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MARCH 1, 2016



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Jillian's Building Purchased by Restaurant Owner

Restaurant owner Chris Pratt and business partners purchased the former Jillian's building in downtown Albany for $855,000. The sale closed Friday. New York Business Development Corp. is the previous owner of the building. Learn more.


Fork in the Road: Share Your Input

As we prepare this year's lineup for Fork in the Road food truck event - which will be held the second Friday of each month from April through October - we are seeking your input. Share your thoughts and share the event with friends.

40 Under 40 Class Announced

The Albany Business Review announced the 2016 40 Under 40 class this week, and it features a number of Downtown employees and residents, including Joseph Messia, and SEFCU's Mark Duffy. See the full list.

Show Announcement: Jim Gaffigan at Times Union Center

Stand-up comic Jim Gaffigan will perform at the Times Union Center on July 13 at 8:00 PM. The show is part of his 30-date "Fully Dressed" tour. Tickets are $39.75 and $49.75. Learn more.

Show Announcement: Bill Maher at Palace Theatre

For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television, and this November 6 you can see him live at the Palace Theatre. Tickets, $39.50-$95, are on sale now. Learn more.

Seven-course Meal Coming to Dali Mamma

Downtown cafe Dali Mamma is hosting a seven-course dinner on March 26. Called "A Journey Rooted in New York State Beets at Dali Mamma", the event features a group of chefs collaborating on the event. See the menu.


Developers Buy Downtown Albany Land for Upscale Apartment Project

Real estate developers who are seeking permission to build 100 upscale apartments near a federal office building in downtown Albany, New York have acquired the 1.4-acre acre property for $750,000. Learn more.

Expressway in Albany Getting $22.4M in Repairs

The South Mall Expressway will undergo $22.4 million worth of repairs starting this month and running through 2018. One of the primary routes connecting commuters to the Empire State Plaza, the expressway carries routes 9 and 20 and connects the Plaza, Interstate 787, the Dunn Memorial Bridge and downtown Albany. Learn more.


Wine & Dine for the Arts Raises $128,000

The Albany Chef's Wine & Dine for the Arts, a three-day event held in downtown Albany each year, held a check presentation ceremony last week. During the event, at which they gave funds to area arts organizations, it was announced that this year's event raised $128,000 bringing the seven year total to $662,000. See photos.

Kinderhook Bank Announces New Downtown Staff

Kinderhook Bank welcomes Matt Wiseman, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager to the downtown Albany branch at 39 North Pearl Street.  Matt started at the Bank as a Teller in April 2013. He attended Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY, graduated from the School of Audio Engineering in NYC, and lives in Rensselaer with his wife, Lindsey. Phil Sopris has been appointed Senior Personal Banker in the Albany branch as well. He started as a teller with the Bank in December 2013. If you’re looking to switch banks, call Matt or Phil at 518.512.5699. Kinderhook Bank is your kind of bank.  Member FDIC.

Dramatic Soprano Making ASO Debut

Preeminent dramatic soprano Deborah Voigt will make her Albany Symphony Orchestra debut with a concert performance of “Roscoe,” the new Evan Mack opera based on the William Kennedy novel, scheduled for 7:30 PM on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Palace Theatre. Learn more.

Seen: Siena Basketball

Were you Seen at the Siena men's basketball game vs. Canisius at the Times Union Center earlier this month? See photo gallery.

Albany County Seeks Volunteer Award Nominees

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy is seeking nominations for the annual Volunteer Award. All Albany County residents are eligible for the award, and deadline for nominations is March 11, 2016. Learn more.

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