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Keizer Chamber, others against transit payroll tax

Keizer Chamber, others against transit payroll tax

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes What’s not to like about expanded local transit service? Well, the added cost, for one. That is indeed the case with the Salem-Keizer Transit District’s proposed business payroll tax, which will be on the Nov. 3 ballot. As proposed, the tax would levy .21 percent of a business’ annual […]

Food fight escalates

Food fight escalates

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes An ugly grocery store battle has escalated into an all-out war. Casualties in the Haggen vs. Albertsons battle include 27 recently rechristened Haggen stores, such as the one on River Road in Keizer. As mentioned recently in the Keizertimes, Haggen announced in mid-August the Keizer location – rechristened in […]

Haggen to close its Keizer store

Haggen to close its Keizer store

    By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It wasn’t that long ago Keizer had three grocery stores. Soon, there could be just one. In late April, the Albertsons at 5450 River Road North became a Haggen. Washington-based Haggen went from 18 stores mainly in Washington to 164 around the West Coast in a short […]

Haggen to close Keizer location

Haggen to close Keizer location

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Haggen opened a Keizer grocery store in the spring. That store will be closed in the fall. On Aug. 14, Deborah Pleva with Weinstein PR sent out an announcement on behalf of the Washington-based grocery store chain that 27 of the company’s locations will be closing within 60 days. […]

Manager leaves Town & Country Lanes after reader board incident

Manager leaves Town & Country Lanes after reader board incident

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The fallout over a recent billboard message at Town & Country Lanes continued last week as manager Mardi Smith quit. Smith had been at Keizer’s bowling alley for 10 years and had been manager since 2010. Don Lebold has owned Town & Country for 47 years. On July 2, […]

Progress made in Area C project

Progress made in Area C project

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Trees are being taken down to make way for the road and permits are being submitted. Yes, plans for apartments and senior housing in Keizer Station Area C are moving forward. Plans submitted by Bonaventure Senior Living for a 154-unit retirement community and Mountain West Investment Corporation for 180 […]

Art as an ad?

Art as an ad?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Could public art be construed as illegal advertising in Keizer? That question has come up regarding a proposed piece of art for Boucher Jewelers, located at 4965 River Road North. Lore Christopher, chair of the Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC), said the longtime business had a float with a […]

Porter’s to become Full Monty’s in July

Porter’s to become Full Monty’s in July

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Porter’s Pub is changing hands – not to mention names and style – again. The longtime bar is expected to reopen late next month as Full Monty’s Bistro. There will be a public hearing on a liquor license application for the new business at the July 6 Keizer City […]

Moles owner pushing to improve city sign codes

Moles owner pushing to improve city sign codes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The props in front of city hall and the dryer in front of his store may have been eye-catching, but Nigel Guisinger insists it’s not about his business. Guisinger, who bought Moles Appliance at 3800 River Road in 2013, said he’s fighting to make Keizer – River Road in […]

Love (Love) is in the air

Love (Love) is in the air

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There are some familiar things with this picture. Love Love Teriyaki II has opened in Keizer Station. The restaurant, located at 6385 Ulali Drive, had a soft opening April 28 and is scheduled to have a grand opening with ribbon cutting next Monday, May 11. The building formerly housed […]

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