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Business notes: Where’s that store?

Written August 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

In the business department, there are some items to take note of around Albany. A nationwide chain posed a small puzzle before opening a local branch in the city’s commercial center this week, and on a smaller scale, storefronts are being put to new use in the old part of downtown as well.

Update: How soon is soon?

Written March 21st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

An update of sorts from the retail scene: Last Nov. 13, I reported on the $700,000 worth of renovation that had just begun on the old G.I. Joe’s on Albany’s 14th Avenue S.E. The builder said on the permit application that 23,000 square feet of the 65,000-square-foot space was being finished for a branch of Marshalls, the discount department […]

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Ex-GI Joe space gets makeover

Written November 13th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

At least one of Albany’s large vacant retail spaces appears to have found a new future tenant. A construction fence has gone up outside the former GI Joe’s on Southeast 14th Avenue, and workers are busy inside. One of them says they’re building an inside wall to divide the huge space. This is borne out by […]

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