New Scotland Ave Restaurant Week

New Scotland Ave Helderberg commercial strip

The first New Scotland Ave Restaurant Week is September 24-30 in Albany's Helderberg Neighborhood.

Nine restaurants along the corridor from Quail to West Erie Street are participating: The Fountain, Graney's, Ragonese Imports, Sainato's, Capital City Gastropub, Albany Ale & Oyster, Kuma Ani, Restaurant Navona, and Sake Cafe. They'll be offering a range of discounts and special offers.

As we mentioned recently, this stretch is one of Albany's most vibrant neighborhood commercial strips, at the intersection of multiple walkable neighborhoods that include a mix of housing options. The city of Albany is planning a bunch of streetscape upgrades for the strip next year.

Neighborhood association meeting
By the way: The Helderberg Neighborhood Association has a meeting this Wednesday, Septembr 19 at 6:30 pm at the 1st Congregational Church of Albany at 405 Quail Street, about a block of New Scotland. It looks like stormwater will be a theme, with info about getting a rain barrel.

Albany has a bunch of neighborhood associations and it's worth stopping by a meeting for you neighborhood. They're often a good chance to hear about issues (and, uh, maybe some gossip) in the neighborhood, meet your neighbors, and talk about how to make things better

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