BALLSTON SPA – A Halfmoon drive-in restaurant is suing a Troy awning company alleging damage from repairs to commercial umbrellas at their outdoor seating hurt business during the pandemic.

Halfmoon Ice Cream Inc, which does business as Country Drive-In, filed suit in Saratoga County this week against Troy-based 4th Generation Awning Co.

The ice cream shop is seeking repairs to the damage it says was caused by 4th Generation, as well as payment for business it says it lost without having the umbrellas during its crucial warm season for its outdoor seating during the pandemic.

An attorney for Halfmoon Ice Cream declined to comment Wednesday. A woman who answered the phone at 4th Generation also declined to comment and a message left was not returned.

According to the lawsuit, Country Drive-In, on Crescent Vischer Ferry Road, contracted with 4th Generation for $5,000 to clean and service three commercial umbrellas for $5,000….

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