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August 2014: New Businesses in Town Section

All the best new businesses in the Capital Region

Truly Rhe
One Broadway, Troy
273.1540; www.trulyrhe.com

Truly Rhe: The place to go for extraordinary plus size fashion.
Tell me if this sounds like you: You would love to score an armload of amazing new plus-size clothing that fits you, all without breaking the bank or battling mall parking. Truly Rhe has you covered. We all know fashion is not a size – it’s an attitude. We also know that the plus-size fashion industry has struggled to offer fashion-forward clothing – until now!
Truly Rhe now offers an array of fun and fabulous plus-size clothing, available in sizes 1X, 2X, and 3X. Check out this new department in the shop called “The X-Trodinary Boutique.” This department will showcase the latest clothing styles, giving you ideas and inspiration on how to update your closet. Choose from our great selection of tops, pants, tunics and dresses. You don’t have to be thin to look stylish and gorgeous.  So what are you waiting for?
Please check out trulyrhe.com for store hours and special events.

Soft-Tex Factory Outlet Store
1758 Route 9, Parkwood Plaza, Clifton Park
280.4513; www.soft-tex.com

For many years, Soft-Tex has been serving the Cohoes and Glens Falls areas. We have since moved and now opened our brand new Outlet Store in Clifton Park. We also continue to expand our manufacturing and distribution center in Waterford and have just renovated our Manhattan location.
Soft-Tex has been manufacturing and distributing some of the finest specialty sleep products for over 25 years.  Along with the outlet store, we furnish many of the top retailers across the country and throughout the world with the best in basic bedding.
From our humble beginnings to today, we continue to strive for excellence and we continue to scour the earth for the latest and greatest sleep technologies. Our new sleep center in Clifton Park is going to be your-one-stop shop for all your sleep comfort needs.
We carry such products as memory foam mattresses, memory foam bed toppers, mattress pads, and a huge selection of memory foam, fiber, down and feather pillows. We also carry curtains, bedding, and more.
As the world continues to change, so do the needs of our consumers. That is why all of us at Soft-Tex remain focused and dedicated to giving you a truly great night’s sleep.

Chef’s Deli & More by Chef’s Solutions, LLC
689 Hoosick Road, Troy
274.3354; 274.2433; www.chefssolutionsforyou.com

Chef’s Deli & More is Troy’s newest, most distinctive destination for lunch, dinner and catering. The delicatessen is the latest offering of Chef’s Solutions, LLC, a catering and personal chef service established in 2007. With a cozy, neighborhood feel, Chef’s Deli & More is ideal for those who want to pick up a meal-to-go or for those who want to supplement their cuisine by trying something new.
The delicatessen is owned and operated by Certified Executive Chef James G. Rhoads III, CEC AAC, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, along with his wife Linda. Chef Jim offers informed recommendations for special dietary needs, including diabetes, sodium restricted, gluten free, and heart-healthy diets, as well as individual food preferences or aversions.
The deli offers daily lunch specials, hot and cold sandwiches, assorted salads, and fully prepared always fresh entrées, including Mediterranean cuisine and heart-healthy options.
Customers may pick up nutritionally balanced, ready to reheat meals for one, or nutritious dinners for four, with menu options changing monthly. The deli even offers homemade, preservative-free dog treats for your canine friends!
For your catering needs, customers can work with Linda and Chef Jim to custom design a menu that meets your budget and specific tastes. Hours are 10 am-7 pm Monday to Friday; 9 am-5 pm Saturday; closed Sunday. Local delivery is available.

Ye Olde Farmhouse Gift Shoppe at Lakeside Farms
336 Schauber Road, Ballston Lake
399.2198; www.lakesidefarmscidermill.com

We welcome you to step back in time to enjoy a shopping experience that is truly extraordinary. The Pearce Family farmhouse at Lakeside Farms has been transformed into a store that is very different.
As you enter the Ye Olde Farmhouse Gift Shoppe, you will be greeted with a beautiful variety of gift items in a setting that is quite unique. In each room, we will feature merchandise with different themes for you to browse through in a relaxed environment. That’s perfect for helping you find that special gift for someone or perhaps even a treat for yourself.
The “Shoppe” offers everything from Crabtree and Evelyn, to hats, jewelry and scarves. There also is a wonderful selection of unique kitchen items, exquisite home décor, holiday ornaments and seasonal decorations to enhance the beauty of any home. The children’s boutique has beautiful children’s clothes, comfy quilts and whimsical toys for that special little one.
We invite you to join us and enjoy a very special shopping experience at Ye Olde Farmhouse Gift Shoppe at Lakeside Farms! Follow us on Facebook or visit our website www.lakesidefarmscidermill.com for more details. We also can be reached at 399.2198 if you need additional information.

