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Porreca closes Chicken Shack, expands Raúl’s into its space

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“The Chicken Shack is doing okay, but the smart money is on Raúl’s,” owner Russ Porreca said Monday.

He’s closing the Chicken Shack at 162 Glen Street and expanding into that space his thriving Raúl’s Mexican Grill next door.

“We don’t have enough seating for Raúl’s,” Mr. Porreca told The Chronicle.

“We need more space. We’re turning people away. The Chicken Shack space will …

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Gun shop and indoor shooting range to open north of outlets

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Adirondack Gun & Range — a retail gun shop and 7,600-square-foot indoor shooting range — plans to open by the end of October at 1540 Route 9 in Queensbury, just north of the factory outlets.

“A big draw for us is the outlets,” said co-owner Brian Grimm. “We envision attracting the husband who drops his wife off to go shopping and then comes up …

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Cirelli’s Osteria in SGF to close; to concentrate on Jam ‘n’ Eggs

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“We’re closing Cirelli’s Osteria,” chef-owner Michael Cirelli told The Chronicle Monday. “Financially the overhead is too much.” He said the restaurant’s last night will be Saturday, Oct. 28.

“We just lost our mojo,” he said. “We started out on the wrong foot and we ended on the wrong foot,” noting that they at first tried to serve Italian and TexMex food before concentrating on …

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Adk. Film Fest shows ‘Miracle’ at Cool Arena, plus: A star of ‘Princess Bride’

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The second annual Adirondack Film Festival will kick off Thursday, Oct. 19, with a free screening of 2004’s Miracle — about the 1980 U.S. hockey victory in Lake Placid over the Soviet Union — on the jumbotron scoreboard at Cool Insuring Arena (formerly Glens Falls Civic Center).

The festival headlining event is a 30th anniversary screening of cult favorite The Princess Bride, …

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