Randy just sent over a link to a post on his blog with some bad news.
I introduced myself and thanked him for establishing a terrific joint. He said I should enjoy it while I canâ€“he was informed this morning that heâ€™d lost the lease. Maharâ€™s (Albany) will only be open for a couple more weeks. The space will be rented (has been sold?) to the folks that run Juniorâ€™s, The Point and Madison Cafe.
This absolutely sucks. Mahar’s is one of the very few establishments we have here in Albany that’s in a league of it’s own. It’s the best spot hands down to try hard-to-find, rarely stocked beer in this city, and it’s a favorite establishment for among beer aficionados far and wide.
Do we really need yet another Junior’s/Madison Cafe/The Point owned establishment on that same block at the expense of a landmark? Randy calls for a start a campaign to save this neighborhood treasure and I can’t help but agree. I hope they simply move instead of close.