This $35 million apartment complex in North Greenbush will have a dog run and grooming area
The 224-unit upscale Van Allen apartment complex being built in North Greenbush, New York, will take the concept of "pet friendly" to the next level.
There will be a fenced-in area where dogs can run free, an agility course, a dog wash and grooming building, and permission for large breeds to live in the apartments (with some exceptions).
Cats are welcome, too.
"We'll be catering to pet lovers," said Jesse Holland, president of Sunrise Management & Consulting in Albany.
Sunrise has a financial… Read More
Hot Yoga Spot brand adds 5th studio
Jessica Lustig Fuller’s brand, The Hot Yoga Spot, continues to grow.
Less than two months after opening a fourth location in East Greenbush, Lustig Fuller took over operations at a Saratoga Springs studio, Hot Yoga Saratoga. The studio is now called Hot Yoga Spot Saratoga.
“I went from having three studios to opening two more in a month, so basically doubled the workload,” Lustig Fuller said.
Lustig Fuller, 28, opened the first Hot Yoga Spot about five years ago, after graduating from University… Read More
Boat and RV storage business scouting for riverfront property in Colonie
Mike Giovanone is scouting for riverfront property in Colonie, New York, as he looks to construct his third Boat N RV Condos storage business.
Giovanone already has established a reputation for operating one of the 50 largest swimming pool dealerships and installation companies in the United States. Now, he has mapped out a strategy to expand the boat and recreational vehicle storage business that he started on Saratoga Lake seven years ago.
Boat N RV Condos opened its second location in September… Read More
October home sales results uneven in Albany region
Overall home sales fell 1 percent in October in the Albany, New York, area, but the results were uneven: Increases in Albany and Rensselaer counties were outweighed by declines in Saratoga and Schenectady counties.
Closed sales rose 7 percent in Albany County and 12 percent in Rensselaer County, but fell 17 percent in Schenectady County and 9 percent in Saratoga County, according to preliminary results released by the Greater Capital Association of Realtors.
Closed sales are a measure of past activity,… Read More
Collapse of New York insurance company leaves doctors, hospitals owed millions
Both doctors and hospitals are owed millions by a nonprofit health insurance company that will be shut down by Monday.
As Health Republic Insurance of New York closes down, questions about how hospitals and doctors who provided care to the 200,000 individuals insured by the cooperative will get paid remain.
There were few people in the Albany region insured by the financially troubled company, which sustained $77.5 million in losses last year and $52.7 million in the first half of 2015. But health… Read More
Income in Albany: It's bigger than you might think
Once again, Albany can boast that it punches above its weight class when it comes to income.
New data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis says the average person in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area earned $49,879 in income in 2014.
That ranks our area 39th in the nation out of 381 metro and micropolitan areas in the United States.
If 39th doesn’t sound that impressive, consider some of the cities we rank ahead of: Dallas, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Miami, St. Louis, Kansas… Read More
$10 million investment positions Lake George resort to become year-round attraction
The owner of the Surfside on the Lake resort in Lake George, New York is investing $10 million to attract more corporate meeting business and upgrade 50 rooms in the heart of the Adirondacks village.
Surfside owner Salim Amersi is renovating a large portion of the 154-room lakefront resort to position his business to expand beyond his current six-month season.
Amersi's project is one of several investments that area businesses are making as the community seeks to attract more millennial visitors… Read More
A look at arrivals and departures in Capital Region leadership roles
A number of people have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving after a busy couple of weeks of job changes in the Capital Region.
We've seen people leave firms to start their own, get promoted within their own organizations and decide to move across the country in pursuit of their next career step.
Click on the pictures above to read about the recent moves of local business leaders in the captions. Read More
Physicians group plans urgent care at new Albany Med building, expanding primary care practice
Community Care Physicians, the area's largest independent physicians group, will run a new urgent care in Albany across the street from the region's busiest emergency room.
The new urgent care will be located in a medical office building owned by Albany Medical Center that's part of the $110 million Park South redevelopment project. It will be on the same floor as the new location for Albany Family Medicine, a division of Community Care.
“When we’re closed we’re expecting that the Community… Read More
New, bigger store in Clifton Park driving sales growth at Hannoush Jewelers
A bigger, more visible store in Clifton Park — along with strong demand for wedding engagement rings — will enable Hannoush Jewelers to have its best sales year in the 31-year history of the family-owned business.
Sales are up 15 percent at the main store on Wolf Road in Colonie, and 72 percent at the store that opened in February in Clifton Park, said David Hannoush, co-owner.
The new Clifton Park location at 1750 Route 9 near Harbor House Fish Fry is about twice the size of the previous Hannoush… Read More