Things Are Looking Bright for Caffe Lena

May 10th, 2016, 2:00 pm by Greg

As you likely know by now, Caffe Lena will be undergoing extensive renovations this summer – including the expansion of seating capacity, installation of an elevator and lots more interior changes.

But the venerable Saratoga Springs coffeehouse is also undergoing some major behind-the-scenes changes, including the recent addition of Hollywood heavyweight Kevin Bright to the Caffe’s Board of Directors.

You may not recognize his name, but you’ve quite likely seen Bright’s work – he was the Emmy Award-winning executive producer of the beloved sit-com “Friends,” for which he also directed more than 50 episodes, including the series finale.

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“Caffè Lena is holy ground,” says Bright, a folk music fan who first set foot in the Caffe back in 1973 when he saw a performance by Happy & Artie Traum. “We don’t have many places like it anymore, and what Lena can do for the local community and the community of folk music is wonderful. We need to keep it alive and moving forward.”