Top 6 Shopping Malls In Albany, New York

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Albany is New York state’s capital region. If you want to discover Albany and its roots as a former Dutch settlement, visit the museums, theaters, and national landmarks. You can also go on an Albany Heritage Tour and discover the city’s 300-year history. Bask in the city’s architectural prominence in the multi-building complex that includes the New York State Museum, the State Capitol and “The Egg” or Empire State Performing Arts. Stay in hotels that are strategically located in the city center or in best value stays. If you are stopping over Albany for some shopping, then check out these top shopping malls.

1. Crossgates Mall

Crossgates mall
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Crossgates Mall in Albany is where you eat, shop, play, and stay. This commercial establishment has 90 unique stores, restaurants and entertainment venues. This mall is inside the Hilton dual-branded hotel and features the award-winning Spa Mirbeau. It also houses 180 retail shops, has onsite security, and designated parking at every mall entrance. This establishment is also pet-friendly so feel free to take your furry babies when shopping.

Crossgates Mall

Address: Crossgates Mall, Albany, NY 12203

Website: Crossgates Mall

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9:30pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

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2. Colonie Center

This multilevel mall has lots of anchors and stores that are stocked with high-end goods, making it a good choice for shopping. Colonie Center also has some unique stores which draw shoppers to it. It has very comfortable seating areas. The food court has lots of choices so you should be able to find something you like. This shopping center houses over 100 stores. It has everything from books, sports and fitness goods, apparel, jewelry, and electronics. It has specialty shops and almost all of the popular brand names in retail. It has sit-down eateries and a food court. This commercial center is just five minutes from the Albany International Airport and major hotel chains. It is accessible from Interstates 87 and 90. Overall, this is a great mall with superb stores and a great movie theater. The fact that restrooms at Colonie Center are clean is a big plus.

Colonie Center

Address: 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany NY 12207

Website: Colonie Center

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9:30pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

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3. Northway Shopping Center

Northway Shopping Center that is located directly across Colonie Center has a wide range of selections that will fit any budget range. There’s a Target store, Festival Foods grocery, a Marshall’s store and a few outbuildings like Party City, Petco, and Staples. It also houses The Vegan Outfitter, New York’s first 100 percent vegan clothing line. This mall is recommended for budget products. Go early in the day to avoid getting stuck in traffic. This mall across Central Avenue is recommended for those looking for budget merchandise and inexpensive products.

Northway Shopping Center

Address: 1440 Central Ave Site 1, Albany, NY 12205

Website: Northway Shopping Center

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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4. Westmere Shopping Center

Westmere Shopping Center is a cultural feature in Albany. This shopping complex houses various stores, businesses, and restaurants and accessible by common passageways. It is located close to Cosimos Plaza Shopping Center and also near a wide selection of restaurants. Westmere area boasts of lively surroundings, fine restaurants, shopping outlets, and stunning attractions.

Westmere Shopping Center

Address: 1811 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203, United States

Opening hours: 5am - 8pm (daily)

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5. Stuyvesant Plaza

This good-sized strip mall has lots of high-end stores and good chain restaurants with a few local eateries. Stuyvesant is ta well laid-out establishment and its outdoor stores and plaza-style setting makes it suitable for strolling and window shopping. It has a selection of specialty shops, boutiques and an eclectic mix of unique stores. It’s an excellent place to shop if you are looking for nice stores with a good mix of local merchants. This outdoor mall also offers dining and other services. Although its address is on Western Avenue, the entrance to the mall is around the corner on Fuller Road.

Stuyvesant Plaza

Address: 1475 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203, United States

Website: Stuyvesant Plaza

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 8pm; Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

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6. Westgate Plaza

Westgate Plaza has a colorful history. It was established by the family of Guiseppi Nigro and named it as such because it was the gateway to the West. Since its establishment, Westgate Plaza was on the leading edge. Considered as the first strip mall to open in Albany in 1957, the Westgate Mall in Central Avenue has 25 stores including banks, diners, shoes, and apparel shops. The mall had some redevelopments in the 1990s and the signature Westgate Plaza logo was unofficially considered a landmark for downtown Central Avenue. This mall has the retail budget store Price Chopper, where customers can find quality products.

Westgate Plaza

Address: 911 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206, United States

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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Go sightseeing and shopping in Albany

There are many top attractions that you can visit in Albany if you are sightseeing, shopping or just enjoying the city’s food and drinking spots. If you are shopping, be sure to drop by Crossgates Mall which is among the top shopping destinations in the city.

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