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Plans reveal old Safeway’s use

Written April 9th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

  Last week I reported that demolition had started inside the old Albany Safeway to prepare the building for a new business. I was unable to identify the prospective tenant because no one would tell me and I had failed to take the most obvious step: Look at the plans. Monday I remembered to take […]

Work starts on the old Safeway

Written April 6th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

For the former Albany Safeway at Pacific and Calapooia, the years of standing vacant are coming to an end. Contractors have begun cleaning out the former store so it can become a new retail business — but not a supermarket.

Producing taxes but little else

Written November 19th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

The local news on the retail grocery front is not exactly rosy with the impending closure or sale of Ray’s Food Place stores in North Albany and Philomath. But what about the former Safeway store in West Albany? Could it ever reopen, and if so as what?

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