Not up to date on your Capital Region business news? We’ve rounded up the latest happenings to get you up to speed. Take a look:
New Grocery Store from Local Restaurateur
Vincent Douglas, the chef behind Hot Spot Jamaican American Cuisine, an Albany staple for those seeking Caribbean flavor, recently opened up his latest venture: Hot Spot Caribbean Bodega. The grocery store will offer customers a variety of Jamaican and Caribbean products, many of which Douglas uses in his own recipes at his restaurants. There will also be a line of homemade juices available for purchase, as well.
Changes for the Wolf Road Holiday Inn
The Holiday Inn located on Wolf Road has become part of the Radisson hotel chain this week. The hotel, one of the largest in the area, went through a series of sales after going into foreclosure last November. However, it was sold to Inner Circle Management last May and has since gone under gone renovations to prepare for its change over to a Radisson proper.
Schenectady’s DoubleTree Expected to Draw the Crowds
The newly-renovated DoubleTree by Hilton is expected to take business away from other Capital Region area hotels, according to its owners. The 120-room, extensively renovated hotel is the only brand of its kind in the region. According to the Albany Business Review, the owners are expecting that business travelers in particular will take advantage of the Doubletree as Hilton HHonors, a popular rewards program, will be honored there.
New Tenant for the Shoppes at Latham Circle
Bob’s Discount Furniture is the newest tenant to sign a lease for the Shoppes at Latham Circle. The furniture store has a large presence downstate, but the Capital Region location will be its first store upstate. Inside the store there will be a cafe with free gourmet coffee, fresh baked cookies and candy.