By DAN HEATH, Press-Republican
---- — PLATTSBURGH — Mangia restaurant in Plattsburgh won’t reopen.
Owner David White said the restaurant, which closed Saturday, had between 20 and 25 full- and part-time employees.
He said the decision was made to create space for a different operation.
“We’ve got another concept that will be going in there,” White said.
He wouldn’t provide additional details, saying it was too early.
White opened a Long John Silver’s seafood restaurant on the property in 1989. Mangia replaced that chain in 1993.
restaurant featured a variety of Italian cuisine offerings for lunch and dinner served in a casual atmosphere. There was a wide selection of wines, beers and non-alcoholic beverages.
Mangia also offered a catering service.
White is president of Albany-based White Management. The company’s other establishments include the Butcher Block in Plattsburgh, Mangia in Slingerlands, the Log Jam in Lake George and Central Steak, Creo and Bountiful Bread in Albany.
The company is presently building a 3,931-square-foot banquet hall addition to the Butcher Block restaurant. It is expected to seat about 130 and could create about a dozen new jobs.
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