Niskayuna Business

Lina Newstead posed behind the counter of her store across from Van Antwerp middle school in the 1970s for Dave Feiden. (Photo Courtesy of Dave Feiden)

Memorial in works for beloved store owner

BY VANESSA LANGDON For Your Niskayuna NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna residents are banding together to get a memorial for their beloved Lina Newstead. The longtime owner of Newstead’s passed away decades ago but her memory still lives on in those that…



Shoppers at Mohawk Commons in Niskayuna, Dec. 26, 2015. (Erica Miller/Gazette Photographer)

Nigro Cos. eyes purchase of Mohawk Commons

BY BILL BUELL Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Nigro Cos. of Albany, which owns 24 shopping centers in upstate New York, may soon be adding Mohawk Commons to their list of properties. “We’re certainly always looking for good opportunities, particularly in…




The 8-10 year old competition dance team dances in front of Dance Me as part of Harvest Festival on Upper Union Street in Niskayuna on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Photo: Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer

Upper Union Street hosts harvest fest

BY KYLE ADAMS Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Katie and Rachel Barkman had been working on their scarecrow routine for about a month. On Saturday, the sisters put on their best flannel, straw and face paint to dance during the Harvest…


Cabinet maker Eric Cruden works on sanding a cabinet door at Adirondack Woodshed in Niskayuna on Friday, September 18, 2015. (Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer)

Adirondack Woodshed has carved out niche

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Through the front door of the unassuming Adirondack Woodshed on State Street is a sort of Narnia. It’s not exactly a closet, but the brick building hardly seems large enough to hold the…


Innovo Kitchen, in progress. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Opening of gastropub delayed but getting closer

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter LATHAM — It shouldn’t be long before passers-by on Troy-Schenectady Road near the Niskayuna border will see diners relaxing by an outdoor fireplace at Innovo Kitchen, where an old bowling alley recently stood. The restaurant,…