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Landmarks: Old Imperial site enters a new phase with Mexican Radio on the horizon

This image of the northwest corner of State Street and Broadway shows The Imperial building the way it looked before its many renovations and additions. (SCHENECTADY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
This image of the northwest corner of State Street and Broadway shows The Imperial building the way it looked before its many renovations and additions. (SCHENECTADY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
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When New York City native Jane Golub moved to Schenectady in 1963, just after she was married, she wasn’t expecting to find a big-city shopping experience in her new hometown. Abe Cohen, however, and his women’s speciality store, The Imperial, surprised her. “I was teaching in Niskayuna, making $4,800 a year, and I can remember going to The Imperial and being afraid to touch anything because I couldn’t have afforded it,” said Golub. “It just ...

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Will1960
October 27, 2013
7:57 a.m.

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This story disappointed me in that it didn't offer any update on the time line for the opening date for Mexican Radio. Judging by the condition that the site is currently in, it seems impossible that MR will be able to open before their projected date of late 2013. I wish them well.

robbump
October 28, 2013
4:34 p.m.

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will1960: (maybe the article has been revised since your post) The article reads "Coming early in 2014, after the completion of an extensive renovation project, new owners Mark Young and Lori Selden will open up Mexican Radio, a restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine".

Wish them well too. Seems like a BIG building.

wbuell
October 29, 2013
3:26 p.m.

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I'm sorry "early in 2014" wasn't precise enough for you. That was the best we could do

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