The News Apartments has a combination of amenities unique amongst downtown apartment buildings in the Capital Region and our exciting, diverse group of retailers are an extension of those services for our tenants. 

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Bard & Baker

Bard & Baker is the Capital District's first board game café. Opened October 2018 at The News, the award-winning Bard & Baker features 600+ board games to play in a relaxing and inclusive environment, encouraging guests and community to unplug and play through the world of games. Bard & Baker features sandwiches on house-made bread, cozy sides, a rotating assortment of pastries baked on premises, locally roasted coffee, tea lattes, bubble tea from Short and Stout, and full beverage menu include beer, wine, cider, mead, and cocktails.

Pause Gallery

Pause Gallery offers high quality art and fine craft including photography, digital art, watercolor and acrylic painting, mixed media and encaustics, glass, ceramics and wood, and both functional and sculptural art at affordable prices. Find the perfect conversation piece for your new apartment, or just some essential items!

Flowers by Pesha

Flowers by Pesha has over 30 years of floral design experience and offers fresh flowers, plants, gifts, balloons, and arrangements for events and weddings. Whether you're in need of a gift or a finishing touch in your own apartment, Flowers by Pesha has something for all occasions.

Juice Factory VII

Juice Factory VII offers smoothies, fresh juices, acai bowls, Rx shots, coffee, tea, and various other lunch and breakfast options using ingredients sourced directly from local farms whenever possible!  Juice Factory VII also provides a kids menu and children’s area, as well as brunch every other Sunday.  Sit down or just stop in for a customizable, on-the-go beverage!

518 Donuts (Coming Soon)

Fried Chicken and Donuts that do not disappoint! We bring our love for quality and taste with two favorites: donuts and fried chicken made fresh and hot from scratch. Also serving sandwiches, chicken fried dough, donut bowls, ice cream sandwiches and coffee. Come start your morning with us or end your day on a sweet note!

Interested in leasing retail space at The News? Click here for availabilities.