You hate to see local businesses closing but we have another to add to the list, The Kitchen Table, which was most recently New World Bistro Bar, will be closing in the middle of July.
Annette Nanes, who owns The Kitchen Table with her husband, Scott Meyer said that a number of things led them to the decision to close on July 16.
As they told the Times Union, “It felt like the right time to close the doors,” Nanes said, adding, “We had a great run for over 13 years.” The couple plans to retire after Meyer’s health issues, decline due to the pandemic and general staffing challenges.
The couple was co-founders of an independent movie theatre which later became Spectrum 8 (which is currently owned by Landmark Theatres) in 1983. Then, in 2009, they opened New World Bistro with popular chef Ric Orlando. The restaurant was extremely popular in the area and known for its delicious foods. Then, the pandemic hit, and then the restaurant lost Chef Orlando who kept the rights to all of his recipes. At the end of 2021, they rebranded to The Kitchen Table.
“Unredeemed gift cards must be used by July 16. There is no provision for them to be cashed out or otherwise reimbursed after the restaurant closes, Nanes said.”