March 26, 2023 Article by Ilona Weisman, Vice Chargée de Presse Photos by William M. Harris, Bailli When the Albany Chaîne met in March for the first Mondiale since Covid, the subject was Priorat—those berry-rich Spanish wines from the stony, terraced vineyards of Catalonia. The site was Scarlet Knife, an exciting new restaurant in Latham, New York, the magnum opus of brothers-in-law James Warren and Executive Chef Paul Dimm. With the debut of Scarlet Knife in November 2022, the two men realized a long-shared vision to create a premier dining venue in the Capital Region. Bailli William Harris tapped Vice Echanson Robert Brass to plan
Impressive in size and ambition, Scarlet Knife is a luxurious restaurant in a former Kmart. Our critic says it offers an accomplished fine-dining experience. Times Union | Susie Davidson Powell There’s hardly a trace of the former Kmart in the elevated parking lot off Route 2, between Latham Circle and Watervliet. The brand new Scarlet Knife has radically reimagined 15,000 square feet, taking a flagship position in big-box space left vacant since the store’s closure in 2014 and more recently filled with mixed businesses from Vent Fitness to Bunker indoor golf, since Bill Lia of the LIA Auto Group snapped it up. Scarlet
Saratoga Living After Hours Forget everything you know about the KMart that was on Troy-Schenectady Road in Latham until about 10 years ago: That bygone bargain shopping destination has been utterly transformed into the Capital Region’s newest fine farm-to-table dining destination, with only one cheeky nod to the property’s big-box past bridging the gap between department store deals and decadent Duck Cassoulet. But I’ll get to that later. The Scarlet Knife, a brainchild of Chef Paul Dimm and his brother-in-law, James, celebrated its grand opening this past Saturday, November 12, some 18 months after the owners set out with a concept, a
Jim Franco - Reporter Spotlight News LATHAM — The vast majority of the former Kmart plaza on Route 2 has been vacant since the department store closed a number of locations across the country in 2014. A gym, formerly Gold’s Gym and now Vent Fitness, has doing business on the east side of the building for at least a decade, and there are plans well in the works to breathe new life into the rest of the 130,000-square-foot building that sits on about 12 acres along one of the town’s major, but for years forgotten, thoroughfares.
By Chrissy - Reporter WGNA It's nice to see that some of the larger vacant buildings are being repurposed instead of just laying empty and dormant. There is a no bigger eyesore in the Watervliet/Latham area than the old Kmart building at 195 Troy Schenectady Road. Paul Dimm who is the owner and chef of the new restaurant called The Scarlet Knife plans to take over the old Kmart building next to Vent Fitness in Latham/Watervliet according to Albany Business Review.
By Shayla Colon - Reporter Times Union LATHAM — The old Kmart is gone, but a new restaurant coming in its place will pay a special homage to the former retail superstore. Paul Dimm, a New Jersey chef, has big plans for the 15,000 square foot space at 195 Troy Schenectady Road — a modern-day restaurant called the Scarlet Knife.
By Sam Raudins Reporter, Albany Business Review The restaurant will occupy 15,000 square feet of indoor dining space — about 300 seats — as well as an additional 4,000 square feet for outdoor dining, according to the chef/owner.