Monthly Archives: September 2020

Back To Business: Prinzo’s Bakery

September 30, 2020 – 11:05 am

When the pandemic struck, Prinzo’s Bakery didn’t miss a beat.   The family-owned business was considered “essential” as it provides a variety of bread and rolls to walk-in and wholesale customers, and so it remained open throughout the lockdown put in place by the state to curb COVID-19’s spread. It did not close a single day.   […]

Back To Business: Lark Street Yoga

September 24, 2020 – 12:02 pm

Jennifer Miller knew when she opened Lark Street Yoga in September 2018 that it would take a while to build a client base. And things were indeed slow at first, but she kept at it and was encouraged when business started to pick up in early 2020.    “We had just started getting really busy; some […]

$35 Million Mixed-Use Western Avenue Project To Significantly Boost Revenue For Local Taxing Jurisdictions

September 18, 2020 – 10:48 am

Announcement press release available here A $35.7 million project will transform 30,000 sq. ft. of vacant commercial space at 1211 Western Avenue and return activity to the site— creating a 190,968 sq. ft. complex encompassing 136 multi-family apartment units, 1,840 sq. ft. of commercial retail space and an internal garage with 150 parking spaces. Made […]

Back To Business: The Yard | Hatchet House And Bar

September 16, 2020 – 2:15 pm

Leyla Kiosse thought about The Yard | Hatchet House and Bar for years before a single axe was thrown there.  The mastermind behind downtown Albany’s combination bar and axe throwing/indoor turf establishment had been practicing law for more than a decade when she decided she needed to make a career change. She wanted to do […]

Back To Business: Elario Photography

September 9, 2020 – 2:32 pm

Elario Photography at 1084 Madison Ave in Albany is back to business. Since its establishment in 1984, the name “Elario Photography” has become synonymous with weddings in the Capital Region. The father-and-son business is well known for capturing intimate moments in a unique style at a wide array of venues – from upscale hotels and catering […]

Back To Business: Heaven On Earth Beauty Salon

September 2, 2020 – 10:34 am

Kerry-Anne Ashley was just 22 years old when she opened her first Albany salon.   She knew she wanted to work for herself, as she came from a long line of entrepreneurs, and she had always been interested in hair but didn’t think she would make it a career.   After dropping out of high school, Ashley […]