Schenectady business


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…


Sequence Development Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth Young Jojo and Justin Capoccia of Niskayuna look over blue prints on the first floor of the Foster Building at 506 State Street in Schenectady Friday, September 18, 2015. (Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer)

Wine store, tasting room coming to Schenectady

BY HALEY VICCARO Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — A wine store and tasting room is coming to downtown Schenectady at the historic Foster building on State Street. Capoccia Vineyards and Winery of Niskayuna is planning to set up shop at the…





Gina Mantova stands in the olive grove in Italy. (Photo provided)

Sisters show diners the ‘Appian Way’

Family olive grove in Italy provides a key ingredient for restaurant in Schenectady BY KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — When Gina Mantova says everything at The Appian Way restaurant is made from scratch, she’s not kidding. She…




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…