1973, Saratoga Springs was more than a little worse for wear:
Sidewalks were crumbling, the few remaining elm trees on Broadway
were dying, flophouses and shuttered buildings were not uncommon.
Strip malls sprouted up in spots where glorious buildings
from the city’s golden age had been razed. Visitors—what few
there were—would have been hard-pressed to detect any promise
of the distinctive landscaping, cleanliness and well-kept
buildings that Saratoga boasts today.
Despite its dramatic turnaround, however, for the most part
the physical structure of Broadway is similar today to what
it was in the 1970s, testament to both the city’s “good bones”
and to citizen activists who prevented destructive urban renewal
from continuing. Behind the well-appointed pretty surface
that’s seen today was a swell of volunteer man-hours and citizen
initiative. For all who want to help keep the city moving
forward, that legacy of a time when citizens could and did
shape the town’s future is a key bit of history to know.
that point we had 22 empty storefronts and all of the upper
floors were vacant in Saratoga, and it did not look anything
like what it looks like today,” says Bob Bristol. At the time,
Bristol was a young landscape architect who had moved to Saratoga
Springs and set up his firm, the Saratoga Associates. Curious
about the blight, he started chatting people up at cocktail
parties, questioning why downtown was like a ghost town and
asking what—if anything—could be done about it.
Turns out, Saratoga’s sorry state was the result of a decline
begun decades earlier. By the 1950s, the city had lost much
of its traditional reasons for being: It wasn’t attracting
the summer crowds anymore, the state wanted to close the spa
bath houses, and racing’s future in Saratoga was in jeopardy.
Several fires had ravaged whole sections of Broadway, and
only some of the buildings were replaced; others became parking
lots. According to Saratoga resident, civic-design expert
and author, Jim Kunstler, when he arrived in town in the early
1970s, Saratoga had been through “an orgy of destruction”
and suffered badly from disrepair. “All of the physical evidence,”
he says, “seemed to indicate that its day was over.”
Bristol’s conversations caught the ear of Newman E. “Pete”
Wait Jr., then president of the Adirondack Trust Company.
In 1973, Wait invited him to a meeting of local businessmen
and major property owners in the bank’s boardroom, asking
Bristol to tell them his thoughts. Bristol did, and they asked
what they could do to help. Bristol asked for some start-up
cash to cover expenses, and then he told them, “I need you
guys to drop out of the picture, because right now you’ve
been doing everything for this community and everyone’s intimidated
by you so no one speaks up.” Incredibly, they listened, and
instead of a top-down approach to improving downtown, a citizen-based
initiative, spearheaded by Bristol, rallied the community
within a matter of months.
The hope was that the project, tagged the Saratoga Plan of
Action, could pick downtown up off its skinned knees to see
what could be done about resuscitating it. (The initiative
was originally called the Saratoga Action Plan, but SAP wasn’t
an appealing acronym, so it was changed to SPA.)
us do it: citizen planner Bob Bristol.
and a group of volunteers hosted more than 50 community meetings
that winter to introduce their plan, and to ask citizens what
they wanted Saratoga to be. During the meetings, Bristol would
take people on photographic walks through the community, first
showing pictures of the ornate tops of buildings and asking
people to guess where it was. Most people couldn’t until he
showed the bottoms, when they would see familiar signs and
boarded-up storefronts. At the end of the presentation, Bristol
says, he would ask, “ ‘Which do you want your community to
be?’ And it wasn’t meant to do anything other than alert people.”
The seeds of change were slowly sown, and the volunteer effort
grew in numbers.
started this process that really was building confidence in
people that they could do something about their community,”
Bristol says, sitting in his office, high in the former YMCA
building overlooking Broadway.
They took four surveys through the community to determine
what people used downtown for and what they wanted from it;
they surveyed businesses, consumers, downtown residents; they
surveyed by election district. Bristol and Joe Dalton, the
longtime head of the chamber of commerce, spent that winter
making presentations at meetings or tea parties in volunteers’
homes, building support in each election district.
