Building up Albany's economic impact

If you don't know what's being built on Slappey Boulevard behind Walgreens, the wait is over.

/ Franklin White

Wondering what is being built on Slappey Boulevard behind Walgreens? The wait is over.

That's because Kauffman Tires is coming to the area.

The company is a tire and oil change service for most types of cars and has been around for more than 75 years.

Planning & Development Services Senior Manager Tracy Hester says bringing new businesses to the city is a good thing because it only causes a domino effect of more to follow.

Hester says, "anytime there's vacant areas within the city or county a development like that typically spurs additional development and starts a nice economic drive."

Hester adds the project could be completed by the end of the year or beginning of next year.

Kauffman Tires has locations in six other states.

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