New restaurant planned for downtown Troy: Opening of '1110 West Main, Ltd.' set for later this year
TROY - A new casual fine dining restaurant is coming to downtown Troy, and it won't be hard to find.
The restaurant will be named after its address - 1110 West Main, Ltd.
The owner and chef, Adam Hall of Troy, said the restaurant is projected to open at the end of August or on Labor Day weekend.
It will be located in the building that was formerly owned by Memorial Hospital and at one time was a bank. It's been vacant for some time.
Currently, Hall is completing work on the interior.
Hall, a veteran of the U.S. Army, took advantage of the GI Bill to attend the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. He will graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts and Systems.
While in the army, Hall served as a sergeant with the U.S. Army 702nd Support Battalion at Camp Casey in South Korea from late 2001 to early 2003. He was 15 miles away from the Korean Demilitarized Zone.
During his time in South Korea, Hall worked as an x-ray technician in charge of the radiology clinic at Camp Casey.
He wanted a career change, so he decided to realize a personal dream and become a chef and open his own restaurant.
"I just kind of got burned out from doing radiology for almost 20 years," he said.
Hall, a 1989 graduate of Troy High School, said he always liked to cook and wanted to open a restaurant right here in Troy.
He said that patrons can expect a menu of "comfort foods" when the restaurant opens, including steak, potatoes, and chicken dishes.
According to Hall, there will be traditional dishes "with a bit of a fancy twist."
For example, he plans on serving Porterhouse steak with a Duchess potato, which consists of a mashed potato mixed with cheese, garlic and herbs, and shaped into a pear shape and then breaded and deep fried. And, when in season, expect locally grown vegetables.
Hall said the restaurant will be open for suppers and Sunday brunch. Local beers and wines will be available. The average price of an entrée will be $20.
He hopes his restaurant will fill a niche in Troy
Hall said the interior will be "warm and inviting, but not overly bright." The high, arched wooden ceiling in the building was one of the features of the structure that helped him make the decision to buy it.
For Hall, having a nice, casual fine dining restaurant close to home is important.
He said that he and his parents have friends that come in from out of town, and they wanted some place to take them, close to home.
Hall's approach to cooking will incorporate his education, which he said was valuable in preparing him to open a restaurant.
He said that he enjoyed learning about different types of cuisine in the country and throughout the world.
His classes included Regional American Cooking, which focused on how different areas in the United States cook and have dinners, and World Cuisines, which focused on cooking methods around the world in such places as France, Italy and Germany.
For now, you can follow the restaurant on Facebook. The Facebook page is titled 1110 West Main, LTD. The LTD is in all capital letters for the Facebook page.
So far, it has 173 Likes and several comments.
Matt DeLauro is one of the people anticipating dining at the restaurant.
His post reads, "Looking forward to dining in Troy....."
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