Grocery store a possibility at Mohawk Harbor

A grocer could be coming to the Mohawk Harbor site to complement the apartments and offices opening this summer, Galesi Group CEO David Buicko said Thursday. ​ Buicko gave a presentation about the Mohawk Harbor development to area business and municipal leaders Thursday morning in the Electric City Innovation Center, a collaborative work space located on State Street. Following his remarks, he detailed what’s still to come on the 60-acre site. ​ The Galesi Group is the developer responsible for the $480 million project, which spans the stretch of land between Erie Boulevard and the Mohawk River. It includes luxury apartments, office and retail space, hotels and Rivers Casino & Resort. ​ The

Mohawk Harbor developers pleased with progress

SCHENECTADY - Work continues at the Mohawk Harbor Project in Schenectady. At the Electric City Innovation Center Thursday, the development company gave local leaders an update on how the construction project at the five-acre area that ties into the casino, downtown, and the greater Capital Region.​ "There's a lot happening in 2017 and it's all coming together very nicely," said David Buicko, the president and CEO of the developer, the Galesi Group.​ Buicko says the site was raised five feet above the flood plain and will be a stop for boaters along the Erie Canal and the amphitheater. He anticipates the apartments and office building can be done by July and the townhouses by the fall.​ "We'r

Casino ripple effect to be felt throughout the region

The new Rivers Casino & Resort will be an economic engine accelerating local economies well beyond the city of Schenectady. Regional officials are expecting big things from the $330 million casino, whose customers they think will fill hotels across the region and bring new customers into businesses and new visitors to local attractions. “It’s a boost all the way around,” said Mark Eagan, president of the Capital Region Chamber. “While the casino has restaurants and all these choices, people will want to go elsewhere, to downtown and other places,” he said. “There really is a ripple effect. We’re excited by the casino, but we’re really excited about the whole Mohawk Harbor — the catalyst for

Spa at Rivers Casino to open Tuesday

SCHENECTADY -- Splash Spa at Rivers Casino & Resort will open Tuesday afternoon, about a month after the casino itself opened, officials announced Monday. Casino and city officials will gather at 2 p.m. to celebrate the opening. The spa is located inside the casino but away from the gaming floor. That makes the business accessible to visitors who are younger than 21 and legally aren’t allowed on the gaming floor. Maria Ho, owner of Splash Nail Spa in Niskayuna, will operate the business at Rivers. The new space, which measures about 1,500 square feet, will offer manicures, pedicures, massages, facials and more. The intent is to cater to residents and visitors who want a day of relaxation, as