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Schuyler Bull

A look around the new -- again -- Fort Orange General Store in downtown Albany

Fort Orange General Store downtown Albany

The reincarnated Fort Orange General Store is now open in a storefront on Broadway across from the SUNY administration building in downtown Albany.

Shop owner Schuyler Bull said the store is currently in a soft opening phase. He said they unlocked the door with no announcement on Friday, and Monday posted an opening announcement on Facebook. (There's a ribbon cutting planned for a few weeks out. )

Bull said Monday afternoon that foot traffic into the store has already been brisk.

"It's been overwhelming in a very positive way," he said.

Pics

A handful of pics from the new store are at the top in large format -- click or scroll all the way up.

Background and a few bits

The Fort Orange General Store originally opened on Delaware Ave in 2014 selling a mix of gifts, accessories, home goods, stationery, and kitchen items -- many of them from local producers -- and the shop was popular. But owners Caroline Corrigan and Katy Smith announced last year they were closing in order to focus on their careers outside the business and take some time off.

Schuyler Bull, who was until recently the assistant director of the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District, told told us earlier this year he was a fan of the store and wanted to bring it back.

The new again shop is stocking inventory from the established vendor list, and Bull said it will be both expanding product lines and adding new vendors.

The new space is at 412 Broadway -- the Argus Building -- and it's relatively big, about 2,000 square feet. Bull said they're planning a series of events for the store, including yoga every weekend. Collar City Candle will be there July 28 for one of its Craft + Draft nights. He said community groups are also welcome to use the space for events.

Open hours are currently Monday-Friday 11 am-7 pm, and weekends 10 am-6 pm.

Find It

Fort Orange General Store
412 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207

Comments

Hooray!

I hope they have plans for an online store too.

That looks like a lot of space... where's the store part?

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