Slidin’ Dirty Breaks Ground on New Schenectady Location
Award-winning, nationally recognized food truck and restaurant to open in Electric City
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (Jan. 12, 2017) — Today, Slidin’ Dirty, a Troy-based award-winning and nationally recognized food truck and restaurant, officially broke ground on their new Schenectady location at 512 State Street, the company’s second.
Founded in 2012 by Tim and Brooke Taney, Slidin’ Dirty (“SD”) originated as a food truck and catering service — earning plaudits for their innovative take on street food and gourmet sliders and appetizers — before opening their first restaurant location in Downtown Troy in 2014. SD has been featured as part of regional and national food competitions, including an appearance on the nationally syndicated daytime talk show LIVE! With Kelly and Michael as well as FOX News Channel morning show Fox & Friends.
“Brooke and I are forever grateful for the support we’ve received from our followers in the Capital Region. Being Capital Region natives, ourselves there is no greater honor than to be able to achieve our dream right here in our own backyard. We are also incredibly fortunate for the opportunity afforded us by Sequence Development. Jeff and his team has again given us a chance to breathe new life into a historic building in one of the region’s most exciting and emerging areas. We can’t wait to get dirty with the people of Schenectady,” said Tim Taney, co-founder and managing member, Slidin’ Dirty.
The new location is part of a multi-million dollar renovation project of the Foster Building, a 1907-built building being redeveloped by Sequence Development. The restaurant will occupy space on the first and second floors of the building that will total 4,000 sq. ft. and will seat 110.
“Having worked alongside Tim and Brooke Taney on their first location in Troy three years ago and continuing this partnership here in Schenectady, I could not be more excited to be part of this project. The Foster building’s best asset is its location and Slidin’ Dirty could not have found a better home in Downtown Schenectady,” said Jeff Buell, president, Sequence Development.
“We could not be happier to welcome the Slidin’ Dirty family to our ever growing community of small businesses here in Schenectady. Our city has been witness to an incredible transformation, and helping such a unique and local business expand will only bolster our growth as a city and community,” said Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy.
“Slidin’ Dirty has earned a national reputation as one of the top food truck providers in the nation. We’re excited that Slidin’ Dirty will soon be bringing its great tastes to Schenectady and the 49th New York State Senate District for more people to enjoy,” said Senator Jim Tedisco.
“Thank you to Sequence Development and Tim & Brooke for choosing Schenectady and especially the historic Foster Building for the second Slidin’ Dirty Restaurant in the Capital Region. It is a welcome addition to downtown Schenectady, and I look forward to the grand opening,” said Assemblymember Phillip G. Steck.
“Over the last decade, we’ve seen the transformation of downtown Schenectady into a vibrant upstate destination. The on-going progress keeps building momentum, attracting more and more businesses and new restaurants. This new addition builds on the success and adds to the excitement of our downtown area, complementing so many other popular destinations. I’m very pleased to congratulate Slidin’ Dirty on the opening of their second restaurant, making downtown Schenectady their new home. Welcome to a great location in a great city. We look forward a unique dining experience with great atmosphere and a great menu headlined by famous sliders, craft beers on tap and more, adding to the city’s recreational offerings,” said Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara.
“What an exciting time for Slidin’ Dirty and what an fabulous addition to downtown Schenectady. When a restaurant experiences success, it’s something to be proud of. When an independently-owned restaurant is successful enough to open a second location, it’s something to shout from the rooftops. We are thrilled that you chose Schenectady. Welcome to the neighborhood. It’s getting more exciting every day,” said Schenectady City Council President Leesa Perazzo.
“The Capital Region Chamber applauds Slidin’ Dirty for their commitment to the region’s eclectic culinary scene and for their investment in Downtown Schenectady. Congratulations to Tim and Brooke Taney on their continued success and welcome to the Electric City,” said Mark Eagan, chief executive officer, Capital Region Chamber.
“Slidin Dirty is a great brand and we are very excited to have this fast growing company add to the momentum in downtown Schenectady,” said Ray Gillen, chair, Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority.