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Quickie’s to quickly become Bentley’s

Quickie’s to quickly become Bentley’s

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After more than 10 years, Quickie’s is closing down at the end of the month. However, it quickly will open again. Owner John Sandstrom confirmed the coffee stand at 4435 River Road North, in the parking lot in front of The Cotton Patch, will become a Bentley’s Coffee. “We […]

Avamere to build behind St. Ed

Avamere to build behind St. Ed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A plan by Avamere Health Services to build a 48-bed facility in Keizer has gotten the green light. Albert Castaneda, director of Growth and Development at Avamere, talked about his company’s plans during the July 10 Keizer Planning Commission meeting. Commissioners approved the plans, which don’t require approval from […]

Tea business growing for Keizer native

Tea business growing for Keizer native

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Matt Thomas isn’t doing what he envisioned when he graduated from McNary High School in 1997. Not that he’s complaining, mind you. The owner of Portland-based Townshend’s Tea Company has three tea stores in Portland – much like a Starbucks, only selling tea instead of coffee – plus one […]

Outback to open July 15

Outback to open July 15

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizerites helping themselves at the grand opening of the Outback Steakhouse in Keizer Station will be helping their neighbors. Jon Lakefish, director of Franchise Marketing for Evergreen Restaurant Group in Washington, confirmed the opening date recently. “We open to the public on Monday, July 15 at 11:30 a.m.,” Lakefish […]

A family affair at JC’s Pizzaria

A family affair at JC’s Pizzaria

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Jim Campbell opened JC’s Pizzaria, he didn’t know much about the pizza business. Evidently, he learned something along the way. JC’s, located at 4200 River Road N, is celebrating its 30th anniversary on July 1. The family-run pizza joint is having a 30 percent off sale July […]

IMAGINE… the Pastabilities

IMAGINE… the Pastabilities

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Looking for some healthy Italian food along River Road? The Pastabilities are endless. Pastabilities The Healthy Dish, located at 4050 River Road N, is having a grand opening party this Saturday, June 29, from noon to 6 p.m. The store had a soft opening in April. Wilma Adams and […]

Renaissance Inn getting new owners

Renaissance Inn getting new owners

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sherrie Gottfried sees bright days ahead for Keizer’s lone hotel. Gottfried, director of Sales and Catering at Keizer Renaissance Inn and Conference Center, gave an update at Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. “I have not been here in a while,” Gottfried said. “It’s been really, really busy. As […]

DEFYing gravity

DEFYing gravity

Leave limitations, self-doubt on floor at new Keizer fitness studio

Kaiser coming to Keizer

Kaiser coming to Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes City of Keizer officials have confirmed Kaiser Permanente will be building a medical clinic in the Keizer Station area. Mayor Lore Christopher hinted at the news during her State of the City Address on June 11. During the address, Christopher said within 90 days she would be able to […]

Rite Aid sports new look

Rite Aid sports new look

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Hello, yellow brick road. If things look a bit different at the Keizer Rite Aid, located in the Creekside Shopping Center at 5452 River Road N., it’s for good reason. The store recently underwent a remodel, with a renewed emphasis on the store’s pharmacy. The five-week remodel wrapped […]

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