Michael Kors, Crossgates Mall
1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany
Michael Kors, a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear apparel, is opening at Crossgates Mall. This new upscale shopping experience awaits you on the upper level near Lord & Taylor and is designed for the modern-day jet-setter.
The namesake company, established in 1981, produces a range of items under his signature Michael Kors Collection and MICHAEL Michael Kors labels. These include accessories, footwear, watches, jewelry, men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, eyewear, and a full line of fragrance products.
Michael Kors has always been involved in philanthropy, fighting hunger for more than 20 years. A long-time supporter of the New York-based God’s Love We Deliver, he has worked with the organization to help distribute meals to people with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses. In 2013, he partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help combat world hunger by designing the 100 Series watch. A portion of the proceeds from his special-edition timepiece helps WFP deliver food to children through its school meals program.
Uncle Sam’s All American Chocolate Factory
Newton Plaza, 594 New Loudon Rd (Route 9), Loudonville
2571 Albany Street, Schenectady
For over 80 years, Uncle Sam’s All American Chocolate Factory has been making the highest quality chocolates and candies in the Capital District. Our Schenectady kitchen will soon be working overtime as we announce the opening of our second location at Newton Plaza at 594 New Loudon Road (Route 9) in Loudonville. All of our classics, including almond butter crunch, fudge, truffles, hundreds of hand-dipped chocolates and thousands of molded novelties, will be offered. In addition, we are proud to announce that The Chocolate Gecko will be moving in with us at that location. Look for us in early October.
El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant
144 Washington Avenue, Albany; 465.2568
289 Hamilton Street, Albany; 432.7580; www.elmariachisrestaurant.com
After months of renovations from a small fire, El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant II at 289 Hamilton Street in Albany is finally ready to open up for business again. The fire at the end of January of this year caused tremendous damage, not so much from the fire, but from water. Complete renovations to the property will be finished by the end of October with a grand-opening date in November 2014. Complete Recovery Systems was the general construction company hired to renovate our property located in the Robinson Square Historical Society. The Hamilton Street location opened in 1999.
Our other location in downtown Albany, El Mariachi I at 144 Washington Avenue, was our first site, established in 1996.
We are very proud to be a family owned business with lots of moral support. It is with this strong family support that we stand together and accomplish our goals. My sincere thank you to all of our patrons for their continued business support.