Thursday, February 4, 2010

Business changes around the state this week

This week's business news included many new openings, such as:
While U.R. Away, a pet and house-sitting business, opened in Grants Pass. Grants Pass Daily Courier, 1-30-10

• Construction of a $3.5-million, five-screen theater in Madras will begin in May. Tentatively called Madras Cinema 5, it will have 425 stadium-style seats and employ about 12 people. Madras Pioneer, 2-3-10

Cody’s General Store opened in Baker City. It offers antiques and old-time country décor. It employs two people. Baker City Herald, 1-20-10

There were also closures announced:
• The Goodwill store in Sandy will close in May. It employs 16 people. Sandy Post, 2-2-10

Ciao Mambo, an Italian eatery in Bend, closed. Bend Bulletin, 2-4-10

Wentworth Buick-GMC in Eugene closed. It employed about 25 people. Register-Guard, 2-3-10

Other changes included:
Oregon State Police will add four troopers to their Tillamook County staff this summer. Headlight Herald, 1-6-10

J.C. Penney Co. has begun a top-to-bottom renovation of its downtown Salem store. A full-service Sephora beauty boutique and a J.C. Penney optical department will be added. Statesman Journal, 1-29-10

• Frozen dessert-maker Ciao Bella Gelato will relocate its production operation from New Jersey to Eugene. The size of the operation and how many people it will employ is not yet known. Portland Business Journal, 1-26-10

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