Broadway Plaza Liquor
418 Broadway, Albany
462.3607; www.broadwayplazaliquor.com

Broadway Plaza Liquor is a 3,000 square foot wine and liquor store located at 418 Broadway Albany, next to Coulson’s News Center at the foot of State Street. Owned by Richard Metzger, who also recently bought Coulson’s News, the store will offer free wine tasting daily from 4 to 7 pm. Once fully stocked, the shop will have the largest selection of New York State and local wines and spirits in the Capital District area, including Nine Pin Cider, Quackenbush Rums, Ironweed Whiskey and Rye, Pick 6 Vodka from Saratoga, Eden Ice Ciders, and many more to come. The shop hours are 9 am to 9 pm. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 pm Sunday. Free delivery is offered to downtown hotels, offices and residences.

Collar City Animal Hospital
499 2nd Avenue, Troy

Collar City Pets strives to provide the best quality veterinary medical and surgical care for your pet. We couple this with a truly caring, knowledgeable and friendly staff who want to keep your pet healthy and safe. Now we have moved to the historic 499 Second Avenue address in Lansingburgh section of Troy, the Old Daley building.
This lovely and well-known address affords our practice not only the attractive legacy of the property but also the space we needed to establish a state-of-the-art facility for all your pet’s health needs. Our practice includes a specially designated dental operating suites and hygienically built facilities to assist with the finest care in the area.
Dental Care for your pets is so important. If the bacteria get a chance to settle and reproduce in the lining of the heart or heart valves, this may result in a serious condition (called bacterial endocarditis). Kidney damage and joint problems are not uncommon when these bacteria are left untreated.
Wellness exams, vaccines, X-rays and in-house blood drawing are available for all new and regular patients. One-on-one discussions about your questions and concerns are always encouraged and available.

Athleta, Crossgates Mall
1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany

Athleta, the women’s sports and active lifestyle apparel brand, is opening this month at Crossgates Mall. The store, which will be located on the upper level near Williams-Sonoma, features a collection of apparel for yoga, running, swimming, gym, hiking and skiing – designed by and for female athletes – as well as an array of other products for both athletic and everyday pursuits.

Athleta creates movement that encourages women to be their best feminine and athletic selves, and  communities where they can encourage one another to strive for excellence, regardless of their personal pursuits.

Get born. Find a group. Find a job. Find the one. Have one. Have two. Roast a chicken. Cut bangs. Run. Breathe. Run. Relax. Run a 5K. Run a 10K. Crunch. Listen. Listen. Listen. Be loved. Look lovely. Do good. Give back. We kick asphalt. Power to the She.
Please visit www.shopcrossgates.com for more information or check us out on facebook and twitter.


Excelsior Springs
47 Excelsior Avenue, Saratoga Springs
886.0020; www.excelsiorspringssaratoga.com

Excelsior Springs adjacent to the Courtyard by Marriott is Saratoga’s newest, state-of-the-art ballroom. With over 4,000 square feet of event space, Excelsior Springs is the perfect venue for weddings, corporate and social events.

The new ballroom is an outstanding location for local, regional or national meetings. Our ballroom can be configured to your exact requirements. The ballroom can seat 460 individuals in theater-style with a stage and head table or it can be divided into smaller meetings in Excelsior East or West. The adjoining foyer and patio can be used for an expo or refreshments during meeting breaks.

Create your own style. From intimate romance to sumptuous opulence, the Excelsior Springs ballroom is ideally suited to be your dream wedding venue. Our luxurious ballroom can accommodate as many as 220 people for a lavish ceremony and for a seated reception with dance floor. Along with your special day, let us plan your rehearsal dinner, brunch and other memorable occasions.

You and your guests can take advantage of the Courtyard by Marriott’s amenities with 146 guest rooms, five meeting rooms, plus an executive suite floor, The Bistro, lounge, indoor pool, fitness center, outdoor terrace and shuttle service to the many attractions of the Saratoga area.


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