Randy Elliott, his wife Kelly Delaney-Elliott and their son R.J. Elliott were tired of seeing the empty building for 30 years, so they decided to make it into something.
The building at 11-13 Washington St. in Ballston Spa was once a dress shop but since then, has been vacant for about 30 years. The family purchased the building back in May 2020, according to The Daily Gazette and they hope to open a farm brewery, Speckled Pig Brewing Co., and wood-fired pizza business on the second floor with retail space on the first floor (see the full plans here).
“We bought it because we’ve lived in the village forever and it was a vacant building and we wanted to revitalize it,” R.J. said. “We wanted to bring it back to life and start bringing businesses to Washington Street, and clean up the area.”
They also plan to partner with SUNY Schenectady’s brewing internship program “allowing students to gain experience from their build-out of the brewery from scratch.”
Love to see this family investing back into their community, we can’t wait to hear more news about the space!