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Some changes on the Albion landscape

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 November 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – I missed these projects when they were happening, but three initiatives have changed the looks of the Albion landscape.

Roger Hungerford, owner of the former JPMorgan Chase site on Route 31, already has the building repainted. It will become the home of CRFS, which is consolidating its Albion and Medina locations into the Chase site.

CRFS is adding 150 workers to its current 600 employees in Orleans County as part of the shift to Chase, which is expected to happen by March.

Two other projects aren’t as dramatic, but make an impact nonetheless. Freeze-Dry Foods on West Avenue put up a new stone sign last week. Freeze-Dry operates out of the former Lipton’s building across from McDonalds.

The Holy Family Parish on South Main Street has been around for more than a century, but it didn’t have a sign along Main Street for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church until last week.