Still within that first winter of 1973-74, the Plan of Action
volunteers renovated the first floor of a vacant building
using mostly donated materials, and opened a storefront office
that was staffed voluntarily all week long. Next, the planners
held three weekends of the “design game,” in which about 100
people were split into groups, each representing different
downtown concerns (such as preservation or development), to
hash out what downtown ought to look like and how it should
function. The game was played with a 14-foot scale model of
Broadway with removable buildings, and each group had a different
color marker that would be placed at the buildings it was
interested in saving or scrapping. When conflicts arose the
group would hold a mass vote, showing a photo of the building,
explaining each side and the majority ruled. If buildings
were agreed upon to be destroyed, they would be removed, and
UAlbany students photographed and recorded the changes chosen.
The design game’s results were compiled, and a new vision
of Broadway was drawn up as plans. The question remained,
however, as to how the goals would be achieved, so back to
the game boards they went—this time to the implementation
game. The idea for the implementation game was to hold a mock
version of the city planning processes and try to chart out
the course of development and change to the city the same
way the real developers and city officials would. They elected
a model city council, planners and developers and played what
was like a modified version of Monopoly in which one hour
of play was equal to one year of action. They charted ideal
streetscapes, made policy and people struck mock deals. Participants
began to see what could be accomplished and to learn what
potential roadblocks to success were. And that was just one
really just didn’t have a clue,” says Bristol, who says that
at that time the politicians were not trying to solve downtown’s
problems. “They pretty much felt that downtown was gone. There
was probably only one council member who had any type of vision
of what downtown should be, and he was vocal, and that was
By the next election, the mayor and every council member except
McTygue had been replaced, and McTygue has served as public
works commissioner almost uninterrupted for the last three
decades. “Since that time,” Bristol is fond of saying, “no
one has ever run for office in this community without a pro-downtown
platform. They wouldn’t dare.”
By the spring of 1974, it was time for direct action. So the
downtown shops held sidewalk sales for the first time, and
the Plan of Action volunteers decided to take on some aesthetic
improvements to the city. In the games, everyone wanted trees
downtown again—just a few sad-looking elms remained—so guerrilla
planting was planned as a joint venture between volunteers
and McTygue’s Department of Public Works. They borrowed concrete
cutters from Niagara Mohawk to use late on a Saturday night,
and DPW workers donated their time to cut holes for 13 new
On a Sunday morning the volunteers were out planting trees.
Figuring City Hall surely would object since they hadn’t asked
permission, the tree-planters chose Sunday because churchgoers
would see them working and no city government officials would
be on the job. They also called all of the media outlets and
told them about the event; when reporters asked what city
government thought of it, Bristol says volunteers replied
that the citizens were taking over the city.
made a big bang,” says Bristol. “All of a sudden the elected
city officials didn’t know what was going on because any night
we wanted to we could just load the council’s chambers with
several hundred people. So we were just inundating the council
because they had been nonplayers, except for Tommy.” McTygue
recalls those early days of hard work fondly, and as the real
beginning of his stewardship of the town’s public presentation,
something he takes great pride in.
The citizen activists “stopped the idea of urban renewal pretty
much dead in its tracks,” McTygue says, with a little laugh.
“I just wish it had come a little sooner.”
From the late ’70s to early ’90s, ideas originating with the
Plan of Action trickled into the city’s planning. There were
programs to rehabilitate the delicate building facades downtown,
and grant money was acquired. People began to buy the once-decrepit
buildings, and slowly the errors of urban-renewal efforts
and inappropriate-looking buildings started to be chipped
away. The town played two more versions of the Plan of Action’s
games (they called this round Next Step). The city created
its first comprehensive planning documents to chart out the
city’s future, with downtown at the core of any new development.
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation was founded,
and became the guardian of the city’s historic architecture.
In 1996 the city won the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s
Great American Main Street Award. By 1999, Saratoga Springs,
under its comprehensive plan, would strive to become a “city
in the country”: a strong and central downtown surrounded
by plenty of open space so as not to jeopardize either the
business district’s history or the rural roots surrounding
Part of this shift came from private investors who saw, and
liked, the results of the citizens’ initiative. “We saw the
vitality here, loved the community spirit and just knew we
wanted to be a part of it,” says Jeff Pfeil of his and his
wife’s reasons for moving to Saratoga Springs 10 years ago,
and bringing their real-estate development company with them.
