Turn-Key, Thriving Saratoga County Bar & Restaurant Business with Beautiful, Subdividable Acreage
The locally renowned Abeel’s Restaurant business and real estate is offered for sale for your continued success, or for you to create your own legacy here!
Owned, operated and meticulously maintained by one chef-owner and family for the past 18 years, this profitable bar/restaurant has quietly grown a loyal following of both local and destination diners by humbly providing consistent quality in both service and cuisine, in a comfortable atmosphere.
This completely turn-key business includes a two-story building that houses the first-floor bar with seating, dining room with central fireplace, patio, currently serving up to 127 total diners including 30 seats on the patio, with a modern kitchen plus a two-bedroom apartment above. Set on a 3.793 acre subdividable site in the Town of Milton’s UR-2 zone, this picturesque country setting, space, and current liquor license for large scale outdoor events offers an incredible opportunity for weddings and special events in addition to everyday dining.
The Bar: Entering through the bar area, guests appreciate the rustic tavern feel perfectly balanced with modern updates that show attention to both style and cleanliness. Updated throughout in 2016, great care was given to maintain the vibe, but improve the functionality. Vinyl wide plank wood flooring stretches in all directions from the front door and overhead beams and a large leather built-in banquette fits perfectly in the corner by the windows. Attractively designed to maximize seating, the unique layout allows for 12-14 bar stools with a beautiful aged custom copper bar top. Charming original leather booths with knotty pine tables around the perimeter beckon casual diners. Modern pendant lighting and wall sconces add to the ambiance. Behind the bar you’ll appreciate the appliances which include: a 3-door cooler, stainless steel glass chiller, dishwasher, ice maker, sink, 6 beer taps and a soda gun system. The digital POS system on the back wall is flanked by custom open shelving for plentiful liquor display. Up to 46 patrons are approved for the bar area at a time.
The Dining Room: The dining room has its own entrance from the vestibule complete with a host stand, but is most often entered from the bar. It’s open and airy with a striking central wood-burning fireplace that customers cherish – especially on winter nights. Fourteen knotty pine tables with simple black chairs continue the comfortable feel and half-walls and a raised section separate spaces and provide intimacy for diners. Pine trim, hand-painted shutters, woodwork, and pendant lighting add warmth to the space. A server station is tucked away for coffee and tea prep with another beverage cooler below. Approved capacity in this space is 49 guests.
The Kitchen: The kitchen boasts many smart updates and offers terrific space to work with 10’ ceilings. Ideal commercial tile flooring runs throughout with drains, and wonderful transom windows let in natural light and fresh air without losing privacy. All spaced intentionally for functionality, you’ll find: a 12-burner commercial range with 20’ commercial vent hood, griddle, grill, two fryers, two pizza ovens, coolers, a freezer, and the dishwashing station with dishwasher and pull-down faucets. Centrally located butcher block tops provide prep space. A walk-in cooler is at the rear of the kitchen and access to the basement storage and outside to the smoker is convenient as well for the chefs. Fluorescent lighting is above with fiberglass reinforced plastic panelized walls.
Patio: The outdoor concrete patio space currently holds 30 patrons and features tables, chairs and umbrellas set at the rear of the property with tranquil views of the pond, garden, and surrounding landscaping. The current liquor license allows for large scale events or additional outdoor dining to be added.
Facilities: Two ADA-accessible bathrooms are modern and stylish each with two stalls. An office is tucked away but pleasant and bright for your day-to-day scheduling, ordering and accounting purposes.
Basement & Mechanicals: A full basement offers tremendous dry storage and houses the commercial dough mixer, a beer, keg, and wine cooler, and locked liquor storage. Mechanicals include a natural-gas fired furnace, a 70 gallon gas water heater, and three 200-amp panels with 3-phase electric. The gas lines are oversized for better delivery to appliances. There is a 280’ drilled well and commercial chlorination system, and a 1000 gallon septic tank with leach field and a 1000 gallon grease trap. The roof is a combination of rubber and architectural asphalt shingle. The building is wrapped in vinyl siding with vinyl windows throughout. There is a smoke detector and security system in place as well.
Parking/Acreage: 75 cars will fit in the gravel parking lot with separate entrance and exit. The enclosed vestibule provides a ramp to the dining room for ADA compliance and two separate exits. The lawn and landscaping are well maintained withh an irrigation system and perfect for special event usage. A subdivision was completed but not filed with the town to separate a building lot at the rear of the property, and could be revisited with the Town of Milton.
Apartment: Upstairs, a lovely two-bedroom apartment provides a live-work opportunity orterrific rental income. It has it’s own private entrance, one full bathroom, kitchen and vaultedliving room.
Please respect that this business is currently open in full operation! Schedule your private tour of this versatile property today through the listing agent during non-business hours. The proud owners are willing to share their experiences and review the books with qualified buyers that have interest in continuing the flourishing business they’ve built there over the past 18 years. It is only offered for a straight sale, there is no interest in holding paper or leasing to the next operator.