Stacks Espresso Bar to Open @ Hedley Park Place Fall 2018

(TROY, NY) The Albany-based Stacks Espresso Bar, with two locations on Lark Street and Broadway, is opening its third location in First Columbia’s Hedley Park Place in Troy this October. Stacks, will be one of many amenities that is being planned, that will soon arrive in the building to serve the 1,400+ employees as well as the many residents in the Waterfront [District].

Known for its quality coffee, guest roasters, and educational classes for the public, Stacks Espresso Bar is excited to make the move to the Collar City. “Troy is a natural progression for us,” explained Marketing Director, Marlee Ford. “It’s the Tri-City-Ship next step and we’re eager to continue to collaborate with regional roasters and our soon-to-be neighbors.” Surprisingly, if you ask any Stacks employee, they’ll tell you their top objective is exceptional customer service, with coffee coming in “at a close second.” “While we are a specialty coffee shop, our goal is to cut the snobbery out of the customer experience. We want people to be enthused about coffee and ask questions about it. Ron Grieco, Director of Coffee of Stacks Espresso would like the whole world to be thrilled about it!” There’s also something for everyone with classic house blends to espresso drinks, ranging from $1.25 to $4.00, respectively.

Stacks Espresso Bar first opened its doors on Lark Street in Albany in 2014. “I wanted to make specialty coffee accessible,” said Director of Coffee, Ron Grieco. “Four years ago, some of the specialty coffee market was pretentious. I knew the pitfalls and what I wanted to see change in the industry.” Ron and his business partner, focused on education and customer service fundamentals for employees and customers alike. Stacks’ employees are empowered to share what they’ve learned not only through the product they make, but with the knowledge they provide. Their mantra is simple— invest in your team and you will be rewarded. “If we can make a job as fulfilling and enjoyable as possible, we will have better employees. Our employees are the reason for our continued success.” Another by-product of high employee morale is happy customers.

Stacks’ addition to the Waterfront [District] will only complement the community’s expanding offering. “We are excited to have Stacks as a part of Hedley Park Place and the Waterfront [District]. Not only will they offer the area a quality product, but they also fit into our overall vision of the Waterfront.” Stated Victoria Harris, Director of Marketing at First Columbia. Excitement for Stacks’ arrival is echoed throughout the Collar City.

“We are happy to see this area of Troy expand,” said Katie Hammon, Executive Director, Downtown Troy Business Improvement District. “It is great to see businesses that have had success in neighboring cities want to be part of the Troy community.” Hammon attributes Troy’s “walkability” as an attraction for both new businesses but also residents. “It’s an easy city for newcomers to engage and add to the culture.” A feature that Stacks is looking forward to. “My favorite part of opening a new shop is building relationships within the community— and people using Stacks as a meeting place,” said Grieco. Stacks Espresso Bar will be accessible through Hedley Park Place and by a public street entrance. The space is being designed in collaboration with Phinney Design Group and Studio eIQ. Stacks is encouraging interested candidates to apply online at


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ABOUT STACKS ESPRESSO BAR:More than a few warm and welcoming cafes, Stacks Espresso Bar is committed to the communities and the coffees we serve. Each location is a workshop dedicated to exploring the elements that make coffee one of the most widely consumed crops in the world. We highlight various brew methods, experiment with espresso-based drinks, and continuously bring in unique and delicious coffees from diverse roasters. We’re thrilled by the opportunity to share our passion, and proud to serve exceptional, accessible, specialty coffee.
Woven into the fabric of one of the nation’s most historic and beautiful downtown, First Columbia has commenced construction on this waterfront redevelopment along a half-mile stretch of the Hudson River. The highly-anticipated mix of projects will offer prime office space, retail, entertainment, residential units, parking, and a hotel. The master plan will have a lasting impact by reconnecting the city with its valuable waterfront assets and injecting it with commercial and social activity; positing Troy once again as the premier urban destination in the Capital District.

First Columbia is a diversified real estate/investment organization committed to planning, developing, and operating high quality facilities. Its projects include corporate buildings, office campuses, medical complexes, senior housing, hospitality, and high-tech facilities.

For media inquiries, Contact: Victoria Harris, Marketing Director of First Columbia, (518) 213-1009 or