City booster: developer and resident Jeffrey Pfeil.
just relocating, the Pfeils began another phase in the life
of Saratoga’s development. Downtown had begun its rise and
the old buildings were filling up, so to forward-thinkers
like the Pfeils, new development on empty lots started to
The Pfeils proposed to fill a vacant lot on the east side
of Broadway between Phila and Spring Streets with a new private
building; first floor retail, and office space above that.
Pfeil says the only heroic part of the process of his building
at 340 Broadway was that it was “the first new private building
of any significance whatsoever in 50 years in the downtown.
Nobody was doing it because it was a big investment and downtowns
weren’t popular with lenders, they weren’t popular with retailers—there
were a lot of things working against us, that was the rogue
part.” They invested their life savings in the building and
had some support from Adirondack Trust. But it worked, and
drew a lot of attention downtown.
we got here there were still a few empty storefronts, but
downtown was doing OK,” Pfeil says. “There were still several
holes where buildings had burned down over the years or been
Two of the city’s grandest hotels, the United States Hotel
and the Grand Union Hotel, had been turned to rubble. The
Grand Union “dominated the scene like a colossus, its great
mass rising above the elms of Broadway, and stretching about
an entire city block,” writes local architectural historian
James Kettlewell in his book Saratoga Springs: An Architectural
History. It was demolished in 1953 to make way for a parking
lot and, as Kettlewell points out, ironically replaced with
a Grand Union grocery store and strip mall. This site, the
block of Broadway between Congress and Washington streets
opposite the park, is one of many that citizens wanted to
reclaim for better development.
Eight years ago, Pfeil says he really wanted to get rid of
that strip mall, then inhabited by Sneaky Pete’s nightclub.
“It was such a blight on downtown, it was so inappropriate
for what Saratoga was that we just wanted to see that thing
torn down,” he says. “In order to do that we got a hold of
the developers, offered to be their leasing agents, found
tenants that made it feasible for them to build the new buildings
and that accomplished getting the old building torn down.”
What you see there now are retail establishments the Gap and
Banana Republic topped with rental apartments, Kinko’s and
offices around the corner, and a third building (in progress
now), which will house Talbot’s, Ann Taylor Loft and Ayco,
a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs.
Saratoga’s residents like to debate the merit of the chain
stores’ arrival in the city. Some argue that their mere presence
is compromising to the character of downtown. Some believe
that high rental prices deter average residents from opening
up shop downtown, which dilutes the potential for locally
owned businesses to capitalize on Saratoga’s growth. Still
others believe that these large stores with mass appeal generate
foot traffic that might not have been there before, and hopefully
those consumers will pop into the mom-and-pop shops that have
a real investment in the community.
adding these tenants to downtown, we’re keeping shoppers downtown
and attracting shoppers to downtown that otherwise would just
go to the mall,” says Pfeil.
what we tried to get across back in the beginning of the Plan
of Action: You are not going to be a mall, do not compete
against the mall,” says Bristol. “Every city that’s tried
to make the equivalent of a mall in downtown has failed. But
what’s happening now is a lot of the national chains are finding
that the historic downtowns are particularly valuable markets
to be in. So you’ll find things like we’re seeing here, folks
like Gap who go in.” Still, that mixture is a delicate one.
Pfeil says the chains help get the buildings financed and
that none of the national chains has displaced any local merchants:
They’ve all gone into new space. Saratoga’s city planner,
Geoff Bornemann, says it’s the private sector that stimulates
the town and always has.
nice to have that mix, but we don’t want to become an Anytown,”
says Dennis de Jonghe, an artisan jeweler who has been in
downtown since the 1970s. “Saratoga, like a lot of historic
communities, what people don’t realize is how fragile that
character and that charm that everybody comes here for [is].”
