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One man's thirst led to downtown Saratoga revival

Owner Jim Stanley stands in front of the Tin & Lint on Caroline Street in Saratoga Springs.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Owner Jim Stanley stands in front of the Tin & Lint on Caroline Street in Saratoga Springs.
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Among the dingy storefronts on Caroline Street, the lone illuminated beer sign seemed like a beacon to Davis Mead. It was the spring of 1970 and Saratoga Springs was in rough shape. The Kefauver Senate investigative committee hearings of the 1950s had shuttered the city’s casinos, fire destroyed the city’s Convention Hall and the grand hotels on Broadway had been torn down. The city was pocked with vacant buildings and empty lots that collected refuse. ...


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nedukehart
August 31, 2014
12:35 p.m.

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The NO NAME...does that name ever evoke memories! During the sixties (pre co-ed days) most of Bud Brophy's bartenders were from the Psi U house at Union. A typical watch was from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM. By then the place was packed with Union, Hamilton, Williams, Colgate, and Dartmouth men all in search of, if not in the company of, a beautiful Skidmore girl. The drinking age was eighteen. Often D'Andrea's on Broadway was an earlier stop. It was the archetypal college bar and what fun! " That's where your father spent four years of college. " How perfect!

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