Archive for the Category ‘Business’

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 […]

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 […]

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