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Men’s Wearhouse settles into new digs

Men’s Wearhouse settles into new digs

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Men’s Wearhouse in Keizer Station was open again May 10. It just wasn’t in the same location. An April 14 fire caused $2 million in damage – mainly in clothing – to the Men’s Wearhouse location at 6065 Keizer Station Boulevard NE. Last Friday, store employees were scrambling […]

Silverton Health to open Keizer clinic

Silverton Health to open Keizer clinic

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new Silverton Health clinic is expected to be open at Inland Shores in Keizer by January. Rick Cagen, president and CEO of Silverton Health, confirmed details with the Keizertimes on Wednesday. The day before, Cagen met with various Keizer officials. “The meeting was incredible,” Cagen said. “We’ve done […]

Egami Construction flying high

Egami Construction flying high

By Jyll Smith For the Keizertimes Keizer’s Sakurako Egami Thatcher remembers her first day working on the Oregon Department of Transportation project. A cold winter’s day in 2009 found her and husband Reed struggling mightily with a simple hand auger as they dug post holes for huge orange highway construction signs along the Wilson River […]

Hotel bankruptcy causes concerns

Hotel bankruptcy causes concerns

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer Hospitality Inc., doing business as the Keizer Renaissance Inn, filed for bankruptcy with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon last month. Paul Plunk, general manager for Renaissance Inn since 2004, confirmed the news. “There was a Chapter 11 filed,” Plunk said. “That is the […]

Caruso’s closes its doors

Caruso’s closes its doors

  Caruso’s Italian Cafe has closed its doors, effective last Saturday. Jerry and Angie Phipps, owners of the restaurant located at 5745 Inland Shores Way North in Keizer, sent out a statement via e-mail about the closure April 14. “As of Saturday night April 13th Caruso’s has served its last customers,” the statement read. “It […]

Blaze guts Mens Wearhouse

Blaze guts Mens Wearhouse

An early morning blaze left Men’s Wearhouse with more than $2 million in damages Sunday, April 14. Firefighters had difficulty accessing the fire as the closest door to the flames was welded shut and sheet rocked over.  Firefighters had to enter through the front of the building and drag hose lines through the entire store […]

Fresh looks at bargain prices

Fresh looks at bargain prices

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Emily Engel usually doesn’t have to go far to see family. Engel, owner of American Country Mercantile at 8030 Wheatland Road N. in Keizer, is surrounded by family at the craft consignment shop she took over two years ago. “My mom helps me, my dad helps me and my […]

Meet Keizer’s youngest retailer

Meet Keizer’s youngest retailer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you shop at the new M.Y.R. Boutique on Chemawa Road, plan to stop by in the late afternoon or evening. It’s not that owner Maritza Yazmin Ramirez loves to sleep in. During the day, Maritza goes to classes before working at her shop from 4 to 8 p.m. […]

Outback bloomin’ in Keizer

Outback bloomin’ in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Come July, Keizer Station will have a new first: a sit-down restaurant. Company officials have confirmed the Outback Steakhouse under construction should be open sometime that month. Jon Lakefish, director of Franchise Marketing for Evergreen Restaurant Group, said an exact opening date isn’t known yet. “The opening date is […]

Next phase of The Maze

Next phase of The Maze

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s been a bit of a maze trying to get everything into The Maze. Jody Beck, owner of the consignment shop located at 4710 River Road North in Keizer, is looking to expand the business, started by her mom Ruth Jacobs in 1969. “We’re looking at adding 1,000 square […]

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