Friday, March 17, 2017

Albany Distilling creating new bar/tasting room venue

The building that will be renovated.
A drawing of the proposed bar area. (Photo provided)
Albany Distilling Company has steadily been figuratively increasing its profile over a five-year existence. Now, it has announced it plans to do so literally.

Co-owners John Curtain and Rick Sicari today revealed a $1 million-plus plan to create a new bar, tasting room, and storage facility at 75 Livingston Avenue, near its distillery on Quackenbush Square where production will continue.

The new 6,000-square-foot expansion is in an 1840s building that originally was a residence, then became a Nabisco warehouse. When renovated, it will house a bar and a second-floor open-air deck, totaling 3,000 square feet, and barrel storage for its spirits.

The project will be helped by $30,000 in funding from the Downtown Albany Retail Grant Program for interior and exterior project renovation costs, and  $60,000 from Empire State Development’s capital grant program.
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