Written October 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering
Scott Lepman doesn’t have an estimate of how long it will take to refurbish the old St. Francis Hotel at Ferry Street and First Avenue in downtown Albany. But he, his brother Spencer and their construction crew are about to start.
Written February 7th, 2022 by Hasso Hering
A few weeks ago — I can’t remember exactly when — I heard someone at an Albany City Council meeting say that the city’s new electric-vehicle charging station downtown had gone on the blink. So on Sunday I stopped by the parking lot behind the Wallace Building (the former J.C. Penney store), where the EV […]
Written February 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering
Now it’s official: Janel and Matt Bennett, owners of Sybaris, are buying the historic Oregon Electric Railway station in downtown Albany and plan to move their world-class restaurant there.
Written October 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering
Based on a notation on a remodeling permit, I reported in April that an “outpatient addiction treatment facility” was going into the historic Avery Mill Building on the Albany riverfront. Today I found out a little more.
Written September 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering
Gerding Builders expects to follow through on its plan to turn the former Wells Fargo Bank branch in downtown Albany into a commercial and residential complex. That was the gist of part of Wednesday’s session of the downtown renewal advisory board.
Written September 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering
The last few times I passed the CARA-sponsored electric-vehicle charging station in downtown Albany, the device was still shrouded in black plastic. But Saturday night, the plastic was gone and the thing looked ready to be used.
Written September 1st, 2021 by Hasso Hering
Ricky Putman was walking back to work downtown after a stroll on the Dave Clark Path when something odd caught his eye: A photo album was lying atop the trash can next to the bus stop at the Albany Post Office.