Ravens Head Brewing’s plans delayed

From the ABR:

Cleary and Decker are also searching for investors after some apparently had second thoughts because of the location, Tremblay said. The original plan was to open a brewery at the former St. Joseph’s Church in Albany, but that was dropped because of neighborhood opposition.

Cleary and Decker couldn’t be reached for comment.

Remember when there was no real plan? It seems like that’s a theme here. I’m hopeful for a huge renovated armory restaurant, but it seems like there’s been little to no progress made.

Upstate NY airport selected for drone testing

From the AP:

The FAA announced Monday that the research and development to be conducted at Griffiss International Airport in Rome in Oneida County will look into integrating drones into the congested northeast airspace.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, called the announcement a “slam dunk” for central and northern New York.

Yikes.

Quality events for this weekend vol. 114

Friday December 27

4th St. Funnies Comedy Show at Kokopellis: Jokes in Troy with great comedians.

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Guitar music and dancing!

Producers Showcase at Pauly’s: Nice big hip-hop show to kick off the weekend.

Fourth Friday & Everything Classic at Justin’s: All the classics with Truemastr and Nate Da Great.

Saturday December 28

EOM at McGeary’s: It’s the end of the month, you know what that means.

The Ghosts of Hardcore Past at Valentine’s: The holiday tradition continues with bands covering bands. This is gonna rule.

Sunday December 29

Titus Andronicus, Summer People, if Madrid and Slowshine at Valentine’s: Dellarocca booking closing out the year on a high note!

Two for one at McGeary’s: Tunes and drinks.