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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 […]

REI set to open in May

REI set to open in May

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) store in Keizer Station is indeed opening in a spring month starting with ‘M.’ It’s not going to be March, however. A company spokeswoman confirmed Feb. 28 the Washington-based outdoor retailer will be opening in the former Circuit City building soon. “The store will […]

New owner, hours for Keizer Liquor

New owner, hours for Keizer Liquor

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Things are looking a bit different these days at Keizer Liquor Store. The store, located at 3530 River Road N, is under new ownership, has expanded hours and is bigger. “I just purchased the store in January,” said new owner Oliver Coker, who took over the store from retired […]

Come if you’re Young at Art

Come if you’re Young at Art

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If Mahssa Hashemi ever wants to try something new at work, she has someone willing to help test it: her 2-year-old daughter. In fact, Laila is a key reason why Hashemi switched from being a waitress to opening Young at Art last month at 3924 River Road North, […]

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