Yes, here’s some unexpected but welcome news:
Pauly’s Hotel on Central Avenue in Albany is celebrating its grand re-opening today.
No word yet on whether live music will be a part of the plans, but that sure would be nice. We saw some pretty fabulous shows at Pauly’s back in the day – including Rick Danko, the Bad Livers, Alison Krauss, Brave Combo, Doug Sahm, the Spanic Boys and such badass piano pounders as Pinetop Perkins and soon-to-be-Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John.
And even if they don’t host live music, at least there will be a broader choice of adult beverages the next time we head over to The Linda, as Pauly’s is just across the street.
PS: And, yes, Pauly’s was also the site of Phish’s first Albany performance.