The Downtown Albany BID's Garden Party, an event to launch the #captureALB exhibit, is being held June 12, 2015 at Federal Plaza Park. Learn more and register.
Grilled Cheese Café Now Open in Downtown
Capitol Melts, a café specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches, is now open in Downtown. Located in Wellington Row at 136 State Street, they open at 8:00 AM on weekdays and serve breakfast and lunch. See photos.
Saati Deli and Catering Expanding to Downtown
Saati Deli and Catering will open a second location in downtown Albany on Broadway. Offering eat-in, take-out, and catering, plans are to offer breakfast omelets, soup, salads, sandwiches, and a hummus menu. Learn more.
Your Map to Embracing Downtown
It's here! A printed map of downtown Albany featuring where to eat, shop, be entertained, and more, is now available. Find it in Downtown hotels, retailers, office buildings, or by stopping in our office at 21 Lodge Street. Get a glimpse.
Next Fork in the Road Coming June 5
The next Fork in the Road food truck event is headed to Tricentennial Park (Broadway and Columbia) on June 5, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Learn more.
Hospitality Summit Being Held June 9
The Albany Convention Center & Visitors Bureau will hold an Albany Hospitality Summit on June 9, 2015 at the Empire State Plaza to prepare local businesses to take advantage of new opportunities being presented by the Albany Capital Center. Learn more.
Albany Devils Sign Lease at Times Union Center
The Albany Devils are preparing for their sixth year in the Capital Region after signing an agreement for the 2015-16 season with Albany County and the Times Union Center. Read more.
Capital Region Among Finalists for Art Grant
The Capital Region is one of 12 finalists in the largest national public art opportunity ever offered. The Bloomberg Public Art Challenge will award at least three grants of up to $1 million each over two years to support temporary public art projects. Learn more.
More Downtown Apartments on the Way
Luxury apartments across from the Times Union Center are on the way after the Albany Industrial Development Agency approved financial assistance for the redevelopment at 40-48 S Pearl Street. Learn more.
Whole-foods Restaurant Being Developed in Downtown
A restaurant that will offer whole foods and minimally processed fare is being developed at 37 Maiden Lane. Scotty's Kitchen plans to be open breakfast through 6:00 PM weekdays. Read more.
First Church of Albany Receives Large Food Donation
The First Church of Albany Food Pantry received over 110 post office totes full of non-perishable food items last Monday, thanks to the Albany County Post Office food drive on May 9. See photos.
KeyBank Signs New Lease in Downtown Albany
KeyBank is renewing the lease on its offices in downtown Albany. The bank will lease the 41,000-square-feet on two floors on 66 South Pearl Street. Read more.
Cuomo Cash Subcommittee Seeks Members
Michael Castellana, CEO of SEFCU, is searching for more businesspeople to join a subcommittee to position the Albany region to compete for $500 million in economic development money. Learn more.
Aeon Nexus Holds Grand Opening in Wellington Row
IT firm Aeon Nexus held the grand opening for their new headquarters, located at 138 State Street on historic Wellington Row last Friday. Read the press release and see photos from the event.
Pinnacle HR Expanding Beyond Albany
The Downtown-based Pinnacle Human Resources, which ranked number 1 in the Albany Business Review's 2014 list of Fastest Growing Companies, is expanding to Syracuse in June. Learn more.
Photos: 40 Under 40 Celebration
This year's class of the Albany Business Review's 40 Under 40 was celebrated at the Albany Hilton last week. Were you there? See photos from the event.
Alive at Five Schedule Announced
The free Alive at Five summer concert series will kick off on June 11, 2015. Running 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM each Thursday through August 6, shows are held at Jennings Landing (rain location is the Corning Preserve boat launch). Learn more.
Albany Teens' Film Selected for Los Angeles Film Fest
Capital Repertory Theatre's Acting Intensive Returns
Acting Intensive at theREP is back. This year, instructor Leenya Rideout (who played Martha in The Secret Garden) will guide students aged 14-17 in master classes, monologue work, and character studies. The program runs August 17-21, 2015. Learn more.
Dad Fest at Jenning's Landing
The City of Albany announces Dad Fest, a brand new Father's Day event, this summer at Jenning's Landing. Featuring live music, vendors, food, friendly games and competitions, it will be held Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Learn more.