In winter, spring, summer, and fall, the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) releases its Downtown Digest, a quarterly publication that highlights Downtown businesses, news, events, properties, and more. The upcoming spring issue will be released in early April. You can find this publication in print at businesses located throughout the Downtown district (the general vicinity includes Madison to Clinton and Broadway to Eagle) as well as digitally at downtownalbany.org.
One of the articles slated for the publication is The Power of RE, which highlights re-inventions of Downtown businesses through marketing and business development initiatives. There were so many businesses to feature and not enough publication room in the print issue, so we are offering additional examples of RE here on Albany Buzz. For this post we will focus on local celebrity chef, Carmine Spiro, who recently made a return to his classic Italian roots.
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“I miss the old place,” was a nostalgic comment repeated to Carmine Spiro over the past year by devoted patrons. Originally part of a residential and retail conversion, located at 4-6 Sheridan Avenue in downtown Albany, Carmine made the leap back to his Italian roots and refocused on his expert cuisine. Now, the Italian Restaurant is reconnecting with patrons, both new and old, with beautiful plates of traditional classics with modern twists, true to the chef’s signature style.
Looking after guests – whether from the bar, from the kitchen or at your table – it’s clear that for Carmine (who can be anywhere in the restaurant at a given time), his patrons are the chief priority.
“I choose to listen to my customer’s repeated requests and reconnected the business to Italian cuisine,” says Carmine, “Giving the customer an experience they will be remember is at the heart of everything our establishment and I want to stand for. It’s simple really – give people what they want.”
Carmine’s Restaurant | 4 Sheridan Avenue | 518.729.4477
Make sure to keep an eye out for the Downtown Digest and be in the know of everything that is happening Downtown.
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