Central Avenue is a street that just keeps changing, and the Central Avenue Business Improvement District is here to bring you all the news about the Avenue we like to call “home.”
Central Avenue has always been Albany’s “Main Street,” but today, we’re also a destination for new start-ups and small businesses, including great international restaurants and grocery stores. Are you looking for something a little different? You can find authentic food from Thailand, Vietnam, Jamaica, Japan, China, Mexico, Italy, Lebanon, Greece, Haiti, Pakistan, and India right here, every day of the week! With so many different options all in one spot, it’s easy to see why Central Avenue is Albany’s “Culinary Capital.”
We’ve also become a hub for non-profits, and entertainment options that are a little outside the mainstream. Diwali Festival? Hair Show? Intimate concert with an emerging new artist? Or boxing club? Yep, it’s all here.
It just never gets boring around here.
The Avenue is one of the city’s most heavily traveled roads, and it’s easy to see why: We have everything! And you can feel good about shopping here, because our business owners are your neighbors, and a large portion of every dollar you spend here, stays here.
So whether you’re looking for furniture or formal wear, sushi or spoken word, Central Avenue should be your one-stop destination. Follow our blog to get the whole scoop on this ever-changing, ever-surprising street.