crystals. Visitors
will discover exceptional silvery and gold jewelry, including
gemstones and the exclusive line of hand-fashioned Artifact
Jewelry by noted artist S.M. Peterman. The shop carries unique
designs of brass, copper and wrought-iron candle stands and
lanterns, as well as decorative holders for heating essential
oils, often used for aromatherapy.
Tim is a Second Degree Clergy in the Correllian Nativist Church
International, founded in 1874 and offers psychic readings.
Lawrence Elliott joined Tim as his business partner, and designs
creative displays and selects captivating new inventory. Tim
and “Seer” Isis (pictured in Tim’s hands) and part-time clerk
Christina Medley (pictured left) make the shop available 7
days a week, from 11 AM to 6 PM.
of Paradise boutique & Immortal Beloved bridal
Woodlawn Ave., Saratoga Springs, 584-0962
Bird of Paradise Boutique, established 1981, and Immortal
Beloved Bridal, established 1994, are located at historic
Grant Plaza in Saratoga Springs. Originally a private home,
this red brick Victorian mansion built in 1884 brings one
back to the days of old Saratoga, with its stained glass,
fireplaces, and grand staircase. For a shopping experience
like none other, the atmosphere alone enables the bride to
relax, reflect, and reveal wishes from the heart.
The best part of this experience is that everyone can afford
to shop us. Prices for brides begin at $250; we have moderate,
medium, and couture price levels. Every person receives equal
treatment no matter her budget, and we pride ourselves on
our care for the bride.
Our brides’ appointments are in large private suites, which
also accommodate the family. One feels like she is at home
dressing for her wedding. A bride can live her fantasy through
us, from simple classic refined Grace Kelly and Hepburn looks,
to old Hollywood glamour, to Grecian goddess-on-the-beach
styles. We also specialize in destination weddings, informal
and second-time brides. We will personally design and modify
to the bride’s desires.
Our main feature is dresses from England and France. I personally
shop in Europe and have a collection of the most romantic
dresses, made in a 17th-century mill in France. We stand out
in the area of corsetry and elegance. Our accessories are
beautiful—we have everything from delicate hairpins and tiny
tiaras to jewelry, veils, shoes, and unique lingerie.
Bird of Paradise is known for great dresses for all occasions.
If you are a mother of the bride or groom and don’t want to
look like one, then we are the place for you. We take pride
in dressing you for all special occasions, whether you’re
serving as an alternative bridesmaid, going to thoroughbred
races, galas, or any future celebration.
Williams, Bryan Hamill, Kim Eisen, Michael Conti
Carole Renzi (Owner), Leah Evans
Western Ave., Albany, 465-2238, www.maryjanebooks.com
Another successful year has passed and, despite corporate
America’s best efforts, Mary Jane remains. For seven years,
Albany has watched Mary Jane doing what she does best on the
corner of Western and Quail. Several times a year, you can
catch the kids lined up on the street to get used from Mary
Jane. They arrive by the blue Magic Busload to get what they
need. As the only alternative students are given to the on-campus
bookstore, is it any wonder Mary Jane is in such high demand?
Three SUNY alumni decided to open Mary Jane Books in 1998.
As an independent, locally owned college textbook supplier,
Mary Jane Books offers an option to the strained wallets of
Capital area students. Stocking primarily SUNY and HVCC classes,
Mary Jane carries both new and used books at more affordable
prices but can order any book for anyone. Mary Jane is proud
of the fact that students, alumni, and even some professors
make up its staff. You can sell your textbooks year round.
She even has a dog. Carole and Maisey and Leah and Heather
and Kim and Bryan and Conti would love it if you’d stop in.
Daley Inn Catering Company
Pettit, Marty Keary and Gene Coletti
Northern Drive, Troy, 35 Maiden Lane, Albany, 235-2656, www.olddaleyinn.com
The Old Daley Inn Catering Company LLC is celebrating its
30th year offering full-service, off-premises catering to
the Capital Region and beyond. We provide a wide range of
services which include, but are not limited to: complete event
planning; home and office drop-off buffets for 10 or more;
corporate catering; meal delivery for over 200 pharmaceutical
representatives; wedding receptions; formal gala events; company
picnics and barbecues; breakfast, lunch and dinner packages;
full beverage plans (full liquor license); and bridal and
In 2003, we opened our state-of-the-art catering kitchen and
distribution headquarters located at 2 Northern Drive in the
North End of Troy. Our subsidiary companies include three
retail storefronts and two seasonal vending carts, as well
as the Best Chicken Sandwich stand at Saratoga Raceway during
The Old Daley Inn Barbeque Company features an endless number
of packages including theme events to the general public and
corporate clients. The company also holds some of the largest
fundraiser barbeques in the Capital Region.