He finds it somewhat ironic that people are attracted to Saratoga’s
historic charm, due in no small part to serious preservation
efforts, and “the very reason they want to be here can jeopardize
what made it successful.” De Jonghe cautions that Saratoga’s
identity is as vulnerable as ever.
happens, and it’s not necessarily good or bad from a preservation
perspective The question is really, how do you set design
standards and then implement design standards so that new
development that goes on integrates with the existing built
environment?” asks Carrie Woerner, executive director of the
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation. “One of the things
that’s true is that people come to Saratoga Springs because
it has beautiful historic architecture. There’s something
special when you walk down the street, so it’s important that
what new building goes in there complement the old, not overpower
One of the other notable changes since downtown’s darker days
in the 1970s was that people are living in and near downtown
again. And much as Pfeil’s first building showed that new
retail and office space could be filled and successful, Bob
Israel’s Franklin Square Associates, owner of many historic
rental properties in town, had something residential up its
sleeve. On a long parcel of land on Railroad Street, one block
back from Broadway, Israel proposed building luxury condominiums
with retail and office space on the ground level.
Because “nobody had built an apartment building like that
in Saratoga Springs in 100 years,” Kunstler says, people thought
there was no demand for it and the condos wouldn’t sell. “He
demonstrated that there was in fact a huge market for people
who wanted to live in apartments in a traditional main-street
town. So that set off a whole flurry of people constructing
more apartment buildings.” Israel sold most of the units not
long after he broke ground.
think just the fact that we’ve gotten six or seven pretty
good new downtown buildings in the last five years is a tremendous
victory for the town,” says Kunstler. “It has established
the fact that many different kinds of people want to be located
downtown, including wealthy people in apartments who are going
to pay a lot of taxes and patronize a lot of businesses, and
businesses want to be here.”
One of the unfortunate consequences of these condominiums
and higher-rent apartments in town is that Saratoga Springs
has something of an affordable-housing problem. The city is
making overtures at addressing the problem, but as McTygue
says, “We’re losing the diversity this community was built
on—we’ve become a Mercedes community.” He says young people
used to move away from town because there weren’t any jobs
for them here. Now it’s jobs as well as being priced out of
town. Plus significant numbers of people who do work in town
do not live in town simply because they cannot afford to.
The young families who were lucky enough to buy fixer-upper
first homes a few years ago in the right neighborhoods find
their property assessments have more than doubled, as the
town’s property values have skyrocketed. Many think if they
hadn’t bought when they did, they would not be able to own
in Saratoga Springs.
There is also a lot of development spreading beyond the traditional
business district, particularly down the Route 50 corridor
toward Wilton and parallel to 50 on Excelsior, where several
new hotels and a subdivision are in progress.
is a traditional American town that’s in relatively good shape
compared to most other places in America,” says Kunstler,
which is not, however, to say that he goes easy on the town
he calls home or anyone else’s for that matter. “Most other
traditional main-street towns are in terrible condition: They’re
economically dead, they’re culturally moribund, they’ve been
forgotten, passed over, left behind. Most of small-town America
is like Hudson Falls. . . . Binghamton is like a former Soviet
provincial town, it’s so bombed out, and there wasn’t even
a war there.”
Today most signs point to a healthy city trying to balance
its character against the opportunities for growth in the
downtown area. Broadway was much more densely populated 100
years ago with taller buildings with massive footprints, and
rebuilding some of that density is what developers and planners
are aiming for currently.
like that it’s an exceptionally diverse city in terms of types
of businesses and uses. People live, shop, worship and certainly
play downtown,” says Woerner. “I think that’s all to the good.”
Broadway has become a year-round shopping destination. Summer
visitors don’t just come for the horses anymore, they come
for the town. McTygue says the city’s residents tell him how
much “they enjoy their visitors and relations to come to Saratoga
Springs in the summer months. Our own city residents enjoy
the beauty, cleanliness, and safety of the downtown business
district and Congress Park. It’s a destination.”
As McTygue says, “litter breeds litter,” and so too with development.
Smart growth is not something that is easily achieved, and
Saratoga Springs will have to continue its balancing act to
determine how to make the city a livable, viable place for
diverse groups of people with diverse needs. Still, Saratogians
of all ages have been strongly involved in civic issues, and
many of the residents who worked on the Plan of Action remain
in town as active citizens. Among them: Bristol, who chairs
the city Planning Board; Bornemann, who was a staffer at the
Saratoga Associates during the SPA days; and McTygue, who
still runs Public Works.
amazing,” Pfiel notes, “when you realize a grassroots effort
like that, that started a long, long time ago, and a lot of
the same people are still around and dedicated.”
