Owner Kathleen Quartararo said she plans to temporarily close Virgil’s operations by June 29 as she begins the move to her new location at 35 Henry Street. Quartararo expects to reopen at the new location in early September.
“The new space will definitely be more efficient for us, but really pretty much the same feel for our customers - a very similar setup,” said Quartararo, who anticipates the space will allow her to do a bit more cooking and baking.
“We’ll probably really extend our gluten-free menu, and we’re going to do quite a bit more with healthy vegetable drinks - very vitamin-nutrient centered drinks,” said Quartararo.
Quartararo has been looking for a new location for Virgil’s since late last year. Originally she was nervous about where her neighborhood establishment would land.
“We’re a neighborhood place, so going to Broadway was not an option for us,” said Quartararo. “Being in the suburbs or out-of-town didn’t really seem to be an option either.”
So when the possibility to relocate just a few buildings down on Henry Street arose, Quartararo jumped at the opportunity.
“It was incredible,” said Quartararo. “I’m thrilled. It couldn’t be more perfect.”
While Virgil’s will be closing its doors June 29, it won’t be long before the coffee house reemerges in early fall. In the meantime, Quartararo urges customers to check for regular updates on Virgil’s Facebook page. The establishment’s phone number will still be active, and customers can submit their email address for regular updates on Virgil’s progress.
As Virgil’s readies to relocate, Ryan and Sonja McFadden are looking to transform the space at 86 Henry Street into a new beer bar. The establishment, the Henry Street Tap Room, is being designed to “complement the existing establishments in Saratoga Springs, not to compete with them,” said Ryan McFadden. McFadden is currently pursuing the necessary licenses with the city, but hopes to open the venue in the near future.
To keep in touch with Virgil’s House of Coffee or to stay up-to-date on their progress, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/virgilscoffeehouse or call (518) 587-2949.