A portion of the current Huck Finn's would continue to operate as a furniture store as part of a proposed plan to build apartments.

Huck Finn's is an Albany legend for many reasons. You have either purchased a sofa there or spent an afternoon with your kids on the rides at the Playland. Chances are you have done both on the same day. Down the road, this Capital Region landmark could be taking on a very different look and purpose, with some things staying the same.

According to an Albany Business Review (ABR) story, Redburn Development Partners of Schenectady has a  proposal in play to renovate the Warehouse at Huck Finn's into a 250 unit apartment complex with a swimming pool, gym, and more. The plan would include the furniture store remaining open in some capacity, and all the rides at Huck Finn's Playland would also remain. ABR says Huck Finn's owners are considering different options for staying open and keeping the furniture business operating as part of the redevelopment is a high priority.

I am sure you are relieved to hear that this Albany mainstay plans to continue to operate into the future, albeit with a new look. As you drive down 787 south into Albany, those amusement rides popping out the landscape bring back so many happy memories for Capital Region residents whether it is from their recent home at Huck Finn's or from Hoffman's back in the day. It's great to see a redevelopment plan that looks to the future, but also respects what has already been built.

So the Huck Finn's tradition will live on, but with a potential new look and use. No target date was revealed in the ABR report when this redevelopment could get underway or be completed as the process is still in the approval phase with Albany.

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