Realty Saratoga

"What Saratoga Has Been Waiting For!"


“Popular Saratoga Springs Restaurant for Sale”



Reduced Asking Price = $295k

Rent: $8k/month
Lease term expiration: January 2028 (11 years)
Square footage: 2500sf
Number of Seats: 112 (84 dining room; 16 bar; 12 patio)

About Circus Café
Open since May 1, 2004, Circus Café is Saratoga's #1 destination for food and fun! Known as a “go-to” for festive American cuisine and sensational bar for 13 years, Circus Café is open 7 days for lunch, dinner and late night bar. Locals and visitors alike know that the food is excellent with a menu that has something for everyone, the atmosphere is unique, and the bar is exceptional. Great for every age group, guests can expect supreme service and fine fare while experiencing a sophisticated, "over the top" vision of the circus. The distinctive ambience features French circus themed murals, atmospheric LED lighting, hand-blown Venetian chandeliers and lush red and gold velvet curtains for privacy between tables. Circus Café is a consistent Winner for Best Burger, Best Family Friendly, Best Salads, Best Happy Hour, Best Karaoke, Best Open Mic - by multiple capital region readers choice contests. A regular spot for celebrations of every occasion including holiday parties, Bachelorette parties, corporate events, rehearsal dinners, Circus Café is known for going above and beyond for guests; handpicking their exemplary front and back of house team members. Their service motto is “surprise and delight,” a fact definitely attributing to the longtime success this restaurant has enjoyed for more than a decade.

Welcome to Realty Saratoga

Realty Saratoga is a full service boutique real estate company specializing in residential and commercial properties in and around Saratoga Springs. We have been in this market as buyers, sellers and real estate brokers since 1993 and look forward to sharing with you our insights and expertise from the broad base of experiences we have had in this special "city in the country." As Saratoga's only boutique real estate firm we take on just a select number of clients at a time, guaranteeing you the utmost in customer service and attention.


We represent discerning buyers seeking homes that reflect the unique charm and character of Saratoga Springs, New York. This is a specialty of ours and we are often sought out and selected to represent buyers as buyers agents. In this case we seek out properties for you and can legally represent your interests throughout the entire process of finding your home. We are frequently selected to do this by both new and repeat clients as well as clients who seek us out despite having prior relationships with other agents. There is a reason for this. We love the process and are extremely good at it! Applying our market skills and utilizing our excellent relationships and savvy to find you the right home and make a deal happen is genuinely important to us. The fact that we limit ourselves to a select number of clients ensures that you will have an unparalleled positive experience. Give us a call for a firsthand glimpse into how we will work for you to find the property you are seeking!

Selling your Saratoga Springs home? We'd love to list it for you! Market proficiency, integrity and responsiveness are our trademark qualities. We will prepare a comparative sales analysis, hold open houses for brokers as well as potential buyers, and be sure that your home is listed in the most visible and effective vehicles available. For high end sales and unique properties, let us tap into our extensive New York City contact base. We understand this buyer and know how to reach them!


With years of world class commercial real estate experience in NYC, Realty Saratoga can handle your commercial sale or purchase with ease. We welcome your inquiries regarding listing your property or assisting you with your search for restaurant, retail, office or warehouse space. We have handled some of the most exciting recent commercial sales in downtown Saratoga Springs - give us a call for more info!


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Christel MacLean

Christel MacLean Saratoga County Realtor of the Year 2015!
Awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie Association of Realtors Inc. - November 6, 2015

Ms. MacLean is a Founder and Managing Partner of Circus Restaurant Group, LLC which includes the original restaurant concepts, Circus Café and The Crown Grill. She is also the Principal Broker of Realty Saratoga, a boutique real estate firm located in Saratoga Springs, New York. Ms. MacLean runs the restaurant and real estate businesses with her husband and business partner, Colin MacLean.

A resident of Saratoga Springs, Ms. MacLean serves on the Board of Directors of The Adirondack Trust Company. In addition she served as Founding Board Member and Co-Vice President of the Board of Directors of SaratogaArtsFest for 6 years; on the Board of Directors of the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association for 8 years; and PTA President of Division Street Elementary School from 2010-2012. In addition Christel serves on the Nominating Committee of the Society of Alumni at Williams College where she has responsibility for nominating members of the Board of Trustees of Williams College. She and Colin MacLean, her husband and business partner, also serve as mentors through the Skidmore College Mentoring Program.

Ms. MacLean has held a variety of ownership and management positions in the real estate, finance and hospitality industries throughout her career in New York City and Saratoga Springs. In addition to the positions mentioned above, she was owner of Hattie .s Restaurant from 1993-2001. Prior to that, her professional life was spent on Wall Street where for 10 years she was an investment banking executive in the Real Estate Finance Department at Salomon Brothers, Inc as well as in the Corporate Finance Department at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Other positions she held on Wall Street were at Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation where she was a consultant in the Marketing Department and at American International Group where she was Manager of Strategic Planning for the President of the Risk Management Department.

Ms. MacLean has a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance and Real Estate Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Political Science from Williams College in Williamstown, MA.

Ms. MacLean lives in Saratoga Springs with her husband Colin, daughter Lucy and Labradoodle Griffin.

Colin MacLean

Colin came to Saratoga Springs in 1997 from NYC where he worked for 10 years as an actor and then a producer for Broadway theatre. In NYC he was actively involved in the rental market, always having a knack at finding wonderful doorman buildings at below market value for himself and his actor peers.

A licensed NYS salesperson since 2002, Colin is a proficient and extremely knowledgeable real estate professional. Known for his aesthetic, analytical skills and expertise regarding sourcing the most appropriate financing options for clients, he is a major asset to the Realty Saratoga Team. His contacts both in Saratoga and NYC, and strong marketing talents are a terrific boon to our clients. Together with Christel he owns Circus Café and The Crown Grill. Please see below for Colin's Professional Affiliations.

Professional Affiliations

Christel MacLean and Colin MacLean are both active members of the following professional organizations: Capital Region MLS (CRMLS), Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Inc (CIREB), Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie Association of REALTORS, Inc. (SSSAR), New York State Association of REALTORS, Inc. (NYSAR), National Association of REALTORS, Inc. (NAR). In addition, Christel MacLean and Colin MacLean are actively involved with Skidmore College, Double "H" Hole in the Woods Ranch, the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association and Saratoga ArtsFest. Christel and Colin are also members of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and Saratoga County Convention and Tourism Bureau.

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