New Baltimore service area to reopen in 2023
Andrea Macko reports at Porcupine Soup that it has been almost a year since the New Baltimore Service Area on the New York State Thruway shut down for renovations, and it will be almost a year before it reopens. “Right now, New Baltimore is on schedule to open in the first quarter of next year,” Jonathan Dougherty, deputy director of Media Relations and Communications for the New York State Thruway Authority, said July 14. “That is subject to change, and we will be announcing an opening date closer to that timeframe.” Fuel is for sale, but restaurants and restrooms are closed at the New Baltimore rest stop. The Capital Region Welcome Center opened in 2018 across from the New Baltimore Service Area had still has food, local produce, and merchandise for sale. New Baltimore’s service area first opened on April 3, 1957 and was renovated in 1992. The service area will include an Applegreen Market Store, Starbucks drive thru, Shake Shack, and Panera Bread restaurant when it reopens in 2023. Read more about this story at Porcupine Soup.