HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On the restaurant beat: Sweet Red’s plans

Written October 4th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Following up on the closing of Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant in downtown Albany, here’s more on the restaurant that will occupy its space.


Remodel on Santiam Hwy.: Here’s an update

Written March 16th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

“Coming Soon,” says the banner covering up the old San Blas Mexican Restaurant sign at the corner of Santiam Highway and Bain Street in Albany. The question is: How soon?


What’s up with ex-restaurant? Let’s see

Written February 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Now and then, people in Albany wonder what’s going on with the former restaurant at 3225 Santiam Hwy. S.E., especially now that access to the parking lot is barred by a chain link fence.


An Albany corner: Update on construction

Written March 16th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Even as a new Mexican restaurant takes shape behind it, the big sign at the corner of Santiam Highway and Bain Street still advertises the place that closed there some five years ago.


At Santiam and Bain, construction under way

Written September 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Four years after the last restaurant there closed, a new one is under construction at the corner of Bain Street and Santiam Highway S.E.


Yes, that’s what is being built there

Written June 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On Facebook the other day, someone asked what they were building on 14th Avenue S.E., on the southern edge of the Heritage Mall parking lots in Albany. Someone else provided the answer, and it was the right one.


Covid ‘freeze’ too hard on restaurants

Written November 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As we were having dinner at our favorite Albany restaurant Sunday night, Governor Brown’s coming two-week “freeze” was on our minds. What is it about restaurants that warrants the ban on indoor dining?


 
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