GLENS FALLS — After getting shut because March 2020 because of to pandemic-associated constraints, the New Way Lunch place at 21 South St. will open its doorways with some new additions by early drop.
Peter Gazetos, operator of New Way Lunch, mentioned that the creating is in the approach of getting a “facelift.”
“We’re placing in a very little addition on the again,” he reported. “We’re heading to adjust the color of the setting up, update the interior.”
The concept of an out of doors addition to the setting up had been talked about internally, according to Gazetos. He claimed that with the home staying shut for so long, it appeared like the ideal time to pull the set off.
Ali Gazetos Mineo, Peter’s daughter, stated that the restaurant closed when the condition mandated eating places could only be filled at 50 % capability for indoor eating.
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They reported that the cafe confronted labor challenges all through the pandemic as very well, which contributed to the South Avenue locale remaining shut.
New Way Lunch has been in the Gazetos spouse and children at any time because John Floro, his grandfather, traveled from Greece to New York Town and identified his way to Glens Falls and New Way Lunch in August 1919, according to the restaurant’s website.
The Gazetos relatives — his wife Susan, son Nicholas Gazetos and daughter Ali Gazetos Mineo — all operate the small business collectively in 2022.
The new addition will function a steel roof, and make it possible for for the location to offer you covered outdoor seating when reopened. The pair, interviewed Tuesday, didn’t know how a great deal additional seating would be attainable in the place.
Mineo said that the renovations started about a thirty day period ago, and they will not have an thought of how a lot place they will have to perform with until finally they see the completed product or service.
“We form of have to get a really feel. At the time the roof goes up we’ll location some tables, we won’t try to soar the gun,” she mentioned.”
She claimed that the South Road area — which they have been at given that 2006 — was in need of a refresh.
“It’s primarily storage. People older structures, there’s not a lot of area,” she stated.
“It does not have a basement,” Gazetos extra.
When not getting at 21 South St. for it entire record, New Way Lunch has constantly had a home on the “Street of Desires.” The very first storefront for the restaurant was found at 54 South St.
“We’ve usually preserved our business enterprise on South Road,” he mentioned. “That’s wherever we originated.”
New Way Lunch has two other destinations, a person on Upper Glen Avenue in Queensbury and the other in Warrensburg.
Jay Mullen is a reporter for The Article-Star covering the metropolis of Glens Falls, Warren County and crime and courts. You can get to him at 518-742-3224 or [email protected]