Purple Pub celebrates 45 years

April 16, 2017 04:59 PM

WATERVLIET – A Capital Region mainstay celebrated a milestone Saturday.

The Purple Pub Restaurant opened 45 years ago. The family-run restaurant takes pride in its old school vibe and welcoming atmosphere.

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The owners, Greg and Bob Rentz, still remember the day when their dream of owning a restaurant started to take shape.

“My mother and Greg worked for a restaurant right down the street,” said Bob Rentz. “So it was his dream. And all of a sudden, this place came for sale, and we bought it, and built it from a one room bar to what it is today.”

“We've grown up with the families,” added Greg Rentz. “The kids have come in when they're babies, and now we got them when they're 30 years old.”

To mark the occasion, there were drink specials and celebrations with regulars.


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