Downtown Albion sees an upgrade, and a concern

Posted 2 June 2018 at 8:37 am


I saw something in downtown Albion that was all upgraded, shiny and new. I went inside. For a moment, I thought I was in Medina, but no! I was in the new “39 Problems” restaurant in Albion!

Then I ventured further south on Main Street and saw the Swan Library building. Foolish me. I was in Albion. My beloved Swan Library – with two young, recently planted, dogwoods in front of it and improvements ongoing inside – though old, was being threatened, just as so many older things eventually are. Why? Not because the owner hasn’t worked diligently to enhance what remained of her when he purchased her. Might it have been more because of Village leadership and the need for slightly more user-friendly enforcement of rules?

Unless a whole lot of people care a whole lot more, we could lose something “. . . that matters” like we’ve done before.

Nostalgically yours,

Grace Kent – thirty-some year Swan librarian