Sometimes the word “staple” gets thrown around when local businesses close but when it comes to this 50-year eatery, that word doesn’t seem to cover it.
The news was like an earthquake. I’m from Schenectady, still live in Schenectady, and work in Schenectady. When it was announced that Slick’s Tavern was closing, you could feel the change in the air.
According to CBS6, “Barbara and Michael Naumoff have run Slick’s Restaurant and Tavern, the corner bar in Schenectady’s stockade neighborhood, since buying it from the founder Doug slick in 1974.” The restaurant was rather unassuming and honestly, unless you know about it, it’s at an easy intersection to miss, but missing it would be a Schenectady shame.
They’re hoping to find someone to lease the space with the option to buy but once the liquor license runs out at the end of September, the restaurant will close.
Hopefully, you’ll join me by getting one last sandwich at some point before they close. Do you have any memories of the restaurant?