HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Taking Kmart’s place is … what?

Written November 10th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A request to divide the tax lot occupied by the former Kmart store in Albany has touched off rumors in City Hall and elsewhere about what if anything might go there. The big question: Is Winco Foods involved? Good answers were impossible to come by on Monday night.


Hoping to fill a supermarket hole

Written January 7th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

How long North Albany will be without a supermarket now that Ray’s has closed is uncertain, but Pete Snook hopes it won’t be too long. And perhaps a growing customer base will make the job easier.


Grocery takes right approach

Written January 11th, 2013 by

In the great plastic-bag debate, one supermarket chain is following the right approach. It is making a change as a business decision, without asking the state or local government to cover its back by passing a law. The change was announced by C&K Market, a company based in Brookings which has grocery supermarkets in North […]


 
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