Thursday, 10 January 2019 14:02

Brewery Headed for 20 Lake Ave.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The former building for The Saratogian newspaper will now house a new beer hall and coffee house named Walt and Whitman. The new brewery will be located at 20 Lake Ave. at the corner of Maple Ave. in Saratoga Springs.

The two-story brick building is undergoing renovations by Bonacio Construction Inc, a general contractor based in Saratoga Springs. According to a Facebook post by the Director of Operations of Whitman Brewing, Shawna Jenks, the brewery is expected to open in June of 2019.

The Saratogian left the Lake Ave. location in August of 2017 and moved operations to 7 Wells St. in Saratoga Springs. However, the newspaper was at the 20 Lake location for over 100 years.

Developer Frank Parillo bought the one-acre property in 2012 and paid $2.6 million. He still owns it. Parillo also owns the Wilton Travel Plaza truck stop and two marinas on Lake George. He is a partner in the Hampton Inn hotel and High Rock condominium complex in Saratoga Springs and the Saratoga Strike Zone Saratoga.

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