QUEENSBURY -- Recovery Sports Grill, an Albany-based family restaurant chain, plans to expand to Queensbury this fall, with an opening expected “just in time for the NFL season,” said Carrie Hillenbrandt, the company’s director of sales and marketing.
The 180-seat restaurant, which will include an outdoor dining patio, will be located in the Price Rite plaza on Upper Glen Street, at the opposite end of the plaza from Tractor Supply.
The menu includes chicken tenders, turkey breast, beef and ribs, all prepared fresh daily, not frozen.
The restaurant will fill the last vacant space at the plaza, said Jonathan Lapper, a lawyer who represents Nigro Companies, the owner of the plaza.
“It’s an ideal location for this restaurant concept, which is a sports-themed family restaurant. We look for communities that embrace sports, and definitely Queensbury is one of those communities,” Hillenbrandt said.
The restaurant got its name from its first location, which was across from Albany Medical Center, according to the restaurant chain’s website.
The name originally was Recovery Room Sports Grill, and was shortened to Recovery Sports Grill as new locations were opened.
The chain, owned by BBL Group, a company with interests in construction, hotels and restaurants, now has eight locations — six in the Albany area, one in New Jersey and one in Virginia.
The town Planning Board is scheduled to review the renovation plans at the board’s April 17 meeting.
“Assuming all that goes through, we would start construction in the next two months,” Hillenbrandt said.
The 6,000-square-foot restaurant will be about one-and-a-half times the size of a high school basketball court.
It will have about 35 full-time and part-time employees.