Thursday, August 27, 2020

It Can Be Done

Some readers may accuse me of being obsessed with Stewart's Shops, and perhaps I am, but I couldn't resist sharing this news, reported today in the Albany Business Review: "Stewart's Shops denied permission to build store in Albany."

Photo: Albany Business Review
Construction of the Stewart's proposed for the corner of Washington and Colvin avenues would have involved the demolition of a former Key Bank building and two two-family houses. The conditional use permit required for the project was denied "on the grounds the store would be inconsistent with the character of the neighborhood and the objectives of the zoning district.


  1. Thank you, Carole! Always appreciate the Stewart's updates. I don't know why Stewart's seems to prefer to demolish older perfectly fine properties - hopefully our area cities will encourage rehabilitation of existing structures.

  2. Does that mean that they are going to pull all of their stores out of Albany?