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Hometown Hospitality Comes to Glenville

SCHENECTADY COUNTY, N.Y. — An innovative restaurateur and a management and development executive from Glenville, N.Y. are pleased to announce a partnership aimed at providing a new dining “experience” tailored to the discerning tastes of Schenectady County and its unique communities.

Christopher R. Evans, a seasoned restaurateur with roots in South West Florida, have completed the design and is currently constructing The Glass Tavern, located along the Route 50 corridor in Scotia-Glenville. The 5,200 square feet of Socha Plaza 115, is a spectacular glass and brick mixed-use landmark recently opened by William J. Socha.

Evans said he and Mr. Socha have designed The Glass Tavern as a unique setting for hometown hospitality and great dining, offering a variety of atmospheres – a formula he has already tested and proven at The Turtle Club & Claw Bar , a successful coastal tavern seafood restaurant along Florida’s famed Gulf Coast.

In planning the new restaurant, Evans said he is focused on what patrons want most: excellent food served with hometown hospitality – every time, in every setting, for every customer. “Regardless whether the customer selects the welcoming atmosphere of a hometown tavern, the coastal flavor of a seafood and raw bar, or our dining room,” Evans said, “they will experience authentic, hometown hospitality.”

“The variety of Glass Tavern’s dining experience is unified by our ‘house brand’ of hometown hospitality, which shapes every dining experience whether the meal and beverages are shared with business associates, friends, or family as a spur-of-the-moment gathering or a planned occasion,” he said.

The Glass Tavern at Socha Plaza 115 is forging its unique plan and design to complement the demands and opportunities presented by its position in the heart of a mix-use building in a rapidly expanding community, said William J. Socha. “As an integral part of Socha Plaza 115’s tenant mix, which includes residential, commercial, corporate residential, medical, and high-end retailers, The Glass Tavern is poised to become a community favorite both locally and as a dining destination,” Socha said. “I am delighted to welcome Chris to our team and look forward to his contributions in our community,” he said.

The Glass Tavern is conveniently located on Route 50, across from Schenectady County Airport in the landmark Socha Plaza 115 building. The restaurant is slated to open this summer.

For information about employment, hometown hospitality training, and allied opportunities, contact Christopher R. Evans at chris@theglasstavern.com