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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 […]

Leaving some big shoes to fill

Leaving some big shoes to fill

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes An era ended quietly in Keizer last week. After 53 years as a State Farm insurance agent, George Goesch retired without fanfare at the end of the year. The lack of fanfare was George’s desire. He politely declined a request for an interview from the Keizertimes. George turned 80 […]

Dieker leaving as chamber leader

Dieker leaving as chamber leader

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It hasn’t happened in a while, but the Keizer Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new executive director. Christine Dieker took over the position in March 1998 and has been in the position since, aside from a few turbulent months in 2003. But that is changing: Dieker submitted […]

Keizerites push for WinCo

Keizerites push for WinCo

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Ever since word came out during the summer about the Keizer Haggen closing, the question has been what grocery store chain could come to town? Speculation and interest ramped up even more when the Haggen – formerly an Albertsons – closed in late September. With Safeway the only grocery […]

Transit board member talks of tax

Transit board member talks of tax

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Opposition to the proposed business payroll tax to pay for local transit service has been rather vocal. But there are those calling for the Salem-Keizer Transit District’s 0.21 percent payroll tax on the Nov. 3 ballot to be passed. Kathy Lincoln from the Salem-Keizer Transit Board of Directors […]

Transit payroll tax gets debated

Transit payroll tax gets debated

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Leaders with the Keizer and Salem Chambers of Commerce have made it clear they’re against a proposed payroll tax on local businesses to pay for transit improvements. A community conversation took place Sept. 30 at the Keizer Quality Suites to air some of the frustrations business owners have about […]

Mural to feature former businesses

Mural to feature former businesses

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Remember former Keizer businesses like McNary Real Estate, Vel’s Meats, Kowalski’s Café, Gill Ward Marine and Keizer Cinemas? If so, you might just like Keizer’s next public mural. Plans continue to evolve for the city’s second public mural, scheduled to be done next spring and summer on the long […]

City, developer agree on reimbursement

City, developer agree on reimbursement

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It came down to two numbers: 24.45 percent and 12.08 percent. KS Reim LLC, the company established by the developers of the new Mountain West apartments and the Bonaventure senior living center in Area C of Keizer Station, wanted to be reimbursed the higher rate for the extension of […]

Surprise! Haggen closes quietly

Surprise! Haggen closes quietly

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Haggen was here only a short time, but it was a memorable time. Not necessarily for the best of reasons, however. In the span of several months, the Washington-based grocery chain went from 18 stores to announcing plans for 146 new stores (including Keizer), opening those stores, […]

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