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Plans filed for closed lube site on NA Road

Written June 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

For months, commuters on North Albany Road have driven past the closed Express Lube and car wash business at the corner of the Albany-Corvallis Highway. Now there’s a sign the corner may not remain dormant too much longer.


Garden center: New store in same place

Written June 21st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

On the local business beat, one bit of news is that North Albany was not without a garden center for long. J&B Garden Center has been in business for 10 days, having opened only a few weeks after Tom’s Garden Center closed so the owners could retire.


Garden center, N. Albany landmark, to close

Written April 2nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Since 2005, Tom’s Garden Center is just about the first thing drivers see as they enter North Albany via the Lyon Street bridge, especially at night when the big neon sign is lit. Starting no later than July 31, we will see it no more. (See the update below.)


 
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