There will be a public hearing, tonight, about the fate of an Albany area church. Back in April, we found out about how Price Chopper would like to buy the property of St. Patrick’s Church on 19th Street, in Watervliet. Their plan is to build a new, bigger Price Chopper in place of the church, and leave their current store location on Second Avenue, which is outdated and small. St. Patrick’s closed in 2011.

In a story that I saw in the Times Union, the Watervliet City Council will be holding a public hearing, tonight at 7:00 p.m., at the Watervliet Senior Citizen Center. The Roman Catholic Diocese Of Albany has had studies done about the church building, and it would cost too much to rehabilitate the deteriorating building. The people that want to save it got a statement claiming that the church is eligible to be listed on the National Register Of Historic Places.