Thursday, 03 June 2021 11:58

Fantastic Food: Saratoga Springs Putnam Market Named Among the 50 Greatest Food Stores In The World

Catharine Hamilton and Gloria Griskowitz, co-owners of Putnam Market, pose in front of their store on Broadway on June 2, 2021. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos. Catharine Hamilton and Gloria Griskowitz, co-owners of Putnam Market, pose in front of their store on Broadway on June 2, 2021. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Putnam Market, located at 431 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs was recently named one of the 50 greatest food stores in the world by the Financial Times, an internationally renowned daily newspaper focused on business and economic current affairs.

The ranking included small, independent groceries and delis from New York to Berlin to Singapore.  Of the 50 greatest food stores 16 were in the U.S., including iconic New York stores Russ & Daughters, the 2nd Avenue Deli on the Lower East Side, and Barney Greengrass.  Also included was La Fromagerie, Marylebone, London whose Cheese Room served as a template for the one in Putnam Market.

The Financial Times article is titled “The 50 greatest food stores in the world: Where to find the best produce on the planet, from classic New York delis and Indian spice emporiums to German sausage shops,” and was published May 18. 

Putnam Market opened for business June 30, 1995 and the sandwiches debuted that autumn.  Chefs started production of salads and bakery items in 1997 and wine sales began in 1998.  In June 2012, The Cheese Room debuted at Putnam Market, a glass-walled space kept at optimal cheese-ripening temperature, surrounding customers with some of the best cheeses in the world. 

Read 1072 times

Blotter

  • COURT Samantha Germain, 28, of Greenfield, was sentenced June 2 to 1.3 to 4 years in state prison, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first-degree.  Loreal D. Bass, 40, of Schenectady, pleaded May 28 to felony grand larceny in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs first charged February 2020. Sentencing July 29.  Hunter Burnette, 20, of Middle Grove, pleaded May 28 to promoting a sexual performance by a child. Sentencing July 29.  Charles L. Bennifield, 20, of Greenfield Center, pleaded May 28 to reckless endangerment, in connection with an incident first charged September 2020 in Saratoga. Sentencing July…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property at 71 Cypress St to Norbert Czelusniak for $344,683. Heidi Childs sold property at 24 Sherwood to Quiet Acres LLC for $258,500. Brookview Court Inc sold property at 2103 Stonebridge Dr to Christine Famiano for $257,424. Brookview Court Inc sold property at 2201 Stonebridge Dr to Danny Deweese for $281,517. Kent Chase sold property at 1 Chase Lane to Mark Barkyoumb for $450,000. Brookview Court Inc sold property at 2204 Stonebridge Dr to Anne Menkens revocable trust for $264,756. Brookview Court Inc sold property at 2202 Stonebridge Dr to David Kelley for $277,224.…
  • NYPA
  • Saratoga County Chamber
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau
  • Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association