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Skylane and Blu-Bell to be demolished

Owner of motels agrees to tear down buildings for all fines excused

Skylane and Blu-Bell owner Alex Patel agreed to demolish the two motels after hundreds of violations were found over one year ago.

Hannaford donates to food banks

Grocery chain gives $10,000 in food for hunger-relief campaign

Hannaford Supermarkets donated 731 cases of food to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley last week.

Concept approval for Afrim Sports

Second regional dome is another step closer to being built

Final steps are underway for the new Afrim Sports soccer complex to be built in Colonie after concept acceptance from the Planning Board.

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Motel law amendment approved

Town Board unanimously approves limiting motel stays amid push back

The Town Board unanimously passed changes to a law that would limit the length of stay times in area motels and hotels, but not without some resistance.

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Motel demolition case delayed

Court grants motel owner three more weeks to gather finances, paperwork

The court awarded the owner of Skyland and Blu-Bell motels another three weeks to gather paperwork and finances despite protest from the Town of Colonie who had agreed to a similar adjournment six weeks ago.

Garden Bistro 24 relocating

Restaurant owners choose Riverhill Center to move for growth and change

As construction on new additions to Riverhill Center get underway, Garden Bistro 24 joins the growing list of tenants to move in this summer.

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Mattress store says goodbye

Capital Mattress and Waterbed prepares to close this month

Capital Mattress and Waterbed, a staple in local business and advertising, is closing its doors after 40 years.

Fastrac on its way

New gas station and market could be joining mix of regional businesses

Among the influx of new businesses staking a claim in the Capital Region, Fastrac Markets has joined the mix.

Colonie makes final amendments on motel laws

Town Board set to vote Feb. 26 on passing extended stay laws

With final revisions being made to local motel laws, residents are asking questions of County efforts to fix the problems.

Century-old law firm merges

For years, E. Stewart Jones, Jr. has gotten proposals to merge his family’s 116-year-old law firm to no avail. But now, Jones joins Hacker Murphy, LLP to ensure a legacy is not forgotten.

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Hoffman’s Playland remembered

Amusement park honored for its influence on the local community

Hoffman’s Playland and its 62-year legacy was honored for its longtime commitment to the community last week.

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Mending fences

A new company has uphill battle to win back a community

The cold winds of winter came early last October when fans of the area’s only indoor go-kart facility learned owners boarded up the doors to their Crossgates Commons location and disappeared.

Dairy Queen pending

Following the news of Sonic in Latham, Dairy Queen Grill and Chill wants to make its mark in the Capital District. But first, the landowners must get the site plan approved by the planning commission.

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Motel case reaching a potential end

Town of Colonie hopeful to reach a deal with motel owner soon

The yearlong Skylane and Blu-Bell motels’ case is coming to an end. Representatives for the owner, Alex Patel, met with town officials to discuss the fate of the motels.

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Shaker Pointe receives national recognition

Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, a project five years in the making, has been nationally recognized for its dedication to Shaker architecture and remaining environmentally friendly in all steps of the project.

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