Garden Bistro 24 Set to Relocate to First Columbia’s New 1207 Troy Schenectady Road

LATHAM, N.Y. (2/3/15) — Regional developer First Columbia today announced that Garden Bistro 24 will relocate this summer from 1839 Central Avenue into its new mixed-use building currently under construction at 1207 Troy Schenectady Road at Riverhill Center.

Garden Bistro 24, a casual restaurant serving classic French bistro-inspired food in a comfortable setting, is the second tenant announced for the new 22,000-square-foot, two-story building fronting Riverhill Center office park.

Last week, 1st Advantage Dental, a longtime Riverhill tenant, opted to relocate from 1201 Troy Schenectady Road, one of the park’s original buildings, into the new facility and will take a prominent corner space location.

“First Columbia’s strategic vision for developing the Route 7 corridor aligns with Garden Bistro 24’s vision for the markets we wish to serve,” said Garden Bistro 24 VP and Co-owner Charles Grizzaffi.“This move will enhance the overall dining experience of our current customer base while being more accessible to a new demographic.”

President and Co-owner John Grizzaffi added that he expects a smooth move into the new plaza.“We will continue to provide the high quality of food and service our customers have come to enjoy at our Central Avenue location until the early summer.Our well-trained and experienced staff will then relocate and our transition will be seamless,” he said.

Garden Bistro 24 opened in Colonie in 2010.The restaurant quickly gained favor among restaurant critics and patrons. In August 2013, a second restaurant opened in at 5 Vista Boulevard in Slingerlands. Both locations are overseen by John Grizzaffi.

“We are honored to be a part of Garden Bistro 24’s expansion and look forward to working with them,” said First Columbia Partner Kevin Bette. “With its location near the Colonie and Niskayuna town lines, 1207 Troy Schenectady Road is ideal for retailers who thrive off everyday business professionals and lunch hour traffic.”

First Columbia expects construction to be completed at 1207 Troy Schenectady Road by late spring/early summer of this year.The prominent mix-used building fronts the 94,000-square foot, three-building Riverhill Center. The centrally located office park experiences high visibility from Troy Schenectady Road, which has an annual average daily traffic count of 32,440 vehicles.

The new plaza is within close proximity to more than 7,000 employees working at neighboring office parks and has just 2,249-square-feet of retail available on the first floor.

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First Columbia is a diversified real estate/investment organization committed to planning, developing, and operating high quality facilities. Its projects include corporate buildings, office campuses, medical complexes, senior housing, hospitality, and high-tech facilities.


Established in 2009, Garden Bistro 24 is a casual restaurant with two locations serving classic bistro-inspired fare in a lively, comfortable setting. Food is prepared fresh daily and is seasonally motivated. No microwaves or freezers are on premise. Menus change every other Friday to ensure a fine selection of seasonal entrees that reflect local and seasonal availability. . All desserts such as creme brulee, crepes and chocolate mousse are all made in-house. Lunch specials are offered Monday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A full-service bar features locally brewed craft beers and wines from around the world. For more information, visit


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