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ALBANY, NY (09/05/2013)(readMedia)-- The City of Albany and the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) announce the opening and official ribbon cutting for Patsy's Pin-Ups, located at 7 Howard Street, on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 12:00 PM. Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings, Georgette Steffens, Executive Director, Downtown Albany BID and William Yager, owner of Patsy's, are scheduled to speak at the event. The media and public are invited to attend.

William Yager, owner of Patsy's Barbershop, developed the concept for Patsy's Pin-Ups, a beauty parlour catering exclusively to women, as an extension of his original shop. The two shops sit adjacent to one another in downtown Albany at 3 and 7 Howard Street respectively.

"Both shops are designed to take a step back in time," explains Yager, "similar to how we preserved the 1930's concept for Patsy's, as a barber shop central to gathering neighborhood information, Patsy's Pin-ups reflects a feminine side complete with a tiki-bar reception area, island music and retro decorations employed to create a desired pin-up era feel that celebrates strong women."

"It is always exciting to welcome new businesses, but it is a real testament to Downtown to see such creative reinvestment and expansion," said Mayor Gerald D. Jennings, "It is the dedication and commitment of business owners like William that will continue to help grow retail in Albany."

"I've always wanted to extend my shop to serve women," said Yager, "We've created a place where everyone – from grandmothers and sisters, mothers and daughters - can have a fun, unique experience."

Yager also hopes to take advantage of the parlour's close proximity to many wedding venues, especially the recently announced 90 State Street venture by Mazzone Hospitality.

"With world-class dining establishments, hotel offerings and unique venues, downtown Albany continues to grow as a destination for urban weddings," said Georgette Steffens, Executive Director, Downtown Albany BID, "Having Patsy's Barbershop and Pin-Ups recognize and invest in the idea continues to strengthen the draw for our Downtown."

A full service salon, Patsy's Pin-Ups, offers hair cutting services including: cut, color, up-do's, make-up, manicures and more. Stylists include Christina Archambeault, manager, Christianna Geracitano, stylist and esthetician, Talia Agostinello, Tara Lee and Damon Harris, stylists and Mary Delaney-Shaw, make-up artist.

Patsy's Pin-Ups official grand opening celebration is slated for Friday, September 6, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The event will be a First Friday stop featuring local artwork as well as music, refreshments and modeled hair-dos. The salon is open Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Saturdays 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and by appointment on Sundays. For more information call 518.426.9292 or visit

Since 1996, the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) works to restore, promote and maintain the character and vitality of downtown Albany and improve the quality of life and overall image of downtown for those who work in, live in and visit New York's Capital City. The BID is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information about the Downtown Albany BID please visit | @albanybid or call 518.465.2143.