Archive for the Category ‘Business’

Moles Appliance has new owner

Moles Appliance has new owner

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Nigel Guisinger has ideas of what to put up on the walls of his new office. There is the deer head from the first buck he bagged as a teenager, a picture of himself hunting with his grandpa and a Beatles poster. But the new owner of Moles Appliance […]

Excitement around REI news

Excitement around REI news

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With a key store on the way, officials are again touting the virtues of Keizer Station. As first mentioned last week in the Keizertimes, Washington-based outdoors retailer REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) is coming to the former Circuit City building at Keizer Station early next year. The building has been […]

Business expansion ideas get examined

Business expansion ideas get examined

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Would Keizer be willing to take steps to find out what attracts businesses to town? In essence, that was the question posed during a recent Economic Development and Government Affairs (EDGA) meeting held at Keizer Civic Center. Nick Harville, Business Retention and Expansion Manager at Strategic Economic Development Corporation […]

REI coming to Keizer

REI coming to Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Since Circuit City closed in Keizer Station back in March 2009, rumors have popped up at various times of what tenant would take over that space. That tenant is REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) Plans were submitted to the city of Keizer on Tuesday, Oct. 1 for the Washington-based retailer […]

A diamond in the alfalfa

A diamond in the alfalfa

From a humble start, Boucher Jewelers now marking 60 years

A labor of love – and pizza

A labor of love – and pizza

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The company rule was Dan Hughes couldn’t date an employee. But dating a fellow manager? There was no rule at Figaro’s Pizza against that. Dan and Nikki Hughes, owners of the Figaro’s Pizza at 5460 River Road N in Keizer plus one in Salem and another in McMinnville, were […]

Bentley’s to help Family Building Blocks

Bentley’s to help Family Building Blocks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Bentley’s Coffee opened recently in Keizer and is already giving away free drinks. Owner Brandon Eastman is helping local non-profit Family Building Blocks on Friday, Sept. 6. Bentley’s is the former Quickie’s, located in the Copper Creek Mercantile parking lot at 4435 River Road N. “It’s going to be […]

LOFT set to open Sept. 9

LOFT set to open Sept. 9

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Starting next month, women in Keizer can find new clothes in the loft. Actually, that’s the LOFT, a line of clothing stores that are a division of Ann Taylor. A LOFT spokesperson confirmed the company is opening a location in Keizer Station. “The LOFT store should be open by […]

LimeBerry a berry cold addition at Mr. Video

LimeBerry a berry cold addition at Mr. Video

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As the barometer continued to hover around 90 degrees, Terry Ricker was sweating. It wasn’t for the obvious reasons, however. No, the owner of Mr. Video at 5003 River Road North in Keizer knew his new business venture wasn’t ready yet, even though the temperature was perfect for it. […]

Bentley’s will have quick turnaround

Bentley’s will have quick turnaround

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A former Dutch Bros. Coffee franchisee is looking forward to opening a coffee stand in Keizer. As reported last week in the Keizertimes, Brandon Eastman recently purchased the Quickie’s coffee stand at 4435 River Road North, in the parking lot in front of The Cotton Patch, from John Sandstrom. […]

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