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Slidin' Dirty Schenectady announces closure

Slidin' Dirty Schenectady announces closure

Second restaurant location proves too much for owners
Slidin' Dirty Schenectady announces closure
The interior of the Schenectady Slidin' Dirty location on State Street is shown in this March 2018 photo., 2018.
Photographer: Peter Barber / Gazette Photographer

SCHENECTADY -- Slidin' Dirty, the gourmet hamburger restaurant with menu items that played with innuendos like "Sloppy Seconds," has made it clear it's shutting down its location in Schenectady.

Owner Tim Taney made his announcement on the restaurant's Facebook page. It officially closed on Thursday, Oct. 3. "After months of deliberating, I have come to the decision to close this location. Maintaining the quality experience that I want each of Slidin’ Dirty’s guests to have - at both locations and the food truck - while giving my children the time and attention they deserve was a balance I couldn’t master," Taney said. "I will miss Slidin’ Dirty Schenectady. I look forward to seeing you in Troy and at the Food Truck!"

Taney founded the business as a food truck and catering service in 2012, then opened the company's first restaurant in Troy in 2014.

The Schenectady Slidin' Dirty opened in 2017 at 512 State St. The Schenectady location was about double the size of the Troy restaurant, occupying 4,000 square feet spread over two stories, enough space to house a bar, seating for 110 people and an outdoor patio. The business could also be used for private parties.

The 512 State Street restaurant space was part of a multi-million-dollar overhaul to the old Foster building, a complex built in the early 1900s that included the old Hotel Foster and Schenectady Railway Co. However, the building sat vacant for several years until 2014, when Troy-based Sequence Development purchased it with plans to create apartments and retail space.

Slidin’ Dirty occupied the space that served as the passenger terminal for the Schenectady Railway Co. in the early 1900s.

It remains to be seen what will happen to the location now.

Slidin' Dirty's Troy location at 9 First St. remains open, as does the Slidin' Dirty food truck.

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