Novak’s – Hasso Hering


A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

At Novak’s, it’s now a matter of days

Written March 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Judging by Novak’s following on Facebook, lots of people in the mid-valley have been waiting for the Hungarian restaurant in downtown Albany to reopen. For them, the wait is almost over.

When Novak’s hopes to reopen

Written May 22nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

It may take another two months or so to finish repairs to Novak’s, the famous Hungarian restaurant in downtown Albany that was damaged by fire and smoke on Feb. 27.

You might call this ‘CARA Corner’

Written August 27th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

On a stroll in downtown Albany the other evening, the buildings on this corner caught my eye. They show off the efforts of downtown owners to upgrade their buildings with the help of urban renewal.

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.

CARA rescues Novak’s move

Written April 16th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

With any kind of luck, the desolate empty space (above) behind the storefront at right will house one of Oregon’s more famous restaurants before another year has gone by. The address is 208 Second Ave. S.W. in Albany. Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant wants to move there from its larger rented space off 14th Avenue S.E., and Albany’s urban […]

Novak’s move wins CARA backing

Written November 20th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

Rarely has a financing request received as enthusiastic a reception from the Central Albany Revitalization Area advisory board as that of Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant. On Wednesday night the CARA panel unanimously recommended approval of a $126,000 loan to help the business restore the historic storefront at 208 Second Ave. S.W. and move there by next June […]

Novak’s wants to move downtown

Written November 15th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

Here’s an Albany news flash: Novak’s, the Hungarian restaurant that’s become famous up and down the state over the last three decades, hopes to remodel a historic storefront downtown and move there in time to reopen in the new place next June. This was announced Friday when the city of Albany made public the agenda for the […]

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