Impact Downtown Albany

Back To Business: The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

October 28, 2020 – 9:59 am

When Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered a lockdown of all but essential businesses in mid-March in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many optimistically assumed the pause would be short – maybe a few weeks at most.  Not Dora Philip. “I had a feeling it was larger than we thought – or thought […]

$72,000 Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award to Capital Walls Mural Project Adds Two New Murals on Columbia Street

October 27, 2020 – 3:39 pm

Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) is strengthening Albany’s Clinton Square neighborhood. Two new murals were unveiled in downtown Albany this morning — enhancing the gateway to the Capital City’s downtown. They’re located at Redburn Development Partners’ 39 and 45 Columbia Street properties where work is underway as part of its $80 million downtown investment. […]

Market-Rate 80-Unit New Construction Residential Project To Rise In Albany’s Clinton Square Neighborhood

October 22, 2020 – 2:09 pm

Press release available here The $22.7 million project will be constructed on the site of a 1.38-acre parcel used as a parking lot at 745 Broadway in the heart of Albany’s Clinton Square neighborhood. Made possible with support from the City of Albany Industrial Development Agency (IDA), this investment is projected to generate $3.2 million […]

Back To Business: Bull Moose Club

October 21, 2020 – 2:29 pm

Tom Nardacci opened Bull Moose Club, a coworking space at 150 State Street, in January 2019, filling a need in the Capital Region and creating more opportunity for flexible office space. The inspiration comes from Nardacci’s experiences when he was building out his first business, Gramercy, which is now one of New York’s leading public […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Emergency Round of Grants Announced To Support City Of Albany Small Business Owners

June 1, 2020 – 4:49 pm

Grants To Support Businesses That Sustained Damage Over The Weekend With Prioritization of Minority Or Women-Owned Businesses View This Announcement’s Press Release Here In response to the damage done to numerous City businesses, applications will be made available as part of an emergency response using the City of Albany Small Business Façade Improvement and Retail […]

Support smAlbany | New Resource To Support Albany Businesses In A Fast-Changing Environment Amid COVID-19 Crisis

March 20, 2020 – 3:31 pm

www.SupportsmAlbany.com   In recognition of the significant impact the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has had – and will continue to have for the foreseeable future – on the local and national economy, a consortium of organizations has joined together to provide a clearinghouse of information and resources to support businesses at this difficult time.This website is […]