Rensselaer

Office of the

First-Year Experience

Shopping

Price Chopper/Walmart

picPrice Chopper (the local grocery store) and Walmart are located about 2 miles east of campus on Hoosick St. Both are easily accessible by car or by taking the CDTA Route 87 bus.

Crossgates Mall

Crossgates Mall is strategically located at the junction of I-87 and I-90. It is the Capital Region’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. At Crossgates Mall you’ll find an impressive selection of retail stores, services and restaurants to make your shopping experience a truly exceptional one! Crossgates is easily accessible by car or by taking the CDTA Route 90 bus.

Colonie Center

Colonie Center, a 1.3 million square-foot enclosed two-level, regional shopping center with over 100 specialty stores, is at the heart of New York’s Capital Region. The center is anchored by Boscov’s, Macy’s, and Sears. LL Bean, the first retail store in New York State, sits proudly on the first level. On the second level, back Colonie Center features the Christmas Tree Shops store, one of only two in the state. The center sits at the intersection of Wolf Road and Central Avenue, is just 5 minutes from the Albany International Airport and major hotel chains, and is accessible from Interstates 87 and 90.

Along with a wide array of popular retailers including The Gap/Gap Kids/Baby Gap, Express, Bath and Body Works, Kay Jewelers, Lane Bryant, American Eagle, Victoria Secret, and New York & Company; the center is home to many stores that are unique to the market, including Spector’s and Hannoush Jewelers. The center boasts the only Cheesecake Factory Restaurant in upstate New York and of course the always popular Friendly’s Restaurant.

Colonie is easily accessible by car or by taking the CDTA Route 90 bus.