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The Glass Tavern proudly serves Iowa Premium Family Farm Raised Black Angus

The Glass Tavern proudly serves Iowa Premium Family Farm Raised Black Angus

The Glass Tavern is pleased to announce our selection of Iowa Premium as our beef supplier, allowing us to offer our valued guests the highest quality USDA Prime Black Angus beef in the country.

Here are several reasons why Iowa Premium beef is the superior choice:

  • Hand-selected to ensure tender, succulent beef with a rich signature flavor. Iowa Premium supplies only family farm raised corn-fed Black Angus cattle with superior quality and characteristics.
  • Exceptional quality. Iowa Premium beef comes from cattle that have grazed on pastures for the majority of their lives then finished on..
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Chris Evans: ‘Don’t talk about the future. Make it!’

Chris Evans: ‘Don’t talk about the future. Make it!’

They share the same impish grins.

A dog-eared family photo captures 1970s Punta Gorda super-developer F. M. “Don” Donelson giving his young grandson, Chris, bunny ears.

He also gave him a family heritage.

“When I was a kid, I didn’t really know what I wanted to be,” confesses Chris Evans. “But I always admired my grandfather. Development kind of ran in my veins, I guess.”

Family heritage means so much to Evans that he recently christened his future 120,000-square-foot Punta Gorda office development, across from the Charlotte County Justice Center on East Marion Avenue, with his..

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Seafood and steak restaurant opening in Schenectady County

Seafood and steak restaurant opening in Schenectady County

By Andrew H. Roiter, Digital producer Albany Business Review

Socha Management president Bill Socha always wanted a restaurant in the bottom floor of his mixed-use building Socha Plaza 115, but he needed to know that it would be up to his standards. So he did it himself.

“Bill’s the kind of guy where he wouldn’t want just any operation in there,” said Chris Evans, Socha’s business partner on The Glass Tavern. The steak-and-seafood restaurant will open in mid-July in the Glenville, New York, plaza.

This is Evans’ and Socha’s second venture together. The pair bought The Turtle Club..

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Restaurant, medical office coming to Socha Plaza in Glenville

Restaurant, medical office coming to Socha Plaza in Glenville

A restaurant and a medical office will open at Socha Plaza 115, a mixed-use multi-story building at 115 Saratoga Road in Glenville.

The Glass Tavern Restaurant will open in July on the building’s first floor with a menu that features steak, seafood and poultry. The restaurant is the second for SoEva Hospitality Group, founded by William J. Socha, who developed the $10 million Socha Plaza, and Florida-based restaurateur Christopher Evans.

SoEva also operates The Turtle Club in Punta Gorda, Fla.

The Center for Rheumatology will open on the building’s second floor on July 18...

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Socha Management awarded Enterprise of the Year by the Chamber of Schenectady County

Socha Management awarded Enterprise of the Year by the Chamber of Schenectady County

At its 27th Annual Business Awards, The Chamber of Schenectady County awarded Glenville’s Socha Management with the “Enterprise of the Year” award. Socha Management is owned by William Socha and has a long history in the Glenville area. The Enterprise of the Year award recognizes businesses with 100 employees or less that distinguishes itself through achievements in growth and management. Please enjoy the Chamber’s video interview with William Socha below:

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Employment Opportunities at The Glass Tavern Restaurant

Employment Opportunities at The Glass Tavern Restaurant

The Glass Tavern is looking for experienced restaurant staff that shares our philosophy of Gracious Hospitality. Our team will be energetic and will have a willingness to learn, a positive attitude, a hospitality mindset, a problem solving ability and a desire to be part of an award winning TEAM!

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Hometown Hospitality Comes To Glenville, N.Y.

Hometown Hospitality Comes To Glenville, N.Y.

June 16, 2015   For immediate release

SCHENECTADY COUNTY, N.Y. — An innovative restaurateur and a management and development executive from Glenville, N.Y. are pleased to announce a partnership aimed at providing a new dining “experience” tailored to the discerning tastes of Schenectady County and its unique communities.

Christopher R. Evans, a seasoned restaurateur with roots in South West Florida, have completed the design and is currently constructing The Glass Tavern, located along the Route 50 corridor in Scotia-Glenville. The 5,200 square feet of Socha Plaza 115, is a spectacular..

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Dining Notes – Florida Weekly, June 18, 2015

Dining Notes – Florida Weekly, June 18, 2015

Turtle Club closed till October — to reopen under local ownership
by Nanci Theoret

There’s both good news and bad news for fans of the Turtle Club. The bad news: The Punta Gorda restaurant has closed for the summer. The good news: It will reopen in mid-October under local ownership with the same menu, name and key personnel. By this time next year, it will also have a sister restaurant in upstate New York.

Charlotte County native and Turtle Club managing partner Chris Evans recently purchased the restaurant at 139 W. Marion Ave. in Punta Gorda with partner William Socha, a part-time Punta..

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