Impact Downtown Albany

#AlbanyIsAllBiz | Welcoming The Vandy Thrift Shoppe To Downtown

May 2, 2022 – 2:56 pm

For close to two centuries, Vanderheyden has relied on community contributions to assist in its mission of caring for children with special developmental, emotional, and behavioral needs, enabling the organization to provide kids and their families with a wide range of support and services. Those contributions come in many forms including funding, volunteer hours, and […]

Newest Storefront To Open Bringing More Vibrancy, The Vandy Thrift Shoppe Is Welcomed To Downtown

April 29, 2022 – 1:24 pm

Supporting Impact Downtown Plan implementation, a thrift store was identified specifically as a possible key storefront that would complement downtown’s retail landscape. Made possible in part thanks to the vision of longtime Vanderheyden supporter and downtown resident Tracy Metzger, The Vandy Thrift Shoppe at 412 Broadway was officially welcomed to downtown Albany today. The Vandy […]

Skyway Is Open To Explore, From Concept To Elevated Linear-Park And Destination

April 29, 2022 – 10:26 am

Atop the Skyway Friday afternoon Governor Kathy Hochul announced the Region’s newest attraction and riverfront connection was officially opened for use. Albany’s .5-mile transformational elevated-linear park is open to explore.   This transformational project resulted in converting the underutilized I-787 northbound exit ramp from Quay Street to Clinton Avenue — into the Region’s first and only […]

Expanding Operations Throughout The Pandemic, The Yard Officially Celebrates Its Opening In March 2022

March 17, 2022 – 3:40 pm

A grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony two years in the making was held today at The Yard | Hatchet House & Bar in downtown Albany.  The celebration comes two years after the doors to the axe-throwing and indoor yard game destination briefly swung open in March 2020. A lawyer by trade, Kiosse’s chosen field didn’t […]

Vermont creperie opens first New York location in downtown Albany

March 10, 2022 – 4:13 pm

Welcoming, The Skinny Pancake A mission-driven eatery focused on serving local food was welcomed to downtown Albany. The opening of the downtown location, the company’s first in New York, comes nearly 20 years after The Skinny Pancake started as a food truck that brothers Benjy and Jonny Adler constructed themselves. Opening inside the Kenmore Building, the […]

#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 […]

Capitalize Albany Launches Neighborhood Retail Grant Program and More Than $300,000 to Support Retail, Business Growth In Albany

January 12, 2022 – 12:33 pm

Four Programs In 2022 Aimed at Attracting Retail Tenants, Reinvestment and Façade Rehabilitation, Driving Foot Traffic to Commercial Districts Announcement’s Press Release Available, Here Informational PDF Flier Available Below and Here The City of Albany’s economic development organization Capitalize Albany Corporation announced today the launch of its grant programs available for 2022 including a new […]

Clinton Market Collective Construction Bid Opportunity, Information for Contractors, Trade Experts

January 3, 2022 – 9:57 am

Capitalize Albany Corporation is now seeking bids for construction of its Clinton Market Collective project. TW&A Construction Management, a New York State Women-Owned Business (WBE) is serving as the construction manager for the project. Construction bids for the Clinton Market Collective will be due at 2:00 P.M. on Friday January 21, 2022. Bids received after […]

$65 Million Investment To Transform Iconic Albany Warehouse, Development of Distinctive Mixed-Use Project

December 16, 2021 – 2:13 pm

Redburn Development Will Renovate The Historic Huck Finn’s, Creating 260 Market-Rate Apartments With Indoor & Outdoor Amenities, 48,000 Square Feet Of Commercial Space Announcement’s press release, here Redburn Development Partners is moving forward with a project that will further strengthen the City’s growing warehouse district, transforming a downtown landmark – The Warehouse at Huck Finn […]

Capitalize Albany Unveils Final Designs for Clinton Market

December 11, 2021 – 10:43 am

Immersive Views Provide Sneak Peek at Reimagined ‘Federal Park’ for 2022 Construction to Strengthen Neighborhood Connectivity and Create A More Retail, Pop-Up, and Event-Friendly Space Announcement’s press release available, here. As part of its display at 11 Clinton Ave. Capitalize Albany Corporation unveiled final designs for its Clinton Market Collective project based on feedback from […]