Updated The Jonesville Store in Clifton Park -- home of excellent pancakes and other quality fare -- is closing at the end of the year, as first reported by Nippertown today. We talked with owner John Travis today about why they're closing up shop -- and what's going to happen to those pancakes...
Travis says irreconcilable differences between him and longtime business partner Harris Unger are the reason they're selling. He says they have a buyer for the Clifton Park eatery, but Travis is still not sure if the menu and recipes will be part of the sale.
Travis, a UAlbany graduate, has been in the food business most of his life. Before opening The Jonesville Store, he says he worked for Rock Hill Bakehouse and, along with Unger, owned a Washington County restaurant called Someplace Else.
The Jonesville Store is slated to closed on January 1. Travis says after that he'll regroup and decide what's next. He says he'd like to stay local.
As for the pancakes, Travis says they're his mother's recipe. He's been making them for nearly 50 years and nobody can do them quite like he can. Here's hoping he'll be making them around here again sometime soon.
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