Impact Downtown Albany

Fifth Tier Baking Studio Joins Downtown Retailers

February 15, 2017 – 5:42 pm

Fifth Tier Baking Studio welcomed to #downtownAlbany joining Columbia St. retailers @EnchntdFlrst… https://t.co/RVQG2iw46N #Impactdowntown pic.twitter.com/n6KwRG7O8E — Capitalize Albany (@CapAlbanyCorp) February 14, 2017  Business owner Lyle Houston was officially welcomed to downtown on February 14 with a ribbon cutting ceremony held celebrating the opening of The Fifth Tier Baking Studio at 54 Columbia Street. Houston is […]

Wellington Row Full-Service Salon and Spa Opens Enhancing Downtown Experience

February 7, 2017 – 9:02 pm

  Enhancing the downtown Albany experience, Spa Wellington celebrated its grand opening—now less than a month out from the opening of the adjacent Albany Capital Center. Located at 140 State Street and supported by Impact Downtown Albany implementation, Spa Wellington complements historic Wellington Row’s hospitality, retail, and dining options which have developed in recent years. The spa and its […]

Amplify Albany Supported Dance Music Concert Series’ 2nd Installment: eba Theater Presents Sun Natives & Kimono Dragons

February 6, 2017 – 5:16 pm

During Albany’s “1st Friday” evening on February 3, the eba Theater held its Sock Hop series’ second installment. The Amplify Albany grant program supported event brings an all ages dance music concert series in an effort to attract new crowds and interest to the Lark Street business district.  Kicking off in November last year, the […]

Next Window Lights Up in Albany Arcade Building

January 30, 2017 – 2:57 pm

Opening its second Albany location in the fall of 2016, Stacks Espresso Bar was the first retailer to take space at the downtown Arcade Building (488 Broadway). A few weeks into 2017, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Jan. 18 for Albany Center Gallery’s new location, neighboring Stacks and occupying approximately 2,050 sq. ft. of space.  Implementation of the […]

Click Here For Information On Our Grant Programs

January 27, 2017 – 12:00 am

Capitalize Albany is now accepting applications for its Downtown Albany Retail Grant Program and Amplify Albany Grant Program. The Downtown Albany Retail Grant Program can assist businesses interested in establishing a new downtown Albany storefront location and can assist those already existing in core downtown areas with exterior improvements. The Amplify Albany Albany Grant Program aims to attract more […]

Quality New Storage Facility Will Serve as Critical Amenity amid Residential Growth in Albany Neighborhoods

January 26, 2017 – 2:35 pm

VIEW THE ANNOUNCEMENT PRESS RELEASE In recent years more than 300 new apartment units have come online in Albany’s downtown and warehouse district alone as implementation of the Impact Downtown Albany strategic plan continues. There are nearly 500 more residential units in the pipeline for downtown and in the past year more than 100 new […]

Albany Skyway to Improve Waterfront Connectivity

January 17, 2017 – 3:01 pm

Click Here To View The Announcement Press Release Capitalize Albany Corporation’s Round VI awarded CFA project is the first phase of a multi-phase proposed project that will ultimately result in the conversion of the I-787 northbound exit ramp from Quay Street to Clinton Avenue—into the Region’s first and only highline park—the Albany Skyway. With support […]

Fashion Designer Newest Retailer In Downtown

January 6, 2017 – 9:39 pm

Daniel Mozzes Design, located at 61 N Pearl Street – Steuben Walk #1, was welcomed to downtown Albany on January 6. One of downtown’s newest retailers, the business is the first to open in one of the Pearl Street Pub building’s (formerly the Jillian’s building) newly renovated spaces. Implementation of the Impact Downtown Albany strategic plan is continuing […]

Nipper to Soon Have Neighbors as Redevelopment of 991 Broadway Converts Space to 75 Residential Units

December 15, 2016 – 7:41 pm

Click Here to Read More In The Announcement Press Release The mixed-use conversion of the Nipper building (991 Broadway) in Albany’s warehouse district to 75 apartments and 7,750 sq. ft. of ground-floor commercial space is phase one of a planned four-phase, $70 million development project. On Thursday, the City of Albany Industrial Development Agency Board approved an application to […]

Albany Capital Center to Open Ahead of Schedule for MAAC Tournament

December 5, 2016 – 3:41 pm

The Albany Capital Center announced it will have a soft opening March 2 to coincide with the MAAC basketball tournament at the Times Union Center, ahead of its March 22 opening when the Capital Center hosts its first trade group. An event that attracts thousands of fans, NCAA and Division 1 college basketball officials will also get […]