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Developer eyes lower State Street

Mixed-used building planned

The Olender property in Schenectady is seen from State Street in this October photo.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The Olender property in Schenectady is seen from State Street in this October photo.
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The gaping hole left by the 2008 emergency demolition of the Robinson’s Furniture building complex on lower State Street is about to get bigger — but just for a little while. After a series of dashed hopes for the site, which was home to a family furniture business for 51 years and then a vacant building for 15 years and finally just an empty lot, county officials have a plan for redevelopment of the site ...

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pbd
November 14, 2013
6:06 p.m.

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Olender's was a great store, but the building is nondescript and needs to go. YEA!

godzgemz
November 14, 2013
9:44 p.m.

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Yes, I'm not concerned about the Olender building going down, as it wasn't particularly historically significant. It's hard waiting to know about the developer. Looks like there won't be community input. There needs to be residential and retail.

hodgkins.t
November 15, 2013
5:29 p.m.

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The shadow government, one that is unelected, and one which the local billionaire has a lifetime appointment, is going to spend the people's money, garnered through a regressive tax, to purchase land, demolish a building and then sell that land to a developer they refuse to disclose.
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When did we trade in America's democracy for despotism?
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Watch a 1946 film from Encyclopedia Britannica describing warning signs to watch for.
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http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/2...

dmorgan
November 15, 2013
6:39 p.m.

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More like crony capitalism than despotism. I am mystified that you can't go to the Metroplex website and get detailed financials to see where the money goes.

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