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Schenectady couple seeks OK for restaurant, puts emphasis on community

Rupsis Tavern that has been closed for some years has been bought and will reopen. The tavern is located on Hattie St. Pictured at right is Darlene Then and Frank Then whose family has aquired the tavern. At left is Leonor Cabrera and Jesus Robles who with run the kitchen and bar.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Rupsis Tavern that has been closed for some years has been bought and will reopen. The tavern is located on Hattie St. Pictured at right is Darlene Then and Frank Then whose family has aquired the tavern. At left is Leonor Cabrera and Jesus Robles who with run the kitchen and bar.
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A Schenectady couple wants to open a family-friendly restaurant at the former Rupsis Tavern, a longtime Carrie Street hangout for Union College students and Northside neighborhood residents. Mayra and Frank Then, owners of Cousin Deli Grocery on Van Vranken Avenue, own the building at 1549 Carrie St. and are seeking a variance from the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals to operate a restaurant on the first floor. Although the first floor was once home to ...

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mrfixit83
May 31, 2014
9:08 a.m.

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Excellent idea and use for that building! Hope it goes through!

Will1960
June 1, 2014
7:38 p.m.

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I applaud Darlene and Frank Then for taking a chance in a neighborhood that sorely needs a shot in the arm. Schenectady would benefit with more entrepreneurs like this family in the restaurant business or any business. It's a gamble and I wish them success in this endeavor.

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