The Old Daley Inn Marketplace has two locations: 2 Northern
Drive, Troy, at the company headquarters, and at 36 Maiden
Lane, Albany. The retail storefronts offer light fare for
either dine-in or take-out.
is our concept store serving salads, pasta, grilled Panini
sandwiches, and daily specials at 35 Maiden Lane, Albany.
This location is also available for business meetings and
The Old Daley Inn Marketplace vending carts serve light fare
for lunch at the Averill Harriman State Office Campus and
at State Street on Capitol Park.
Owners Gene Coletti, Jim Pettit and Marty Keary want to thank
all of their valued customers for 30 great years in business
and look forward to many more years as they expand operations
throughout the Capital Region.
Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery
Jay St., Schenectady, 346-2719, www.opendoor-bookstore.com
For more than 30 years, the Open Door Bookstore & Gift
Gallery has been a favorite destination for book lovers, an
inviting oasis where we’re passionate and knowledgeable about
books and committed to personal service.
Beyond offering a broad, thoughtfully chosen selection of
titles, we are unique among bookstores in featuring an entire
gallery of fabulous, eclectic gift items, including jewelry,
soaps, toys and greeting cards, all with an eye toward the
unusual and unexpected.
We are a proudly independent and locally-owned business, staffed
by enthusiastic readers always glad to offer recommendations.
Browse in our friendly, relaxed atmosphere—if you can’t find
the book you need, we make ordering a breeze.
Kids love our “play window” too!
If you don’t know us yet, stop in and experience why our loyal
customers have kept us thriving since 1971.
Medley, Timothy Lake, Lawrence Elliott and Phidias
Jay St., Schenectady, 372-3000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Art on Jay, at 158 Jay St., is the latest business venture
to join the variety of fascinating shops located along the
Jay Street Promenade across from Proctor’s Theatre in downtown
Schenectady. The gallery is a revolving collection of visual
fine art in all mediums: original paintings, limited edition,
signed lithographs, sculptures, assemblages, photographs,
ceramics and evolving art forms. The gallery also provides
art restoration, appraisals, home and corporate consultations
and purchases. Works in the gallery are available in all price
Lawrence Elliott (pictured bottom right) is the co-owner and
curator of the gallery. He has a long history of involvement
in the arts, purchasing his first painting at age 8. A former
gallery owner, Elliott has represented numerous artists and
served on the board of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and
the junior board of the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, Conn.
Joining Elliott is partner Timothy Lake (pictured center)
who is the founder of Spring Eagle. Lake brings a discriminating
eye for form and originality. The gallery’s assistant is Christina
Medley (pictured left) and Phidias is the dutiful docent (pictured
bottom far right).
Art on Jay is accepting new artists. For consideration and
appointment, contact Lawrence Elliott at 372-3000 or email@example.com.
Outdoor Supply Company
Nemjo (not pictured), Tristan and Tyler Nemjo
28, Inlet & Route 28, Old Forge, (315) 369-6672, www.mountainmanoutdoors.com
In 1981 John Nemjo paid a friend $180 for his first canoe.
He spent the next 12 years paddling the remaining pristine
lakes, streams and rivers in northern and central Florida.
In 1993 John’s passion for paddling and wilderness led him
to relocate to the Adirondack mountains where he founded Mountainman
Outdoor Supply Company (MOSC) in an abandoned pizza shop in
the tiny hamlet of Inlet, New York. Today, Mountainman Outdoor
Supply Company is one of the largest canoe and kayak dealers
in the country with stores in Inlet and nearby Old Forge.
In 1999, John organized the first annual Adirondack Paddlefest,
which has become the largest on-water canoe and kayak sale
in the country. Each year more than 75 leading paddleports
manufacturers and more than 8,000 visitors gather on the shores
of Fourth Lake in Inlet for three days of test paddling, clinics,
demos and sales. Adirondack Paddlefest 2005 will take place
on May 13 to 15.
In 2004 MOSC launched its annual Adirondack Canoe Routes Catalog,
one of the most comprehensive paddlesports accessory catalogs
in the industry. And in 2005 MOSC will announce the grand
opening of the new Adirondack Outdoor Center in Old Forge,
a complete hiking, biking, camping, skiing, rafting and backpacking
In his spare time, John enjoys hiking, camping and canoeing
with his wife, Hilke, and his two sons, Tristan and Tyler.
He also volunteers as the cochairman of the Sierra Club’s
Adirondack Committee where he has been the leading advocate
for the designation of the Great Oswegatchie Canoe Wilderness,
a 500,000-acre paddling area within the Adirondack Park.
