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March 22, 2017 – 12:00 am

Capitalize Albany is currently 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 […]

Albany Distilling Announces Expansion | A Key $1 Million+ Investment Strengthening The Connection Of Downtown Albany & The Warehouse District

March 17, 2017 – 7:11 pm

A $1M+ @AlbDistCo investment. Expanding w/new bar/tasting room @ 75 Livingston Avenue. An #ImpactDowntown milestone project. #CapAlbGrants pic.twitter.com/N7hcFjBorN — Capitalize Albany (@CapAlbanyCorp) March 17, 2017  The Albany Distilling Company, Inc., Albany’s first licensed distillery since the beginning of prohibition, announced they will expand into a new facility at 75 Livingston Avenue as part of a […]

Crafting Revitalization In The Albany Warehouse District

March 10, 2017 – 4:36 pm

.@NEDADevelopment #CraftingRevitalization Exciting evening, panel w/@DruthersBrewing @AlbDistCo @CapAlbanyCorp @AlbanyCentral @EcoDevTroyNY pic.twitter.com/D4AeAJJkj1 — Capitalize Albany (@CapAlbanyCorp) March 9, 2017 Since the 2012 passage of New York Farm Brewery legislation and continued support from Governor Cuomo, the number of craft breweries in New York more than tripled between 2012 and 2017. Today, craft beverage producers across the state […]

Albany Improv Festival Coming To Downtown In April | Amplify Albany

March 9, 2017 – 8:37 pm

On April 22nd starting at noon and heading into April 23rd, Albany Improv will be hosting its 2nd annual Albany Improv Festival in downtown Albany at the Pearl Street Pub (59 N. Pearl Street). With Amplify Albany grant assistance, Albany Improv was able to expand the festival this year into a two-day event by bringing in […]

Albany Capital Center Opens With More Than 60 Events On 2017 Calendar

March 1, 2017 – 9:35 pm

With its official ribbon cutting and opening on March 1, the Albany Capital Center has already booked 62 events in its first year that will occupy 101 days on the calendar and 3,750 hotel room nights. Of the events, 77 percent will be new bookings for Albany. Marking the completion of the downtown Albany convention […]

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 […]

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 […]