ALBANY (JANUARY 5, 2017) Colonie Center is incredibly excited to be at this golden anniversary milestone. Over the last five decades we are proud to be a long-time destination for Capital Region shoppers and visitors. We are excited about the progress we have made here in the Capital Region and honored to be considered the areas ‘Best Of’ for 9 years running.

To celebrate, Colonie Center has been handing out gift cards with golden tickets to their 50th Anniversary Party all counting down to a celebration at Center Court on January 7th from 1 to 3 PM. Don’t have a golden ticket? It’s okay, all are invited to attend Colonie Center’s Golden Anniversary Party.

Chad O’Hara from B95.5 will emcee the event and will start things off by introducing Town Supervisor Paula Mahan and Colonie Center General Manager Connie Stankivicz who will say a few words about the Center. Guests can enjoy music by Capital District favorite, Grand Central Station, while dining on appetizers from The Cheesecake Factory and then desserts from Whole Foods Market.

At 2:30 PM Colonie Center will present a check for $5,000 to The Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. “As a family-centered shopping facility we are humbled by the amazing services provided by the Children’s Hospital. We hope this helps in the treatment, care, and comfort of children and their families in the area,” said Connie Stankivicz, General Manager.

After the check presentation the center staff will award $6,000 in prizes. Fifty individuals have received golden tickets over the last two months. They have a chance to win a $1,500, $1,000, and $500 Colonie Center gift card. But, anyone who attends the event ALSO has a chance to win a $1,500, $1,000, and $500 Colonie Center gift card. Two separate drawings will be held.

What’s next? Colonie Center continues to transform as our shoppers evolve. Last year we completed a multi-million dollar renovation which transitioned Colonie Center into a state-of-the-art shopping destination in New York’s Capital Region with a modernized atmosphere, new restrooms and family lounge facilities, along with updated soft seating throughout the Center and fully remodeled Center Court and Food Court which includes iPad stations for shoppers. We continue to add exciting new tenants like J.Crew Mercantile and Ulta Beauty we also look forward to H&M in 2017.

We will also continue to celebrate our 50th year with many more giveaways and special surprises throughout the year. For all the latest information, follow us on social media as well as on our website, shopatcoloniecenter.com.