The new Olive Garden on Commercial Drive in New Hartford is almost ready to open it's doors. I get excited every time I drive by.  This morning I decided to stop in on my way to work to see if I could get an opening date.  It's now August 12th, moved from August 1st.

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I was also privileged enough to walk through the beautiful building.  There is a fireplace to enjoy your delicious Italian meal by, a large bar and plenty of seating.   A local plumber, who has worked on 3 Olive Garden restaurants told me they spared no expense.  From copper piping and top of the line equipment, to the half million dollar kitchen.  It's the biggest kitchen I've ever seen.  I can't wait to eat my first meal from it.

Applications are being accepted for several positions at Olive Garden including, servers, bartenders, hosts and cooks.  You can apply online here.

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Who else is excited for August 12th?

Olive Garden in New Hartford Construction [PHOTOS]

It's the question many want to know, including my daughter and I. When is the Olive Garden in New Hartford opening? I stopped by the construction site on Commercial Drive to get an update.