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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 […]

LimeBerry a berry cold addition at Mr. Video

LimeBerry a berry cold addition at Mr. Video

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As the barometer continued to hover around 90 degrees, Terry Ricker was sweating. It wasn’t for the obvious reasons, however. No, the owner of Mr. Video at 5003 River Road North in Keizer knew his new business venture wasn’t ready yet, even though the temperature was perfect for it. […]

Bentley’s will have quick turnaround

Bentley’s will have quick turnaround

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A former Dutch Bros. Coffee franchisee is looking forward to opening a coffee stand in Keizer. As reported last week in the Keizertimes, Brandon Eastman recently purchased the Quickie’s coffee stand at 4435 River Road North, in the parking lot in front of The Cotton Patch, from John Sandstrom. […]

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 […]

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