HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

After nearly 40 years, Novak’s is closed

Written October 2nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

As just about everyone on Facebook knows by now, the famous Novak’s Hungarian restaurant in downtown Albany has closed.


Chick-fil-A proposed near freeway

Written June 8th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Plans to build a Chick-fil-A restaurant near the Santiam Highway/Interstate 5 interchange in Albany have been perking along since last summer. One complication is that a zone change is needed so the restaurant’s employees have a place to park.


Yes, Sybaris owners are buying OER station

Written February 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Now it’s official: Janel and Matt Bennett, owners of Sybaris, are buying the historic Oregon Electric Railway station in downtown Albany and plan to move their world-class restaurant there.


Locally, state eases corona shutdown

Written May 14th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Linn and Benton are among the counties where some shutdown restrictions can be eased starting Friday, Governor Brown announced this morning. In Albany there was other news on the corona front as well.


 
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