PARK (Saratoga Springs, 587-3241). Sat: Weapons of
Mass Percussion (2 PM). Tue: Ernie Williams Band
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (Saratoga Springs, tickets: 476-1000).
Sun: the Dead, Warren Haynes.
ALLEY BAR (Long Alley Road, Saratoga, 587-9766). Sun:
karaoke with Wayne from King Entertainment.
Tue: karaoke with Mark the Shark.
(Phila and Putnam streets, Saratoga Springs, 583-6060).
Thu: Soul Session. Fri: Acoustic Circus. Sat:
Pangaea. Sun: Sirsy Duo. Wed: Jeff and
BOBBY BROWN’S ROCKIN BARBEQUE (Saratoga Lake, 584-2446).
Sat: Groove Syndicate.
RESTAURANT (390 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-6262).
Fri: Benny Cannavo, the Accents. Sat: the Heaters.
Sun-Mon: Al Bruno.
LENA (47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0022). Thu:
open mic (7 PM). Fri: Racquette River Rounders.
Sat: Kamikaze Hearts. Sun: Tribute to Ella by Sonny
CAROLINE (13 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 580-0155).
Fri: karaoke with DJ Chris. Sun: karaoke with DJ Chris.
Tue: karaoke with DJ Chris. Wed: DJ.
CLUB HOUSE (30 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 580-0686).
Fri-Sat: DJ Daniel Van D, hiphop, club mixes.
PLANET (Malta and Milton avenues, Ballston Spa, 884-9913).
Sat: Tim LaFave (11 AM). Sun: Kendra Griffin
O’DWYER’S (15 Spring St., Saratoga Springs, 583-6476).
Fri: the Square Pegs.
INN (1 Gridley St., Saratoga Springs, 587-4909). Thu:
Bluz House Rockers (6 PM). Fri: the Burners U.K.
(6 PM). Sat: E-Town Express (6 PM). Sun: Bourbon
Renewal (6 PM). Mon: Jeff Walton (6 PM).
LUNA LOUNGE (17 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-6955).
Thu: Mis-Teeq. Fri: the Heaters.
MAPLE AVENUE (9 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-CLUB).
Fri: Joe Barna Quartet. Sat: Terry Gordon Quintet.
CAROLINE STREET (1 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2026).
Thu: Chuck D’Aloia, John Nazarenko. Fri: Joe
Gitto (6 PM); Sarah Pedinotti. Sat: Dave Payette
(6 PM); Mike Flanagan Group. Sun: Joe Finn
(7 PM). Mon: Forrest Jenkins. Tue: Masters of Nostalgia
(7:30 PM). Wed: Peg Delaney Duo.
SARATOGA BREW PUB (14 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-3209).
Sat: Joe Nacco Band.
RESTAURANT (Route 9P, Saratoga Lake, 584-6882). Sat: Sonny
HOTEL (534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-4000). Thu-Fri:
SPRINGS BREW PUB (14 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-3209).
Thu: Kevin Mullaney and Electric Life.
Divas, Saratoga Arts Council Theatre, 320 Broadway,
Saratoga Springs. Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan and Laura Roth star
in a cabaret spoofing divas old and new. 7/30-8/28. $25. 793-8442.
Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga
Springs. 8/4, 8:15 PM: Charles Dutoit conducts the Philadelphia
Orchestra in their season opener, with guest pianist Emanuel
Ax. The program will be Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25
and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. $57.50-$15. 587-3330.
United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs.
8/1, 7:30 PM: A benefit concert for the Round Lake Auditorium
restoration, featuring Polish organist Marek Kudlicki. $12.
Little Theater, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga
Springs. 8/3, 8:15 PM: Saratoga Chamber Music Festival, with
Leonidas Kavakos (violin) and Emanuel Ax (piano), will present
an evening of works by Strauss, Schoenberg and Schubert. $33.50-$28.50.
