Saratoga Springs businesses divided on changed horse racing schedule
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Saratoga Springs businesses divided on changed horse racing schedule

1of23Broadway is bustling a day before Travers day on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Lori Van Buren/Times Union) Saratoga Springs There’s something different about Saratoga Springs this racing season, artist and boutique owner Gretchen Tisch said – but she can’t put her finger on exactly what it is. Though Tisch has seen less traffic this summer in and out of the Feathered Antler, her Broadway art studio and shop, she said sales have exceeded expectations. "It’s been a really weird summer," Tisch said behind the counter of her empty store Thursday afternoon. "This is not normal, to not have people walking in and out." "But we’re still making more money than usual," she added. "I can’t figure out why." As the 2019 racing season winds down this week following Saturday’s 150th running of the Travers Stakes, Spa City shop and restaurant owners are divided on what impact changes in the racing schedule have had on their businesses. Tuesday traditionally has been the dark day at Saratoga Race Course, when no racing took place. This year, construction at another New York Racing Association track led to a two-week extension of the Saratoga season, but with two dark […]

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