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Sports-themed restaurant coming to Queensbury

2012-04-03T11:34:00Z Sports-themed restaurant coming to QueensburyMAURY THOMPSON - thompson@poststar.com Glens Falls Post-Star

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.

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  1. Cricket
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    Cricket - April 09, 2012 5:51 pm
    northq said: "Mjsqby....there is always a certain few that will find anything to nit-pick and complain about.The "glass half-empty" instead of half-full mindset.A new business bringing employment opportunities is always a good thing.For the naysayers and their negativity: don't eat there,you wouldn't allow yourselves to enjoy it anyway."

    Agreed! Although, as another poster mentioned, not so sure of the location for eye candy... traffic flow perhaps? At any rate, I wish them well.
  2. middleclaz
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    middleclaz - April 05, 2012 2:36 pm
    Yippee another "sports bar" with 57 TV's how quaint and original.
  3. TheChampion
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    TheChampion - April 05, 2012 12:43 pm
    politicoQB said: "So, what's up with the Recovery moniker? Owner a recovering alcoholic, or is that maybe the targeted demographic? Glad to see it's not one of those "ends-in-an-S" lame-o names though, like Reflections, or Innovations, or Vibrations, or Gyrations, or Illuminations, or Reverberations or - oh I guess I made my point..."

    Umm - read the article before you comment on it.

    Recovery (Room) has the best "Mexican" Appetizers around. Although the scenary outside isn't the best (because, yeah, that's what I care about when I go to a bar to watch a football or baseball game), this will definitely succeed in the area. There really isn't anything like it up there.

    I'd say maybe O'Tooles, but there's only so much time you can spend watching games on 13 inch tv's.

  4. forchange
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    forchange - April 05, 2012 8:52 am
    The bottom floor of the Mill apartment complex would have been ideal. Plus it would be right across the from the hospital which would go along with the recovery theme.
  5. stabren
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    stabren - April 04, 2012 2:57 pm
    Glad for a new business and jobs, just don't think that this spot will help them succeed.
  6. northq
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    northq - April 04, 2012 6:43 am
    Mjsqby....there is always a certain few that will find anything to nit-pick and complain about.The "glass half-empty" instead of half-full mindset.A new business bringing employment opportunities is always a good thing.For the naysayers and their negativity: don't eat there,you wouldn't allow yourselves to enjoy it anyway.
  7. PattyPoinsetta
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    PattyPoinsetta - April 04, 2012 6:27 am
    I agree with northcountrymom & LEDoc. There are some great spots in GF. Warren Street has some really nice newly refurbished & vacant spots waiting for a nice winebar/restaurant to open. Also the beautiful building on the corner of Bay & Maple...although I do know it needs some TLC..In my opinion that is the best spot to open a restaurant in GF.
  8. extremez
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    extremez - April 03, 2012 10:49 pm
    I wish them all the best. I just wonder if they chose the right spot. Aren't there vacant stores in the Northway Plaza that may give better exposure? I can't think of another restaurant in that area that has a view. Red Lobster gets to look at Staples, a parts store and the rest of the plaza. Olive Garden sees close to the same. Log Jam... parking lot and Rte 9. Even the spots in the city get to look at the foot traffic and watch pedestrians dodge vehicles.
  9. Mjsqby
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    Mjsqby - April 03, 2012 10:08 pm
    Why can't people just be happy that someone is investing in the area economy and creating jobs.
  10. thezuule
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    thezuule - April 03, 2012 9:32 pm
    politicoQB said: "So, what's up with the Recovery moniker? Owner a recovering alcoholic, or is that maybe the targeted demographic? Glad to see it's not one of those "ends-in-an-S" lame-o names though, like Reflections, or Innovations, or Vibrations, or Gyrations, or Illuminations, or Reverberations or - oh I guess I made my point..."

    It's due to the original restaurant being located right next to Albany Medical Center.
  11. politicoQB
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    politicoQB - April 03, 2012 8:48 pm
    So, what's up with the Recovery moniker? Owner a recovering alcoholic, or is that maybe the targeted demographic? Glad to see it's not one of those "ends-in-an-S" lame-o names though, like Reflections, or Innovations, or Vibrations, or Gyrations, or Illuminations, or Reverberations or - oh I guess I made my point...
  12. cfunk4g
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    cfunk4g - April 03, 2012 8:11 pm
    If I read it correctly...no where does is say anyone will be required to visit. If you don't like the location don't go. I for one am happy they are using unused space as opposed to building new. There are too many empty store fronts in GF/Queensbury area.
  13. bhgsgf
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    bhgsgf - April 03, 2012 7:46 pm
    If this is the same folks who run the one at Albany Med, I had perhaps the best burger I have ever had in a restaurant there. Looking forward to checking it out...Glad to see some positive economic news for the area.
  14. northcountrymom
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    northcountrymom - April 03, 2012 6:09 pm
    Couldn't they pick a better location? I won't be sitting on the patio looking at the back side of Toys R Us and the parking lot.
  15. LEDoc
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    LEDoc - April 03, 2012 5:55 pm
    Should have used the mcGimnys location on Glen St in GF, near the hospital and civic center. It's big enough
  16. stabren
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    stabren - April 03, 2012 3:12 pm
    Out of all the spots they could go, they go there? That space is too small and I wouldn't want to eat outside with all the people from Price Rite smoking in front of the restaurant.

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