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Old gas station site gets attention

Written September 15th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

A flurry of Facebook chatter in late August has prompted Albany city officials to take note of a former gas station site on Southeast Pacific Boulevard. Mayor Sharon Konopa says she would like the property better maintained or redeveloped.


Change coming on grocery front

Written June 20th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Change and innovation are about to hit the Albany grocery-buying scene in a couple of different ways: the opening of a huge new supermarket and the start of parking lot service at a long-established one.


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.


The Answer Man on WinCo plans

Written July 24th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Whatever happened to the plans by WinCo Foods to open an Albany store at the site of the closed Kmart? It’s still in the works. That’s the short answer to the reader who asked me about it this week.


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.


 
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