Monthly Archives: August 2020

Back To Business: The Fort Orange General Store

August 26, 2020 – 10:56 am

  After watching developments in the coronavirus crisis with growing concern Schuyler Bull, owner of the Fort Orange General Store, made what he called a “heartbreaking decision” and shuttered the downtown Albany shop in mid-March.   “We were putting staff on the line, customers on the line; we didn’t know who was coming in, so I […]

Back To Business: Nine Pin Ciderworks

August 19, 2020 – 12:51 pm

Nine Pin Ciderworks, the state’s first farm cidery, has been able to survive the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus crisis thanks to emergency regulatory changes enacted by Governor Andrew Cuomo, according to the company’s co-founder and manager, Sonya del Peral.   “We were able to pivot because the state opened up new avenues of revenue […]

Back To Business: Pelagie Hair Braiding

August 12, 2020 – 10:27 am

Businesses in the City of Albany have faced significant and unprecedented challenges over the past several months. Capitalize Albany Corporation and its partners and city stakeholders have worked hard to provide resources, information, and support to those businesses to help them weather this difficult period. Just like the City itself, the business community is innovative, […]

New Grant Program to Provide Assistance to City of Albany Small Businesses With Reopening and Adapting Operations

August 10, 2020 – 12:50 pm

  City of Albany small businesses impacted by the ongoing pandemic that need assistance in covering costs related to operating in accordance with health and safety requirements can now apply for funding from a new grant program at The new COVID-19 Small Business Adaptation Program (SBAP) is made possible with support from the Albany Community Development […]