Ama Cocina Officially Opens In Downtown: 4-6 Sheridan Avenue Commercial Space Filled

November 2, 2015

IMG_09302On November 2, BM&T Restaurant Group (BM&T) owners Brian Viglucci, Michael Viglucci Jr., Tony Lounello and Ama Cocina general manager Jessica Evans were joined by Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Sarah Reginelli, Capitalize Albany Corporation president and CEO of the City of Albany Industrial Development Agency, and Downtown Albany BID executive director Georgette Steffens in officially welcoming Ama Cocina, the modern Mexican eatery to downtown Albany. BM&T which owns The Point, Café Madison, Juniors, and The Beer Belly among others celebrated the opening of its eighth restaurant in Albany.
Formerly a multi-level brewery and restaurant, the building at 4-6 Sheridan Avenue was vacant for two years prior to reopening in 2012 as multifamily apartments with retail space on the ground floor. Its $1.75 million conversion was made possible through assistance provided by the City of Albany Industrial Development Agency. Counting construction jobs, new restaurant management and staff, the project created more than 60 jobs. Ama Cocina occupies the commercial space on the building’s first floor and the property now features 13 new, fully-occupied market-rate apartments on the building’s upper floors which enhance the strong mix of Downtown living options.