Danes cited restaurants like Mezza Notte, Provence, Hana Japanese Steak House and Ichiban, as leaders for regional fine dining, and the beginning of a dining "corridor" on Western Avenue.
"Guilderland is experiencing an increase in restaurants from one end to the other, with an entertainment factor, specific ethnic cuisine or both. The variety of new and established places to eat translates into something for everyone; from Sutter's or Mike's Diner to Athos and the Melting Pot. Residents love that," said Kathy Burbank, executive director of the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce.
Danes said Athos plans on joining the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce shortly.
"It's not a matter of if, it's when," Danes said. "It's our intention to be a good neighbor. The people who live in the town have been very supportive."