In 1942, my father Abe and uncle Joe Malooley took a leap of faith and invested what little money they had into The Saratoga Bar & Café at the corner of 5th & Wabash in downtown Terre Haute. It was the same corner where my dad at 8 years old, the youngest of his siblings, sold newspapers and shined shoes to help earn money for his family after the untimely death of his father. Little did the two brothers realize what this corner restaurant would come to mean to themselves, their families and the entire community.
The work ethic instilled in both men at such young ages would prove to be the catalyst for enduring the rigors of a growing business. Their commitment to providing a friendly atmosphere for all who entered, offering good food at fair prices was unwavering.
We realize we owe that to this community as much as to our own commitment. It’s an honor to provide a place where family and friends gather to enjoy each other’s company. In this world that has become so fast-paced and sometimes not so kind, we like to think we offer a little reprieve with a friendly smile and genuine hospitality. Some things transcend time and generations. Thank you for allowing your family to become part of our family.