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.