Dake is chairman of the Stewart's Shops corporation, as well as a Saratoga 150 member. His idea was 10 red and white miniature quarter poles located around the city - including seven along Broadway, one at SPAC, and one at each racetrack.
Stewart's Shops held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and opened a new convenience store in Perth, N.Y., on June 27. It features six gas pumps, diesel fuel, a beer cave, fresh-made pizza, expanded seating and more parking.
Residential revitalization - coupled with expanded dining, shopping, and nightlife options - is now the order of the day, so much so that as of two months ago, sale prices and rents now surpass the averages for Manhattan as a whole.