Kmart – Hasso Hering


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Kmart site: Looking for a cleanup

Written August 31st, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Fire Department announced Wednesday it would train at the former K-mart store before the building is razed. I had circled the building on my bike on Sunday, looking for an indication that demolition had started. I saw no outward sign of that yet, and I also wondered what made people use the old truck […]

The Answer Man on WinCo plans

Written July 24th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Whatever happened to the plans by WinCo Foods to open an Albany store at the site of the closed Kmart? It’s still in the works. That’s the short answer to the reader who asked me about it this week.

Taking Kmart’s place is … what?

Written November 10th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A request to divide the tax lot occupied by the former Kmart store in Albany has touched off rumors in City Hall and elsewhere about what if anything might go there. The big question: Is Winco Foods involved? Good answers were impossible to come by on Monday night.

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