Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Park Theater’s new chief

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Meet Peter Hughes — the Park Theater’s new operating director, who took the helm on January 7.

Mr. Hughes, 40, was born in Schenectady, lives in Colonie, was a theater major at SUNY Buffalo and spent more than 22 years working for Proctors theater in Schenectady, marketing Proctors’ growing stable of venues like Capital Repertory theatre in Albany, high-end touring Broadway shows and helping …

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Meet Albert Lee, ‘Greatest Guitar’

By Jason Irwin

When you are pegged “The greatest guitar player in the world” by someone like Eric Clapton, you must be pretty darn good.

English musician Albert Lee is well-known for his work as a live and session guitarist for artists including The Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash and Bill Wyman.

Mr. Lee also organized the Everly Brothers’ famous reunion …

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Total redo of a Glens Falls classic

Chris Patten, 34, buys & remakes 274 Glen

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

“When I was in college, I heard that more millionaires are made in real estate than any other line of work,” says 34-year-old South Glens Falls native Chris Patten. “One of my instructors, J. Buckley Bryan, Jr., said it, and it inspired me.” The college was Adirondack Community, now SUNY Adirondack, and Mr. Patten took Mr. …

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Craft on 9 Restaurant moving to 274 Glen Street

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Craft on 9, the Tallulah-style eatery on Route 9 in Moreau, is doing a total renovation of the former Mikado space in downtown Glens Falls and will relocate there sometime in 2019.

“I’m friends with C.J.,” said Rob Murphy, 30-year-old chef-owner of Craft 9, referring to Chris Patten, the redeveloper of 274 Glen Street at the corner of South.

“He’d dined here a few times, …

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Ash Anand’s latest: Mexican eatery at Ashe’s in Warrensburg

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Ash Anand, the India-born Warrensburg entrepreneur, is adding a Mexican restaurant to his growing list of businesses in northern Warren County.

Ocho Cinco Cantina, a 50-seat eatery, should be open by Christmas in his renovated Ashe’s Hotel building at 85 Hudson Street, Mr. Anand told The Chronicle.

“This continues our efforts to try to provide things in Warrensburg that it didn’t have before,” he …

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