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Daiquiri Day Destinations - Capital Region - CB Prime Properties

The strawberry daiquiri: It's the ultimate summertime drink. It's not only the go-to pool side beverage (don't forget the cocktail umbrella), it's also a favorite beverage of our real estate agents very much looking forward to celebrating National Daiquiri Day on July 19th!

This perfect blend of rum, lime juice, ice, sugar, and fruit flavoring is so delicious that it deserves its own day of recognition. It's no coincidence that day just happens to take place in the middle of the summer. If you're looking for a place to grab a Daiquiri around the Capital Region, we have some great recommendations for you.

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Capital Region Book Shops - CB Prime Properties

Eager to settle down with a new read? You're in luck. May is Get Caught Reading Month, an occasion that asks participants to make a point of reading openly. Its goal is to encourage everyone to embrace the joy of literature.

Some of our real estate agents are true bookworms who are often on the hunt for a new read during their time in the Capital Region. Check out some of their favorite bookstores in the area to find yourself a new book this month.

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Bourbon Bars - Capital Region, NY - CB Prime Properties

The Capital Region has become known for its dining and drinking culture over the past few years. If you're a bourbon lover, then you're in luck: There are several craft distillers and bourbon bars in and around Albany. While you're in the area looking at Albany homes for sale, we highly recommend stopping by one of these destinations for a drink, a tasting, and perhaps even a tour.

  1. Albany Distilling Company: 75 Livingston Ave., Albany, NY 12207
    Albany Distilling Company is a small craft distillery that creates spirits using a combination of traditional and modern methods. They make their own rum and vodka, but they're particularly well known for their bourbon whiskey. It's 43% ABV and aged for 48 months.

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Albany's Lark Street - CB Prime Properties

After a busy day in Albany, there's no better place to relax, unwind, and see the sights than Lark Street. Often compared to Manhattan's Greenwich Village for its fun, funky vibe, history, and abundance of culture, Lark Street offers a little something for everyone. Our real estate agents know Albany, and we're sure that you'll love getting to know Lark Street too.

  • Why Lark Street Is the Capital Region's Greenwich Village
    Some neighborhoods just have a unique vibe, and Lark Street is certainly one of them. Consider it your answer to Greenwich Village—just located much closer to Albany homes for sale. Like Greenwich Village, Lark Street is a mixed residential/commercial neighborhood, where art, culture, food, shopping, history, and family fun meet. No matter where you come from or what you're interested in, Lark Street will make you feel right at home.

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Margarita Day Around Albany - CB Prime Properties

There's a reason why so many musicians have written songs about margaritas: They're fun and delicious! If their popularity in music and pop culture isn't enough reason to enjoy a margarita, then a holiday certainly is. February 22, 2022, is National Margarita Day. Whether you prefer yours on the rocks, frozen, or with a generous portion of strawberry syrup, there are plenty of places to order a margarita in the Albany area. Here are a few bars and restaurants our real estate agents recommend.

  • Margarita City: 1118 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205
    Margarita City has the word "margarita" in its name, so you can bet their drinks are tasty. This locally owned restaurant has a lively vibe. The bar is always bustling, and the big game is usually playing on TV. Margarita City has a whole menu of so-called Famous Margaritas. The House Lime Margarita can be ordered frozen or on the rocks. Another good choice is the Jalapeno Margarita, which is made with jalapeno nectar. Pair your drink with an order of tacos or a dip to share, and you're in for a fun evening.

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Igloo Dining - Capital Region, NY - CB Prime Properties

As the threat of COVID continues to loom, outdoor dining is more popular than ever. There are plenty of Albany homes for sale near outdoor dining establishments. However, eating outside seems like a tricky proposition when the weather is cold. Fortunately, there's a rather ingenious solution: igloos. Several restaurants around Albany allow you to reserve a personal, heated igloo in which to dine. Here's where you can find them.

  • Fenimore's Pub - 88 Ridge St., Glens Falls, NY 12801
    Fenimore's Pub
    is attached to the Queensbury Hotel, which has stood near Glens Falls homes for sale for over a hundred years. Igloos have become a staple of their outdoor dining experience during the colder months. Reserve one for up to six people, with a $25 rental fee, and enjoy delicious food and cocktails. You can reserve igloo dining in the evening any day of the week or for lunch on weekends. Be sure to specify igloo dining when you call for your reservation.

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Dog Training - Capital Region - CB Prime Properties

January is National Train Your Dog Month, so why not start the new year with some Albany-area classes for you and your pup? Professional training can help puppies develop good habits and help adult dogs overcome behavioral issues.
Our real estate agents suggest taking your dog for training at one of these places around the Capital Region.

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Pastry Shops Around the Capital Region - CB Prime Properties

Pastry Day is December 9, so it's the perfect chance to indulge in our favorite tasty treats. Everyone has a favorite type of pastry, which is why they're such a good choice for any celebration. With the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to start ordering your favorites. Our real estate agents share five local bakeshops around the Capital Region.

  • Zachary's Pastry Shoppe - 54 State St., Albany, NY 12207
    For some of the best pastry trays in the Albany area, check out Zachary's Pastry Shoppe near downtown. Their famous trays include mini cannoli, cream puffs, eclairs, cheesecakes, mousse tarts, and more. They also serve a wide range of cakes, pies, and cupcakes. Zachary's is a great stop for a sweet treat or a holiday platter of pastries. Best of all, it's just down the road from these Albany homes for sale.

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Holiday Shop Local - Capital Region, NY - CB Prime Properties

This holiday season, shopping small is more important than ever! Our real estate agents love exploring local shops and sharing their finds with new residents.

Whether you decide to wait for Small Business Saturday or you're ready to start your shopping now, we recommend paying a visit to these nearby retailers. 

  • T&J Handcrafted Soap: 271 River St., Troy, NY 12180
    Handmade soaps make great stocking stuffers, gifts for coworkers, or additions to larger gift baskets. At T&J Handcrafted Soap, you'll find over 40 different varieties of soap. Some are made from local beer, wine, and tea! They also have a selection of other body products — like fizzies, soaks, lotions, and hand-poured soy candles.  

    This shop is located near some of the best Troy homes for sale, so we recommend taking a drive around after you're done shopping. You never know, you just might come across your dream home.

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Capital Region Bakeries for Cinnamon Rolls - CB Prime Properties

October 4th is National Cinnamon Bun Day. What better excuse to indulge in a warm, gooey treat filled with rich spices and topped drizzled with melty glaze? You could go to the store and get a tube of pre-made cinnamon rolls to bake up. Or you could indulge yourself a little by going to a local bakery or cafe that sells them fresh, hot, and homemade. The only question is, where do you find one? You've just moved to the area and don't know where things are. There are plenty of Albany homes for sale, but where do you go for cinnamon rolls near those homes? We've got your back. Here are five local cinnamon rolls you need to try in the Capital Region.

  1. Rolly-Poly Buns & Stuff - 30 Davis Ave., Albany, NY 12203.
    Open from 4-10 pm on weekdays, and 11 am-10 pm on weekends, Rolly-Poly Buns & Stuff is a home bakery specializing in cinnamon buns and apple fritters, baked fresh in a cast-iron skillet. From simple flavors like classic cinnamon, maple pecan, and Ukrainian walnut to their "bougie buns" like lemon cardamom and pineapple upside-down, there's truly not a bad bun in the bunch. Buns are sold individually or in batches of five or 10 and must be ordered online, at least one day in advance.

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