October 7 2019

Week in Review: September 30 – October 4, 2019

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HBO filming miniseries at Lumberyard

“The film production facility at the Lumberyard Center for Film and the Performing Arts ramped up its reputation over the last two weeks by providing the set for an upcoming HBO miniseries.

Beginning Sept. 16, the Catskill studio was home to 20 to 40 actors and crew members filming “The Plot Against America.” The six-part miniseries is adapted from Philip Roth’s novel and stars Winona Ryder, John Turturro and Zoe Kazan.”

Arnoff gearing up for next expansion in Luther Forest Tech Campus

“Arnoff Global Logistics is searching for manufacturers and distribution firms as the company prepares to develop another 20 acres at its Saratoga County trucking, storage and logistics campus.

The moving company has invested close to $17 million to purchase, renovate and expand its Malta hub over the past three years, bringing in a Ryder truck maintenance center and growing its final-mile kitchen cabinet, window and household door delivery business.”

The 12 projects tagged as priorities for state funding by Capital Region economic development leaders

“A $13 million greenhouse for industrial hemp, a $35 million aquatic center and a $21 million life sciences training center are three of the Albany-area projects that could get funding in this year’s state money competition.

The Capital Region Economic Development Council announced its 12 priority projects on Wednesday. The council is asking for $25.4 million from the state toward those projects.”

Cree leasing space at SUNY Poly’s Albany campus while building $1 billion plant in Utica

“Cree will lease office and cleanroom space at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute campus in Albany while the semiconductor manufacturer builds a $1 million facility near Utica.

The leases are currently being finalized, a SUNY Poly spokesman said.

Cree will pay rent to the SUNY Research Foundation to use the cleanroom space in the NanoFab North building where there is a silicon carbide chip manufacturing line.”

Capital Region Aquatic Center would cost $35.3 million at Mohawk Harbor

“Building a regional aquatic center at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, diving well and eight-lane instructional pool would cost $35.3 million.


Supporters of the project are seeking $5 million in state aid to offset the cost, a request that has the support of the Capital Region Economic Development Council.”

A new beginning for Catskill Game Farm

“The former Catskill Game Farm opened its doors Tuesday night to show off its newest addition — The Long Neck Inn.

The inn features four different suites, each with its own animal theme. Formerly home to April, the iconic giraffe that achieved worldwide attention with her pregnancy, who now resides in Harpursville, it took two years to transform the giraffe house into a stylish inn.”

Capital Repertory Theatre shows off construction on new theater, expects to open next summer

“Capital Repertory Theatre today let people see the work that’s happening to convert a bakery built in 1888 into a modern performing arts venue, and announced the last phase of a $13.5 million fundraising campaign to pay for the renovations.

The theater needs $650,000.

“Come help us,” Harold N. Iselin, board president, told local elected officials and business leaders during a celebratory press event inside the work zone at 251 N. Pearl St.”

Catskill Golf Club plans to break ground on $9 million lodging and events center

“The owner of the Catskill Golf Club plans to break ground in the spring on a $9 million, 48-unit lodging and events center.

David Vipler said the four-story facility off Thruway Exit 21 will have 24 one-bedroom apartments, 16 furnished studio apartments and eight two-bedroom apartments available for rent by the day, week or month.”

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