Thursday, August 25, 2011

By Land and By Sea Around the State

This week's Around the State highlights business events on land...and by sea! Several large-scale construction and renovation projects were announced this week:
  • Work on a new retail trade development, Alba Village, is expected to begin in Medford this month. The first phase of the 85,000-square-foot center will include five anchor stores and three to five smaller tenants. Once the Medford Site Plan and Architecture Commission approves the project, a list of tenants will be released. Mail Tribune, 8/18/2011
  • The Pioneer House in Astoria, a temporary housing facility for Clatsop County homeless, closed. The facility underwent significant refurbishment and will reopen as the Hutchens Safe House for female victims of domestic violence. The Daily Astorian, 7/29/2011
  • Foursquare Foundation, an arm of a Los Angeles-based Christian church, plans to build a $29-million affordable senior housing project on Portland's east side. Foursquare Senior Living will have 110 one-bedroom apartments and 22 two-bedroom apartments. It will also include 6,300 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring. The Oregonian, 8/16/2011

With all these events on land, we now turn to business events related to the sea, whether it be cruising on the open waters or partaking in some tasty seafood:
  • Royal Caribbean will add 100 employees at its Springfield call center by November 1, bringing the site's total employment to 520. The Register-Guard, 8/19/2011
  • Terzo, an Italian restaurant in Corvallis, closed. Sada Sushi & Izakaya opened at the location. Corvallis Gazette-Times, 8/15/2011
Read more of the latest business announcements in the full issue, or try our online search tool!

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