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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. […]

More Than $500,000 In Grant Awards To Support 60 City Of Albany Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19 To Reopen and Adapt Operations 

October 22, 2020 – 2:54 pm

Additional Funding Allocated To Accommodate Applicants’ Requests Focusing On Advancing Business Resiliency — Nearly Doubling CDBG-CV Resources To Small Business Adaptation Program   View The Announcement’s Press Release Here   Grant awards totaling $588,646 will support 60 City of Albany small businesses impacted by the ongoing pandemic by providing them financial assistance to cover costs […]

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: Hot Crispy Oil

October 13, 2020 – 8:06 pm

La Serre was a downtown Albany fixture for more than four decades. It was the backdrop for countless power lunches, happy hours, several political weddings and even, in 1982, Mario Cuomo’s announcement of his run for governor. So, it was truly the end of an era when the Green Street restaurant’s owner and co-manager, Anne […]

Owners Of Two Albany Eateries, The Ziemanns Are Back To Business

October 7, 2020 – 11:25 am

While other restaurant owners were struggling at the height of the pandemic to keep their doors open, with some forced to cease operations for good, husband-and-wife team Kaytrin and Devin Ziemann not only kept their two Albany eateries going, but also moved forward with plans to open a third location in Schenectady.   “We said, ‘Should […]

Back To Business: Prinzo’s Bakery

September 30, 2020 – 11:05 am

When the pandemic struck, Prinzo’s Bakery didn’t miss a beat.   The family-owned business was considered “essential” as it provides a variety of bread and rolls to walk-in and wholesale customers, and so it remained open throughout the lockdown put in place by the state to curb COVID-19’s spread. It did not close a single day.   […]

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 […]