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Albany Lowe’s countdown: The latest

Written April 22nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The days are ticking away, and still there’s no construction at the site of Lowe’s planned Albany home improvement center at Ninth and Oak, a development that’s supposed to be open for business by New Year’s Eve. As of Tuesday a building permit had not yet been issued, and the latest hangup has to do […]

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Sawing for schools: Oaks find new life

Written November 9th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

The old oaks cut down at the Lowe’s construction site in Albany are not going to waste. Instead their material will help young people in Albany high school woodshop classes learn new skills, and some of it may become sturdy¬†furniture.


Albany Lowe’s beginning to stir

Written July 12th, 2013 by

Lowe’s appears to be about to get started on its long-awaited home improvement center at Ninth Avenue and Oak Street in Albany. And as usual, regulatory compliance has to be obtained. As reported by city Public Works Director Mark Shepard, a consultant for Lowe’s has asked the city to sign a statement that the project […]

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