#DowntownWorks For Far Shot Recreation

December 15, 2022 – 3:28 pm

Benn MacDonald is an unabashed downtown Albany booster. “I love the skyline; I love The Egg; I love everything about it,” the president of Far Shot Recreation, which operates a series of axe and knife throwing and archery facilities in the Northeast- including one that opened at 69 N. Pearl St. in 2019. MacDonald, who […]

#DowntownWorks For O’Connell & Aronowitz

December 8, 2022 – 3:06 pm

O’Connell & Aronowitz, one of the Capital Region’s oldest law firms, has deep ties to the City of Albany and a long commitment to its downtown. It opened its doors in 1925 with two founding attorneys from opposite ends of the political spectrum: Edward J. O’Connell, chairman of the Albany Democratic Committee and brother of […]

#DowntownWorks For Albany Stadium Restaurant & Bar

February 14, 2022 – 9:58 am

For years, James Anilowski and Wendi Enright operated their business, Tech Forward, Inc., a digital sign, and network IT company, out of a commercial space in what is now the MVP Arena and watched it evolve over time. They felt strongly that the facility’s restaurant space, which has gone through a number of incarnations over […]

#DowntownWorks For The Blake Annex

October 11, 2021 – 12:46 pm

Coworking spaces – like so many businesses – had a scare at the start of the coronavirus pandemic when all but essential industries were shuttered for a time in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. But the founders of The Blake Annex, which occupies 25,000 square feet of space in the Kenmore Building […]

#DowntownWorks For Sidebar, Coming Soon

August 24, 2021 – 9:18 am

Mike Lynch has eaten and cooked his way around the world – including a period at Nicole’s Bistro when it was located in downtown Albany’s Quackenbush Square. Along the way he became a certified sommelier and owned two restaurants in South Florida. But through it all – over a period of two decades, he says […]

#DowntownWorks For Upside Collective

June 23, 2021 – 9:45 am

With a need for more space, the design and marketing firm Upside Collective started looking to relocate within the Region from its old home and the company had to cast a wide net before settling on its current location at 80 State St. in downtown Albany. “We looked all over the place within reason,” said […]

#DowntownWorks For Picotte Cos.

May 24, 2021 – 12:28 pm

For evidence of Picotte Cos.’ faith in the resiliency and staying power of Albany, look no further than 111 Washington Ave., located at the edge of downtown and just steps from the heart of the city’s urban core. The company, which is one of the largest owners of private office buildings in the region, invested […]

Expansive Is ‘Bullish On The Future Df Downtown Albany’

May 11, 2021 – 10:15 am

#DowntownWorks for the newly rebranded Chicago-based Novel Coworking making its debut in New York at 69 State Street Novel Coworking isn’t Novel anymore. The Chicago-based company, which has 40 locations around the country and opened its first location in New York in downtown Albany this past February, has rebranded as “Expansive.” “It better fits our […]

#DowntownWorks For Garfunkel Wild

April 27, 2021 – 10:40 am

Working with Carrow Real Estate Services, when it came time to renew their lease at 677 Broadway in downtown Albany, the attorneys at Garfunkel Wild, PC didn’t have to think too hard. “Number one, we love our space here,” said firm partner Jim Dering. “I do believe it’s some of the nicest space in the […]

#DowntownWorks For Key Capture Energy

April 6, 2021 – 12:36 pm

Dan Fitzgerald co-founded the start-up company Key Capture Energy, an independent developer of utility-scale energy battery storage projects, in Houston, Texas in 2016. It was, at the time, a natural fit as Texas has long been known as the nation’s energy capital. But for Fitzgerald, a lifelong New York resident and UAlbany graduate, the idea […]