HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Owners ask to subdivide Heritage Mall

Written December 20th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The owners of Heritage Mall have asked the city of Albany to approve their plan to subdivide the acreage and break the mall property into five separate lots.


Wasted parking spaces? Not here

Written November 25th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

There’s a movement across the country to show that towns have been requiring far more off-street parking than they need. But on Friday afternoon at Heritage Mall, it would have been hard to find anyone who agreed.


The tree that wouldn’t, didn’t die

Written June 26th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

When I came out of Target in Albany the other day, I stopped to take a shot of the big white oak that has become a symbol of Heritage Mall. It reminded me once again to be skeptical of predictions of doom, for many turn out to be as unwarranted as the fears about this tree a decade […]


Waiting for Oregon’s first Hobby Lobby

Written May 13th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Job applicants were filling out paperwork and waiting their turn Tuesday inside Heritage Mall in Albany, where Hobby Lobby expects to open its first Oregon store next month, “at the beginning of June” as a press release issued on April 11 put it.


How to save local commerce?

Written March 5th, 2013 by

In Albany, the new manager of Heritage Mall told the local paper she is confident she can recruit enough stores to fill 90 percent of the mall within a year. Every resident of the mid-valley has reason to wish her well and to hope that she meets or exceeds this goal. There are far too […]

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