Impact Downtown Albany

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 […]

Winter Art Fest Block Party Celebrates Growing Arts Connection In Clinton Square Neighborhood

February 25, 2020 – 1:54 pm

Hundreds attended this exciting annual event for the second year in a row. Supported in part by the Amplify Albany Grant Program, the Albany Distilling and Albany Center Gallery Winter Art Fest returned with expanded programming supporting the Clinton Square DRI zone and strengthening its connection to downtown’s central business district, the warehouse district and surrounding neighborhoods. […]

Making Progress on a $48 Million Project in Arbor Hill 

February 10, 2020 – 12:06 pm

Looking ahead to spring, Home Leasing has passed the halfway mark in its construction of more than 200 affordable housing and mixed-income residential units within 70 row houses in the Arbor Hill neighborhood and along Clinton Avenue and Ten Broeck Triangle. To date, 27 buildings have been completed. Restoration work is continuing, and more than […]

RFP | Clinton Market Collective

January 31, 2020 – 5:50 pm

Click Here To Download This RFP Document 11 Clinton Ave. Survey, 2015  Frequently Asked Questions, updated on Feb. 26, 2020 RFP Webinar Presentation, Feb. 13, 2020 Capitalize Albany Corporation is looking for the most innovative, creative professional engineering and design teams that not only think outside the box, but will leave that box behind without […]

Innovation Of Skyway Recognized By American Council of Engineering Companies

January 29, 2020 – 5:01 pm

With support from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils initiative, Capitalize Albany Corporation completed a 2018 Skyway feasibility study and the project’s preliminary design. This study and the Skyway’s design, guided by public input and conducted by the design firm Stantec, has prepared the Impact Downtown Albany-informed Skyway project to advance. The Corporation-led REDC Round […]