HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

At the old OER depot, envisioning the future

Written June 13th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It’s hard to imagine now what the old Oregon Electric Railway depot in Albany will be like once it has been fully restored and Sybaris Bistro has moved in. But Matt Bennett can imagine it very well, and he explained his ideas to me this week.


The old Oregon Electric depot: Keeping track

Written May 29th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Where Albany downtown building revival projects are concerned, everything seems to take longer than expected. That includes the much-anticipated sale and restoration of the historic Oregon Electric Railway depot on Fifth Avenue.


CARA’s riverfront project survives on 5-2 vote

Written May 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany is plowing ahead with its $16.2 million project to upgrade the Willamette riverfront, but it’s not a unanimous decision.


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.


CARA has pick of 3 offers to buy ex-bank

Written June 14th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s urban renewal board next week will be asked to choose one of three widely different offers to buy and redevelop the former Wells Fargo bank at Broadalbin Street and First Avenue downtown.


 
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