Stacks Espresso Bar Opens Downtown Location

Stacks Espresso Bar Opens Downtown Location


It's time to embrace your inner coffee nerd. At the corner of Broadway and Maiden Lane lies the latest location for Stacks Espresso Bar. Open seven days a week from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Stacks is a place known as a playground for exploring all the fantastic elements that make coffee more than just something to keep you warm. The result? You get to experience different brewing methods, coffee from different regions, and diverse roasters.

“We could not be more excited to join the Downtown community and be a part of the amazing momentum downtown is experiencing,” said Stacks Espresso Bar owner Tyler Wrightson. “We immediately fell in love with The Arcade Building. It has such great character and a truly fantastic location being adjacent to Maiden Lane Park and the walkway to the river.”

In celebration of the opening, Stacks will also hold a Free Drink Day on Thursday November 17th at the 488 Broadway address. All day long guests can come in and get any drink completely free, on the house. Multiple visits are encouraged, as long as event goers can handle the caffeine. Stacks will also be hosting its first TNT event (Thursday Night Throwdown) at its new Arcade address the same evening. At the TNT, local baristas compete in a Latte Art Competition to win bragging rights and a cash prize. The TNT is free to attend. In addition, Nine Pin Ciderworks will be attending and serving free drinks.

The new 1,700 sq. ft. space features a half circle bar, unique to the Downtown location. The new location also provides the opportunity for Stacks to implement more educational events and programming focused on coffee. Stacks specializes in highlighting different brewing methods, different coffee regions and beans. It’s continuously bringing in unique coffees from diverse roasters. Customers can experience specifically chosen coffees in their most flavorful form while sitting at Stacks’ Slow Bar which focuses on manual brewing methods such as the “pour over,” considered by many aficionados to be the best way to brew an individual cup of coffee.

“Great things are brewing in Downtown, and Stacks is the latest example of businesses activating our retail spaces and tapping into Albany’s newest neighborhood,” said Downtown Albany BID executive director Georgette Steffens. “Engaging our residents in new ways is a critical step in retention, and the investment made here is a prime example of business owners like Tyler understanding the value of opening in Downtown and acting as a catalyst for further retail development.”