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Building That Housed Longtime Neighborhood Market Razed


A landmark building near where the MGM Springfield casino is being built is coming under the wrecking ball.

  The brick building that once housed Albano’s Market, where generations of people enjoyed Italian ice made from a secret family recipe, is being razed along with four other structures on the one-acre  site to make way for redevelopment.

             In 2015, sisters Filomena Bruschi and Theresa D’Angelantonio closed the market their parents had opened 73 years earlier.

Real estate investors paid $1.1 million for the property, which is two blocks from where the MGM casino will open in 2018.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.