In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the Purple Pub in Watervliet announced it will be closing its doors on December 30, 2022.
The Purple Pub opened in 1972 and was enjoyed by thousands in the Capital Region as a hometown restaurant and a favorite go-to spot for their beloved pizza.
The owners, Greg and Butch Rentz noted several reasons in their decision to close:
It’s no secret that the last few years have been hard on all of us – we’ve had to endure so many hardships – financial, increasing wages and prices, and staffing shortages to name a few
The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise to some, as it leaked out onto social media that the business was put up for sale back in 2021.
Although they will no longer be open for indoor dining, the owners say their to-go window will continue for the time being.
Fifty years is an amazing feat for any business, congrats Greg and Butch on a job well done!
feature photo: Purple Pub via Facebook