COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Joe’s Tavern, located at 16 Division Street in Cohoes, closed in February 2022. Now, owner Mike Fortin is reopening the restaurant.

Fortin closed Joe’s Tavern after 11 years so he could focus on opening Emma Jayne’s Restaurant in Halfmoon. He also owns Max410 at the Waters Edge in Glenville, which moved from Van Schaick Island Country Club in Cohoes to the former Waters Edge Lighthouse space.

Fortin told NEWS10 that he owns the Joe’s Tavern building and it has been sitting vacant for over a year. He also said it was a profitable business before and he has loyal followers from Cohoes that have been going to his other restaurants.

“I feel like I owe it to my hometown supporters to have an operation in my hometown,” said Fortin. “Without them, I never would have been able to accomplish all of this.”

The Joe’s Tavern menu features pizza, salads, sandwiches, torpedos, calzones, wings, and more. You can view the full menu on the Joe’s Tavern website. Joe’s Tavern will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Joe’s Tavern will be officially reopening on Wednesday, September 13 at 4 p.m. All proceeds from opening night will be donated to Cohoes Pop Warner. It’s cash-only for the fundraiser, with dine-in and take-out options.

“Glad to be back helping the community that helped make my dreams come true,” said Fortin.