Fall 2020 Snapshots – What’s OPEN

The Albion Snapshot Series continues with a selection of businesses and organizations that are OPEN for business in Fall 2020. This is Page 1 of the OPEN selection.

There is an index at the bottom of this page with details and links for each of the places shown.

Albion College

Albion College Fall 2020

Albion College is open in the Fall of 2020 for a mix of in-person and virtual education. Their Comprehensive Health Initiative has advanced community conversation and understanding of the social, political, economic, and public health dimensions of the pandemic.

Albion Branch of the Secretary of State

While not perhaps the most social or fun destination that Albion has to offer, the Secretary of State brings people to Albion. Other nearby Secretary of State offices have closed. People are often seen waiting outside, where there is a city picnic table, in order to get fresh air and still not lose their place in line.


Cascarelli’s Albion continues to be a mainstay for a meeting place for old friends and catering for special events.

A family business for over 100 years, Cascarelli’s offers carryout and world-famous roasted redskin peanuts, as well as dine in.

College Chevy

If you’re in the market for a new car, or your current car needs service, then stop by College Chevy, located near McDonald’s.

Dickerson Music Co.

Dickerson Music Co., now in its 60th year at this location, is a family-owned business that offers a variety of music and sound needs. They offer new and used musical instruments, repairs on instruments, lessons, sheet music, and also acoustic support for live events.

Jolly Green Junction

During the spring and summer of 2020, many people planted a garden or brightened their homes with flowers and enjoyed fresh produce from Jolly Green Junction. Located just across the highway from McDonald’s, their offerings change with the seasons. A special drive-thru Trick or Treat is planned for Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Gina’s Pizza & Deli

Located in the old Albion Freight Depot, (behind the Albion Post Office that is also open) Gina’s Pizza & Deli offers, dine-in, carry out, and catering.


Details and links to select Albion places that are OPEN Fall 2020- Page 1:

Albion College: Visit them online here: http://www.albion.edu

or their Facebook page here:


Albion College Homecoming was Oct. 14 – 18. Watch videos of the activities on this link: https://www.albion.edu/alumni/events/homecoming

See testing updates at this location – Albion College Together Safely Community Dashboard: https://www.albion.edu/together-safely/health-and-wellness/testing-updates

Albion Branch – Secretary of State

Information about the Albion Branch of the Secretary of State is here:


Secretary of State locator tool is here:


It was recently reported that the Battle Creek Secretary of State office would be closing, but it has since reopened. Albion is the only Secretary of State between Battle Creek and Jackson. Click the map to see the interactive map.

Cascarelli’s of Albion

Jim and Nancy Cascarelli with two additional generations of the Cascarelli family, some that work alongside him on a regular basis such as his daughter Dana, and his grandchildren, that pitch in for special occasions, including a recent funeral for a well-respected community member.

Visit CascarellisAlbion.com to learn more about this business and what they offer.

Visit Cascarelli’s Albion on Facebook to see specials and late-breaking news:


Read a historical business profile about Cascarelli’s Albion on this website:
http://albionmich.net/cascarellis/ This page features information from the Albion History Room. Jim’s Dad, Louis, was a local historian and submitted much information to the history room.

College Chevy

College Chevrolet Buick is proud to be your hometown dealership right here in Albion. Our dealership is committed to complete customer satisfaction. Whether you stop by to shop our new inventory or for award-winning service, you’re sure to have a great experience with us.

Visit College Chevy online here:


Visit them on Facebook here:


Dickerson Music Co.

Visit Dickerson Music’s website here:


See them on Facebook:


Read a historical business profile on Dickerson Music on this link: http://albionmich.net/dickerson-music-co/

Jolly Green Junction

Visit Jolly Green Juntion on their Facebook page here for the latest news:


This is the best destination in town for local Michigan grown produce and fresh goods. Jolly Green offers pumpkins and chrysanthemums in the fall, Christmas trees starting not long after Thanksgiving, gift items year round, Morel mushrooms – fresh in season, and dried at other times, they offer locally produced honey, cheese, and dried meats, other fresh produce, and Michigan made Greeting cards from MichiganPrints.com

http://michiganprints.com/albion.shtml – for cards of the city of Albion

and for cards of Albion College visit this link:


You can visit Jolly Green and put together a nice Michigan made gift basket.

Gina’s Pizza & Deli

Visit Gina’s on their Facebook page to see videos about their latest specials:


See their menu on their website here:

See Page 2 of Fall 2020 Albion Snapshots – What’s OPEN

More resources for Albion:

Albion Google Calendar – includes Albion City Council, Marshall School Board, Helping Hand Food box pickups, Community Open Walking, COVID testing, Music, and links to official community calendars.

Index to Albion Websites:

Albion Churches Online

General Guide to Albion

See also new posts on what is open in Albion: the Bohm Theatre, Dropbox for ballots and other City Hall payments, and COVID-19 testing.

See also the post – Fall 2020 Snapshots – What is closed in Albion

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