Inside the plans for the new Hattie’s in Albany

ALBANY BUSINESS REVIEW – Work on the future home of Hattie’s Restaurant in Albany could start as soon as September. The foundation backing the restaurant — Business For Good — is just waiting for historic tax credit approval, said founder Ed Mitzen. The renovation of the former Lombardo’s on Madison Avenue near Pearl Street will take about 12 months and likely cost more than $2 million.

Restaurant seats aplenty coming to Voorheesville

TIMES UNION – In Voorheesville, BFG will replace the razed Stewart’s at 42 S. Main with a 5,000-square-foot restaurant, to be called Blackbirds Tavern; a dentist’s office across the street at 43 S. Main will be razed to make way for Blackbirds Bike Cafe; and a four-unit apartment building at 40 S. Main, behind the future tavern, will be removed to make way for a parking lot.