Gallery at Wesley, 131 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs.
587-3600. Tribal Encounters, photography by Clifford
Cardiology, 6 Care Lane, Saratoga Springs. 587-4101. Nature
Observed, oil paintings by Christina Sokolow. 8/1-31.
County Arts Council, Member Exhibition Hall, 320 Broadway,
Saratoga Springs. 584-4132. Win Place Show, annual
juried equine exhibition. 8/2-9/4. Receptions 8/5 and 9/2,
Hospital Medical Library, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs.
583-8301. Picturesque Americana, watercolors by Aksel
Sand Pedersen. 8/1-31.
Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs.
584-7860. Saratoga Flats, digital photographs by R.
D. Mayberger. 8/1-31.
Visitors Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 587-3241.
Variation, mixed media by Barbara Riehle. 8/1-31.
Wellness Center of Saratoga, 6 Care Lane, Saratoga Springs.
583-6821. Natural Landscapes, photography by Sharon
Wise Building, 10 Railroad Place, Saratoga Springs. 584-5300.
Natural Choices, oil paintings and watercolors by Penny
Museum of Horse Racing, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga. 7/29
& 8/4, 10 AM-noon: Beverly Reed will sign copies
of Beverly’s Best: A Distinctive Saratoga Springs Cookbook.
7/30, 10 AM-noon: John McEvoy will sign copies of Blind
Switch. 8/3, 10 AM-noon: Bill Heller will sign
copies of Saratoga Tales. For more information call
584-0400 ext. 117.
Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs. 8/4, 7 PM: Poetry
open mic with featured readers Emily Gonzalez and Leo. $2.
Museum of Racing, Union Ave., Saratoga Springs. 8/1, 8:15
AM: “Photo Finish” tour at Oklahoma Training Track. Reservations
required. $20, $15 members. 584-0400 ext 120.
Museum at Saratoga, 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs.
Tuesdays, 10 AM-noon: Tuesdays for Tots, for ages 5 and under;
create projects and experience new art materials. 584-5540.
County Arts Council Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga
Springs. 8/2-6, “Greece Is The World” summer program for children
and teens. $185 plus materials fee, $175 members. 584-4132.
Springs Farmers Market. High Rock Park, Saratoga Springs.
Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM; Wednesdays, 3-6 PM.
Saratoga Fun Run Series, hosted by the Saratoga Stryders,
will be held on Monday evenings, at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve,
Scout Road, Wilton. The course is 5K in length on wooded trails.
The race is open to all; registration is $3 per person. 584-3488.
Open daily through Sept. 6, except Tuesdays.
267 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs,
$3 grandstand, $5 clubhouse; children under 12
free; seats are $6 and $7, respectively.
$10 per car at the track side and $5 across Union
Avenue at the Oklahoma Training Track. General parking
Nine or 10 races a day; pari-mutuel wagering on every
Race Post Time 1 PM (except Travers Day, Aug.
28, when its 12:30 PM).
Stakes Races The Diana Handicap (July 31); the
Whitney Handicap (Aug. 7); the Jim Dandy (Aug. 8);
the Sword Dancer Invitational (Aug. 14 ); the Alabama
Stakes (Aug. 21); the Hopeful Stakes (Aug. 21 ); the
Saratoga Breeders Cup (Aug. 22 ); the Travers Stakes
By Martin Benjamin
we won the Triple Crown! exclaimed Dorothy Knowlton
(right), pictured here with her husband Jack Knowlton and
Mary Lou Whitney at Tuesdays Center for the Disabled
Benefit at Siros. The Knowltons are owners of Funny
Cide, who won last years Kentucky Derby and Preakness
Stakes; Whitney owns Birdstone, winner of this years
7th Annual Dachshund Derby at the Racetracks Open House;
Sun. (July 25)
Who: The Dorazios
What are you doing here?: Casey (the pup) is doing
tail-wag, and find the treat. . . maybe.
Whats the best part about Saratoga?: The
restaurants, just the atmospherelaid back, casual and
everybody having a good time.
If Saratoga was a movie, what would it be called?: (Casey
arfs) Splendor in the Country