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Clifton Park News Highlights: Business Updates, Event Announcements, and More Local Happenings

Stay informed about all the latest happenings in Clifton Park and across the Saratoga County region. Our Clifton Park news roundup features major updates about local businesses, exciting event announcements, community highlights, and more.

New Mexican Restaurant Now Open in Burnt Hills

Fajitas from El Patron II

Burnt Hills now has a new staple in the community! The Mexican restaurant El Patron II opened their doors Friday May 17th in the location Sam's Chinese previously called home. El Patron II follows the lead of its sister restaurant, El Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina in Albany. 

El Patron II has the same menu as the Albany location. The menu includes tacos, fajitas, nachos, quesadillas, burritos, dips and more. Also like the Albany location, El Patron II will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. The restaurant is located at 824 Route 50 in Burnt Hills. 

Head on down to El Patron II to try some amazing Mexican cuisine today!

Photo Credit- El Patron II

Source: News10

Coming Soon: Three Exciting Additions to Clifton Park Center

Clifton Park Center

The next time you visit the popular Clifton Park Center shopping mall, you may notice some changes: three current tenants have closed their doors, while three new ones are set to join the mall.

Claire's, Kati Roll Wala, and The CBD Store closed their doors as of Sunday, June 30, 2024. While Clifton Park Center will miss these shops, there's good news! The CBD Store still has a location in Loudonville’s Kimberly Square Plaza, and you can visit Claire’s nearby at both Colonie Center and Wilton Mall.

Later this year, three stores will be moving into the mall, with construction beginning soon. Clifton Park Center's newest tenants are Blow Dry Bar, The Good Feet Store, and Pita & Olive.

Blow Dry Bar is a stylish salon specializing in blowouts and a variety of trendy hairstyles. The Good Feet Store offers a wide selection of footwear designed for superior arch support, catering to comfort and wellness. Pita & Olive invites diners to savor authentic Mediterranean cuisine.

Be sure to keep an eye out for these new stores during your next trip to the mall.

Source: News10

Bass Pro Shops Finally Hooks Clifton Park with Summer Construction Start

Outside of Bass Pro Shops with trees in front and people walking around

Outdoor enthusiasts in Clifton Park rejoice! Construction on the highly anticipated Bass Pro Shops location is set to begin this summer. The Clifton Park Planning Board finally approved the final site plans this week, green-lighting the project after over a year of planning.

The new store, occupying a massive 76,976 square feet, will take root at 400 Clifton Park Center Road, previously home to a Chevrolet dealership. This prime location sits near Exit 9 of the Northway, nestled within a bustling shopping district.

The Clifton Park location capitalizes on its proximity to the Adirondacks, a haven for outdoor adventurers with its vast network of trails, countless lakes, and abundant wildlife.

inside of Bass Pro Shops at the fishing center with customers checking out fishing rods

"The Adirondacks have played a significant role in our nation's sporting heritage and conservation efforts," declared Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris when the project was first unveiled. "We are honored to open our newest store in Clifton Park."

Morris continued, "This location will not only pay tribute to the region’s past but will proudly outfit the sportsmen, women and families who continue to enjoy the Adirondacks today. For that, we are humbled, excited and deep down proud.”

A company spokesperson confirmed construction's kick-off this summer, with a projected opening date in fall 2025.

While the designated loading dock on Clifton Park Center Road might cause temporary traffic hiccups during deliveries, the long-term benefits of having a Bass Pro Shops in town are sure to outweigh any minor inconveniences.

Source: Daily Gazette

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