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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, […]

Big Town Hero closing Keizer retail location

Big Town Hero closing Keizer retail location

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s been a big year so far for Scott White and his family. In January, White won the Merchant of the Year award at the annual Keizer Chamber of Commerce First Citizens Award banquet for his family-run Big Town Hero Keizer location. On Tuesday, White announced he is closing […]

New Starbucks coming soon

New Starbucks coming soon

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new Starbucks is coming to River Road in Keizer. Yes, there is already a Starbucks at the corner of River and Chemawa Roads, in Schoolhouse Square. This will take the place of that location. The new location will be at 4943 River Road N, a small strip mall […]

Want a marijuana shop? Be first

Want a marijuana shop? Be first

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes First come, first served. That’s the gist of a ruling Keizer City Councilors made Monday night in regard to an amendment for the recreational marijuana retailer permit ordinance. The ordinance was adopted by councilors at their previous meeting on Jan. 19. For the most part the city followed state […]

Mayor gives update at WKNA

Mayor gives update at WKNA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A neighborhood association meeting last week turned into a quasi state of the city address. Mayor Cathy Clark was the guest speaker at the West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting Jan. 14 and gave an update on what’s happening around the town. Clark was elected to the Keizer City Council […]

Tony’s Kingdom moving

Tony’s Kingdom moving

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s comic book and pop culture destination, Tony’s Kingdom of Comics, is moving locations. The store is moving from its current spot at Creekside Shopping Center to 3856 River Road N., between Thai Lotus and Teriyaki Town in Keizer Village. The last day at the current location will […]

Gym to fill empty Depot space

Gym to fill empty Depot space

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new gym is tabbed for Schoolhouse Square. It’s location? Right next to an existing gym. Last week, Gary Miller with Utah-based Cumming Construction Inc. submitted an application for a permit at 5045 River Road North, the former site of the Office Depot. The office supply store closed in […]

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