Thursday, August 6, 2009

What are businesses up to this week?

Looking for a sweet treat during this summer heat? There's a good chance you can find a local shop to satisfy your craving, especially with three new dessert shops opening around the state this week:

· Frills has opened in Seaside. It offers gourmet cupcakes and all-natural frozen yogurt. Coast River Business Journal, 8-1-09

· Yummies Cake & Ice Cream Parlor opened in Sutherlin. The News-Review, 7-26-09

· Snow Miracle, which sells frozen fruit-and-juice treats, opened in north Eugene. Its treats are made from fruits and juices that have been frozen to 25 degrees below zero and shaved to a fluffy consistency. Register-Guard, 7-29-09

But if you're more interested in grabbing lunch, for instance, there were also openings for Mexican, Thai, Japanese, and Italian restaurants announced in different areas of the state!

Unfortunately, there were many more business closures announced this week than we've seen in recent weeks. These closures were mostly concentrated in Central Oregon and the Portland area, with one in Lebanon. They included:

· SoccerZone in Bend is closing. Bend Bulletin, 7-30-09

· SplashCast in Portland, a tech start-up which developed high-quality video applications for use on social networking sites, is closing. As of December, it employed 11 people. Portland Business Journal, 8-5-09

· Stainthorp’s Pianos and Musical Goods in Lebanon is closing. Lebanon Express, 7-28-09

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