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New Albany Journal building opened

June 28, 2005

Albany -- The Albany Journal newspaper officially opened its new headquarters Tuesday morning.

The paper's ten employees cut the ribbon at the grand opening of their new office at 505 North Jackson Street.

For the last two years, the paper had been headquartered on Roosevelt Avenue across from the Throneteska Museum. Owner Sandy Farkas is turning that building into a restaurant, but he wanted to keep his newspaper downtown.

Farkas said "We are excited about downtown. We see the consistency of entrepreneurs coming down. We like that synergy that we all bring. By this time next year it will be a new downtown Albany."

The Albany Journal newspaper was started in 1939. Today the circulation is ten thousand papers a week.

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