If you’re from Schenectady, then you know what the name Arthur means to the area. It’s been so many things, though so many owners, closed, and now, it’s back!
In 1795, according to the Arthur’s 1795 website, the town of Rotterdam built a market at 35 North Ferry Street “so that rural farmers could sell their produce in the burgeoning community of Schenectady.” After quite a few different owners and different names, Haley Whalen purchased the building in 2018. She then decided to return Arthur’s to what it once was and opened the beginning of March 2021.
Inside Arthur’s 1795, you can purchase meals-to-go, order from the cafe, or shop the market featuring national and local brands. They offer No. Six Depot coffee and Saratoga Tea & Honey and then all of the other goodies are made in-house.
Honestly, being from Schenectady and having so many memories from when the original Arthur owned the space, I’m so happy to see what they’ve done with it. Especially during a time when businesses are closing, it’s wonderful to see the support that the area has put behind the renovated Arthur’s. There’s a cute little vintage, neighborhood feel that has returned to a space with such history.