Archive for the Category ‘Business’

Keizer Ace closing Jan. 31

Keizer Ace closing Jan. 31

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Ace Hardware may be the place, but Keizer isn’t. Greg Frank, owner of the Keizer Ace at 5014 River Road North, announced this week he’s closing his store at the end of January. Frank’s Salem store at 820 Wallace Road Northwest will remain open. The Keizer Ace started […]

Setback again at Classic Tap

Setback again at Classic Tap

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Danny Wold saw the water damage in his building, his reaction was somewhat unusual. Wold laughed. While most would react differently, it’s actually understandable given the circumstances. Wold owns Classic Tap Dance Studio at 392 Chemawa Road North with his sister, Jane Raddatz. The two have endured plenty […]

Mining family bonds at Quality Concrete

Mining family bonds at Quality Concrete

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Scott Erickson and Dan Wargnier have long been like family. The bond recently grew even stronger. Erickson, owner of the Gervais-based Viesko Redi-Mix (doing business as Quality Concrete), recently named Wargnier, general manager and vice president of the company since 1999, as part owner. Wargnier has also become president […]

Silverton Health Keizer clinic to open in February

Silverton Health Keizer clinic to open in February

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Silverton Health officials held a groundbreaking at the site of their new Keizer clinic in July, CEO Rick Cagen raised some eyebrows. Cagen mentioned the clinic would be opening on Jan. 1, a date that surprised many – including his own staff. He amended the date at the […]

Keizer’s hottest new business? ABB Stoves

Keizer’s hottest new business? ABB Stoves

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Truth be told, Jerry Long wasn’t a fan of wood stoves as a child. Want to guess what the 63-year-old U.S. Army veteran does for a living these days? Long, who retired from federal service in 1990, purchased the former Mel’s Stoves and Spas from Melvin Bitikofer in […]

Avamere breaks ground on memory care facility

Avamere breaks ground on memory care facility

First move-ins planned for August 2014

A more positive BAC

A more positive BAC

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Members of the Keizer Urban Renewal Agency liked the idea of a new committee Monday. One agent, however, couldn’t help but notice the committee’s rather unfortunate acronym. Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, proposed a new Business Advisory Committee, which would serve several functions such as partnering […]

Men’s Wearhouse moving back to old KS building

Men’s Wearhouse moving back to old KS building

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Al Wright is pretty sure customers at the Men’s Wearhouse in Keizer Station will like the news. He might even guarantee it. Next week, the store is moving back into its original location. An April 14 fire caused $2 million in damage at 6065 Keizer Station Boulevard NE. The […]

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 […]

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