A halal meat store expects to open soon in Halfmoon, NY, believed to be the first of its kind in southern Saratoga County - another sign of how the demographics of the Capital Region are changing.

There are a handful of similar stores in the Albany and Latham area, but the Halal Meat Market in a small strip mall on Route 9, near Clifton Park, would service the growing number of Muslims living in Saratoga County.

They include Indians, Pakistanis, people of Middle Eastern descent and other nationalities.

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