Update: Please note that Circles originally opened in 1994 in Delmar before moving to Stuyvesant Plaza in 1996.
Independent anchors include Circles, Lola Saratoga and Peaches Café
GUILDERLAND, N.Y. – Stuyvesant Plaza is renewing leases of three Capital Region-based businesses including Circles, Lola Saratoga and Peaches Café. The partnerships ensure guests will continue to enjoy high-quality shopping and dining experiences from independent anchors they love best.
The three favorites join previously announced Pearl Grant Richmans, one of the Plaza’s original tenants, in renewing their commitments to the region’s premier open-air shopping center.
Combined, the four businesses have a 138-year history at Stuyvesant Plaza with Pearl Grant Richmans opening in 1959; Peaches Café dating back to 1982; Circles arriving at the Plaza in 1996; and Lola Saratoga joining the roster in 2019.
“These businesses are staples of the Capital Region community and we’re proud that they are part of the Stuyvesant Plaza family,” said Stuyvesant Plaza General Manager Rachel Ferluge.
A women’s specialty store, Circles offers a unique collection of both emerging and the most sought-after designers in an intimate shopping environment, all while providing an exceptional level of customer service.
“The longstanding support Circles has received from Stuyvesant Plaza is spectacular,” said Circles owner Sharon Fenno. “We built Circles from the ground up here, and look forward to celebrating our 30th anniversary in the Plaza we call home.”
Lola Saratoga offers luxury designer consignment at locations in Saratoga Springs and Stuyvesant Plaza. A destination for accessories, Lola Saratoga features authenticated designer handbags, shoes, jewelry and gift items from the world’s most well-known brands.
“Lola Saratoga is proud to be a part of one of the most desirable retail locations in the Capital Region,” said Lola Saratoga owner Megan Druckman. “We are excited for the future and continued growth potential within our strategic partnership with Stuyvesant Plaza.”
Originally established as an ice cream shop in 1982, Peaches Café quickly evolved into a popular full-service restaurant featuring a variety of breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert items.
“Peaches Café has a long history at Stuyvesant Plaza and we’re thrilled to continue our legacy here,” said Peaches Café owners Kevin Richard and Brian Dunbar. “Thank you to all our loyal guests for helping us celebrate more than 40 years of serving the Capital Region.”
For more information on Stuyvesant Plaza and its businesses, visit stuyvesantplaza.com.
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About Stuyvesant Plaza
Located in the heart of Albany, Stuyvesant Plaza is the premier open-air retail destination in New York’s state Capital Region and has been serving the community since 1959. The Plaza is situated at the intersection of I-87 and I-90/NY State Thruway in a popular retail corridor that attracts shoppers from as far as 30+ miles away. Today, Stuyvesant Plaza is home to more than 60 shops and restaurants, including an interesting mix of locals and sought-after national brands.