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Keizer Florist set to reopen March 2

Keizer Florist set to reopen March 2

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Car after car pulled into the parking lot of the flower shop both Feb. 13 and 14, with regular customers getting out to buy flowers for Valentine’s Day. Except there were no flowers to be bought at Keizer Florist. Lisa Vasquez and her husband Rich bought the business from […]

Jazzed up for change

Jazzed up for change

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes You can tell Jim Nardi and Paul Elliott have worked in a music store a long time. How? In normal conversations, music-related words just pop up, with no puns intended. For example, here is Nardi talking about Elliott’s impact on Uptown Music over the years. “He’s been instrumental to […]

Final approval given for Area C development plan

Final approval given for Area C development plan

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The ending was somewhat anti-climatic. For years a war of words surrounded development in Area C of Keizer Station. By the time the Keizer City Council gave final approval Tuesday of plans calling for 180 apartments and a 154-unit retirement community, only a handful of people were in the […]

April opening for Gustav’s

April opening for Gustav’s

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Waiting for the new German restaurant to open in Keizer Station? You’ll have to wait just a little longer. Gustav’s German restaurants had originally planned to open its 5,500 square foot Bargarten this month. As work continues, that date has been pushed back. “The target date for opening is […]

Uptown Music farewell to Jim Nardi Feb. 18

Uptown Music farewell to Jim Nardi Feb. 18

Keizer’s Uptown Music will be saying goodbye to founder Jim Nardi at a special free event Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. The 24th anniversary celebration and 3rd Wednesday Night Jam takes place at Uptown Music, located at 3827 River Road North. Nardi opened Uptown Music in 1991 and sold the business to […]

Keizer RadioShack on closure list

Keizer RadioShack on closure list

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A number of RadioShack stores across the country will indeed be closing, including the one in Keizer. When asked last week by the Keizertimes about the rumored closures, both the store manager in Keizer and a company spokesperson declined having any knowledge of company plans. “We don’t have any […]

Future for Keizer RadioShack unclear

Future for Keizer RadioShack unclear

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There were no clearance sale banners on the outside. But speculation is heavy about the future of the Keizer RadioShack, as well as the chain overall. According to a Bloomberg report Monday evening, RadioShack Corporation is preparing to shut down as part of a bankruptcy deal that would close […]

Area C proponents kept meeting with neighbors

Area C proponents kept meeting with neighbors

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Before meeting with Keizer City Councilors last week, proponents of new development in Keizer Station’s Area C continued to meet with neighbors. One example took place at the Jan. 15 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting, as Brian Moore from Mountain West Investment Corporation talked about his company’s plans for […]

Hurdles still to clear for Area C proposal

Hurdles still to clear for Area C proposal

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Approval at the Keizer City Council level does not mean apartments and a retirement community in Keizer Station Area C are a done deal. After all, this is Area C we’re talking about – the area where a Walmart was reported to be going in back in 2011 before […]

Doggone good (gluten-free) treats

Doggone good (gluten-free) treats

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Tena Northern got her husband Dawayne a puppy for Christmas 2013, she also got herself a ticket to a new business venture. Buddy the weimaraner is the first pet the couple has had in 30 years. When Tena found herself unemployed for the second time due to company […]

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