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Liquor store relocating to Schoolhouse Square

Liquor store relocating to Schoolhouse Square

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With the recent closing of Keizer Big Town Hero and the upcoming move of Starbucks slightly down River Road, there won’t be many places left to buy a beverage at Schoolhouse Square. Unless you’re looking for liquor, that is. Oliver Coker confirmed last week he’s gotten approval from the […]

Bethell named Chamber director

Bethell named Chamber director

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The way Danielle Bethell sees it, her new job isn’t new. Bethell was named executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. She starts her new position on April 18, taking the place of Christine Dieker, who announced her retirement back in December. Dieker will help her […]

More changes at Schoolhouse Square

More changes at Schoolhouse Square

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It has already been quite the busy year at Schoolhouse Square. Since Darren Bloch and his Bloch Properties company closed on a deal to purchase the shopping center in December, change has been happening at a rapid pace. The new B Fit gym opened in the former Office Depot […]

Mr. Video owner worried about future

Mr. Video owner worried about future

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Terry Ricker doesn’t want to be frozen out of options. Ricker, owner of Mr. Video and LimeBerry Frozen Yogurt at 5003 River Road North in the Schoolhouse Square Shopping Center along with wife Lana, fears his time might be limited in his current location. Ricker moved his video store […]

Displaced by Starbucks

Displaced by Starbucks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With Starbucks moving to a new River Road location, several current businesses are being impacted. As previously mentioned in the Keizertimes, plans call for an existing strip mall at 4943 River Road North to be torn down and replaced by a new Starbucks Coffee with a drive-through. That means […]

New regulations discussed at luncheon

New regulations discussed at luncheon

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Stand together, be creative and brace for more. Those were three of the main messages shared during last week’s Keizer Chamber of Commerce luncheon forum, which was focused on surviving government mandates. The timing wasn’t surprising, given recent action by the Oregon Legislature to increase the minimum wage in […]

What grocers could come and where would they go?

What grocers could come and where would they go?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When the idea of a new grocery store in Keizer is brought up, two main questions typically come up: what store and what location? For months, many Keizerites have been requesting a WinCo. The former Roth’s space in Schoolhouse Square is too small, while the former Albertsons/Haggen space in […]

How Keizer ended up with ONE GROCERY STORE and the future prospects of more

How Keizer ended up with ONE GROCERY STORE and the future prospects of more

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Amid rumors of a Walmart opening soon in Keizer Station, the Roth’s grocery store in Schoolhouse Square was closed in the spring of 2012. While that was a big loss, at least Keizer still had two grocery stores. Until last year, that is. The former Albertsons at Creekside Shopping […]

Dieker stays as chamber leader, for now

Dieker stays as chamber leader, for now

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes And the new executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce is… Actually, it’s still Christine Dieker for now. Dieker announced during the monthly chamber luncheon on Tuesday at Keizer Quality Suites a person was offered the position, but was retained by her current boss. “You get me for […]

BFit to open this month

BFit to open this month

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Anytime Fitness gym in Schoolhouse Square closed at the end of January. A new gym is set to open soon right next door. A company spokesperson confirmed Tuesday BFit Gym is scheduled to open sometime this month at 5045 River Road North. As mentioned previously in the Keizertimes, […]

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