A mainstay in Downtown Albany for years, Pearl Street Pub will be closing after this weekend.
The Pearl Street Pub has been through quite a few changes in the last couple of years, and now, after COVID-19, they’re making another one. Pearl Street Pub has been on Pearl Street for 12 years, the last five inside the former Jillian’s building. Now, they’re making a new move and *gasp* it’s not on Pearl Street.
According to the Times Union, Pearl Street Pub owners Chris Pratt and Alessio Depoli will close their business on Saturday night to prepare for their move to Lark Tavern on Madison Avenue that closed early last year. Pratt and Depoli sold the former Jillian’s building to Redburn Development. “For the past several years Redburn has been involved in an $80 million-plus, 10-property revitalization of the North Pearl Street corridor into apartments and retail and commercial spaces.”
Pearl Street Pub has only been open on weekends in recent months and Saturday, its final night, they will be open from 10:30pm to 3:30am. Currently, the building has three apartments on the third floor and four retail spaces on the basement level. Jeff Buell of Redburn said that the commercial spaces will stay, apartments will be added to the upper floors, but the restaurant level is taken over by a local operator that has yet to be announced.
We can look forward to that, as well at the Vermont-based The Skinny Pancake coming into the original Pearl Street Pub location. The new bar will be a calmer atmosphere with no DJs. It’ll be interesting to see the changes when they reopen in a different neighborhood.