Everyone knows summer in the Capital Region gets busy! If you aren’t caught up on your Albany business news, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up what’s been happening in the area from new locations for businesses to a completely renovated apartment building! Take a look:
Aldi, the retail discount grocery chain, has its eyes on Colonie for a new location. If approved by town planners, the 17,000-square-foot store would be built at 1881-1885 Central Avenue. Aldi currently has stores throughout the Capital Region in Clifton Park, Ballston Spa, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Amsterdam and Queensbury.
Garden Bistro 24 opened a new location in Latham recently. The French-inspired bistro moved from Central Avenue, and also has a second location in Slingerlands. The menu in Latham features a wider variety of items than at the other locations. Customers will be able to choose from summer roasted bolognese, pan roasted Atlantic salmon, and more! Garden Bistro 24 is open every day from 10:30 am to 10:30 PM, except on Sundays when it opens at 10:00 AM for an a la carte brunch.
EGLahr PR & Media, based in Great Barrington, MA, has just expanded to the Capital Region. Ellen G. Lahr, President of EGLahr PR & Media, stated in a press release that the new location will allow her to better serve clients in the region, and expand networking and outreach opportunities. The company provides PR strategy, website development, crisis communications and social media integration for businesses. Lahr also works with executives to craft their written and spoken messages, through op-ed development, speech writing and thought-leadership initiatives.
A Civil War era warehouse in downtown Cohoes was just revamped into 22 loft-style apartments. The $2.7 million project was managed by Bonacquisti Brothers Construction. The building was originally a warehouse for C.M. Blaisdell, a textile company based out of Massachusetts. The one and two bedroom units range from $995 to $1,995 per month. The apartments have exposed beams and bricks, granite counters, a rooftop patio, fitness room and off-street parking.