The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to host the second of two special presentations on Broadway in the 1970s on Monday, August 19th at 7 pm at The Adelphi Hotel, 365 Broadway.
Carol Godette will present “Fruit of the Looms, Wranglers, & LPs: Broadway in 1976” which highlights Broadway in 1976 and the stores downtown that many still remember.
In the 1970s, although the springs and the track no longer drew the large crowds that they once did and the grand hotels no longer existed (they were lost to fire and demolition), many stores and restaurants remained for local residents and became ingrained in the fabric of the community – Farmer’s Hardware, Mabou, Mr. Jack’s for Him & Her, and Lou’s Luncheonette to name a few. The presentation will take an imaginary walk on Broadway in 1976, looking at the storefronts and interiors of various businesses, including Glickman’s, and a closer look at the owners and the goods they sold.
Charles Wait, President of the Adirondack Trust Company who was involved in Saratoga Plan of Action, will briefly share the initiatives made to improve Broadway. Those who attend are encouraged to share any stories and memorabilia they have from this time.
Tickets are $10 for SSPF Members and $12 for non-members. Space is limited for this program, which is hosted by The Adelphi Hotel.
For more information or to make a reservation, call the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation at (518) 587-5030, visit their website, or email Nicole Babie, Membership & Programs Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.