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Dollar Tree looks to ace Keizer

Dollar Tree looks to ace Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes National retailer Dollar Tree is looking to bring true value to Keizer later this year. An official with the Virginia-based retailer confirmed the news last week. The Dollar Tree will be going in at 5014 River Road North. “Right now, that new store is expected to open in the […]

Sehr gut! Gustav’s coming to KS

Sehr gut! Gustav’s coming to KS

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Where some will see a 5,500 square foot building at Keizer Station, Suzeanne Mager sees a new BMW coupe. For sure, the owner and president of Portland-based Gustav’s German restaurants doesn’t see the Volkswagen van she learned to drive on. In March, Gustav’s officials signed a lease with California-based […]

Porter’s to reopen

Porter’s to reopen

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Closed since January, Porter’s Pub will be back soon. New owner Denny Graue hopes to have the bar at 4820 River Road North ready for a soft opening on May 16, the same weekend as the Keizer Iris Festival. He is hoping for a formal grand opening somewhere around […]

REI ready for opening

REI ready for opening

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes From the start, things are done differently at REI. The Salem-Keizer REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) has its grand opening this weekend at 6035 Ulali Drive NE in Keizer Station. Doors open at 10 a.m. Friday with a ribbon cutting. Except it’s not any ordinary grand opening at the former […]

REI set to open May 2

REI set to open May 2

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Looking for new outdoor gear in Keizer? If so, here’s some good news: the REI store in Keizer Station is about to open. Washington-based REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) already has several stores in the region but none in the Salem-Keizer market. That will change early next month as Salem […]

Looking for a GOLD RUSH

Looking for a GOLD RUSH

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Studies show that NFL teams can earn up to $1 million more per game in merchandise, food and beverage sales if they can get their most dedicated fans to show up an hour early for games. The San Francisco 49ers think a pair of McNary High School alums […]

Medical marijuana dispensary task force gets going in Keizer

Medical marijuana dispensary task force gets going in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The city’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force has been established. Just don’t expect many meetings for the group. The task force held its first meeting last Wednesday, March 19, at Keizer Civic Center. City councilor Dennis Koho, who chaired the initial meeting, passed around a calendar and had the […]

Getting the head in gear

Getting the head in gear

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For Jun Zhu, the reason for opening Gearhead Automotive earlier this year was simple. “We don’t have enough affordable auto repair shops in Keizer,” said Zhu, who opened his shop at 1091 Chemawa Road North No. 11 in January. “I’m also trying to see if I can help the […]

Hotel to pull into the station

Hotel to pull into the station

    By CRAIG MURPHY/Of the Keizertimes For years there have been signs in Keizer Station pointing out a hotel. The problem has been the lack of a hotel in the shopping area. It appears that is likely to change. Two developers, both of whom have a long history with Keizer Station dating back to […]

Sunday Market a no-go

Sunday Market a no-go

        By CRAIG MURPHY/Of the Keizertimes There was a new location and the funding was in place. But there wasn’t the vendor interest to try a second year of the Keizer Sunday Market. As such, the farmers market will not be happening in 2014. Salem Saturday Market officials started the Keizer market […]

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