Glenville rolls out new eats

Neon Sushi leasing former Friendly’s property on Route 50

— Koetzle on Wednesday, Jan. 2, said he believed construction permits had been issued. The contractor for the project, Eric Chen, said renovations would likely take 90 days to complete.

Chen said the restaurant would offer Asian cuisine and feature a sushi bar. The owners also have previous experience operating a restaurant, he said.

In other town center news, Koetzle continued his push to receive support from the Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority to receive funding to revitalize the town center through its new lighting district.

The town had sought to receive funding through the regional Economic Development Council proposed projects to the state this year, but it wasn’t awarded funds.

“This is really an important project not just for Glenville, but for the county,” Koetzle said. “If you go through the town center right now … it is darker than I have ever seen it now. We really can’t have a dark commercial corridor.”

The town is hoping to install new, energy efficient lighting and beautify the area. Koetzle said light also becomes a public safety concern as the town moves towards making the area more walkable.

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