Archive for the Category ‘Business’

Code change could lead to Safeway gas station

Code change could lead to Safeway gas station

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Note: The previous, and printed, version of this story incorrectly stated that the Keizer City Council approved a text amendment lifting an overlay zone on the properties near the intersection of River Road North and Chemawa Road North. The council voted only to hear a discussion regarding lifting […]

Uptown Music wins national award

Uptown Music wins national award

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There are certain things Paul Elliott, the owner of Keizer’s Uptown Music, can teach a new employee, like how to answer the phone and take good care of a customer. But, whenever he hires a new employee for the store at 3827 River Road N., Elliott is looking […]

New store is Lego HQ in Keizer

New store is Lego HQ in Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Matthew Bauman, the franchise owner of the new Bricks & Minifigs on River Road North, knew that local Lego enthusiasts were looking forward to the store opening. Still, the response surprised him. “I was away from the shop for a little while on the first day and called […]

Mr Video finds new home in Keizer

Mr Video finds new home in Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Staying in Keizer was a top priority for Terry Ricker once he learned keeping Mr. Video and Games would not be able to stay in its Schoolhouse Square location. There were many reasons, but the most heartfelt one was the result of his reception when he moved the […]

Keizer Liquor now largest in the state

Keizer Liquor now largest in the state

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer Liquor is now open at its new location in Schoolhouse Square and, if you’re human, you’re not going to be able to resist running your hand over the bar. “They sent us out looking for a board that was this big and this wide and we picked […]

Oh-oh-it’s magic…

Oh-oh-it’s magic…

Cinemagic movie theater may be coming

Saber-rattling Target sole holdout on hotel parking

Saber-rattling Target sole holdout on hotel parking

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When it comes to grievances about Keizer Station, parking availability rarely tops the list. However, Target is now the sole holdout preventing the construction of a new hotel in the area and its issue is parking. “The only reason Target has given for denying its approval is that […]

Bowling alley changing owners after nearly 50 years

Bowling alley changing owners after nearly 50 years

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes After 49 years under the same owner, a new face is taking the reins of Town & Country Lanes. Jayne Sonognini is in the process to transitioning ownership of the business from Don Lebold, whose name is practically synonymous with bowling in Keizer. “We decided to do the […]

Hotel faces parking problem

Hotel faces parking problem

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A planned hotel in Keizer Station already has parking problems, and construction hasn’t even officially begun. Nate Brown, Keizer’s community development director, told members of the Keizer Planning Commission obstacles appear to be dissolving, but that conflicts between Keizer development code and a Operations and Easement Agreement (OEA) […]

A rose by any other name would… be a cupcake?

A rose by any other name would… be a cupcake?

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Interested in a sweet treat? Then follow your nose to Keizer Florist. No, it’s not chocolate roses, but cupcakes that the longtime Keizer business has added to its offerings. “We make everything from scratch,” said Michelle Sladick, manager of Simply Cupcakes, the new business-in-a-business at 631 Chemawa Road […]

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