Wednesday, April 16, 2014
An old factory and a school in Schenectady are revamped for apartments. Same in Albany, in a former printing plant, a bank and an office building.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The shelves holding colorful displays of bath towels are gone and the pet food section is sparse, but a couple of aisles of toys remained as of late last week, along with a lot of vacuum cleaners.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
I wonder if Tom DiNapoli’s ears were burning.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
It was Monday afternoon and the teen apparel shop at the mall was empty. Greeted at the door by the lone sales clerk on the floor, I walked a loop around the store, as if browsing.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
I went clothes shopping last week and remembered why I hate doing it.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
The sum of $189,234.78 is impressive on its own.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
A medical urgent-care center on Wolf Road in Colonie? Why not?
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
I have seen the future of interstate rest areas, and they look a lot like a high-end mall food court.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
Tick off the names of supermarkets serving the Capital Region and you soon run out of fingers.
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
Bill Brigham isn’t quite ready to declare the economy recovered.
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz made an interesting observation the other day: Traditional bricks-and-mortar retailing is at “an inflection point.”
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014
I hate to grocery shop, but I don’t yet see myself turning to the Internet and shopping online.
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
Online expansions come as many colleges nationwide look for new ways to keep enrollment — and revenue — robust.
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
Life has enough big-issue challenges — where to live, whether to marry, what career to pursue — without having to agonize over the small stuff. So I didn’t enjoy standing in the light bulb aisle trying to get my bearings among CFLs, LEDs and halogens.
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
There’s nothing like a good knock-down, drag-out fight in business. We now have front-row seats for one: the battle over who will win in the combination of men’s suits retailers Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and The Men’s Wearhouse.