Counties of Ireland
Second St., Troy, 687-0054, www.thecountiesofireland.com
The Counties of Ireland opened on June 8, 2000 with the idea
to bring a little bit of Ireland to upstate New York. Our
focus was to bring something a little different to our customer,
something a little unique that would not only capture an Irish
audience but any nationality. The store offers lines manufactured
and imported directly from Ireland because authenticity is
very important. We are currently stocking Stephen Pearce Pottery
from Cork, Reggie Handbags made from vintage Irish fabric,
Avoca throws and clothing from Wicklow, and new jewelry lines
just to list a few.
For the last five years we have worked very hard to find new
and exciting lines to bring into the store. With our product
lines growing, our store will be growing to. In the spring
of this year The Counties of Ireland will be moving to our
“new” and “permanent” home at 77 Third St., Troy. Resurrecting
an old Troy icon, we have bought and are remodeling the old
Cooper’s Shoe building in downtown Troy. This spectacular
space offers us twice the retail space which means twice the
amount of new lines for the store.
So no matter what age or nationality you are, The Counties
of Ireland invites you to visit our shop (old or new) or our
online store to experience a bit of Ireland in Troy, NY.
the art of living well
Kobori and Louis Hotchkiss
Broad St., Schuylerville, 695-6656
opened up in Schuylerville last year. Many describe the shop
as having dropped out of SoHo or The Village. Dwell is definitely
a new and unique type of shop for the upstate NY area. Since
opening, we have become an active part of the exciting rebuilding
and reemergence of Schuylerville. It's worth stopping by and
taking a stroll to see the exciting shops and galleries that
are now making Broad Street their home.
At dwell, we have worked hard to find items that are unique,
functional and fun. There is something for you, your home,
and that friend who is difficult to find just the right gift
for. We search far and wide to find the best quality products
made. The mission for dwell is to be the one lifestyle store
that sells urban contemporary products from around the world
for people who enjoy color, shape, diversity and uniqueness
in design. At dwell you will find a whole range of items from
the world's finest teas and chocolates to unusual greeting
cards, new designer handbags and the latest Art books and
whimsical hand puppets. Drawing on Junko's Japanese heritage,
we also have a beautiful array of Japanese incense, teas,
bowls and stoneware.
You will no doubt find something you love.
Next to dwell is also the home of our manufacturing facility
for our very own line of blossoms natural bliss body products.
These all natural products are now being sold throughout the
world. And of course we carry the full line in the shop. The
most recent addition to the line is a luxurious honey milk
bath- great for a long soak. Come in and try some.
We look forward to seeing you soon at dwell.
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-3543, www.saratogatrunk.com
Saratoga Trunk, lady’s finery, “Where your style is our pleasure”
is celebrating 10 years of great style, great service and
glamour and its first year at the new location of 493 Broadway,
under the burgundy awning with a first-floor walk-up. Brimming
with chapeaux from the country’s most respected milliners,
the salon’s entrance speaks of Picasso and Monets to be worn
on the head, namely, signature styles of Mona the Madhatter,
Nancy Matt’s Le Beau Chapeau, the international lids of Kokin
and Eric Javits. This House of Style’s jewelry case exudes
the finest in costume and semi-precious pieces. The Trunk
is also linked to the best designer showrooms providing the
best and most unique 7th Avenue has to offer. Along with being
that special place you always go when you want something special
I pride myself in providing the woman with the most comfortable
and friendly atmosphere possible, effecting one’s own unique
style by hands-on follow-through. Saratoga Trunk can also
boast of its Fabulous Trunkettes, famous much before the Red
Hats and Ya Ya’s. More than a dozen best friends and models
over the years, metriculating through their TIT phase(‘Trunkette
in Training), these beautifully talented established women
can be seen—and heard—especially during track season, modeling
hats at the Racecourse, the Polo Field, and of course at innumerable
charity events. The presentation at Saratoga Trunk may lead
one to believe pricing is out-of-reach, which is so not so.
All your favorite designers are available from a moderate
to ‘bridge’ price point, and appealing to ages 14 to 90! Sizes
0 to 22! Come and see why women of all ages for more than
a decade continue to visit us for Nicole Miller, Kay Unger,
Teri Jon, Walter, Nanette Lepore, Tadashi, YYigal, Zelda,
Betsey Johnson and more.
Ju, David Ip, Tommy Ju, Lisa Ju
Central Ave., Albany, 432-0358; 1653 Western Ave., Guilderland,
We started serving the Capital District area more than eight
years ago. Last spring we opened our second location in Guilderland.
We promise to continue to provide the finest Japanese and
Chinese cuisine in the area with devoted service to our customers.
Our restaurant has earned a great reputation for the freshest
sushi, largest selection, great values and the best service.
We have been awarded many accolades: Best of the Capital Region
by Metroland and the Times Union, among many
others. Whether you dine in or carry out at either of our
locations, we promise that your experience will be enjoyable
We are thankful for our customers’ continuous support.