The wonderful brick streets of Albion Michigan are beautiful from the ground, and more so from the sky. But the upkeep of these brick streets is difficult when the work needs to be done. The summer of 2017 was one of those years.
Short clip – The new shape of Superior Street Albion Michigan begins to appear with more room for bicycle paths through town. The rebricking process involved installing new water mains, and major digging. Meanwhile, the brick facade of the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel is moving along. Work on Superior Street is expected to be complete for Albion College Homecoming in October 2017 if not sooner, possibly in September.
General Guide XXV is sponsored by Parks Drug Store in Albion and several other co-sponsors.
This issue features parks and landmarks in Albion, Marshall and Calhoun County. We are still posting images as of late July and will continue to do so throughout August.
French Market 2017
Take an aerial tour of Albion’s Stoffer Plaza by clicking on each photo to see it larger and to read the stories about each photo.
See the ground level photos of Albion’s French Market on this same day by clicking here.
Albion’s French Market is a relatively new event. The 6th annual Albion French Market took place on Saturday June 10, 2017 at Stoffer Plaza. Dozens of vendors were there, as well as many of the usual Farmer’s Market Vendors. In recent years the French Market has become a place for musicians, artists, and chefs to share their arts.
Superior Street Albion Michigan has the longest stretch of continuously bricked street in the state of Michigan. There is a lot of work involved with the upkeep of the streets, particularly because the street is a thoroughfare.
Swingin’ at the Shell has a great lineup of live music planned for the 2017 concert series, including a new musical group that has moved to Albion that has over 13,000 fans on “ReverbNation.com”. See more about each artist on this page: swingin-at-the-shell-concerts-2017/
River Jazz band will be performing at Cascarelli’s Albion on May 31, June 14, and June 29, 2017.
To see more about upcoming music in Albion, visit the Entertainment page:
Below, see the flier for a special performance to honor Cascarelli’s and all they have done for Albion.
The official Albion Farmers’ Market flier is above. You can click on it to access the pdf file that can be printed out and posted around town.
We will also post an interactive map of how to get to Stoffer Plaza, home of the Farmer’s Market, below.
We hope to be posting more photos and stories about each of the items listed on this page. We aren’t there yet. We are now covering Marshall Michigan as well as Albion.
We do have some links – many are to outside sources – for each of the pictures shown in the Guide above:
- Albion College Graduation
- Grand Street Park, Marshall
- Marshall High School Graduation
- Albion Community Gardens
- Artists Concept for Roadside Attraction (an older version of this concept that is only a concept on our bucket list at this point.)
- Marshall Welcome to My Garden Tour
- Citizens to Beautify Albion
- Stuart’s Landing – home of Marshall Music
- Mother’s Day in Albion
- Albion Food Hub