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Music to My Hair Salon opens its doors

While Music to My Hair Salon was still under construction, cosmetologist and salon owner Asad Alkurabi had a strong idea for the future of the blank white walls and empty stage.

Junior Achievement works to teach students about job possibilities

In keeping up with today’s ever-growing technology-based society, in-classroom programs through Junior Achievement continue to spark the interests of even the youngest students.

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Local bridge gaming company seeks larger space

In over forty years of bridge playing, Shelly Studio of Bridge and Games has outgrown its small building on New Karner Road and is looking to expand in order to host more tournaments.

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A grassroots effort has been launched to keep Crossgates Mall closed on Thanksgiving Day

Since opening to the Capital District 30 years ago, Crossgates Mall has established itself as a major hub for area retail business. With approximately 20 million customers walking through its doors each year, it is among the most visited malls in the country.

Midway Fire Department seeks new station

Neighbors in favor of Nutwood Avenue dead end for Fuccillo dealership

Representatives for the Midway Fire Department presented a sketch of its proposed firehouse renovation, replacing its current original station of more than 50 years.

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Board decides against zoning change for 80-unit Foegtli Farms

One major concern for traffic generation on Albany Shaker Road was alleviated after the Planning Board voted unanimously against the 80-unit development across from Shaker Elementary School.

Milestone announces closure; restaurant owners blame recent decision on town officials

Town officials are being put to blame after the closing of Milestone Restaurant in Glenmont.

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There’s no quit in the decade-old gourmet burger trend

The gourmet concept to hamburgers is no longer new, not since French chef Daniel Boulud introduced a $27 burger back in 2001. But, the business model has been followed, tweaked and survived the Great Recession of a few years ago. Now, in 2015, it continues to trend stronger than what one business magazine prognosticated four years ago.

Three companies awarded licenses looking to county for dispensaries

At the end of July, New York officials announced the five companies that would be awarded licenses to sell medical marijuana, three of which plan to open dispensaries in Albany County.

More units for Dutch Village; newest units to be available by Christmas

Albany Management broke ground on the fourth phase of its Dutch Village apartment community Friday, Aug. 7.

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A corner of the fashion world in the most unlikeliest of places

Ursula Garreau-Rickenbacher was a young, 23-year-old Swiss immigrant in the fashion capital of the Western World, knocking on the doors of large fashion houses pitching her talent for design.

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Despite protests from neighboring residents, readings show music at Swifty’s to be within reasonable limits

After a yearlong inquiry into the noise levels at Swifty’s Restaurant and Pub during its live music night, the town has determined the volume is not unreasonably loud.

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Pizza school leads to eatery expansion

Romo’s Pizza taking over former beverage center

Upscale pizzas, a bar for sixteen, and seated service are all on the menu for the expansion of Romo’s Pizza.

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Booming businesses see no slowdown

Town has seen dozens of new businesses

Within only the past month, four grand openings for new businesses have occurred, and more are on the way as the town continues to be a hotspot for business and development.

Traffic study complete for Maxwell Road

Old Maxwell Road Shopping Center project faces opposition

Residents will soon have their voices heard for those concerned about the potential shopping center on Maxwell Road, as a first draft traffic study is completed and town officials plan for a community forum.

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