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Lecce Group withdraws Union Street proposal

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter The Lecce Group on Sept. 14 withdrew its plan to demolish a derelict house at the corner of Balltown Road and Union Street and build a new company headquarters. “We made the decision after much…


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Evergreen Olive Oil Co. owner Erin Popeleski celebrated one year in business this summer.

Evergreen Olive Oil settles nicely into its niche

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Break out the noisemakers. Evergreen Olive Oil Co. on Van Antwerp Road recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. “I’ve learned a lot,” said owner Erin Popeleski. “And we’ve had great support.” Evergreen specializes in…






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Natalia Perez and Angelo Bonsignore opened the second location of Bread from Brooklyn at 1625 Union Street in Schenectady on Friday, June 16.

Bread From Brooklyn now open on Union Street

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Drive to Brooklyn for a bagel? Fuhgeddaboudit. As promised, Bread From Brooklyn opened its new Schenectady store at 1625 Union St. on June 16. “I was up at 2:30 this morning to get…




PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Jo-Ann Mingo, owner of Flowers by Jo-Ann at 1613 Union Street in Schenectady works on floral arrangements Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Flower shop celebrates two-year anniversary

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Some people choose their careers; for others, their careers choose them. In a sense, Jo-Ann Mingo of Flowers by Jo-Ann on upper Union Street, was destined to own a flower shop. Starting with her childhood…