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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 […]

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

View the announcement’s press release, here 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 www.CapitalizeAlbany.com/grants. The new COVID-19 Small Business Adaptation Program (SBAP) is made possible with support […]

11 Clinton Avenue Redesign Effort Kicks Off August 10

July 30, 2020 – 4:37 pm

Learn more at www.ClintonMarketAlbany.com. Capitalize Albany is kicking off “Clinton Market Collective,” a project that will ultimately result in the renovation of the underutilized 0.38-acre parcel at 11 Clinton Avenue (also known as Federal Park) situated between the historic Palace Theatre and the landing of the Skyway project at Broadway in downtown Albany.    Made […]