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N. Albany groceries and liquor, too

Written August 24th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

A new wrinkle in the story of the supermarket and hardware store planned for the North Albany Village shopping center: It will have a liquor store inside the grocery as well.


NA grocery: Another step forward

Written August 18th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Every few days, Google Mail brings a question like this one on Thursday: “Do you know the status of the grocery store that is supposed to come to North Albany Village? Is it still coming?” As far as I can tell the answer is yes, but the process is slow.


NA store target date: September

Written June 7th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Until it actually opens, the questions no doubt will keep coming: When will the announced new supermarket in North Albany Village be in business? The latest answer: September.


NA market: A progress report

Written May 13th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

“Do you know if the market is going forward?” a reader asked Saturday, referring to the planned supermarket at North Albany Village. And the short answer is yes, it is.


North Albany market: An update

Written March 23rd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Preparations for a long-awaited new supermarket in the North Albany Village shopping center are coming along, and the owners are shooting for opening it this summer — they hope by June.


North Albany grocery: It’s official

Written January 5th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The new supermarket and hardware store planned for North Albany Village will open this spring, perhaps as early as May 1. That’s the hope of Tyler Myers, president of The Myers Group, who called me from Seattle Thursday to confirm the plans for what will be his company’s first store in Oregon.


North Albany to regain a grocery

Written December 30th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

It’s been a long wait, but North Albany is on the verge of getting its own grocery store again. Not only that, but as I get the story, the grocery will be paired with a hardware store.


Update on the supermarket beat

Written September 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

It’s not as though residents of Greater Albany have no place to buy groceries. Nobody is wasting away, getting down to skin and bones because there’s nowhere to buy food. Still, people keep wondering about what’s going on with two former supermarkets and one being planned. So I checked.


NA Village: dialysis but groceries not yet

Written March 31st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

One day soon it may be easier for North Albany residents with kidney disease to get their blood cleansed than to shop for groceries close to home. Ray’s Food Store in the North Albany Village shopping center closed in January 2014, and still there is no imminent prospect for a replacement supermarket. But across the parking lot […]


This ‘village’ still lacks a store

Written February 23rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

So much for land use planning and zoning. It doesn’t do the public much good if the economy — meaning the real world — doesn’t play along. In North Albany, zoning called for the creation of a “village center.”


 
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