Saratoga businesses adapt to welcome fans who can't go to track

Mark Mulholland & WNYT Staff
Updated: July 15, 2020 07:05 PM
Created: July 15, 2020 07:03 PM

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Racing begins at Saratoga Thursday and businesses are racing to be ready for the new normal.


Fans can't get into the track, but they can watch races at restaurants.

Many businesses have been adding more picnic tables, TVs, and making sure safety measures are in place.

Charlie Hoertkorn is the co-owner of the Horseshoe Inn. He says they're hopeful this new model will still help pay the bills during the pandemic.

He points out his large outdoor area, outdoor bar, and outdoor seating in tents.

He will also have signage up indicating where customers can stand and what they can and can't do. For example, there will also be no dancing.

Learn more about how they're adapting to welcome racing fans who can't actually be at the track by watching the video of Mark Mulholland's story.

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