Business

PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Louis Lecce stands in front of the Albany Medical Center Urgent Care building at 1769 Union Street in Niskayuna Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Former City Squire may be razed, rebuilt as pub

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY – If everything goes according to plan, Upper Union Street will have a new watering hole before the year is out. The Lecce Group, in a joint venture with John and Katrina Isopo, hope…



PHOTOGRAPHER: PETER R. BARBER
A boater passes the Rivers Casino Hotel on the Mohawk River in Schenectady

Flurry of new hotels a welcome addition

BY JOHN CROPLEY SCHENECTADY COUNTY — Sleek new hotels being built in and around Schenectady are beginning to relieve a long-standing shortage in the area, the effects of which have been felt by — and partly created by — major…






PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER President of Automated Dynamics Robert Langone speaks at the Grand Opening in Niskayuna Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

New home provides Automated Dynamics room to grow

By INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Automated Dynamics joined ranks with Niskayuna’s engineering business community at the company’s grand opening on Wednesday, bringing new employment opportunities to the town. According to Adam Bush, a marketing assistant at Automated Dynamics,…


The GE plant is seen in Schenectady. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

GE to cut 500 US production jobs

GE will move approximately 500 jobs from Texas, South Carolina, Maine and New York to France, Hungary and China, the company announced today. Citing the failure of Congress to reauthorize the Export Import Bank, which expired July 1, GE says…


Jo-Ann Mingo arranges flowers in her shop, which will have its ribbon cutting later this month. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Female merchants making their mark on Union Street

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — As empty storefronts on Upper Union Street become scarcer, female business owners become increasingly easy to find. In fact, during a short stretch this month, three businesses owned by women — all in…


Ted Potrikus. (Photo provided)

A look ahead at retail for 2015

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter ALBANY — If anyone has a crystal ball for what retailers might face in 2015, it’s Niskayuna resident Ted Potrikus. But Potrikus, who has been president and CEO of the Retail Council of New York…