End of an Era

Last March, we told you that Sperry's in Saratoga was closing for good - and a lot of us were bummed. For many years, Capital Region foodies enjoyed countless dinners, drinks, and amazing popovers at the always-lively Sperry's in Saratoga Springs.

But for the better part of a year, the 90-year-old restaurant in the heart of downtown Saratoga sat vacated - waiting on a new owner to hatch a plan for the large space.

Sperry's in Downtown Saratoga. Vacated for nearly a year, the new owner has big plans Photo: Google Maps
Sperry's in Downtown Saratoga. Vacated for nearly a year, the new owner has big plans Photo: Google Maps

Sperry's in Saratoga was Bought

According to a story from the Times Union, this week, Sperry's was bought by Louis Lazzinnaro, who also owns Nové Italian Restaurant in Wilton.  According to the report,  purchased the Sperry’s  "business and building, at 30½ Caroline St" and he expects to close on it next week.

New Plans for the "Old" Sperry's in Saratoga

Sperry's, located at 30 1/2 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs had been the Spa City's second-oldest restaurant. Opening way back in 1932, Sperry’s was originally owned by Chubby and Cappy Sperry, who previously ran it as a Prohibition-era speakeasy before transitioning to a restaurant and bar.


According to the Times Union, Lazzinnaro has big plans for Sperry's, as well as the lot next door to the restaurant, which he also owns.

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Overhead view of Sperry's in Saratoga, and the vacant lot adjacent to it. Recently purchased, its new owner has big plans. Photo: Google Maps

Cautiously Optimistic

Lazzinnaro told the TU that he's already been approved to build apartments, but what he wants to build is a "50- to 65-room hotel there that would incorporate the Sperry’s building and restaurant space."

Lazzinnaro told the TU that while he's excited to move forward with his plans, he's still waiting for approval.

“I don’t know that it will get approved, but I hope so because I want to put something classy on Caroline Street to make it better...a beautiful lobby bar, Sperry’s, a rooftop (terrace),” the new owner told the TU. 

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