If you are in downtown Albany, you have seen the boarded-up McDonald's on South Pearl Street. It has been closed since 2019 but now there are plans to develop it into a grocery store in partnership with the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region.
It seems that a lot of cities in and around the Capital Region are rebuilding. Troy has made a comeback, Schenectady is on the rise again and even Cohoes is rebuilding. Well now another city has been granted millions to revitalize.