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Find Out What's Happening Locally In Our Albany NY News Roundup

From new business openings, to exciting updates about events, to major community announcements, our Albany NY news roundup has you covered. Check out what's going on in the city and Capital Region!

Local Supermarket to Be Converted Into Pickleball Facility

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Once a former supermarket in Menands, 90-100 Broadway will be transforming into an indoor pickleball facility. Officials are hopeful this will create a resurgence of a mostly vacant shopping plaza. It will be 18,500 square feet of pure pickleball heaven creating the Picklers Pickleball Club.

The facility will feature six indoor pickleball courts and owners are planning to open their doors in spring. They are very enthusiastic about the sport and looking forward to having it open year-round. With pickleball joining the Capital Region, are you excited to give this sport a try?

Source: Times Union

Cappie's Drive-In Changes Ownership

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After sixty years of ownership from the DiCaprio & Durinick family, Cappie's Drive-In in Amsterdam will be changing hands in ownership. It was purchased by a Manhattan-based partnership on January 30, 2024. Prior owners thanked their loyal customers and employees on social media as they bid farewell from their business.

The new owners plan to continue operations as Cappie's. Peter Michailidis, representing the new owners, is very hopeful for the future. With Cappie's having a strong connection to the community, they intend to pick up where prior owners left off. They hope to reopen Cappie's this coming spring.

McGeary's Irish Pub Listed for Sale By Owner

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McGeary's Irish Pub is up for sale as owner Tess Collins wants a smaller, quieter, neighborhood bar so she can best support the community. She also hopes to focus more on her music school, Albany Rock Pit. The property is listed for $1,798,000, which includes both the business and the building, and will remain open while it is on the market.

Known for its community spirit, McGeary's has attracted a diverse clientele including politicians and the governor over its 40 years as a neighborhood staple. The restaurant features a bar, café, updated kitchen, and ample seating, including an outdoor patio. Interested buyers can find more details on the Howard Hanna website.

Source: News10

Celebrate Nine Pin Cider's 10th Anniversary

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Nine Pin Cider is celebrating their 10th anniversary and customers can be a part of it! On February 28th, they will be handing out 6 oz pours of their signature cider to those who come and celebrate. Over the next ten months, they plan on re-releasing ten different fan favorite ciders for the last Wednesday of each month.

To start off these fan favorites in February, their first re-released cider will be honey pear. If you plan on visiting Nine Pin Cider for their anniversary, they are located on 929 Broadway in Albany, NY.

Source: WYNT 13

Authentic Chinese Restaurant Opens at Crossgates Mall

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Come enjoy a taste of authentic Chinese food at Crossgates Mall's newest dining spot. The restaurant is called Emperor Garden, and their atmosphere will bring you back to ancient China to give customers a unique experience. This will be a one of a kind restaurant in the Capital Region by intermingling a history of food & culture all at once.

They are located on the lower level of the mall, near Regal Cinemas and Macy's.

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